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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 »

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 7:15 PM
Middle School Kids Build Homes to Help Homeless

Middle School Kids Build Homes to Help Homeless

Middle school students have built a remarkable shelter to help house homeless people. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has their inspiring story. Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:54 PM
Doctor Helps Kids Stay Off the Street Through Boxing

Doctor Helps Kids Stay Off the Street Through Boxing

A Chicago doctor is making a difference in the hospital and in the boxing ring, where he started a club to help keep kids off the street. NBC 5's Christian Farr has his story.  Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 4:49 PM
Chicago-Area Doctor Beats the Odds, Mentors Students

Chicago-Area Doctor Beats the Odds, Mentors Students

She beat the odds and now lives her dream helping heal the sick and under served. Now she's helping others pursue their passions. LeeAnn Trotter reports.  Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 3:43 PM
Push: Teaching How to Give Inspiration Speeches

Push: Teaching How to Give Inspiration Speeches

Every Saturday there's a class at Operation Push that teaches participants how to memorize and deliver eloquent and persuasive speeches. But the students get so much more than that out of the program.  Watch »

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 7:23 PM
'Purple Asparagus' Aims to Get People Eating Healthier

'Purple Asparagus' Aims to Get People Eating Healthier

Melissa Graham, the founding Executive Director of Purple Asparagus, is aiming to help kids and families eat healthier by getting them excited to try new foods. The group is getting ready to host a charity event... Watch »

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 6:54 PM
Actress Uses Yoga to Help Inmates Find Their Voice

Actress Uses Yoga to Help Inmates Find Their Voice

"Nurse Beth" from the show "Chicago Med" is Making a Difference for female inmates in Cook County Jail, as she uses yoga to give incarcerated women a voice. Watch »

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