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Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:28 PM

Mr. V's Opus: A Storied Music Teacher Says Goodbye

A big honor in Northbrook Thursday night was held for a very special teacher who’s impacted generations with the power of music. Read »

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 6:49 PM
Group Brings Healing Through Music

Group Brings Healing Through Music

In a story we brought you earlier this week, a local group is using music to help people after they've lost loved ones to gun violence. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has more.  Watch »

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 6:47 PM
10-Month-Old Baby Fights For Her Life

10-Month-Old Baby Fights For Her Life

Maricela Rodriguez shares the heart wrenching story of her 10-month-old daughter Kenia who had two cardiac arrests in less than two hours. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details. Watch »

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 6:26 PM
'Red Nose Day' Helps End Childhood Poverty

'Red Nose Day' Helps End Childhood Poverty

Ending childhood poverty one nose at a time is the mission of 'Red Nose Day' Thursday. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details on how NBC will host a star-studded night to help raise awareness about the... Watch »

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:00 PM
Hundreds of Special Needs Chicago-Area Students Participate in 'Funner Olympics'

Hundreds of Special Needs Chicago-Area Students Participate in 'Funner Olympics'

A northwest suburban high school with a long tradition of giving back hosts it's annual Funner Olympics, a group of children with special needs. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details. Watch »

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 8:14 PM
An Attempt at Ending Gun Violence Through Music

An Attempt at Ending Gun Violence Through Music

It's a partnership with 'Strides For Peace' and they are getting ready for a big performance at their annual walking event. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details. Watch »

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 8:19 PM
'Simply From The Heart' Gives Cancer Patients A Makeover

'Simply From The Heart' Gives Cancer Patients A Makeover

An organization has been pampering cancer patients with mini makeovers for the past four years. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details.  Watch »

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:48 PM
AARTS Center at Rush Provides Autism Awareness

AARTS Center at Rush Provides Autism Awareness

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter speaks with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Cynthia Pierre on autism awareness at the AARTS Center. Watch »

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:34 PM
Gospel Run Aims to Inspire, Raise Awareness on Health Disparities

Gospel Run Aims to Inspire, Raise Awareness on Health Disparities

  The upcoming Gospel Run is scheduled to take place on June 2 and Founder Nyasha Nyamapfene speaks on the importance of encouraging the community to come out and be healthy.   Watch »

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:20 PM
Doctor Helps Bring Healing to Ailing Country

Doctor Helps Bring Healing to Ailing Country

An area doctor is making a difference for those in need as she works to help her ailing patients, and then she uses her skills to help others in an ailing country when she's off the clock. Watch »

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