Making a Difference
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Teen Celebrates Birthday by Giving To Others

Teen Celebrates Birthday by Giving To Others

Nadia Howse decided to celebrate her 16th birthday by Making A Difference. She delivered educational gifts and a check to the institution that saved her life 13 years ago, Rush University Medical... Watch »

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 11:36 AM
MRelief Helps Low Income Chicagoans Find Services

MRelief Helps Low Income Chicagoans Find Services

Invest Chicago and MRelief use SMS technology to help Chicagoans find out if and how they qualify for benefits like food stamps. Visit www.mrelief.com Watch »

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM
Student Kicks Off 3rd Annual Toy Drive

Student Kicks Off 3rd Annual Toy Drive

Beasley Academic Center 5th grader, Sam Love, is Making A Difference with his annual toy drive. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, Nov 28, 2014 at 6:33 PM
Group Brightens Faces of Cancer Patients

Group Brightens Faces of Cancer Patients

A group of women is making a difference by doing makeovers on women stuck in the hospital. The Glam Squad started after the founder's best friend got cancer and was stuck in the hospital not feeling pretty.... Watch »

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 5:28 PM
Magician Gets Help From Local Magic Shop

Magician Gets Help From Local Magic Shop

Tevell Rose is known for his charitable work but now he is in need of some help. Magic Inc. has stepped in and is helping raise funds for an upcoming surgery. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM
Curbing Violence Through Musical Theater

Curbing Violence Through Musical Theater

Kids break the cycle of violence with musical theater. LeeAnn Trotter reports. “Flip For Your Fate?”, a staged reading of works in progress by Storycatchers Theatre at the Cook County Juvenile D... Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM
Suburban Group Helps Families Get A Second Chance At Life

Suburban Group Helps Families Get A Second Chance At Life

Bridge Communities is Making A Difference by helping homeless families in DuPage County with mentoring, housing and supportive services. Their mission is to put them back on the track to self-sufficiency. NBC... Watch »

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:11 PM
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An "Oasis From Crime"

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is located in the West Pullman community. This center is Making A Difference by providing teens, families and the elderly a safe zone from the gangs and... Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Cook County Program Helps Rehabilitate Neighborhoods and Inmates

Cook County Program Helps Rehabilitate Neighborhoods and Inmates

The Cook County Sheriff's Neighborhood Restoration Initiative is Making A Difference by improving neighborhoods by knocking down blighted buildings in suburban Cook County. They also teach non-violent offenders... Watch »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 6:16 PM
Making A Difference: Cooking Up Change

Making A Difference: Cooking Up Change

Kids are making it count in the kitchen. Culinary students at several local high schools are creating a tasty healthy lunch menu. NBC's LeeAnn Trotter reports. NBC FIVE'S LEEANN TROTTER EXPLAINS. Watch »

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