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Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 at 10:37 AM
Making A Difference: Communities in Schools

Making A Difference: Communities in Schools

NBC5's LeeAnn Trotter sits down with Jane Mentzinger, the director of Communities in Schools to see how this organization is making a difference. Watch »

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 at 10:51 AM
African Festival of the Arts Hits Chicago

African Festival of the Arts Hits Chicago

Founder of the African Festival of the Arts Patrick Woodtor talks with NBC5's Susan Carlson about the event at Chicago's Washington Park. from Sept. 4-7. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 9:33 PM
Clara's House Shelter for Women Gets a Much-Needed Makeover

Clara's House Shelter for Women Gets a Much-Needed Makeover

Clara's House, a shelter for homeless women and children on Chicago's South Side, got a much-needed renovation thanks to the Chicago Police Department and Lowe's. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 6:09 PM
New Partnership Provides Jobs, Second Chances

New Partnership Provides Jobs, Second Chances

The Cook County Sheriff's Office has teamed up with a landscaping company to provide union jobs to ex-offenders. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 6:32 PM
Rooftop Farm Becomes Big Hit in Chicago Community

Rooftop Farm Becomes Big Hit in Chicago Community

Weiss Memorial Hospital in Uptown has a very successful farm on top of its main parking garage. It's been a huge hit with the community. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 6:42 PM
Suburban Dance Studio Gets New Lease on Life

Suburban Dance Studio Gets New Lease on Life

A suburban dance studio gets a new lease on life. Six years ago, the stairway of the Stars Dance Studio in Maywood burned down. But this weekend, a new state of the art facility opens in its place. Watch »

Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 6:34 PM
Zion Man Looks to Inspire Youth to See Beyond Street Violence

Zion Man Looks to Inspire Youth to See Beyond Street Violence

A Zion man is hoping to inspire young black people to see beyond the heartbreaking street violence in some communities. On Saturday, Brother Willie Brooks will take about 40 boys to the DuSable museum and... Watch »

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 1:29 PM
USO of Illinois to Receive $160K Check

USO of Illinois to Receive $160K Check

This week, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association will present the USO of Illinois with a check for more than $160,000. It's all thanks to the annual barbecue to benefit troops. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:18 AM
Bee Farm Offers Fresh Start to Former Convicts

Bee Farm Offers Fresh Start to Former Convicts

Sweet Beginnings uses a bee farm to create jobs and careers for former convicts, NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:17 AM
Paralympian Headed to Rio Helps Kids At Home

Paralympian Headed to Rio Helps Kids At Home

A Paralympian is hoping winning gold will encourage other kids to reach for the gold in life, NBC 5's Byron Miranda reports. Watch »

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