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Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:43 PM
Little Girl Gets to Be An Officer For a Day

Little Girl Gets to Be An Officer For a Day

A six-year-old girl has dreams of becoming a Chicago police officer when she grows up, and thanks to the department she got a taste of that dream on Thursday. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:10 PM
Sandberg Helps Build Field of Dreams

Sandberg Helps Build Field of Dreams

A baseball legend helped build a field of dreams for some future pint-size players. Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg told NBC 5's Ash-har Quraishi how he hopes to make a difference in the lives of some West... Watch »

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 11:15 PM
Wounded CPD Officer Thanks Kids Who Helped Her Recover

Wounded CPD Officer Thanks Kids Who Helped Her Recover

A Chicago cop wounded in the line of duty meets with the kids who have helped her recover. Chris Hush reports. Watch »

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:37 AM

How a Chicago Basketball Coach Works to Keep Kids Safe

For the high schoolers on Orr Academy’s standout basketball team, they aren’t just playing for the game, they’re playing for their lives. Read »

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 6:37 PM
Music Center on Chicago's West Side Inspires Kids to Play Classical Music

Music Center on Chicago's West Side Inspires Kids to Play Classical Music

In today's Making a Difference, NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci explores a music center on the city's west side that is inspiring kids, one classical music instrument at a time.  Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 6:14 PM
'Oasis Camp' Provides Kids With Summer Camp Experience

'Oasis Camp' Provides Kids With Summer Camp Experience

In today's Making a Difference, NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci takes a look at how "Oasis Camp" is helping children experience the wonder and fun of summer camp in their own neihgborhoods.  Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:47 AM
Crosstown Classic to Feature Inspirational Kids

Crosstown Classic to Feature Inspirational Kids

Wednesday's highly-anticipated game between the Cubs and White Sox will also feature a group of kids who are making a big difference. It's all part of the Guaranteed Impact program, courtesy of the White Sox and... Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:10 PM

Kids Treated to Spring Training Trip Reunited With Cubs

It was a dream come true for Daniel Rodriguez: Attending Tuesday's Cubs vs. Sox game at Wrigley Field and meeting his idol Willson Contreras. Read »

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 10:55 PM
Chicago Organizations Feed, Educate Chicago Students

Chicago Organizations Feed, Educate Chicago Students

During the school year many students depend on free or low-cost breakfast and lunch. Unfortunately, many of those children go hungry during the summer. So the great Chicago Food Depository is helping to... Watch »

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago

Inspiring Profiles: Italian American Human Relations Foundation of Chicago

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