Making a Difference
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 8:35 AM
Student Stand Against Violence in

Student Stand Against Violence in 'I Am For Peace'

The students from Perspective Charter Schools are taking a stand against violence. Their work has inspired other students as well as a school created documentary-"I Am For Peace." NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter... Watch »

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 8:46 AM
Chatham Restaurant Gives Back To the Communtity

Chatham Restaurant Gives Back To the Communtity

Brothers Hank and John Meyer are having a positive effect on the Chatham neighborhood with their healthy soul food and community service. NBC 5's Byron Miranda reports. Watch »

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Auto Show Raises Money for Charities

Auto Show Raises Money for Charities

Colin Wickstorm with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association explains how the Chicago Auto Show raises millions of dollars for Chicago charities and how you can help. Watch »

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Making A Difference in the Lives of People with Developmental Disabilities

Making A Difference in the Lives of People with Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Lisa Thornton, a board member of Aspire, discusses various ways we can help support people with developmental disabilities in the Chicago area, including by attending the Big City Night Gala. Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 1:16 PM
Uncle Remus Serves Up a Second Chance

Uncle Remus Serves Up a Second Chance

Uncle Remus is serving up more than just their famous fried chicken, as many of the men and women working at the non-traditional dining destination have a past they won’t soon forget. NBC 5's Miranda Byron... Watch »

Monday, Feb 9, 2015 at 6:37 PM
Tragedy to Triumph: Chicago Doctor Survives Brain Aneurysm, Beats All Odds

Tragedy to Triumph: Chicago Doctor Survives Brain Aneurysm, Beats All Odds

A Chicago doctor who barely survived a brain aneurysm is now thriving and she’s using her experience to help other women. NBC Chicago’s LeAnn Trotter has this tragedy to triumph story. Watch »

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 6:06 PM
Blind Chef Opens Restaurant in Chicago

Blind Chef Opens Restaurant in Chicago

Laura Martinez is Making A Difference by becoming the first blind person to open a restaurant. We were first introduced to Laura Martinez 5 years ago when she was a chef working for the late Charlie Trotter.... Watch »

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 at 12:23 PM
Chatham's

Chatham's 'Dat Donut' Honored With $150,000 Grant

"Dat Donut" in the Chatham community is serving up a lot more than just doughnuts. NBC Chicago's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 at 1:04 PM
75 Year Old Man with Advanced Parkinson's Set To Stair Climb Aon Building

75 Year Old Man with Advanced Parkinson's Set To Stair Climb Aon Building

Larry Pirovano is Making A Difference. He will be participating in the 80 floor climb to the top of the Aon Building . This event is a fundraiser for the patients and famillies of Ann & Robert H. Lurie... Watch »

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 8:59 AM
Chicagoans Watch Golden Globes, Open Hearts

Chicagoans Watch Golden Globes, Open Hearts

St. Jude's Red Carpet for Hope took place in three cities Sunday night -- Chicago, Miami, and Minneapolis -- attracting viewers for the Golden Globes and helping to raise money for the lifesaving work of St.... Watch »

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