Making a Difference
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 12:27 AM
Photographer Helps Inmates Through Art Therapy

Photographer Helps Inmates Through Art Therapy

A freelance photographer is helping inmates at the Cook County Jail through photography and art. NBC5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 12:27 PM
Alderman Organizes Drive to Buy Police Vests

Alderman Organizes Drive to Buy Police Vests

Art Norman talks with 19th Ward Alderman Matt O'Shea, who is hosting a pancake breakfast to help raise money for police to purchase more bulletproof vests. Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 8:08 PM

Woman Donates Daughter's Heart to Best Friend

After Vicki Olds' daughter Nikki died after a swimming accident, she knew she would donate the heart to her life-long friend Tanisha Basham. Read »

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 at 11:47 AM
Making A Difference: Vitalives

Making A Difference: Vitalives

LeeAnn Trotter sits down with Henry Belcaster, a freshman at Brown University and Founder and CEO of "Vitalives," to see how he is making a difference through vitamins in undernourished communities. Watch »

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 at 11:01 PM
Helping Homeless Veterans Rebuild Their Lives After Combat

Helping Homeless Veterans Rebuild Their Lives After Combat

Latreese Kimmons’ military career was cut short in Iraq, but the challenges she faced when she arrived home in Chicago were just as menacing until an organization called Renaissance Social Services stepped... Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 7:41 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Africa International House

Inspiring Profiles: Africa International House

Patrick Woodtor and Pam Morris-Walton talk about how "Africa International House" brings culture and diversity to Chicago. Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 7:40 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Facing Forward To End Homelessness

Inspiring Profiles: Facing Forward To End Homelessness

Robret Simpson opens up about her personal story that led her to join "Facing Forward To End Homelessness." Board President Douglass Bradshaw talks us through the programs that help homeless families get back on... Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 7:42 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Chatham Business Association

Inspiring Profiles: Chatham Business Association

Melinda Kelly from "Chatham Business Association" tells us how the organization teaches local teens the importance of public policy. Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 7:42 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Gilda's Club Chicago

Inspiring Profiles: Gilda's Club Chicago

LauraJane Hyde from "Gilda's Club Chicago" shares how the organization supports all family members impacted by cancer. Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 6:23 PM
Organization Helps Veterans Find Homes

Organization Helps Veterans Find Homes

An organization was able to change the life of a veteran whose military career was cut short. NBC 5's Rob Stafford reports. Watch »

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