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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 6:33 PM
Firefighters Group Helps Wounded Warriors Get Dream Cars

Firefighters Group Helps Wounded Warriors Get Dream Cars

Making a difference in the life of a veteran, how one firefighters group is helping some wounded warriors get into their dreams cars. Lauren Petty reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 at 6:16 PM
[CHI] Consignment Shop Celebrates Serving Cancer Survivors

[CHI] Consignment Shop Celebrates Serving Cancer Survivors

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Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 at 10:56 AM
Making A Difference: Easter Seals

Making A Difference: Easter Seals

Tim Muri, President and CEO of the Chicago/Rockford-based Easter Seals, sits down with NBC5's Michelle Relerford to talk about how the organization is helping people with disabilities achieve their potential and... Watch »

Monday, Oct 31, 2016 at 6:22 PM
Suburban High Schoolers Take Trick-or-Treating to New Level

Suburban High Schoolers Take Trick-or-Treating to New Level

A group of suburban high schooelrs are trick-or-treating this Halloween, but it's not candy they're after. Kalee Dionne reports. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 at 6:13 PM
Boot Camp for Rescue Dogs Gives Hope to Military Vets

Boot Camp for Rescue Dogs Gives Hope to Military Vets

A new boot camp for rescued dogs, K9s for Veteran Warriors, NFP, is giving new hope to military veterans. It's a therapeutic bond that's helping veterans recover from PTSD. Ash-har Quraishi reports. Watch »

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 12:28 PM
Breast Cancer Survivors Use Ballroom Dancing to Give Back

Breast Cancer Survivors Use Ballroom Dancing to Give Back

A group of breast cancer survivors are dedicating their time to help save the lives of other women. NBC 5’s Zoraida Sambolin shares how ballroom dancing is helping them feel empowered to give back. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 at 12:23 PM
Local Bike Group Helps Orphans in South Africa

Local Bike Group Helps Orphans in South Africa

Working Bikes, a bike organization in Chicago that repurposes old discarded and donated bikes, is helping orphans gain some pedal power in South Africa. NBC 5's Michelle Releford reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:37 PM
Teaching Young Adults With Autism They Can Make a Difference

Teaching Young Adults With Autism They Can Make a Difference

A program is showing young adults with autism they "can and are" making a difference. Urban Autism Solutions' goal is to help them find employment and teach them to live independently. Watch »

Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 at 6:14 PM
Making A Difference: Playworks Illinois

Making A Difference: Playworks Illinois

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter talks with Executive Director Colleen Harvey about how the people at Playworks Illinois are helping kids get more physical activity. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 6:31 PM
Chicago Fashion Designer Brings Awareness to Fight Against Cancer

Chicago Fashion Designer Brings Awareness to Fight Against Cancer

Chicago fashion designer Barbara Bates is well known for dressing some of the most recognizable fashionistas in the world. But these days, as a breast cancer survivor, she is using her celebrity to bring... Watch »

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