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Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 at 6:57 PM
Local Students Head to Orlando

Local Students Head to Orlando

20 kids from Chicago's Near West Side are headed to Orlando, Florida, for the trip of a lifetime. Watch »

Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 at 11:41 AM
Making A Difference: First Lady Health Initiative

Making A Difference: First Lady Health Initiative

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter talks with Tracey Alston of the First Lady Health Initiative about how the organization is making a difference in the community. Watch »

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 9:14 PM
Making a Difference: Back to School BBQ

Making a Difference: Back to School BBQ

Johnson School of Excellence hosted a back to school BBQ to get parents and kids excited about the beginning of the new school year. Watch »

Friday, Sep 2, 2016 at 3:47 PM

Chicago Sky Makes Ill Teen Honorary Player for Game

Taliyah Jackson has always dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player, and thanks to the Chicago Sky women’s basketball team, she’s now an honorary member. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 6:28 PM
Program Transports Cancer Patients To and From Hospitals

Program Transports Cancer Patients To and From Hospitals

The American Cancer Society is looking for a few good drivers for their Road to Recovery program. The program provides transportation for cancer patients who do not have a ride, or are unable to... Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 5:25 PM
Thornton Township Helps Build Trust Between Young People and Police

Thornton Township Helps Build Trust Between Young People and Police

Thornton Township is helping build trust between young people and police through a new program with high schoolers. NBC5's Katie Kim reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:04 PM
A Community Approach to Foster Care

A Community Approach to Foster Care

It has been said it takes a village to raise a child. SOS Children's Village unique model provides community support for both foster parents and foster children. Allison Rosati reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 7:02 PM

Boy's Passion For National Flags Helps Sick Kids in Hospital

A boy rushed to the hospital with a ruptured appendix earlier this month found a way to turn his passion for geography into a way to help other sick kids. Read »

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 »

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