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Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 at 3:45 PM
'Mardi Bra': Party With A Purpose to Help Homeless Women

'Mardi Bra': Party With A Purpose to Help Homeless Women

NBC 5's Michelle Relerford sits down with Associate Professor at Purdue University Dr. Nicky Jackson on helping the female homeless population with their upcoming "Mardi Bra" event. Watch »

Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 at 5:57 PM
How to Get Involved in Ronald McDonald House Charities

How to Get Involved in Ronald McDonald House Charities

NBC 5’s Alex Maragos sits down with Ronald McDonald House Chicago & NW Indiana CEO Holly Buckendahl to talk about the organization, the families they help and how one can get involved in their... Watch »

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:13 PM
Program Aims to Help College Students Find Stable Housing

Program Aims to Help College Students Find Stable Housing

More than a third of college students across America lack stable housing. Now, a program helping students find housing so they aren't forced to live in shelters. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:33 PM
Nike Unveils New Pop-Up Workshop

Nike Unveils New Pop-Up Workshop

A major sports company is empowering young people through movement and design. A pop-up art lab now sits along Chicago's Magnificent Mile. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci checks it out.  Watch »

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:19 PM

Photos Show NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago 'Celebrating Cicero'

As part of our ongoing series celebrating Chicago-area communities Making a Difference, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago anchors and reporters traveled to Cicero Wednesday.View gallery »

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7:43 PM
Air Force Dad Surprises Daughter in Chicago Area

Air Force Dad Surprises Daughter in Chicago Area

A program that honors military children managed to surprise a kindergarten girl in Streamwood, Illinois with her father bringing out a hug and a bike.     Watch »

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:12 PM
'Bright Promises' Hosts Fair to Celebrate 150 Years of Service

'Bright Promises' Hosts Fair to Celebrate 150 Years of Service

This weekend, the 'Bright Promises Foundation' will celebrate 150 years of encouraging young people. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details on the group that will host a showcase featuring nearly two... Watch »

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:21 PM
Making a Difference: Celebrating Cicero

Making a Difference: Celebrating Cicero

Join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago live in Cicero Wednesday as we kick-off an ongoing series celebrating Chicago-area communities making a difference.  Watch »

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:10 PM
Faith & Fitness: Team Explains Their Motivation to Partake in 'Gospel Run'

Faith & Fitness: Team Explains Their Motivation to Partake in 'Gospel Run'

Hundreds of people will be taking part in the 'Gospel Run' along the Lakefront this weekend, but for one group, crossing the finish line has an extra meaning. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details. Watch »

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:15 PM
Gang Violence: Chicago Funeral Director Recognized Nationally

Gang Violence: Chicago Funeral Director Recognized Nationally

A Chicago funeral director was recognized nationally for the work she does in the community; an award given to her by the FBI director in Washington. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details. Watch »

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