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Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 9:45 AM
Urban Autism Solutions Helps Young Adults Through Farming

Urban Autism Solutions Helps Young Adults Through Farming

This summer, young people are working on a farm in Chicago growing fruits and vegetables - but it's much more than a hobby. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has details. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 6:58 PM
STEM Camp Looks to Inspire Girls

STEM Camp Looks to Inspire Girls

The iBio Institute is striving to spark girls' interest in STEM-based careers. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has their incredible story.  Watch »

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 12:25 PM
Carver Innovation Center Brings New Ideas to Life

Carver Innovation Center Brings New Ideas to Life

The new Carver Innovation Center in Forest Park helps inventors, small businesses and hobbyists to design and create their own products. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has details. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 7:47 PM
'Christopher House' Helps Kids Learn Critical Skills

'Christopher House' Helps Kids Learn Critical Skills

A suburban organization is helping at-risk kids learn critical skills that will help them in the workplace, in school, and in life. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story. Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 8:38 PM
High School Athletes Hope to Raise Thousands at 'Run Because' for Diabetics

High School Athletes Hope to Raise Thousands at 'Run Because' for Diabetics

Some high school athletes in Wilmette hope to raise $20,000 this weekend to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter. Watch »

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 7:26 PM
Mother's Personal Tragedy Becomes Warning For Athletes

Mother's Personal Tragedy Becomes Warning For Athletes

A mother is now turning her personal tragedy into a safer future for student athletes. Tedora Brown's 13-year-old son died of an undiagnosed heart disease after collapsing on a basketball court. Watch »

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 5:39 PM
Group Aims to Help Children With Developmental Disabilities

Group Aims to Help Children With Developmental Disabilities

Aspire CEO Jim Kales discusses his efforts with the group to help kids and adults with developmental disabilities. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the story. Watch »

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 7:28 PM
Charity Provides Laundry Facility, Showers for Homeless

Charity Provides Laundry Facility, Showers for Homeless

Catholic Charities is working to help some of Chicago's homeless by giving them a place to do laundry and to take a shower. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has all the details.  Watch »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 6:42 PM
Student Helps Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

Student Helps Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

A Puerto Rican refugee student has inspired his classmates to help others in Puerto Rico. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has his story.    Watch »

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 9:51 PM
White Sox Suit Up to Bring Smiles to Kid Hospital Patients in Chicago

White Sox Suit Up to Bring Smiles to Kid Hospital Patients in Chicago

White Sox players make a trip to La Rabida Children's Hospital to spend a day with kids. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details. Watch »

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