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Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 7:05 PM
'Step Up for Tim' Aims to Help Suburban Man

'Step Up for Tim' Aims to Help Suburban Man

A NW side community is supporting one of their own after Tim Shrader of Norwood Park was severely injured while falling on ice last year. Now, his friends and family are marking his one year of... Watch »

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 6:51 PM
Girl Pens Book About Struggles With Celiac Disease

Girl Pens Book About Struggles With Celiac Disease

An incredible 11-year-old girl is dealing with her Celiac Disease in a remarkable way: by writing a book about her struggles. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz spoke to the inspiring Kristin Adam about her book.  Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 3:49 PM
Program Offers Interns With Disabilities Skills for the Workplace

Program Offers Interns With Disabilities Skills for the Workplace

Interns with intellectual or developmental disabilities learn skills for the workplace in Project Search. Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 4:58 PM
School Brings in Special Speaker for Down Syndrome Awareness

School Brings in Special Speaker for Down Syndrome Awareness

A suburban school has been celebrating down syndrome awareness day and even brought in a special speaker to help kids better understand the condition. Anayeli Ruiz reports.  Watch »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 at 1:39 PM
Ravinia Makes a Big Announcement for Music Fans

Ravinia Makes a Big Announcement for Music Fans

The Ravinia Festival announced its summer lineup this week, and they have another big announcement that they shared with NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter on this week's "Making a Difference." Watch »

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 at 11:09 AM
'Skate for Mason' Event Hopes to Raise Funds for Great Cause

'Skate for Mason' Event Hopes to Raise Funds for Great Cause

The Mason Wasz Foundation will hold its "Skate for Mason" event to raise funds towards the training and purchase of comfort/service animals at local hospitals and continuing to assist families... Watch »

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 6:46 PM
Crisis Hotline Helps Thousands in First Year

Crisis Hotline Helps Thousands in First Year

A crisis hotline based out of Fox Valley has already helped more than 30,000 people in the year since it's opened, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more on the remarkable impact that the program is having on... Watch »

Monday, Mar 11, 2019 at 4:24 PM
Program Aims to Help Young Adults Land in Medical Field

Program Aims to Help Young Adults Land in Medical Field

A new program is aimed at helping unemployed young adults from Chicago follow a path in the medical field. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details, and you can learn more by visiting the group's... Watch »

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 6:52 PM
Northwestern University Hosts Dance Marathon

Northwestern University Hosts Dance Marathon

Students at Northwestern University are gearing up for their 30 hour dance marathon. The event is now in its 45th year! Our LeeAnn Trotter is watching the last minute preps and how the event is making a... Watch »

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 6:41 PM
'Pozolada' Gets Underway This Weekend

'Pozolada' Gets Underway This Weekend

This week, a delicacy called Pozole will take center stage at the annual Pozolada competition, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz got to meet some of the competitors, and sample some of the fare.  Watch »

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