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Matthew House Helps Chicago's Homeless

Matthew House Helps Chicago's Homeless

Matthew House Chicago's founder and executive director Dr. Sanja R. Stinson tells NBC 5's Susan Carlson about how the nonprofit organization has been helping men, women and children who are homeless in... Watch »

6 hours ago
Pilot Light Empowers Kids to Make Healthy Choices

Pilot Light Empowers Kids to Make Healthy Choices

Chef Matthias Merges tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how a nonprofit organization called Pilot Light gives kids important information to help them have a good relationship with food.  Watch »

Friday, Sep 22, 2017 at 5:50 PM
'Summer of a Lifetime' Gives Students College Insight

'Summer of a Lifetime' Gives Students College Insight

A program called "Summer of a Lifetime" is available to eligible students in the Noble network of charter schools, and the program is exposing high schoolers to the college experience. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:29 PM
10-Year-Old to Host 5K Supporting 'Play for Peace'

10-Year-Old to Host 5K Supporting 'Play for Peace'

A 10-year-old is looking to help people around the world by hosting a 5K run supporting "Play for Peace." Sabrina Santucci has the story. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:47 PM
Mom Looks to Help Parents of Babies in Hospitals

Mom Looks to Help Parents of Babies in Hospitals

For parents of babies who are in the middle of extended hospital stays, life is stressful enough without having to pay for parking. So one mom is hoping to take that stress off the table. Kye Martin reports. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:43 PM

New NBC 5 Special Spotlights 'The Good in Our Neighborhoods'

As part of NBC 5's Making A Difference series focused on inspiring, positive local stories, our station's latest half-hour special dedicated to those stories airs at 6 p.m. Saturday. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:19 PM

More Mentors Needed For Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program

For the past six years, Bobby Irons and Miles Alexander have built a bond that means the world to both of them. Read »

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:46 PM
Oak Park Nurse Honored For Selfless Efforts

Oak Park Nurse Honored For Selfless Efforts

A nurse from Oak Park is Making a Difference in her community by performing free health screenings at a local pantry. The American Heart Association just honored Nurse Donna, as she's known, with a national... Watch »

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 5:55 PM
'Hello Baby' Opens in Underserved Chicago Neighborhood

'Hello Baby' Opens in Underserved Chicago Neighborhood

A new safe-play space called "Hello Baby" has opened near one of the most violent neighborhoods in the city. It is the vision of a long-time foster mother trying to make a difference for underserved... Watch »

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 6:52 PM
'Maddie's Closet' Empowers Girls in Western Illinois

'Maddie's Closet' Empowers Girls in Western Illinois

A mother and daughter from Rock Island are helping to empower girls in their community with a closet on wheels.    Watch »

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