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Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 6:32 PM
Former Student Donates STEAM Lab to Area School

Former Student Donates STEAM Lab to Area School

A former student donated over a quarter million dollars to an area elementary school to create a STEAM lab, and students are loving it! NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 9:28 PM
Group Helps Disabled With Dental Work

Group Helps Disabled With Dental Work

An organization that serves children and adults with developmental disabilities is making sure its patients are getting the dental care they need. Anayeli Ruiz reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 9:01 PM
Program Teaches Latino Students Solar Energy Principals

Program Teaches Latino Students Solar Energy Principals

ComEd’s Solar Spotlight program continued its two-day annual program where Latino students from the city of Chicago learn and apply key principles of solar energy. Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 7:55 PM
2 Fathers Work to End Violence in Different Ways

2 Fathers Work to End Violence in Different Ways

Two dads are on a mission to end violence. One is working with lawmakers, the other is training young people to become skilled tradesmen. LeeAnn Trotter has their story. Watch »

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 6:55 PM
Artist Looks to Share Love of Art Through Mural

Artist Looks to Share Love of Art Through Mural

We continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and today we're introducing you to a teacher who wanted to share her love for art with the community. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has her story.  Watch »

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 6:51 PM
Fundraiser Held in Honor of Student Who Died on Scissor Lift

Fundraiser Held in Honor of Student Who Died on Scissor Lift

Through an annual fundraiser, the family of a young man killed in a tragic accident has turned their pain into progress. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has more on Declan Sullivan's legacy.  Watch »

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 6:52 PM
Songwriter Looks to Give Back to Chicago School

Songwriter Looks to Give Back to Chicago School

A major donation by a local star songwriter who's worked with Maroon 5 and countless other groups is changing the way one local school is teaching students. NBC 5's Chris Hush has more with Lake Zurich's own... Watch »

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 6:47 PM
'Flowers for Hope' Fundraiser Coming to Berwyn

'Flowers for Hope' Fundraiser Coming to Berwyn

A mom-and-pop flower shop is giving back in a big way with their upcoming "Flowers for Hope" fundraiser, which they hope will raise money for breast cancer research. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has... Watch »

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 7:24 PM
Crossing Guard Wins Remarkable Award

Crossing Guard Wins Remarkable Award

A crossing guard was honored in a big way this week, and NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci spoke to her about her passion for helping children.  Watch »

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:50 PM
Construction Company Helps Local Church

Construction Company Helps Local Church

A West Side construction company is helping a church that’s stood for decades in the community. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci has more on how the builders are pooling their talent. Watch »

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