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Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 4:50 PM
Filmmaker Will Use Film to Shine Light on Domestic Violence

Filmmaker Will Use Film to Shine Light on Domestic Violence

She has a string of hit TV shows to her credit, and now location master extraordinaire Natasha Parker is turning her attention to a new endeavor, as she looks to use the power of film to help shed light... Watch »

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 9:56 AM
Chicago Jazz Community Rallies Around Musician

Chicago Jazz Community Rallies Around Musician

A year after suffering a devastating stroke, 62-year-old jazz musician and former Chicago Public Schools teacher Diane "Lil' Sax" Ellis continues to get support from the jazz community. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 4:53 PM
Special Helmets Improve the Lives of Babies in Chicago

Special Helmets Improve the Lives of Babies in Chicago

After parents were encouraged to have their babies sleep on their backs, a new side effect emerged: so-called flat heads. In today’s “Making a Difference,” NBC 5’s Kye Martin reports... Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:29 PM
National Gathering of American Indians Supports Veterans

National Gathering of American Indians Supports Veterans

Trickster Art Gallery CEO Joe Podlasek tells NBC 5's Christian Farr about how the organization runs the National Gathering of American Indians to promote cultural education on the contributions... Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM
Women's Business Development Center Fosters Empowerment

Women's Business Development Center Fosters Empowerment

Women's Business Development Center associate director Nathalie Rosado tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the organization fosters economic empowerment for women by giving them the tools and resources... Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:21 AM
Girl on Mission to Give Cops Hugs Across Country

Girl on Mission to Give Cops Hugs Across Country

Rosalyn Baldwin is traveling across the nation to thank police officers for all their hard work and her gift to each of them is a hug. NBC five's Chris Hush caught up with Rosalyn and her mother as they prepare... Watch »

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 12:13 AM
Chicago School Takes Pride in Broad Diversity With 'International Night'

Chicago School Takes Pride in Broad Diversity With 'International Night'

Ogden International School takes great pride in the diversity of its students and highlights that unique aspect of the student body with its "International Night." NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 11:56 PM
Chicago Students Work With Police to Brainstorm Solutions to Violence

Chicago Students Work With Police to Brainstorm Solutions to Violence

Students from dozens of Chicago Public schools taking part in a competition to address Chicago violence put the contest aside for a night to come together with local law enforcement. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 at 11:55 PM
Suburban Animal Shelter Helps Pets With Pr icy Surgeries

Suburban Animal Shelter Helps Pets With Pr icy Surgeries

A couple weeks ago fetching tails foundation rescued coco from animal care and control. Her owners relinquished their duties because they couldn't afford the $1,500 surgery to remove this bladder stone. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 at 6:39 AM
Kidney Action Day Aims to Raise Awareness on Kidney Disease

Kidney Action Day Aims to Raise Awareness on Kidney Disease

More than 31 million Americans have kidney disease, but most don't know it. That's why the American Kidney Fund is hoping to raise awareness with their sixth annual Kidney Action Day, so those at risk can manage... Watch »

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