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Making a Difference

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 04:51 PM CDT

Children's March Planned for This Weekend in Downtown

Children's March Planned for This Weekend in Downtown

Inspired by the Women’s March and March for Science earlier this year, sixth graders at Catherine Cook School are engaging in social activism by putting on the first ever Children’s March this...

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 04:56 PM CDT

After-School Chicago Program 'Invests in Chess'

After-School Chicago Program 'Invests in Chess'

The program "Invest in Chess," founded by a University of Chicago student, teaches chess to Chicago Public Schools students who want to learn how to play. "It doesn't matter what academic...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 05:14 PM CDT

Theater Troupe Inspires Kids to Explore Their Creative Side

Theater Troupe Inspires Kids to Explore Their Creative Side

The Barrel of Monkeys Arts Education Theater Ensemble has helped over 15,000 students at over 60 Chicago schools over 20 years, and the group is at it again as they inspire another generation of Chicago kids to...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:33 PM CDT

Comcast Pledges to Hire 10,000 Veterans

Comcast Pledges to Hire 10,000 Veterans

Comcast, NBC 5's parent company, has pledged to hire 10,000 military veterans and their spouses by the end of the year.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:30 PM CDT

Local Centenarians Celebrated by Award-Winning Photographer

Local Centenarians Celebrated by Award-Winning Photographer

An award-winning photographer is celebrating the lives of 25 people who have lived to 100 years with a unique project. LeeAnn Trotter reports.

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