Making a Difference
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 at 5:24 PM
Suburban Student's Campaign to Save Monarch Butterflies

Suburban Student's Campaign to Save Monarch Butterflies

The 5th & 6th grade class of Michael Collins Elementary School in Schaumburg, have joined the Start Seeing Monarchs campaign. It's mission is help bring about the awareness of the Monarch Butterf... Watch »

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 10:56 AM
Making A Difference: Chicago Community Center Provides Assistance to LGBTQ Individuals

Making A Difference: Chicago Community Center Provides Assistance to LGBTQ Individual...

In honor of Pride Month, NBC 5's Art Norman sits down with the Community and Cultural Programs Manager for Chicago's LGBTQ community center, the Center on Halsted. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 7:46 PM
Boy With Heart Defect Becomes Honorary Pilot

Boy With Heart Defect Becomes Honorary Pilot

A 7-year-old boy with congenital heart defects wants to be a pilot. He got the next best thing with the help of Make-A-Wish and American Airlines. Watch »

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 at 10:44 PM
Group Helps Low-Income Students With Supplies

Group Helps Low-Income Students With Supplies

"Back to School Illinois" offers a simple gift for students who typically can't afford basic tools. NBC Chicago's Stefan Holt reports. Watch »

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2:22 PM
Making A Difference in Preventing Child Abuse

Making A Difference in Preventing Child Abuse

The CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America discusses how the Chicago-born organization helps protect abused children. Learn how you can lend support with at an upcoming fundraiser with the Chicago Bears. Watch »

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:57 PM
Access Living Marks 25 Years of ADA

Access Living Marks 25 Years of ADA

Chicago organization says even more work needs to be done to make life more accessible for Americans with disabilities. Watch »

Monday, May 25, 2015 at 12:55 PM
Thanking Our Veterans Through Hockey

Thanking Our Veterans Through Hockey

Hockey Saves is a non-profit organization that was started in 2013. NBC 5's Art Norman reports Watch »

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:50 AM

Cops Escort Girls Without Dads to Dance

Cops Escort Girls Without Dads to Dance

Dozens of girls being raised by without fathers weren't left out Friday night when the Chicago Police Department held it's first-ever event. Read »

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 10:42 PM
Student With MS Finds New Life Through Exercise

Student With MS Finds New Life Through Exercise

A student with multiple sclerosis at a north suburban high school found new life through exercise with the help of the school's specialized rehabilitation program. NBC 5's Byron Miranda reports. Watch »

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:56 PM
Battling Crohn's Disease

Battling Crohn's Disease

Nicole Miller, a parent of a child with Crohn's Disease, explains the impact of the disease and how the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation supports her family. She also shares details on Chicago-area walks coming... Watch »

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