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Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Thousands Join Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Chicago

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 10:59 AM
Special Olympics Chicago Supports Thousands of Athletes

Special Olympics Chicago Supports Thousands of Athletes

Special Olympics Chicago President Kevin Magnuson tells NBC 5's Christian Farr about how the organization makes a difference providing thousands of athletes with opportunities for training and competition... Watch »

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:32 PM
Young Parents Get Special Prom Gift From Local Business

Young Parents Get Special Prom Gift From Local Business

A south suburban couple with a 3-month-old baby said they couldn't afford to go to prom--so a local businessman stepped up to the plate to help the new parents have a night on the town. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5:20 PM
Cancer Survivors Offer Gift of Hope, Scarves

Cancer Survivors Offer Gift of Hope, Scarves

Courage For the Soul collects headscarves for women battling cancer. Watch »

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:27 PM
Onward House Looks to Bring Economic Development to Chicago

Onward House Looks to Bring Economic Development to Chicago

Onward Neighborhood House has been helping adults better themselves for 120 years, and now the operation is expanding to reach more people and to help foster economic development in Chicago. Watch »

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6:05 PM
Local Students Hosting Benefit Concert at Metro Friday Night

Local Students Hosting Benefit Concert at Metro Friday Night

Inspired by the recent presidential election, a group of students, led by student activist Natasha Lerner, are hosting a benefit concert at Metro on Friday night. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports on the student's... Watch »

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:05 PM
Dog Statues Honor Fallen Officers in Chicago

Dog Statues Honor Fallen Officers in Chicago

This summer, hundreds of dog statues will be on display around Chicago to honor fallen police officers. LeeAnn Trotter reports.  Watch »

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:49 AM
Pop-Up Business Defers Cost of Prom For High School Students

Pop-Up Business Defers Cost of Prom For High School Students

Prom can be expensive—but now a unique idea to defer some of the costs for the first graduating class at Back of the Yards College Prep. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 5:46 PM
20th Anniversary of Mother's Day Race For The Cure

20th Anniversary of Mother's Day Race For The Cure

For 20 years, Susan G Komen Chicago has helped thousands of people navigate a breast cancer diagnosis. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6:15 PM
Anixter Center Supports People With Disabilities

Anixter Center Supports People With Disabilities

Anixter Center President and CEO Dr. Teresa Garatetells NBC 5's Art Norman about how the organization advocates for those with disabilities, and about the upcoming 6th annual Benefit for Ability to help... Watch »

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