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Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 at 2:07 PM
Chance the Rapper Donates More Money to CPS

Chance the Rapper Donates More Money to CPS

Chacne the Rapper made another big donation to Chicago Public Schools this week, putting up another $1 million to the district.  Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 5:13 PM
Church, Food Bank Partner Up for Turkey Giveaway

Church, Food Bank Partner Up for Turkey Giveaway

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is teaming up with a South Side church to make sure that hundreds of families are fed this Thanksgiving. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has their story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:24 AM
Chicago School Needs Computers For Technology Program

Chicago School Needs Computers For Technology Program

A local school is facing a unique challenge. It received a grant for a new technology program - but doesn't have any computers to run it. One local company has stepped up, but the school still needs help. Watch »

Monday, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:09 AM
Meals From the Heart: Volunteers Give Back on Thanksgiving

Meals From the Heart: Volunteers Give Back on Thanksgiving

Volunteers shining a light on hunger in the community are making a difference for families in need. Sabrina Santucci reports. Watch »

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Chicago Students Embrace Day of Service

Chicago Students Embrace Day of Service

A group of students at one Chicago school took a break from math and reading to make a difference in the world around them. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more on how these kids embraced a day of service. Watch »

Monday, Nov 20, 2017 at 7:55 AM
Bears' Cam Meredith Makes a Difference This Thanksgiving

Bears' Cam Meredith Makes a Difference This Thanksgiving

A homegrown football player is using his star power to make a difference this Thanksgiving.  Watch »

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 10:47 AM
Easter Seals Set to Host Chicago-Area Gala

Easter Seals Set to Host Chicago-Area Gala

Chicago's chapter of Easter Seals will host a gala on Dec. 2 to raise funds to help children in the area. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sat down with Kevin Boehm to discuss the event and the group's charitable... Watch »

Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 9:52 AM
Artist Used Painting to Deal With Rehab From Gunshot Wound

Artist Used Painting to Deal With Rehab From Gunshot Wound

After he was shot, a man has learned to paint not with his hands, but by putting a paintbrush in his mouth, and his story is truly inspiring. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sat down with him to learn more.  Watch »

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 at 11:48 AM
Firefighters Pose for Calendar to Raise Money for Charity

Firefighters Pose for Calendar to Raise Money for Charity

"Ignite the Spirit" is helping raise money for charity with a calendar starring Chicago firefighters. Watch »

Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:29 AM
Foundation Helps Families Cope With Seizures

Foundation Helps Families Cope With Seizures

If you've ever seen someone have a seizure, it can be scary. Doctors still don't know what causes them or how they can be fully prevented. One foundation in chicago is determined to help families during... Watch »

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