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Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:45 AM
Female Leaders Look to Shape Lives of Young Girls

Female Leaders Look to Shape Lives of Young Girls

A group of female leaders is helping to shape the lives of young girls. Sabrina Santucci reports.  Watch »

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:04 AM
Weekend Festival Cultivates Peace in Chicago

Weekend Festival Cultivates Peace in Chicago

A free weekend festival of threater, dance, music and spoken word -- all focused on cultivating peace in Chicago. LeeAnn Trotter reports.  Watch »

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 at 3:58 PM
JDRF One Walk Helps Children With Diabetes

JDRF One Walk Helps Children With Diabetes

Jennifer Skweres and her 10-year-old daughter Jenna tell NBC 5's Susan Carlson about how Jenna lives with Type 1 Diabetes, and how you can help kids like her with the JDRF One Walk. Watch »

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 6:14 PM
After-School Running Group Empowers Future of Young Women

After-School Running Group Empowers Future of Young Women

An after-school group called "Girls on The Run" has many young women crediting the program for empowering their future. Including one athlete who's running this weekend's Chicago Marathon. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 at 6:58 PM
'Project Onward' Looks to Help Artists on South Side

'Project Onward' Looks to Help Artists on South Side

A non-profit gallery on the South Side is helping artists with mental and developmental disabilities to express themselves in a creative way. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has their remarkable story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 11:03 PM
College to Careers Helps Students Succeed Beyond Classroom

College to Careers Helps Students Succeed Beyond Classroom

College to Careers is a program that's helping students succeed beyond the classroom. One single mom came to Chicago looking for a job--and got a lot of support from the program. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 10:48 PM
Naperville Family Feeds 8,000 at Homeless Shelter

Naperville Family Feeds 8,000 at Homeless Shelter

A local family has taken volunteerism to a whole new level. In less than a year, the Naperville residents personally fed 8,000 people at a nearby homeless shelter. They not only serve the food but they buy... Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 5:33 PM
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation to Host Pink Path Run

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation to Host Pink Path Run

Dr. Nora Hansen tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation's work as one of the nation’s leading breast cancer research and education charities - as well as an... Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 12:25 AM
Joplin School Students Surprised With Special Performance

Joplin School Students Surprised With Special Performance

A big surprise Tuesday for some Chicago students on the city's Southwest Side: they were the special guests at a special performance -- that led to a special announcement. NBC 5's LeAnn Trotter was there. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 12:14 AM
Chicago Woman Preserves Ecuadorian Culture Through Choreography

Chicago Woman Preserves Ecuadorian Culture Through Choreography

On Chicago's North Side one woman is preserving Ecuadorian tradition through choreography. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci shares her story. Watch »

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