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Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 9:17 PM
NBC 5, Telemundo Launch 'Project Innovation'

NBC 5, Telemundo Launch 'Project Innovation'

NBC 5 and Telemundo are launching this year's edition of "Project Innovation," dedicated to help community groups make a big difference in the area. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has all the details.  Watch »

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 at 6:49 PM
Local Boy Celebrates Giving Spirit of Holiday Season

Local Boy Celebrates Giving Spirit of Holiday Season

For most kids, Christmas is all about the wonderful gifts they receive from Santa, but tonight, we are taking a look at a boy who embraces the spirit of giving around the holidays. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the Watch »

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 at 11:11 AM
Local Hair Salon Celebrates '30 Days of Giving'

Local Hair Salon Celebrates '30 Days of Giving'

Two friends who own a Lincoln Park hair salon are using a project called "30 Days of Giving" to give back to their community this holiday. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the story. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 at 5:11 PM
Chicago Choirs Empower People Impacted by Homelessness

Chicago Choirs Empower People Impacted by Homelessness

Old St. Pats Church on Tuesday hosted a memorial service for homeless Chicagoans who died in 2018. It’s one of more than 150 similar events happening around the country, and the performing... Watch »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 8:04 PM
Volunteering Replaces Holiday Parties at Some Businesses

Volunteering Replaces Holiday Parties at Some Businesses

Many companies are choosing to engage in charitable endeavors instead of annual holiday parties. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 12:34 PM
Students Fill Micropantry at School to Fight Hunger Together

Students Fill Micropantry at School to Fight Hunger Together

Students at a suburban high school are taking extra steps to make sure that all of their classmates have something to eat. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz explains. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Before and After: See Surprise Home Makeover for Chicago Mom

A single mother of three received a huge holiday surprise this week.View gallery »

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Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 6:34 PM
Group Aims to 'Cross Borders' With Music This Season

Group Aims to 'Cross Borders' With Music This Season

A group of musicians is crossing borders to bring people together this holiday season. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.  Watch »

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 5:57 PM
Gigi's Playhouse Gives Artists an Incredible Showcase

Gigi's Playhouse Gives Artists an Incredible Showcase

A group of local artists are hoping to make a difference with a special gallery. The goal is to raise money for kids with Down Syndrome. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story.  Watch »

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Man Rents Out Theater so Students Can See A Christmas Carol

A Chicago executive rented out the Goodman Theatre so hundreds of students could enjoy a matinee show of “A Christmas Carol” this holiday season. Read »

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