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Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 at 04:36 PM CDT

Purple Asparagus Brings Healthy Eating Lessons to Classrooms

Purple Asparagus Brings Healthy Eating Lessons to Classrooms

Purple Asparagus Head Spear Melissa Graham tells NBC 5's Susan Carlson about how the organization makes a difference in the community by bringing important nutritional education to classrooms around the...

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 07:20 PM CDT

Chinese American Service League Serves the Community

Chinese American Service League Serves the Community

Chinese American Service League director Esther Wong tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter how the organization is making a difference in the community, and about the CASL's upcoming gala. 

Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 at 05:57 PM CDT

Making A Difference: American Heart Association

Making A Difference: American Heart Association

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter takes a look at how the American Heart Association is using gospel music to make a difference.

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 03:18 PM CDT

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Susan G. Komen Chicago's Executive Director Bonnie Gordon and Race for the Cure co-chair Mika Stambaugh tell NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about this year's event, which will be held on May 14 and marks the...

Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 02:57 PM CDT

Children's Place Association Helps Chicago's Most Vulnerable

Children's Place Association Helps Chicago's Most Vulnerable

President and CEO Cathy Krieger tells NBC 5's Susan Carlson about how the Children's Place Association makes a difference in the lives of kids who are struggling with health issues and poverty at the same time....

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3 More Arrests in Manchester; Number of Wounded Rises to 119
3 More Arrests in Manchester; Number of Wounded Rises to 119

Police in Manchester have arrested three more men in connection with the suicide bombing at a pop concert that killed 22 people, authorities said Wednesday, while local health officials have doubled the...

Cubs Paying For Additional Security Cameras at Wrigley Field
Cubs Paying For Additional Security Cameras at Wrigley Field

Chicago officials announced Tuesday they will accept money from the Chicago Cubs to put more security cameras around Wrigley Field in a move that follows a deadly terrorist attack at a concert venue in...

'We Can Use Peace': Trump Meets Pope at Vatican
'We Can Use Peace': Trump Meets Pope at Vatican

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for...

Carjacking Victim Hit With Fine a Second Time
Carjacking Victim Hit With Fine a Second Time

On Christmas Eve last year, a frightening thing happened to Renee Freemond-Woods on her way from the northern suburbs to a holiday celebration in the city and it started with a gun at her car window.

Taste of Chicago 2017 Restaurants Announced
Taste of Chicago 2017 Restaurants Announced

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced Tuesday the lineup of 67 restaurants that will participate at the 37th Annual Taste of Chicago this July 5–9...

Illinois Senate Approves Income Tax Hike
Illinois Senate Approves Income Tax Hike

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday approved a 32 percent personal income tax hike, from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent, as part of budget negotiations as as the May 31 deadline for action looms. The measure passed...