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Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 9:14 PM
Bolingbrook Native Stuns on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Bolingbrook Native Stuns on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Jimmy Choi is one to watch on this season of "American Ninja Warrior." The Bolingbrook athlete is not only a fierce competitor, but he also has Parkinson's disease. And he's using his story to inspire others... Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 8:56 PM
Student Art Exhibit Highlights Autism Awareness Month

Student Art Exhibit Highlights Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and as part of the celebration a group of students are getting ready for their big art exhibit. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz shows us how they're hoping the exhibit can help them... Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 8:56 PM
Precious Blood Ministries Helps Rebuild Families, Lives

Precious Blood Ministries Helps Rebuild Families, Lives

Restoring family. That's the mission behind a new women's center on the city's Southwest Side. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter shows us how a rebuilt facility for the Precious Blood Ministries is helping families rebuild... Watch »

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 1:57 PM
Chicago Concert to Promote Awareness on Heart Disease, Strokes

Chicago Concert to Promote Awareness on Heart Disease, Strokes

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association has a mission to build healthier lives. Stroke survivor guest Toneal Jackson speaks about an upcoming gospel concert in Chicago that will promote... Watch »

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018 at 3:40 PM
Catholic Charities Gearing Up for 'Encore' Event

Catholic Charities Gearing Up for 'Encore' Event

A two-day event is coming up to help people get jobs, and NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter speaks to Catholic Charities’ Katy Egan about “Encore,” where shoppers can get incredible name-brand... Watch »

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 7:26 PM
Employees Mark 'Comcast Cares Day' in Chicago

Employees Mark 'Comcast Cares Day' in Chicago

Employees from Comcast, NBC 5, and Telemundo rolled up their sleeves to help out a good cause today, assembling thousands of packs of school supplies, clothes, and toys for kids. Watch »

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 5:02 PM
'March for Babies' Coming Up to Benefit March of Dimes

'March for Babies' Coming Up to Benefit March of Dimes

The March of Dimes has been Making a Difference in the lives of countless families for yeras, and NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter spoke to Michelle Greene about the upcoming March for Babies walks to benefit the... Watch »

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 7:26 PM
Winners of Project Innovation Announced

Winners of Project Innovation Announced

The winners of "Project Innovation" were honored with checks to incredible causes, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more.  Watch »

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 7:19 PM
'Comcast Cares Day' Set for Saturday

'Comcast Cares Day' Set for Saturday

It's the largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in America. The 17th Annual Comcast Cares Day happens tomorrow, and NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has a preview.  Watch »

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:50 PM
Winners of Grant Challenge Receive Big Checks

Winners of Grant Challenge Receive Big Checks

The winners of the 2018 "Project Innovation" grant challenge are presented with checks totaling $225,000 on the NBC 5 News at 11 a.m. Watch »

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