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Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 01:54 PM CDT

Greater Chicago Food Depository Works to End Hunger

Greater Chicago Food Depository Works to End Hunger

Greater Chicago Food Depository Vice President of Community Impact Nicole Robinson tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the organization is making a difference in the fight to end hunger in Cook County.

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:29 PM CDT

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 of...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:20 PM CDT

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...

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 05:40 PM CDT

Innovation Awards Seek to Honor Problem-Solving Students

Innovation Awards Seek to Honor Problem-Solving Students

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy President Dr. José Torres tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about a new competition to honor teens engaged in a real-world project with community impact.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 05:35 PM CDT

The Little Dapper Collection Gives Back

The Little Dapper Collection Gives Back

The Little Dapper Collection founder Genesis Emery tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how her son Noah inspired her to create a fashion-focused children’s brand that gives back to families in need.

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Chicago's Top Cop Reveals Date of Kidney Transplant
Chicago's Top Cop Reveals Date of Kidney Transplant

In an exclusive interview with NBC 5, Supt. Eddie Johnson finally revealed the date of his kidney transplant.

Rauner Staffers Hired Only Weeks Ago Fired, Quit: Sources
Rauner Staffers Hired Only Weeks Ago Fired, Quit: Sources

Gov. Bruce Rauner fired several key staffers Wednesday night who were hired only six weeks ago, multiple sources tell NBC 5.

Jury Awards $148M to Dancer Paralyzed in Shelter Collapse
Jury Awards $148M to Dancer Paralyzed in Shelter Collapse

A 12 person jury reached a verdict Wednesday in the Tierney Darden vs. City of Chicago trial.

Don't Bring Your Anti-Tank Ammo to Us, We'll Come to You: PD
Don't Bring Your Anti-Tank Ammo to Us, We'll Come to You: PD

Someone transported a WWII-era anti-tank projectile, spent cartridges and what appear to be live rifle rounds in a cardboard box to a police station about 100 miles west of Chicago.

Trump-McConnell Feud Threatens Republican Agenda
Trump-McConnell Feud Threatens Republican Agenda

President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest...

17-Year-Old Boy Killed Playing Basketball in Cicero
17-Year-Old Boy Killed Playing Basketball in Cicero

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing basketball Tuesday night in west suburban Cicero.