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Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:55 AM
‘Make-A-Wish’ to Host 'Wish Ball' at Navy Pier

‘Make-A-Wish’ to Host 'Wish Ball' at Navy Pier

NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter sits down with Make-A-Wish Illinois CEO Stephanie Springs about the upcoming Wish Ball event set to take place at Navy Pier with celebrity entertainer Seth Meyers. Watch »

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:13 PM
Aurora Group Aims to Help Women Who Need Homes

Aurora Group Aims to Help Women Who Need Homes

A program in Aurora is helping women to build homes for other women in need. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details on the program.  Watch »

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:31 AM

5 Local Non-Profits Are Project Innovation Grant Recipients

Five Chicago non-profits are among 68 winners of the Project Innovation grants announced by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations Friday. Read »

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:21 PM
Group Helps Moms Whose Kids Are Hospitalized on Holiday

Group Helps Moms Whose Kids Are Hospitalized on Holiday

A local group is Making a Difference for moms who have to spend Mother's Day in the hospital, not because they're sick, but because their kids are. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.  Watch »

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:22 PM
'Fresh Attitude Week' Aims to Help Kids Learn to Eat Healthy

'Fresh Attitude Week' Aims to Help Kids Learn to Eat Healthy

An annual event aimed at helping children learn to eat healthy is underway, as schools celebrate Fresh Attitude Week. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci shows us how it works.  Watch »

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:06 PM
Chatham Business Gets New Look, Promotes Unity

Chatham Business Gets New Look, Promotes Unity

Making a Difference: A Chatham business has a new look--and it’s helping to spark community togetherness. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci takes a look inside. Watch »

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 11:19 AM
REACH: 12th Annual Rush Casino Night to Support Better Health Equity

REACH: 12th Annual Rush Casino Night to Support Better Health Equity

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter speaks to Director of Rush Education & Career Hub Rukiya Curvey Johnson about college readiness classes, mentorship and job shadowing opportunities. Watch »

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:29 PM
'Comcast Cares Day' Set to Encourage Volunteerism, Help Others

'Comcast Cares Day' Set to Encourage Volunteerism, Help Others

Comcast Cares Day is this Saturday, with more than 6,000 Comcast and NBC Universal volunteers coming together with friends and family to make change happen. It's the 18th year of the tradition that promotes... Watch »

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:13 AM
Dovetail Project Teaches Young Men About Fatherhood

Dovetail Project Teaches Young Men About Fatherhood

Every Tuesday in Jackson Park, there’s a one of a kind class that teaches young men important lessons on fatherhood. Alex Maragos reports. Watch »

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:15 PM
'Project SYNCERE': Man Inspires CPS Students to Pursue STEM

'Project SYNCERE': Man Inspires CPS Students to Pursue STEM

A man is on a mission to help CPS students; choosing to leave his successful job because he felt kids were getting the short end of the stick. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details. Watch »

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