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Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 at 3:45 PM
Working in the Schools Helps Students Learn to Read

Working in the Schools Helps Students Learn to Read

There's a group out there trying to help kids develop an important skill - learning how to read. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has details on 'WITS.' Watch »

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 11:52 AM
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Light The Night

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Light The Night

Nearly 1.2 million people in North America are living with or are in remission from a form of blood cancer, and an upcoming event can help in the fight against these diseases. Former Leukemia & Lymphoma... Watch »

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:48 PM
Food Drive Yields Enough Supplies to Fill Soldier Field

Food Drive Yields Enough Supplies to Fill Soldier Field

A group of Catholic students is helping make a difference in the lives of needy families across the Chicago area. They've launched a major food drive, collecting enough supplies to fill up Solider Field--twice. Watch »

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:21 PM
Teacher Brings Class on Road to Recovery From Cancer Diagnosis

Teacher Brings Class on Road to Recovery From Cancer Diagnosis

Using a breast cancer diagnosis as a teachable moment, an elementary school teacher decided to take her students with her on the road to recovery. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has her story. Watch »

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:42 PM

Boy Battling Brain Tumor 'Surprised' By Gift From Cubs

A muralist paired up with the Chicago Cubs to make life brighter for a Darien boy battling a difficult diagnosis--and the end result was a grand slam. Read »

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 8:32 PM
Chicago Dance Center Helps Those With Parkinson's Disease

Chicago Dance Center Helps Those With Parkinson's Disease

How can dance moves help those suffering from Parkinson's disease? NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci takes a look inside the Hubbard Street Dance Center's efforts to make a difference. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:45 AM
Female Leaders Look to Shape Lives of Young Girls

Female Leaders Look to Shape Lives of Young Girls

A group of female leaders is helping to shape the lives of young girls. Sabrina Santucci reports.  Watch »

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:04 AM
Weekend Festival Cultivates Peace in Chicago

Weekend Festival Cultivates Peace in Chicago

A free weekend festival of threater, dance, music and spoken word -- all focused on cultivating peace in Chicago. LeeAnn Trotter reports.  Watch »

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 at 3:58 PM
JDRF One Walk Helps Children With Diabetes

JDRF One Walk Helps Children With Diabetes

Jennifer Skweres and her 10-year-old daughter Jenna tell NBC 5's Susan Carlson about how Jenna lives with Type 1 Diabetes, and how you can help kids like her with the JDRF One Walk. Watch »

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 6:14 PM
After-School Running Group Empowers Future of Young Women

After-School Running Group Empowers Future of Young Women

An after-school group called "Girls on The Run" has many young women crediting the program for empowering their future. Including one athlete who's running this weekend's Chicago Marathon. Watch »

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