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Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 at 2:18 PM
Chicago's 2018 Black Harvest Film Festival Opens Soon

Chicago's 2018 Black Harvest Film Festival Opens Soon

The Black Harvest Film Festival exposes Chicagoans to independent films, normally not highlighted in Hollywood. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter speaks to filmmaker and Community Council member Lawrence Lee Wallace... Watch »

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 4:10 PM
Scholarship Foundation Aims to Help Chicago Youth

Scholarship Foundation Aims to Help Chicago Youth

A scholarship program to provide mentorship and job training to Chicago youth is looking to help even more teens. NBC 5's Art Norman has the story of one former Chicago student that was helped by the program. Watch »

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 9:54 AM
American Cancer Society Prepares for 'Relay For Life'

American Cancer Society Prepares for 'Relay For Life'

NBC 5’s Alex Maragos speaks with American Cancer Society Community Development Manager Kiyoko Czech over the organizations’ mission to not only save lives but also, to celebrate that—leading... Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 6:36 PM
Jazz Academy Marks Milestone Anniversary

Jazz Academy Marks Milestone Anniversary

A Chicago jazz academy is marking its 10th anniversary with a special celebration, and NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story of some of the group's budding musicians.  Watch »

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 6:06 PM
Suburban Boy Aims to Help Dominican Republic Through Baseball

Suburban Boy Aims to Help Dominican Republic Through Baseball

A suburban boy is heading to play in the Latin American Baseball Classic, but his trip has turned into more than just an American pastime: he's also making it a mission to help others. Watch »

Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 at 12:47 PM
Ghanafest Benefit Set for Next Weekend in Chicago

Ghanafest Benefit Set for Next Weekend in Chicago

Mr. Paa Kwasi Sam, head of the Ghana National Council, chatted with our own Alex Maragos about an upcoming event called Ghanafest. Tickets will cost $10, and will be available at the entrance to... Watch »

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 at 10:10 AM
Foundation to Hold Gala Supporting Scholarship Fund

Foundation to Hold Gala Supporting Scholarship Fund

Tenisha Taylor Bell, CEO of the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation, sits down with NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter to discuss how the group’s upcoming gala will help young African-American men with... Watch »

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 6:13 PM

How to Fight Opioid Addiction From Someone Who's Been There

Rodrigo Garcia knows a thing or two about running a treatment center for opioid addiction. After all, he faced the nightmare of addiction himself. Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 2:47 PM
Kids From Chance the Rapper's Camp Visit NBC 5 for Epic Day in Studio

Kids From Chance the Rapper's Camp Visit NBC 5 for Epic Day in Studio

This summer, Chance the Rapper is hoping to make a difference for dozens of Chicago students through a camp called “Kids of the Kingdom.” The camp, which is operated through the iconic Chicago... Watch »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:21 PM
'Heart to Art' Uses Theater to Help Students Get Through Pain

'Heart to Art' Uses Theater to Help Students Get Through Pain

The "Heart to Art" summer program at the Auditorium Theatre aims to help kids who have lost parents to find peace through the arts. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports.  Watch »

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