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Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 7:16 AM
Chicagoans Worry About What's Next for 'Dreamers'

Chicagoans Worry About What's Next for 'Dreamers'

The uncertainty and fear about what will come of the "Dreamers" is starting to hit home for many in Chicago. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:38 PM
Holiday Pop-Up Shop Aims to Help Homeless

Holiday Pop-Up Shop Aims to Help Homeless

A holiday pop-up shop is offering unique merchandise, and offering all proceeds to help end homelessness in Chicago. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.  Watch »

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 8:18 PM
Car Club Puts Kids on Path to Successful Career

Car Club Puts Kids on Path to Successful Career

A suburban auto club is gaining national recognition from industry leaders, as its high school students move on to successful careers. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has their inspiring story.  Watch »

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Where You Can Donate to Samuel Love's 2017 Toy Drive

Where You Can Donate to Samuel Love's 2017 Toy Drive

Chicago's belove Samuel Love, a young boy from the South Side who has been raising money and toys for charity since he was 9 years old, is at it again. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 5:01 PM
Tech Gurus Help Families in Need This Holiday

Tech Gurus Help Families in Need This Holiday

Two tech gurus are helping families in need this holiday season in the city's Austin neighborhood. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details.    Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:06 AM
Smarty Pants Learning Center: Feeding Homeless for Holidays

Smarty Pants Learning Center: Feeding Homeless for Holidays

Business owner Daphne Williams is feeding the homeless and others who don't have family to gather with this holiday. Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 2:14 PM
Connect South Shore Revitalizes Empty Spaces

Connect South Shore Revitalizes Empty Spaces

Empty store fronts in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood will soon be home to a pop up arts festival and marketplace. Several vendors are joining forces to create an arts-filled weekend along 71st Street. LeeAnn Watch »

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 1:45 PM
Swapadventure Helps Families During the Holidays

Swapadventure Helps Families During the Holidays

Swapadventure founders Angelika Babich and Maggie Pawelko tell NBC 5's Art Norman about how the company helps families during the holidays, and share details on the upcoming swapping event.  Watch »

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 1:35 PM
Packed with Purpose Helps You Find Gifts With Meaning

Packed with Purpose Helps You Find Gifts With Meaning

The holidays are a time when many are both searching for perfect gifts, and trying to be charitable. Packed With Purpose Founder and CEO Leeatt Rothschild joins NBC 5's Christian Farr and Susan Carlson to... Watch »

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 12:46 PM

Click to Donate: Virtual Angel Tree Program Now Open

Click to Donate: Virtual Angel Tree Program Now Open

NBC5 and Telemundo Chicago are partnering with The Salvation Army to offer an online version of the Angel Tree program to our viewers. Read »

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