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Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 10:09 PM
Thousands Participate in Walk to Combat Kidney Disease

Thousands Participate in Walk to Combat Kidney Disease

Several thousand people showed up to Soldier Field over the weekend to raise money for kidney disease prevention. Participants went on a three-mile walk and were treated to entertainment and a health fair. Watch »

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 8:36 PM
Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon Draws Thousands of Volunteers

Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon Draws Thousands of Volunteers

Thousands of people volunteered to help beautify the city of Chicago this weekend as part of the Chicago Cares Servathon, and the annual event saw projects in all 77 of the city’s neighborhoods. Watch »

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 10:33 AM
Chicago City of Learning Offers Educational Opportunities

Chicago City of Learning Offers Educational Opportunities

Chicago Public Schools partnered with non-profit organization Chicago City of Learning to help make a difference this summer for students across the city. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has details. Watch »

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 at 9:58 AM
Thousands Volunteer for Chicago Cares' Serve-a-Thon

Thousands Volunteer for Chicago Cares' Serve-a-Thon

Thousands of volunteers joined together to make a difference around the city Saturday for Chicago Cares' annual Serve-a-thon. Chicago Cares CEO Jenne Myers tells NBC 5's Pete Sack about the event and the... Watch »

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 10:16 PM
Warrior Games Head to Chicago

Warrior Games Head to Chicago

The Warrior games are headed to Chicago next week. It’s the first time the games will be held outside of a military installation. Wounded, sick or injured servicemen and women from around the country will... Watch »

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:33 PM
Pizza For Patriots Sends Taste of Home to Troops Over Seas

Pizza For Patriots Sends Taste of Home to Troops Over Seas

A Chicago organization is sending a special taste of home this Fourth of July holiday to U.S. troops overseas. The program is called Pizzas for Patriots and it's thanks in part to a popular Chicago restaurant. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:17 PM
Volunteers Work to Build a Playground for Chicago Kids

Volunteers Work to Build a Playground for Chicago Kids

Volunteers work to create a safe place for kids to spend time outside this summer. A school and church joined together to build a playfround in the Park Manor neighborhood. Kye Martin reports. Watch »

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Governors State University

Inspiring Profiles: Governors State University

President of Governors State University, Elaine Maimon, talks about the importance of college education, along with the positive impact on families and the community. Watch »

Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 1:54 PM
Greater Chicago Food Depository Works to End Hunger

Greater Chicago Food Depository Works to End Hunger

Greater Chicago Food Depository Vice President of Community Impact Nicole Robinson tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the organization is making a difference in the fight to end hunger in Cook County. Watch »

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:34 PM
Doctor Uses Festivals to Educate Communities on Diabetes

Doctor Uses Festivals to Educate Communities on Diabetes

Since 1985, Dr. Valdes has been educating people on how to deal with diabetes, and how to avoid losing limbs because of the disease. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter explains how the doctor uses festivals as... Watch »

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