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Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 6:28 PM
Teen Uses Love of Learning to Help Kids

Teen Uses Love of Learning to Help Kids

A teenager sees a need to help and answers the call, as he uses his love of education to help younger children embrace learning. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has his story.  Watch »

Sunday, Apr 1, 2018 at 5:19 PM
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Hold Event

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Hold Event

NBC 5's Art Norman spoke to Caesat Gaytan of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to discuss an upcoming event that will raise money for the group. Watch »

Friday, Mar 30, 2018 at 1:28 PM
Program Works to Help Underprivileged Students Find TV Work

Program Works to Help Underprivileged Students Find TV Work

A new internship program for underprivileged young adults is helping people get opportunities to work on popular television shows. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more on the program.  Watch »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 at 6:32 PM
South Side Theatre Sheds Light on Latino Community

South Side Theatre Sheds Light on Latino Community

A local writer is choosing to share his creativity in an effort to bring theatre to Chicago's South Side in order to tell stories that represent the Hispanic community. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports. Watch »

Sunday, Mar 25, 2018 at 4:55 PM
Group Looks to Keep Divorced Dads in Children's Lives

Group Looks to Keep Divorced Dads in Children's Lives

A local organization is looking to encourage families dealing with divorce to foster a positive relationship between dads and their children. NBC 5’s Art Norman has more on this important work. Watch »

Friday, Mar 16, 2018 at 8:01 PM
Beauty Brand Gives Makeovers on World Down Syndrome Day

Beauty Brand Gives Makeovers on World Down Syndrome Day

A local beauty brand is bringing awareness to World Down Syndrome Day. They provided a group of girls with a makeover and photo shoot to promote the importance of empowering these women. Anayeli Ruiz reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 at 7:52 PM
Chicago Officer Helps Homeless Veteran

Chicago Officer Helps Homeless Veteran

A Chicago Police Lieutenant worked hard to rally the community in order to turn a man's life around. NBC 5's Christian Farr reports. Watch »

Friday, Mar 9, 2018 at 7:41 PM
Students Encouraged as Inventors of the Future

Students Encouraged as Inventors of the Future

A local nonprofit is preparing high school students to be the inventors of the future. The challenge: to create a project that solves a problem we currently face, and then to present a solution to business... Watch »

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 at 10:49 PM
Couple Turns Kidney Disease Battle Into Lifelong Passion

Couple Turns Kidney Disease Battle Into Lifelong Passion

A couple turned their battle with kidney disease into a lifelong passion. It all began when one man's wife was diagnosed with kidney disease. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story of he's now dedicated himself... Watch »

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Local Navy Vet Aiming to Ride Bike Across America

Local Navy Vet Aiming to Ride Bike Across America

Tracy Sefcik has a lot of memories from her 15 years of service in the Navy, but her next challenge will be on land. Read »

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