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Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 7:04 PM
Cook County Sheriff's Officers Making a Difference in Lives of South Suburban Kids

Cook County Sheriff's Officers Making a Difference in Lives of South Suburban Kids

Cook County Sheriff's officers are making a difference in the lives of some south suburban kids by helping them learn circus arts. NBC 5's Marion Brooks reports. Watch »

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 6:24 PM
Helping Kids Get Active in Dangerous Chicago Neighborhoods

Helping Kids Get Active in Dangerous Chicago Neighborhoods

The best way to fight childhood obesity is to get kids moving, but too many Chicago students don't have a safe place to play. NBC 5's Byron Miranda introduces Play Streets, a program developed by the Chicago... Watch »

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 1:29 PM

Judge Saves Life of Friend, Fellow Judge by Donating Kidney

For one Wisconsin judge, kidney failure sounded like a death sentence. That was until his friend and fellow judge spared the suburban Chicago native by donating one of her own. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 5:03 PM
Hundreds of Golfers Hit Course for Good Cause

Hundreds of Golfers Hit Course for Good Cause

Catholic Charities held its Golf Invitational at Cog Hill in Lemont Wednesday with hundreds of golfers participating. Byron Miranda reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:18 PM
Volunteers Clean Up Beach Along Lake Michigan in Chicago

Volunteers Clean Up Beach Along Lake Michigan in Chicago

Volunteers hit the lakefront Tuesday to clean up the 12th Street Beach. They combed the beach for trash and invasive plants and also collected data to help with ongoing research to keep the lakefront clean. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 6:18 PM
New Program Aims to Provide Screening, Services for Children With Autism and Developmental Delays

New Program Aims to Provide Screening, Services for Children With Autism and Developm...

Autism touches every community, and in Chicago's neediest neighborhoods, getting proper screening and services can be a challenge. The Infant Welfare Society has started its new program CHAT, aimed at making... Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 6:18 PM
Making a Difference in Fight Against Childhood Cancers

Making a Difference in Fight Against Childhood Cancers

A doctor who treats pediatric cancer patients wanted help, specifically more money for research on childhood cancers. So, he developed a foundation to raise that money. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:31 PM
High School Senior, Soccer Coach Surprised by Mentees

High School Senior, Soccer Coach Surprised by Mentees

A senior at Lane Tech High School in Chicago who spends her time coaching children with special needs on the soccer field got a heartwarming surprise from her mentees. Watch »

Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:38 PM

Woman Donates Kidney to Stranger to Save Her Mother

Dyamond Lindsey’s mother is in desperate need of a new kidney, so the 21-year-old is donating hers… to a complete stranger. Read »

Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 at 7:08 PM
Community Comes Together to Celebrate Girl's 3rd Birthday

Community Comes Together to Celebrate Girl's 3rd Birthday

A suburban community is coming together to make a difference for a special young girl. Allayna Tripp is celebrating her third birthday, and it's a big milestone for the family. Watch »

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