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Tour Lincoln Park Zoo's  ZooLights

Tour Lincoln Park Zoo's ZooLights

The ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo have been a Chicago tradition for 19 years. Take a tour of the zoo as it has been magically transformed into a winter wonderland. Watch »

Dec 25, 2013
First Responders Rock Out For Charity

First Responders Rock Out For Charity

The Rock the Badges charity fundraiser is a Battle of the Bands that matches three bands representing the... Watch »

Sep 3, 2013
For The Love of the Violin

For The Love of the Violin

4 Strings Attached is a non-profit that teaches students from age 4 to 17 to become master Watch »

Sep 17, 2013
Teen's Memory Lives On Through Zoo Exhibit

Teen's Memory Lives On Through Zoo Exhibit

Stacey Blundell was killed 12 years ago in a tragic drunk driving accident. Her parents and brother have found... Watch »

Jun 17, 2013
Festival Showcases Artists With Disabilities

Festival Showcases Artists With Disabilities

The Bodies of Work Festival is an 11 day celebration that illuminates the disability experience through art... Watch »

May 15, 2013
Aretha Franklin Pulls Out of Chicago Symphony Show

Aretha Franklin Pulls Out of Chicago Symphony Show

Singer Janelle Monae will step in for Franklin at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Read »

May 14, 2013
Pulp and The City

Pulp and The City

Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention is going on this weekend. Fans can browse more than 100 vendors... Watch »

Apr 11, 2013
Robots Invade Chicago -- Again

Robots Invade Chicago -- Again

Robots have taken over the Museum of Science and Industry to celebrate National Robotics Week. Watch »

Apr 9, 2013
Documentary Brings Attention To Illinois Pageant

Documentary Brings Attention To Illinois Pageant

The Miss You Can Do It Pageant held in Kewanee, Illinois was created to give girls and women with special needs... Watch »

Jun 27, 2013
Preserving The North Shore's Black History

Preserving The North Shore's Black History

Black History Month 2013 |Shorefront Legacy Center was founded by Dino Robinson, he started this endeavor... Watch »

Feb 11, 2013
Strictly Sail Show Docks at Navy Pier

Strictly Sail Show Docks at Navy Pier

The 2013 Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago Show has anchored into Navy Pier from Jan. 24th-27th. Watch »

Jan 24, 2013
Family Opens Jokes 4 Miles Theater Space

Family Opens Jokes 4 Miles Theater Space

Miles Austrevich lost his battle with brain cancer last month at the age of 20. Throughout his ordeal, he... Watch »

Jan 17, 2013
Test Drives, Interactivity Offered at Auto Show

Test Drives, Interactivity Offered at Auto Show

It's not always enough to see the cars, right? Sometimes you want to touch them and -- better yet -- take a ride. Read »

Jan 16, 2013
Organizers Hope to Drive Social Media Buzz Heading into Auto Show

Organizers Hope to Drive Social Media Buzz Heading into Auto Show

The Media Preview days this year have been rebranded a Twitter-friendly "#SMP13," which naturally invites... Read »

Jan 15, 2013
Backstage With The Rockettes

Backstage With The Rockettes

The world famous Rockettes give NBC 5 a backstage look at their high kicking Radio City Music Christmas Spectacular... Watch »

Dec 26, 2012
1st Look Loves: Shobha

1st Look Loves: Shobha

When you want to look your best and you need your eyebrows groomed as well as other parts of your body tended... Read »

Dec 17, 2012
Looking Back on 2012 with 1st Look

Looking Back on 2012 with 1st Look

Join host Ali Fedotowsky as we take a look back at the best of 2012. Watch »

Dec 16, 2012
1st Look's Best of Adventure 2012

1st Look's Best of Adventure 2012

Join host Ali Fedotowsky as she takes a look back at some of 1st Look's most exciting adventures of 2012. Watch »

Dec 16, 2012
Tribute Held For Late Photographer Steve Starr

Tribute Held For Late Photographer Steve Starr

Friends help fulfill vision of event Starr was working on when he died. Read »

Dec 17, 2012

Steve Starr Tribute Event

Friends, family gather to remember popular Chicago photographer who died of a heart attack last month. View »

Dec 14, 2012
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