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Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 7:24 PM
Shelter Inc. Gives Abused Children Hope

Shelter Inc. Gives Abused Children Hope

Shelter Inc. is a group that gives children who are survivors of abuse a place to live, and a reason to hope for the future. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter speaks to the group's director about their upcoming fundraising... Watch »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 7:17 PM
St. Jude Set to Hold Event in Chicago Area

St. Jude Set to Hold Event in Chicago Area

St. Jude is one of the most famous hospitals in America, and now one mom whose child was saved by the institution is launching a fundraiser to help out. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 6:55 PM
Country Star Uses Music to Bring Comfort to Sick

Country Star Uses Music to Bring Comfort to Sick

Musician Michael Ray is bringing the power of music to local patients who are dealing with medical issues. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports.  Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 5:55 PM
'Guitars Over Guns' Uses Art as a Teaching Tool

'Guitars Over Guns' Uses Art as a Teaching Tool

Using art as a teaching tool is a new part of an innovative curriculum being taught at a South Side charter school, and as NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter found out, it's all driven by what the community wants.  Watch »

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 6:18 PM
'Special Spaces' Makes Girl's Dream Come True

'Special Spaces' Makes Girl's Dream Come True

Ava Blaser danced her way through cancer treatments and onto national TV, and now she has a new room design courtesy of "Special Spaces Illinois." NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports.  Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:29 AM
Chicago Neighborhoods Join Together for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Chicago Neighborhoods Join Together for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Several Chicago neighborhoods are coming together to offer trick-or-treating in a unique and safe way. Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 at 6:51 PM
Composer Teaching Kids to Make Music With Technology

Composer Teaching Kids to Make Music With Technology

A Mexican composer is in Chicago to inspire teens to use everyday technology to create beautiful music. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story.  Watch »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 10:21 PM
Local Moms Continue to Stand Up to Hate

Local Moms Continue to Stand Up to Hate

A group of mothers are Making a Difference in their community. They started a play date last year after a nanny became the target of hate mail. This year, they found out their work is not done yet. NBC 5's... Watch »

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 6:10 PM
'Pennies for Patriots' Aims to Give Vets a Slice of Hope

'Pennies for Patriots' Aims to Give Vets a Slice of Hope

A program at a local school is trying to teach kids the value of giving back while trying to help returning veterans. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports.  Watch »

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 6:11 PM
School Uses Service Projects to Help Pilsen

School Uses Service Projects to Help Pilsen

One Fox Lake school district has scrapped selling candles and other items to raise money, and is instead using service-based projects. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details.  Watch »

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