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Triathlete Helps Victims of Abuse

Triathlete Helps Victims of Abuse

An Ironman Triathlete is Making a Difference by raising money to help children who are victims of abuse. NBC 5's Marion Brooks has his inspiring story.  Watch »

4 hours ago
Baby Cuddler Programs Helps Premature Babies Thrive

Baby Cuddler Programs Helps Premature Babies Thrive

It's amazing how the human touch can make a big difference for premature babies. Programs aimed at helping newborns thrive through cuddles and hugs are not just helping the babies, but mothers as well. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 11:03 PM
Local Students Honored as Volunteers of the Year

Local Students Honored as Volunteers of the Year

Local high school students are honored for Making a Difference in their community. It's not uncommon for teenagers to volunteer with charities and nonprofit organizations. But just wait until you see the... Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 8:56 PM
Man Hopes to Help Homeless in East Chicago

Man Hopes to Help Homeless in East Chicago

In East Chicago, Indiana, homeless people are not allowed to sleep on the street. But because there are no shelters in that community, they have no where to go. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the story of a... Watch »

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:51 PM
Chicago First Responders Take Ill Children to 'North Pole'

Chicago First Responders Take Ill Children to 'North Pole'

Firefighters and police officers from all over the Chicago area cheered on children who battle life-threatening illnesses. The first responders provide Christmas gifts and a trip to the North Pole to let... Watch »

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:39 PM
Chicago Teen's Toy Drive Thrives After 6 Years

Chicago Teen's Toy Drive Thrives After 6 Years

A Chicago teenager started a toy drive six years ago. Today, it's bigger and better than ever. And now more Chicago students are pitching in to help. Here's NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci. Watch »

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 8:02 PM
Public School Receives Big Donation of Coats

Public School Receives Big Donation of Coats

A local school received a major donation for winter as it got enough coats, hats, and gloves for every child in the school. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details.  Watch »

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 7:16 AM
Chicagoans Worry About What's Next for 'Dreamers'

Chicagoans Worry About What's Next for 'Dreamers'

The uncertainty and fear about what will come of the "Dreamers" is starting to hit home for many in Chicago. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:38 PM
Holiday Pop-Up Shop Aims to Help Homeless

Holiday Pop-Up Shop Aims to Help Homeless

A holiday pop-up shop is offering unique merchandise, and offering all proceeds to help end homelessness in Chicago. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.  Watch »

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 8:18 PM
Car Club Puts Kids on Path to Successful Career

Car Club Puts Kids on Path to Successful Career

A suburban auto club is gaining national recognition from industry leaders, as its high school students move on to successful careers. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has their inspiring story.  Watch »

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