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Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 at 2:13 PM
North Lawndale Employment Network Assists Jobseekers

North Lawndale Employment Network Assists Jobseekers

Alaina Anderson, of the North Lawndale Employment Network, tells NBC5's Art Norman about how the organization uses employment initiatives to improve the lives of residents in the North Lawndale neighborhood, as well as an upcoming event to support their efforts. Watch »

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 at 2:06 PM
Educational Network Teaches Students About Black History

Educational Network Teaches Students About Black History

The Educational Network has published its latest edition of the 'Our History Today!' calendar, which serves as a resource to educate students on Black history. Founder Tracey Alston tells NBC5's Michelle Relerford about the project and its impact on the community. Watch »

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Indiana Boy Requests Cards, Well Wishes Before 48th Surgery

Cast members from NBC's hit shows "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago PD" are sending their support to a young Indiana boy who's facing major surgery. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 6:21 PM
Suburban Mom Heads First 'Gigi's Playhouse' in Hoffman Estates

Suburban Mom Heads First 'Gigi's Playhouse' in Hoffman Estates

When Nancy Gianni's daughter was diagnosed with down syndrome, she didn't know where to turn for help. But she decided to turn her unknowns into motivation to help others -- and boy has she. Alex Maragos reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 3:32 PM
Making A Difference: Access Living

Making A Difference: Access Living

Candace Coleman and Jacky Dorantes talk about how "Access Living" is helping Chicagoans with disabilities live the future they envision. Watch »

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 6:08 PM
Aspire Strives for Inclusion of People With Disabilities

Aspire Strives for Inclusion of People With Disabilities

Aspire CEO Jim Kales tells NBC5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the non-profit is making a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities in the Chicago area, and shares details on the organization's upcoming Big City Night gala. Watch »

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 5:57 PM
Group Connects Rescue Dogs and Veterans With PTSD

Group Connects Rescue Dogs and Veterans With PTSD

A group is making a difference in the lives of veterans -- and shelter dogs. K9's for Veterans rescues animals from shelters and trains them to work with service men and women who suffer from PTSD. Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 6:23 PM
Suburban Coach Surprised at Pep Rally

Suburban Coach Surprised at Pep Rally

Every season, students at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights gather for a pep rally to honor their athletes. But on Wednesday, their assembly was an opportunity to give longtime coach Mike Taylor an amazing surprise. NBC5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 at 9:42 PM
MENTOR Illinois Connects Kids With Mentors

MENTOR Illinois Connects Kids With Mentors

Executive Director Margie Morris talks to NBC5's LeeAnn Trotter about how MENTOR Illinois matches successful adults with young people to foster meaningful mentoring relationships. Watch »

Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 at 9:37 PM
First Bites Bash Kicks Off Chicago Restaurant Week

First Bites Bash Kicks Off Chicago Restaurant Week

Jill Zimmerman of the Greater Chicago Food Depository talks with NBC5's Susan Carlson about First Bites Bash, which kicks off Chicago Restaurant Week and helps a great cause. Watch »

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