Making a Difference
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6:11 PM
Inspiring a New Generation of Journalists

Inspiring a New Generation of Journalists

A journalism professor goes the extra mile by taking students to Flint, Michigan to cover the city's water crisis. He is inspiring a new generation of journalists through youth activism and environmental... Watch »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:17 PM
Chicago Bar Makes Huge Financial Commitment to Local School

Chicago Bar Makes Huge Financial Commitment to Local School

A North Side bar is making a difference with a huge financial commitment for a local elementary school. In fact, a recent Sunday night dinner brought in a major donation to the school. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter... Watch »

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:29 PM
Providing a Positive Alternative for At-Risk Youth

Providing a Positive Alternative for At-Risk Youth

Providing a positive alternative for young people at risk, the Chicago Defender Charities is expanding its mission to help spread the word about the good work being done to protect kids. NBC 5's LeeAnn... Watch »

Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 9:22 PM
Making A Difference: Twist Out Cancer

Making A Difference: Twist Out Cancer

NBC 5's Art Norman is joined by Jenna Benn Shersher of Twist Out Cancer to see how her organization is making a difference in the community. Watch »

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:38 PM
Making a Difference: CPS Students Make Short Film

Making a Difference: CPS Students Make Short Film

Students at Hyde Park Academy have made a short film based on their experiences growing up on Chicago's South Side. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter. Watch »

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 3:56 PM
Group Helps Families of First Responders Killed in Line of Duty

Group Helps Families of First Responders Killed in Line of Duty

First responders put their own lives on the line to protect others. And when they fall, there's an organization called the 100 Club to help those left behind. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Chicago Students Publish Their Music

Chicago Students Publish Their Music

Students at the Chicago Academy for the Arts created and produced a CD with their own music after raising nearly $3,000 to fund the project. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 8:35 PM
Making A Difference: Chinese American Service League

Making A Difference: Chinese American Service League

Bernie Wong, President of the Chinese American Service League, details how the organization gives immigrants tools to strive in the U.S. She also previews the organization's upcoming gala at the Field Museum. Watch »

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 10:56 PM
NBC 5 Volunteers for Comcast Cares Day

NBC 5 Volunteers for Comcast Cares Day

Members of the NBC 5 team pitched in at Carter Woodson School in Bronzeville Saturday for Comcast Cares Day. Watch »

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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By Shelby Bremer

NBC 5 Volunteers for Comcast Cares Day

The NBC 5 family is out and about in Chicago, volunteering in the community in... View gallery »

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