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Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 10:43 PM
Chicago Firefighters Open New 'Black Fire Brigade'

Chicago Firefighters Open New 'Black Fire Brigade'

Making history, while making a difference. A group of Chicago firefighters opened a new clubhouse meant to benefit the community they serve. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details. Watch »

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 9:44 PM
Tips to Prevent Kids From Drowning From Mother Who Lost 6-Year-Old

Tips to Prevent Kids From Drowning From Mother Who Lost 6-Year-Old

A mother is spreading awareness with pool prevention tips now that the summer is in session, after her 6-year-old son drowned in a pool. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports.   Watch »

Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 at 5:58 PM
Chicago Urban League to Host Unique Event

Chicago Urban League to Host Unique Event

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sat down with Shari Runner, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, to discuss the upcoming event "The Stories We Tell: A Forum on African-American Narratives," which will... Watch »

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 6:44 PM
Incredible Art Exhibit Opens in Pilsen

Incredible Art Exhibit Opens in Pilsen

The classic Mister Rogers song "Won't You Be My Neighbor" is the theme of an incredible new art exhibit in Pilsen, and NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details on how the exhibit hopes to spark... Watch »

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 9:45 AM
Urban Autism Solutions Helps Young Adults Through Farming

Urban Autism Solutions Helps Young Adults Through Farming

This summer, young people are working on a farm in Chicago growing fruits and vegetables - but it's much more than a hobby. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has details. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 6:58 PM
STEM Camp Looks to Inspire Girls

STEM Camp Looks to Inspire Girls

The iBio Institute is striving to spark girls' interest in STEM-based careers. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has their incredible story.  Watch »

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 12:25 PM
Carver Innovation Center Brings New Ideas to Life

Carver Innovation Center Brings New Ideas to Life

The new Carver Innovation Center in Forest Park helps inventors, small businesses and hobbyists to design and create their own products. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has details. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 7:47 PM
'Christopher House' Helps Kids Learn Critical Skills

'Christopher House' Helps Kids Learn Critical Skills

A suburban organization is helping at-risk kids learn critical skills that will help them in the workplace, in school, and in life. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story. Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 8:38 PM
High School Athletes Hope to Raise Thousands at 'Run Because' for Diabetics

High School Athletes Hope to Raise Thousands at 'Run Because' for Diabetics

Some high school athletes in Wilmette hope to raise $20,000 this weekend to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter. Watch »

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 7:26 PM
Mother's Personal Tragedy Becomes Warning For Athletes

Mother's Personal Tragedy Becomes Warning For Athletes

A mother is now turning her personal tragedy into a safer future for student athletes. Tedora Brown's 13-year-old son died of an undiagnosed heart disease after collapsing on a basketball court. Watch »

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