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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 »

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 5:58 PM
MAD Cross country for Vets

MAD Cross country for Vets

Cycling across America for vets Watch »

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 5:36 PM
Local Program Teaches 'STEM' With a Twist of Art

Local Program Teaches 'STEM' With a Twist of Art

Each year schools create new and innovative ways to teach STEM classes to children. Now, one local program is teaching these skills with a twist of art. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more.  Watch »

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Artists Turn Trauma Into Song, Hoping to Help Others Cope

Zeke Thomas has led a privileged life, with a famous dad, a loving family, private schools and even a basketball court in his home. But nothing shielded him from serious trauma - and he now hopes to help others... Read »

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 8:42 PM
Nora Project Joins Students With Disabled Peers

Nora Project Joins Students With Disabled Peers

Making a Difference: A project that teaches children to embrace differences. It’s called the Nora Project and it joins students with their disabled peers to encourage empathy and kindness. Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 at 9:15 PM
Chicago Doctors Mentor Latino Students in Medical Profession

Chicago Doctors Mentor Latino Students in Medical Profession

Some Chicago doctors and nurses are going back to school -- to be mentors. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz explains how they are trying to get more Latino students to join the medical workforce. Watch »

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 at 8:45 PM
Local Group Crafts Positive Messages For CTA Stops

Local Group Crafts Positive Messages For CTA Stops

One local organization will soon be Making a Difference for commuters around Chicago. They're carving positive messages into signs which will go up at CTA stations. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more on the artists... Watch »

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