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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 »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 11:28 PM
Veteran Continues Life of Service After Leaving Army

Veteran Continues Life of Service After Leaving Army

Christian Garicia was combat medic in the Amy. His role in the military was to help soldiers medically. Now that he’s out, he’s helping them again but he’s helping them find a home and a Watch »

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 11:21 PM
Cancer Survivor's Fashion Show Helps Others Cope

Cancer Survivor's Fashion Show Helps Others Cope

A cancer survivor's fashion show benefits A Silver Lining Foundation, which aims to provide uninsured and underinsured patients with free breast health testing. Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 6:24 PM
Mom Aims to Help Parents With Colicky Babies

Mom Aims to Help Parents With Colicky Babies

Colicky babies are agony for parents, and an area mom who went through it is looking to help other parents. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has her remarkable story, and how you can get help if you need... Watch »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 3:13 PM
Group Works to Empower Domestic Violence Victims

Group Works to Empower Domestic Violence Victims

Connections for Abused Women and Their Children is a group dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse, and their children, and NBC 5's Alex Maragos has more details in this weekend's Making a Difference... Watch »

Friday, Mar 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Workout Center Gives Back to Aurora Shooting Victims

Workout Center Gives Back to Aurora Shooting Victims

A popular suburban workout center is giving back to victims of the Aurora shooting. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details.  Watch »

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 8:21 PM
Beauty Queen Plans Dinner to Help Kids With Disabilities

Beauty Queen Plans Dinner to Help Kids With Disabilities

A woman with a passion in the kitchen will try to make it benefit others. The chef is partnering with others in the area to turn that passion into a purpose. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports. Watch »

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