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Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 7:51 PM
Veterans Group Helps Marines Transition to Next Venture

Veterans Group Helps Marines Transition to Next Venture

A veterans group in Chicago is helping Marines transition to their next venture in the private sector, truly making a difference. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 5:26 PM
Cubs' Jason Hammel Gives Young Baseball Fans Big Surprise

Cubs' Jason Hammel Gives Young Baseball Fans Big Surprise

The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Jason Hammel are making a difference off the field for some young baseball fans in the suburbs. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 8:05 PM
Sailors With Special Needs Take to Lake Michigan for One-of-a-Kind Event

Sailors With Special Needs Take to Lake Michigan for One-of-a-Kind Event

A group of sailors with special needs took to Lake Michigan Tuesday for an event they say they will never forget. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 6:22 PM
Chicago Student Gets New Car After Helping Community

Chicago Student Gets New Car After Helping Community

A Chicago high school student helps her team on the soccer field and impacts her community off the field. On Monday, the recent Whitney Young graduate received a big reward for her efforts. LeeAnn Trotter... Watch »

Sunday, Jun 19, 2016 at 7:29 PM
Making A Difference: United Negro College Fund

Making A Difference: United Negro College Fund

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sits down with Michael Cox of the United Negro College Fund to talk about how the organization is making a difference in the community. Watch »

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 5:46 PM
Miniature Horses Provide Comfort to Those in Need

Miniature Horses Provide Comfort to Those in Need

Non-profit 'Mane in Heaven' brings miniature horses to nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, retirement communities, schools and more, in an effort to bring joy and therapy to those in need.... Watch »

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Students Show Classmate Battling Cancer How Much They Care

Students Show Classmate Battling Cancer How Much They Care

On Thursday, students at Beasley Academic Center circled blocks around their school to raise money for the "Magnificent Madison" Foundation. NBC 5's Byron Miranda reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 6:23 PM
Citywide Efforts Aim to Help Homeless Vets

Citywide Efforts Aim to Help Homeless Vets

The city of Chicago is helping veterans with some of the basic necessities as they transition from the streets to a home. NBC 5's Byron Miranda meets some local students rolling up their sleeves for ... Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 at 6:58 PM
Students Use Power of Social Media to Combat Violence

Students Use Power of Social Media to Combat Violence

In a new approach to curbing violence in Chicago, students at one high school are serving as role models for younger kids by showing them the power of social media. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 10:55 PM
Chicago Students Help the Homeless

Chicago Students Help the Homeless

Fifth grade students from Wildwood Elementary School on the Northwest Side spent their Friday helping the homeless. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

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