Making a Difference
Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Woman to Share Lottery Prize With Humboldt Park Homeless

Woman to Share Lottery Prize With Humboldt Park Homeless

A Chicago woman who won a $500,000 lottery prize plans to share the winnings with the homeless in Humboldt Park. Read »

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Girls Transform Old Refrigerators Into Electric Cars

Girls Transform Old Refrigerators Into Electric Cars

8/21/2014: Program encourages girls to pursue careers in science and math. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 1:21 PM
Homeless Man Reunites With Family

Homeless Man Reunites With Family

Tommie Miller lost touch with his family and spent close to two decades living under a bridge in Chicago. A family member saw our "Making a Difference" profile of him, and on Tuesday they reunited. Rob... Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 3:56 PM
Groups Team Up to Help Fight Hunger

Groups Team Up to Help Fight Hunger

The Greater Chicago Food Depository and The Growing Initiative are Making a Difference. They are growing fresh produce that will feed families that are battling going hungry at night. NBC 5's Allison Rosati... Watch »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:18 PM
Ritz-Carlton Hosts Urban Cancer Camp

Ritz-Carlton Hosts Urban Cancer Camp

8/13/2014: A special summer camp for kids is underway in Chicago for children who are battling cancer. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:22 PM
CHA Hosts Back to School Party

CHA Hosts Back to School Party

8/6/2014: The Chicago Housing Authority is making a difference by handing out school supplies during a back to school party for college students who are CHA residents. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:18 PM
Social Services Group Helps Chicago's Homeless

Social Services Group Helps Chicago's Homeless

8/1/2014: Renaissance Social Services is making a difference by helping homeless people get back on their feet. NBC 5's Rob Stafford reports. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Urban Garden Provides Jobs and Job Training In Englewood

Urban Garden Provides Jobs and Job Training In Englewood

Growing Home's Wood Street Urban Farm has been Making A Difference in the Englewood community since 2007. This organic garden provides an opportunity for those who have a hard time find employment. NBC 5's... Watch »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM
      

Sick Suburban Boy Becomes a Cop for a Day

The Buffalo Grove Police Department had a new top cop on Wednesday. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Organizations Provide Clothing for Foster Children

Organizations Provide Clothing for Foster Children

A group of volunteers is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of foster children across the country. They are part of “Threads For Teens” and “Together We Rise.” NBC 5’s Lee Ann Trotter has the story. Watch »

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