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Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 at 04:18 PM CST

Harlem Fine Arts Show Returns to Chicago

Harlem Fine Arts Show Returns to Chicago

The Harlem Fine Arts Show is making a return to Chicago next month, featuring paintings and sculptures from more than 50 different artists over the course of the four-day exhibition. Vice President James Tucker...

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 at 01:25 PM CDT

Cook County Sheriff Honors Service-Minded Students

Cook County Sheriff Honors Service-Minded Students

Chief Policy Officer Cara Smith has details on the Cook County Sheriff's Office's "Commitment to Service Award" for outstanding high school students who have a passion for serving those around...

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 11:07 AM CDT

American Cancer Society Looks to Save More Lives From Cancer

American Cancer Society Looks to Save More Lives From Cancer

The American Cancer Society's Jane Travis Boersma tells NBC 5's Art Norman about two upcoming events: Taste of Hope and the Bucket List Bash, both held in an effort to save more lives from cancer.

Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM CDT

Chicago Urban League Serves the African-American Community

Chicago Urban League Serves the African-American Community

The Chicago Urban League's Chelsea Whittington tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the organization strengthens the city by serving its African-American community. 

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 12:44 PM CDT

'Movember' Encourages Mustaches For a Good Cause

'Movember' Encourages Mustaches For a Good Cause

Each November, there is a movement called “Movember” that encourages men to grow mustaches for a good cause. More than 5 million people have taken part since 2003, including Mason Moore, a barber who...

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Mack, Bears Make Big Statement in Win Over Vikings
Mack, Bears Make Big Statement in Win Over Vikings

All week long fans and media alike discussed the Chicago Bears’ chance to make a statement against the Minnesota Vikings, and that’s exactly what they did as they triumphed by a score of 25-20 on Sunday Night...

Quenneville Tailgates With Fans Ahead of Bears Game
Quenneville Tailgates With Fans Ahead of Bears Game

The Chicago Blackhawks may have fired Joel Quenneville earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean that he’s said goodbye to the city.

Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Loop Bathroom
Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Loop Bathroom

A 65-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint while using a public bathroom in the Loop on Saturday evening, according to Chicago police.

Searchers in California Fires Step Up Efforts Ahead of Rain
Searchers in California Fires Step Up Efforts Ahead of Rain

Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash-covered debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains that are forecast for...

Chicago Mayoral Candidates to Participate in Forum
Chicago Mayoral Candidates to Participate in Forum

For the first time Chicago mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle and Susana Mendoza will share the same debate stage Monday night.

Report: Bears O.C. Could be Candidate for Colorado Job
Report: Bears O.C. Could be Candidate for Colorado Job

In the midst of a six-game losing streak, the University of Colorado has announced that head coach Mike MacIntyre will not be returning to the Buffaloes next season, and there is one potential name to replace...