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Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:14 PM

Cancer Survivor Climbs Mountains, Flies the W at the Top

When Alex Pancoe successfully beat brain cancer nine years ago, he marked his victory in a death-defying and incredibly Chicago way. Read »

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 7:43 PM
Kids Battling Cancer Attend Summer Camp

Kids Battling Cancer Attend Summer Camp

The Palmer House Hotel rolls out the "gold" carpet for a group of special kids. Each child is living with cancer, but they're getting to experience summer camp just like any other kid. Watch »

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 8:38 PM
5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Set in August

5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Set in August

NBC 5's Alex Maragos speaks to Darlene Brooks, a walk coordinator, about the annual Chicago event scheduled to take place on August 18. Watch »

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Chicago Students Win Trip to Disney, But Need Help to Get There

Chicago students who worked hard to keep up their grades won a trip to Disney World from the Salvation Army – there’s just one problem. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM
Woman Raises Awareness on Pancreatic Cancer After Loss

Woman Raises Awareness on Pancreatic Cancer After Loss

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter speaks to Heather Horner, co-organizer of the Horner Hsutle 5K Fun Run/Walk event to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 7:36 AM

F3 Men's Workout Groups Build Muscle and Character

With more workout options than ever, there's one exercise group that looks to build both muscle and character. Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 7:47 PM
Nike Transforms Abandoned Chicago-Area Church Into Basketball Court

Nike Transforms Abandoned Chicago-Area Church Into Basketball Court

Virtually everyone is familiar with Nike's trademark slogan "just do it". Now, the major sporting goods company is taking it's own advice by helping create a pop-up training camp in Chicago.NBC... Watch »

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 7:47 PM
Fifth Graders Learn How to Run a Business in Summer Camp

Fifth Graders Learn How to Run a Business in Summer Camp

A local summer academy teaches elementary students the basics on how to run a business--manning a food truck. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details.   Watch »

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 10:32 AM
Korean Cultural Center of Chicago: Promoting Peace and Awareness

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago: Promoting Peace and Awareness

The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago is empowering all people to coexist peacefully while promoting Korean culture. Board member Connie Dmochowsky speaks about the non-profit organization and the upcoming... Watch »

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 10:12 PM
Program Aims to Expose Minorities Students to Golf

Program Aims to Expose Minorities Students to Golf

Golf is considered an expensive sport. But a local organization is trying to expose minorities to the sport. And at the end of the program the girls can apply for a full ride scholarship to a university. NBC 5's Watch »

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