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Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 at 10:10 AM
Foundation to Hold Gala Supporting Scholarship Fund

Foundation to Hold Gala Supporting Scholarship Fund

Tenisha Taylor Bell, CEO of the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation, sits down with NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter to discuss how the group’s upcoming gala will help young African-American men with... Watch »

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 6:13 PM

How to Fight Opioid Addiction From Someone Who's Been There

Rodrigo Garcia knows a thing or two about running a treatment center for opioid addiction. After all, he faced the nightmare of addiction himself. Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:47 PM
Kids From Chance the Rapper's Camp Visit NBC 5 for Epic Day in Studio

Kids From Chance the Rapper's Camp Visit NBC 5 for Epic Day in Studio

This summer, Chance the Rapper is hoping to make a difference for dozens of Chicago students through a camp called “Kids of the Kingdom.” The camp, which is operated through the iconic Chicago... Watch »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:21 PM
'Heart to Art' Uses Theater to Help Students Get Through Pain

'Heart to Art' Uses Theater to Help Students Get Through Pain

The "Heart to Art" summer program at the Auditorium Theatre aims to help kids who have lost parents to find peace through the arts. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports.  Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Softball Team Steps Up for Team Manager

Softball Team Steps Up for Team Manager

The Oak Forest High School softball team took a trip to cheer on their team manager in their special needs league, and when the other team didn't show, the Oak Forest team stepped in. Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 5:46 PM
Special Olympics Monument Unveiled at Soldier Field

Special Olympics Monument Unveiled at Soldier Field

A new permanent monument now sits outside Soldier Field to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the story of how the monument came to be.  Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 7:26 AM

Special Olympics Celebration Kicks Off With Unified Cup

This year marks a huge milestone for the Special Olympics. Read »

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 6:32 PM
Band Aims to Raise Money for Families Separated at Border

Band Aims to Raise Money for Families Separated at Border

A rock group is touring the country to raise money and awareness of families separated at the US border. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz talks to the band ahead of their gig tomorrow night.  Watch »

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 10:41 PM
Local Group Helps Families in Need

Local Group Helps Families in Need

A stay-at-home mom went from full-time mother to teacher of the year thanks to a local organization that provides social services to families in need. But she's more than just a success story. Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 9:05 AM

'Increase the Peace' Event Being Held in Back of the Yards

A group of youth leaders is hoping to inspire change in the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago by starting a new series of events called “Increase the Peace.” Read »

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