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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:33 PM
Pizza For Patriots Sends Taste of Home to Troops Over Seas

Pizza For Patriots Sends Taste of Home to Troops Over Seas

A Chicago organization is sending a special taste of home this Fourth of July holiday to U.S. troops overseas. The program is called Pizzas for Patriots and it's thanks in part to a popular Chicago restaurant. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:17 PM
Volunteers Work to Build a Playground for Chicago Kids

Volunteers Work to Build a Playground for Chicago Kids

Volunteers work to create a safe place for kids to spend time outside this summer. A school and church joined together to build a playfround in the Park Manor neighborhood. Kye Martin reports. Watch »

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Governors State University

Inspiring Profiles: Governors State University

President of Governors State University, Elaine Maimon, talks about the importance of college education, along with the positive impact on families and the community. Watch »

Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 1:54 PM
Greater Chicago Food Depository Works to End Hunger

Greater Chicago Food Depository Works to End Hunger

Greater Chicago Food Depository Vice President of Community Impact Nicole Robinson tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the organization is making a difference in the fight to end hunger in Cook County. Watch »

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:34 PM
Doctor Uses Festivals to Educate Communities on Diabetes

Doctor Uses Festivals to Educate Communities on Diabetes

Since 1985, Dr. Valdes has been educating people on how to deal with diabetes, and how to avoid losing limbs because of the disease. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter explains how the doctor uses festivals as... Watch »

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 4:50 PM
Filmmaker Will Use Film to Shine Light on Domestic Violence

Filmmaker Will Use Film to Shine Light on Domestic Violence

She has a string of hit TV shows to her credit, and now location master extraordinaire Natasha Parker is turning her attention to a new endeavor, as she looks to use the power of film to help shed light... Watch »

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 9:56 AM
Chicago Jazz Community Rallies Around Musician

Chicago Jazz Community Rallies Around Musician

A year after suffering a devastating stroke, 62-year-old jazz musician and former Chicago Public Schools teacher Diane "Lil' Sax" Ellis continues to get support from the jazz community. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 4:53 PM
Special Helmets Improve the Lives of Babies in Chicago

Special Helmets Improve the Lives of Babies in Chicago

After parents were encouraged to have their babies sleep on their backs, a new side effect emerged: so-called flat heads. In today’s “Making a Difference,” NBC 5’s Kye Martin reports... Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:29 PM
National Gathering of American Indians Supports Veterans

National Gathering of American Indians Supports Veterans

Trickster Art Gallery CEO Joe Podlasek tells NBC 5's Christian Farr about how the organization runs the National Gathering of American Indians to promote cultural education on the contributions... Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Women's Business Development Center Fosters Empowerment

Women's Business Development Center Fosters Empowerment

Women's Business Development Center associate director Nathalie Rosado tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the organization fosters economic empowerment for women by giving them the tools and resources... Watch »

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