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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 8:45 PM
'Blessing Bags' Being Used to Help Chicago's Homeless

'Blessing Bags' Being Used to Help Chicago's Homeless

A 10-year-old with a big heart and big dreams of helping others came up with a fantastic idea to help the homeless in Chicago. NBC 5's Allison Rosati has more on how this remarkable boy is making a... Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 6:48 PM
Initiative Aimed at Educating Latino Community About Organ Donation

Initiative Aimed at Educating Latino Community About Organ Donation

A new initiative at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is aimed at educating the Latino community about organ donation. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more.  Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 6:41 PM
'Operation North Pole' Surprises Kids With Coats

'Operation North Pole' Surprises Kids With Coats

As the weather turns cold, Operation North Pole is surprising hundreds of students with warm coats. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has more on the holiday surprise.  Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 6:39 PM
Oak Park Mom Helps Austin Families

Oak Park Mom Helps Austin Families

An Oak Park mom is on a mission to bring much needed parenting resources to families in the Austin neighborhood. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the latest.  Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 6:35 PM
Englewood Residents Receive Free Holiday Shopping Spree

Englewood Residents Receive Free Holiday Shopping Spree

Dozens of families in the city's Englewood neighborhood had the chance to enjoy a little Christmas shopping thanks to a generous donation from Union Pacific. NBC 5's Mcihelle Relerford has more on... Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 11:40 PM
Hospital Worker Donates $10K in Toys to Sick Kids

Hospital Worker Donates $10K in Toys to Sick Kids

A Trinity Hospital employee donated $10,000 worth of toys at children's hospital in Park Ridge. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 11:10 PM
Organization Helps Families Recovering From Substance Abuse

Organization Helps Families Recovering From Substance Abuse

One organization is Making a Difference by helping parents and families recovering from substance abuse create Bright Spaces for their children. Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 11:07 PM
CPS Students Get Free Helmets, Bikes Thanks to Suburban Company

CPS Students Get Free Helmets, Bikes Thanks to Suburban Company

One suburban company is Making a Difference for Chicago Public School Students. Watch »

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 at 7:47 PM
Community Gives Family Christmas They'll Never Forget

Community Gives Family Christmas They'll Never Forget

A community came together to give a Chicago family a Christmas they won't forget as they face a tough battle with cancer. NBC 5's Chris Hush has more.  Watch »

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:54 PM
Chicago Entrepreneurs Bring Light to Puerto Rico

Chicago Entrepreneurs Bring Light to Puerto Rico

Two Chicago entrepreneurs are bringing light to Puerto Rico, which still remains largely without power. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci has their illuminating story. Watch »

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