Making a Difference
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 3:56 PM
Group Helps Families of First Responders Killed in Line of Duty

Group Helps Families of First Responders Killed in Line of Duty

First responders put their own lives on the line to protect others. And when they fall, there's an organization called the 100 Club to help those left behind. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6:22 PM
Making a Difference: Chicago Students Publish Their Music

Making a Difference: Chicago Students Publish Their Music

Students at the Chicago Academy for the Arts created and produced a CD with their own music after raising nearly $3,000 to fund the project. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 8:35 PM
Making A Difference: Chinese American Service League

Making A Difference: Chinese American Service League

Bernie Wong, President of the Chinese American Service League, details how the organization gives immigrants tools to strive in the U.S. She also previews the organization's upcoming gala at the Field Museum. Watch »

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 10:56 PM
NBC 5 Volunteers for Comcast Cares Day

NBC 5 Volunteers for Comcast Cares Day

Members of the NBC 5 team pitched in at Carter Woodson School in Bronzeville Saturday for Comcast Cares Day. Watch »

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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By Shelby Bremer

NBC 5 Volunteers for Comcast Cares Day

The NBC 5 family is out and about in Chicago, volunteering in the community in... View gallery »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 6:46 PM
Toy Store Grants Ailing 4-Year-Old Suburban Boy's Birthday Wish

Toy Store Grants Ailing 4-Year-Old Suburban Boy's Birthday Wish

A giant toy store chain is making a difference in the life of an ailing 4-year-old suburban boy, giving him a once-in-a-lifetime birthday party. Emily Florez reports. Watch »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 3:18 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

Inspiring Profiles: Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

Kevin Braude from the "Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation" talks about the unique challenges of pancreatic cancer and how the foundation is helping with early detection advancements. Kevin also shares his... Watch »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 3:11 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Lupus Society of Illinois

Inspiring Profiles: Lupus Society of Illinois

Erica Collins opens up about her personal heath battle that led her to the "Lupus Society of Illinois" and eventually becoming a board member. Vice President, Mary Dollear, talks about the organization's... Watch »

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:12 AM
Inspiring Profiles: The Salvation Army

Inspiring Profiles: The Salvation Army

Lt. Colonel Charles Smith, Divisional Commander, "The Salvation Army" Chicago Metropolitan Division, walks us through the variety of social services helping the community. Watch »

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 9:11 AM
Superheroes Drop In At Local Hospitals

Superheroes Drop In At Local Hospitals

In honor of National Superhero Day, a group of true superheroes got out their masks and capes and made their way to hospitals across the country and in Chicago. NBC 5's Emily Florez reports. Watch »

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