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Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 at 5:32 PM
UNCF Set to Hold Big Fundraising Event

UNCF Set to Hold Big Fundraising Event

Michael Cox of the UNCF chatted with NBC 5's Alex Maragos to discuss the organization's mission and an upcoming event to help raise money to achieve the group's goals.  Watch »

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 11:50 AM
Governors State Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Governors State Celebrates 50th Anniversary

 Governors State University is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Dr. Elaine Maimon spoke to NBC 5’s Alex Maragos about the school’s plans to celebrate, and what it brings to the communities... Watch »

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 8:03 PM
School Gets Helping Hand for Students With Special Needs

School Gets Helping Hand for Students With Special Needs

A North Side school that supports students with special needs is getting special attention, and NBC 5's Kye Martin has the story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 6:29 PM
Chicago Hospital Throws Annual Baby Shower For Moms In Need

Chicago Hospital Throws Annual Baby Shower For Moms In Need

This year, St. Bernard Hospital's celebration for Englewood mothers was bigger and better than ever before. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 9:29 AM
Crushers Club Offers Alternatives to Gangs in Chicago

Crushers Club Offers Alternatives to Gangs in Chicago

The Crushers Club, an organization looking to offer an alternative to gangs in Chicago, is making a difference for young people looking to turn their lives around Watch »

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Green Tie Ball Returns For Its 28th Year in September

Green Tie Ball Returns For Its 28th Year in September

NBC 5’s Alex Maragos sits down with Chicago Gateway Green & Gala Co-Chair Grant Deporter to talk about the upcoming 28th annual Green Tie Ball event. Watch »

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 8:03 PM
Comcast Announces New Plans for 'Internet Essentials' Program

Comcast Announces New Plans for 'Internet Essentials' Program

Comcast is expanding its efforts to bring internet to eligible low-income and disabled households in its service area. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more on the company's new plans for its "internet... Watch »

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 7:53 PM
Chicago Hotels Become Summer Camps for Cancer Patients

Chicago Hotels Become Summer Camps for Cancer Patients

This week, two legendary Chicago hotels were magically transformed into a fun-filled urban summer camp for kids living with cancer. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.    Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 5:14 PM
'I'm Blessed': Chicago-Area Teen Creates Brand to Help Others

'I'm Blessed': Chicago-Area Teen Creates Brand to Help Others

A 17-year-old has not let his disability hold him back. In fact, he uses it to help others. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the inspiring story. Watch »

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 9:07 AM
25th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival Underway

25th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival Underway

NBC 5's Alex Maragos sits down with Sergio Mims to talk about the upcoming Black Harvest Film Festival, which according to it's official website, is a vibrant celebration of independent films that tell... Watch »

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