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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 7:39 PM
Final Performance: Free Camp Teaches Dance to At-Risk Youth

Final Performance: Free Camp Teaches Dance to At-Risk Youth

A look at the final performance from the talented kids who took part in the Alvin Ailey Summer Camp dance program. Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 7:15 PM
Using Public Art to Revitalize Urban Communities

Using Public Art to Revitalize Urban Communities

Using public art to revitalize urban communities and make a difference, that's the mission behind the Green Star Movement. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 5:54 PM

Restaurant Donates Meals for High School Football Team

The Wendell Phillips Academy football team made history in 2015 when they were the first Chicago Public Schools team to win an Illinois state football title. "When we did it, it was so amazing, we... Read »

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 at 6:54 PM
Derek Jeter Foundation Helping Out The Greater Food Depository

Derek Jeter Foundation Helping Out The Greater Food Depository

More than 300 high schools students from across the country joined former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for a community service project that will help tens of thousands of people in needs. LeeAnn Trotter... Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 7:48 PM
Making Sure Children Have Back to School Supplies

Making Sure Children Have Back to School Supplies

An organization called "Back 2 School Illinois" teamed up with the YMCA, the Chicago Park District and the Boys and Girls Club to collect and distribute notebooks, pencils and folders for kids who couldn't... Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 5:56 PM
Humboldt Park Teenagers Invited To Play At Wrigley Field

Humboldt Park Teenagers Invited To Play At Wrigley Field

It was a dream come true for two Humboldt Park teenagers. Over the weekend the high school baseball players had the chance to play at Wrigley Field. Starwood Hotels hosted the once in a lifetime event and... Watch »

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 5:22 PM
A Toy For Change

A Toy For Change

A father who operates a soccer camp in his homeland of Tanzania uses a wooden toy, Puzzle Truck, to fundraise for better fields, NBC 5's Art Norman reports. Watch »

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 9:33 PM
Midnight Basketball at the Kroc Center

Midnight Basketball at the Kroc Center

Some call it a safe haven, but it's more than that, NBC 5's Byron Miranda reports. Watch »

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 7:04 PM
Cook County Sheriff's Officers Impacting the Lives of South Suburban Kids

Cook County Sheriff's Officers Impacting the Lives of South Suburban Kids

Cook County Sheriff's officers are Making A Difference in the lives of some south suburban kids by helping them learn circus arts. NBC 5's Marion Brooks reports. Watch »

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 6:24 PM
Helping Kids Get Active in Dangerous Chicago Neighborhoods

Helping Kids Get Active in Dangerous Chicago Neighborhoods

The best way to fight childhood obesity is to get kids moving, but too many Chicago students don't have a safe place to play. NBC 5's Byron Miranda introduces Play Streets, a program developed by the Chicago... Watch »

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