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Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:06 PM
Artists Fight Against Racism With Local Festival

Artists Fight Against Racism With Local Festival

A local festival is hoping to make a difference in the fight against racism. It's part of a joint effort between Latino and African-American artists. Here's NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz. Watch »

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 1:09 PM
Medical Mannequins Talk Back to Students

Medical Mannequins Talk Back to Students

It was a busy day at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Students from the area got a chance to get some hands-on experience with mannequins that blink, talk back and even have a heart beat. Watch »

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:36 PM
Nonprofit Helps Families Raising Children With Autism

Nonprofit Helps Families Raising Children With Autism

Making a Difference: Caring for a child with severe autism can be challenging. A local nonprofit is trying to ease the pain of these families with extra help and support. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports. Watch »

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Project Innovation Grant Challenge Returns

Project Innovation Grant Challenge Returns

The Project Innovation Grant Challenge is back to make a difference in your community. The program, sponsored by the NBCU Foundation, will award grants to Chicago area non-profits. Watch »

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 5:48 PM
Young Chef Raises Funds to Fight Cystic Fibrosis

Young Chef Raises Funds to Fight Cystic Fibrosis

A 9-year-old girl is Making a Difference in the search for a cure to cystic fibrosis. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has her remarkable story.  Watch »

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 9:28 PM
Boy Gets New Prosthetic Legs at Shriners Hospital

Boy Gets New Prosthetic Legs at Shriners Hospital

A local hospital has given a boy a new outlook on life. He had to have both legs removed because of a rare disease. Now, thanks to doctors and nurses at Shriners Hospital, he is looking forward to a future... Watch »

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 8:08 PM
West Town Bikes Teaches Kids Cycling Skills

West Town Bikes Teaches Kids Cycling Skills

Instead of playing on their phones, some Chicago kids are learning to fix bicycles thanks to a Chicago nonprofit. Watch »

Monday, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Couple Inspired by Reaction to Their Wedding for Charity

Since announcing news of their unconventional wedding plans, Chicago-area natives Tiffany Au and Caleb Remington say the support for their big day has been incredible. Read »

Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 at 3:08 PM
Union League Boys and Girls Clubs Foster Growth

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs Foster Growth

Union League Boys and Girls Clubs’ Vice President of Development Jackie Blevins Johnson tells NBC 5’s Art Norman about how the organizations help people reach their full potential as caring... Watch »

Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:12 PM
PUSH Excel MLK Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Helps Students

PUSH Excel MLK Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Helps Students

Rev. Jesse Jackson tells NBC 5's Regina Waldroup and Susan Carlson about the upcoming 26th Annual PUSH Excel Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, which will award scholarships to deserving students... Watch »

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