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Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 6:22 PM
Bakers Donate Their Time and Ovens for Good Cause

Bakers Donate Their Time and Ovens for Good Cause

Icing Smiles is a program that gets confectionery chefs to donate their time and their ovens to provide tasty memories during a difficult time. NBC 5's Art Norman reports. For more information on volunteering... Watch »

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 6:08 PM
Giving Tuesday: Students Donate Gifts to Homeless Children

Giving Tuesday: Students Donate Gifts to Homeless Children

On Giving Tuesday, a group of students spend their day giving time and energy to help children who are less fortunate. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, Nov 25, 2016 at 5:16 AM
Teen's Remarkable Recovery Stuns Doctors

Teen's Remarkable Recovery Stuns Doctors

A Berkely teen is thankful for the chance to make a difference in the medical field this Thanksgiving. Her remarkable recovery has stunned doctors around the country. Kalee Dionne reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 6:46 PM
Students Make Thanksgiving Meal From Start to Finish

Students Make Thanksgiving Meal From Start to Finish

A group of students is in charge of Thanksgiving, from start to finish. They are growing the food, raising the turkeys and making the centerpieces. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Winners of 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge Announced

Winners of 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge Announced

NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago announced Monday that three Chicago-area nonprofit organizations will receive thousands of dollars in grants as part of the fifth annual 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 9:37 AM
Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Helps Keep Much-Needed Music School Tuition-Free

Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Helps Keep Much-Needed Music School Tuition-Free

Jimmy Chamberlin, a Joliet native and drummer for the band the Smashing Pumpkins, helps raise $1.5 million a year for the People's Music School. Art Norman talks to Chamberlin about his passion for the school's... Watch »

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 1:43 PM

Donate to the Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive

Join NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago, and Comcast for a Making A Difference Coat Drive beginning this week. Read »

Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 at 7:21 PM
Making A Difference: Women's Business Development Center

Making A Difference: Women's Business Development Center

NBC5's Art Norman takes a look at how the Women's Business Development Center is making a difference in the community. Watch »

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 at 12:15 PM
Making a Difference: Chicago Urban League

Making a Difference: Chicago Urban League

President and CEO Shari Runner tells NBC5's Michelle Relerford about how the Chicago Urban League has spent 100 years making a difference in Chicago. Watch »

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 7:39 AM
Firefighters Give Veteran Big Surprise for Veterans Day

Firefighters Give Veteran Big Surprise for Veterans Day

One firefighter group is helping Illinois wounded warriors get into their dream cars. NBC 5's Lauren Petty has more on the Veterans Day surprise. Watch »

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