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Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 9:48 PM
Shop With a Cop Comes to Antioch

Shop With a Cop Comes to Antioch

Every year police departments around the country take part in Shop with a Cop. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 9:45 PM
Coat Drive Doubled in Donations

Coat Drive Doubled in Donations

NBC 5 and Telemundo's winter coat drive doubled in donations this year. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 3:24 AM

Boy Battling Rare Cancer Becomes Officer for a Day

A 3-year-old boy battling a unique form of cancer got his wish Wednesday to join the ranks of the Chicago Police Department. Read »

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 3:27 AM

CTA Bus Driver Feeds Homeless on 40th Birthday

A CTA bus driver celebrated his 40th birthday by bringing his food, warm clothing and heaters to a homeless encampment near Lake Shore Drive on Chicago’s North Side. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 6:22 PM
Sewing Group Delivers Dresses to Underprivileged Girls

Sewing Group Delivers Dresses to Underprivileged Girls

A group of women from a Chicago-area church make and deliver dresses to underprivileged girls throughout the world. The sewing circle sent out a wonderful gift just in time for the holidays. Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 5:58 PM
Student Kicks Off 5th Annual Toy Drive

Student Kicks Off 5th Annual Toy Drive

There's a young man who is not only working hard on his grades, but also to make a difference in the world. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 6:06 PM
'Hamilton' Star Fights Epilepsy After Daughter's Diagnosis

'Hamilton' Star Fights Epilepsy After Daughter's Diagnosis

Miguel Cervantes, who plays Alexander Hamilton in Chicago's production of the hit Broadway musical, is helping to find a cure for a condition that, for him, is very personal. Marion Brooks reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 5:58 PM
Instructor Uses Dance to Help Students With Special Needs

Instructor Uses Dance to Help Students With Special Needs

LeeAnn Trotter introduces us to a south suburban dance instructor who inspires her special needs students to exceed expectations. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 5:53 PM
Cafeteria Worker Donates Toys to Children in Hospital

Cafeteria Worker Donates Toys to Children in Hospital

A heartwarming story about the spirit of the season: Pediatric patients who will spend the holidays in the hospital received a special treat Monday. Susan Carlson reports. Watch »

Monday, Dec 12, 2016 at 6:11 PM
Football Team Donates to Hospital in Late Fan's Honor

Football Team Donates to Hospital in Late Fan's Honor

A high school football team has made good on a promise made several years ago. Alyssa Potratz of Prospect Heights was only 9 years old when she died suddenly. Now, almost a decade later, the team she cheered for... Watch »

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