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Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 8:04 PM
Volunteering Replaces Holiday Parties at Some Businesses

Volunteering Replaces Holiday Parties at Some Businesses

Many companies are choosing to engage in charitable endeavors instead of annual holiday parties. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 12:34 PM
Students Fill Micropantry at School to Fight Hunger Together

Students Fill Micropantry at School to Fight Hunger Together

Students at a suburban high school are taking extra steps to make sure that all of their classmates have something to eat. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz explains. Watch »

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Before and After: See Surprise Home Makeover for Chicago Mom

A single mother of three received a huge holiday surprise this week.View gallery »

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Friday, Dec 7, 2018 at 6:34 PM
Group Aims to 'Cross Borders' With Music This Season

Group Aims to 'Cross Borders' With Music This Season

A group of musicians is crossing borders to bring people together this holiday season. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.  Watch »

Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 5:57 PM
Gigi's Playhouse Gives Artists an Incredible Showcase

Gigi's Playhouse Gives Artists an Incredible Showcase

A group of local artists are hoping to make a difference with a special gallery. The goal is to raise money for kids with Down Syndrome. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story.  Watch »

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Man Rents Out Theater so Students Can See A Christmas Carol

A Chicago executive rented out the Goodman Theatre so hundreds of students could enjoy a matinee show of “A Christmas Carol” this holiday season. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 6:47 PM
Shaved Heads Just the Start for St. Baldricks Fundraisers

Shaved Heads Just the Start for St. Baldricks Fundraisers

St. Baldricks raises millions each year by having people shave their heads, but where does all that money go? NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci details how groups use the money.  Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 6:42 PM
RespondNow Aims to Help Homeless, Working Poor

RespondNow Aims to Help Homeless, Working Poor

A unique group is helping the homeless and the working poor this holiday season in the south suburbs. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has their story.  Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 6:37 PM
Chicago Steel Use Unique Helmets to Help Great Cause

Chicago Steel Use Unique Helmets to Help Great Cause

A local hockey team is changing things up by wearing unique helmets at the rink to support a great cause. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story from the Chicago Steel.  Watch »

Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 at 5:45 PM
Teen Looks to Make Baseball More Accessible Game

Teen Looks to Make Baseball More Accessible Game

A young suburban athlete is on a mission to make baseball more accessible for people with disabilities. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has his story.  Watch »

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