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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 6:32 PM
Chicago Nun Seeks Help Keeping Doors Open as Group Aids Women With Addictions

Chicago Nun Seeks Help Keeping Doors Open as Group Aids Women With Addictions

A Chicago nun has been helping women overcome their drug and alcohol addictions for more than 30 years. But now, Sister Therese O'Sullivan is starting a new chapter in her life and she wants the House of... Watch »

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 11:27 PM
Boys Raise Hometown Veteran Awareness With  New Street Sign

Boys Raise Hometown Veteran Awareness With New Street Sign

A memorial dedicated to a Chicago area Marine killed in action got the attention of two seventh-graders who thought the fallen warrior deserved even more. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 6:14 AM
Using Service Dogs to Help Veterans Re-Adjust to Everyday Life

Using Service Dogs to Help Veterans Re-Adjust to Everyday Life

Two soldiers get to meet their new pups thanks to an organization that helps veterans re-adjust to everyday life with the help of service dogs. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 5:56 PM
Empowering Women Struggling With Mental Illness

Empowering Women Struggling With Mental Illness

Meet Awilda Colon, the victim of sexual and physical abuse as a child. She found teh help she needed and is now giving back. Rob Stafford reports. Watch »

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 5:23 PM
'Superhero' Window Washers Surprise Kids at Chicago Hospital

'Superhero' Window Washers Surprise Kids at Chicago Hospital

It was Superhero Day at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago and a group of window washers gave several children a special treat. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 11:39 PM

Chicago Youth Dance Coalition Hosts Back to School Showcase

The Chicago Youth Dance Coalition held its Annual Back to School Showcase on Saturday, giving kids the opportunity to show off their talents in a positive light. Read »

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 10:08 PM
Making a Difference: The Joseph Assignment

Making a Difference: The Joseph Assignment

NBC5's Susan Carlson talks to Dr. Alexis Felder, founder and CEO of The Joseph Assignment, about making a difference through helping community members turn their lives around. Watch »

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 at 11:13 AM
Making A Difference: Jackson Chance Foundation

Making A Difference: Jackson Chance Foundation

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sits down with Carrie Meghie, founder of the Jackson Chance Foundation, to see how they are making a difference for sick children and their families. Watch »

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 6:09 PM
Nice Gesture Blossoms Into a Movement

Nice Gesture Blossoms Into a Movement

Out of tragedy and sadness, a woman came up with an idea for something to ease a parent's pain. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, Sep 9, 2016 at 5:23 PM
North Avenue Beach Polo Teams Up With Local Charities

North Avenue Beach Polo Teams Up With Local Charities

NBC5's Byron Miranda reports from North Avenue beach (on horseback!) on how a weekend polo event is giving back to some local charities. Watch »

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