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Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 9:28 PM
Boy Gets New Prosthetic Legs at Shriners Hospital

Boy Gets New Prosthetic Legs at Shriners Hospital

A local hospital has given a boy a new outlook on life. He had to have both legs removed because of a rare disease. Now, thanks to doctors and nurses at Shriners Hospital, he is looking forward to a future... Watch »

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 8:08 PM
West Town Bikes Teaches Kids Cycling Skills

West Town Bikes Teaches Kids Cycling Skills

Instead of playing on their phones, some Chicago kids are learning to fix bicycles thanks to a Chicago nonprofit. Watch »

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Couple Inspired by Reaction to Their Wedding for Charity

Since announcing news of their unconventional wedding plans, Chicago-area natives Tiffany Au and Caleb Remington say the support for their big day has been incredible. Read »

Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 at 3:08 PM
Union League Boys and Girls Clubs Foster Growth

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs Foster Growth

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs’ Vice President of Development Jackie Blevins Johnson tells NBC 5’s Art Norman about how the organizations help people reach their full potential as caring... Watch »

Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:12 PM
PUSH Excel MLK Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Helps Students

PUSH Excel MLK Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Helps Students

Rev. Jesse Jackson tells NBC 5's Regina Waldroup and Susan Carlson about the upcoming 26th Annual PUSH Excel Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, which will award scholarships to deserving students... Watch »

Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 5:57 PM
Couple Facing Life-Threatening Illness Use Wedding to Change Lives

Couple Facing Life-Threatening Illness Use Wedding to Change Lives

A couple dealing with a life-threatening illness is using their wedding to make a difference in the lives of others. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has their heart-wrenching story.  Watch »

Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 5:48 PM
Organization Aims to Help People Keep Their Homes

Organization Aims to Help People Keep Their Homes

A local non-profit organization is helping people that are homeless or at risk of losing their home. The organization is called "Facing Forward," and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has their story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 at 6:32 PM
Survivor Sews Pillows for Those Battling Breast Cancer

Survivor Sews Pillows for Those Battling Breast Cancer

A breast cancer survivor makes hundreds of pillows a month for women who are battling breast cancer, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz explains how this small gesture is making a big difference in the lives of women... Watch »

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 at 5:12 PM
'UCAN' Helps Give Kids a Safe Place to Be Themselves

'UCAN' Helps Give Kids a Safe Place to Be Themselves

Trying to improve and fighting crime at the same time, a church has designed the “UCAN” program to help give kids a safe place to be themselves. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has more. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 7:13 PM
Suburban Runner Gives Coach Gift of Life

Suburban Runner Gives Coach Gift of Life

A suburban runner gives the gift of life to his coach after crossing finish lines together for decades. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.  Watch »

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