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Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 07:23 PM CDT

'Purple Asparagus' Aims to Get People Eating Healthier

'Purple Asparagus' Aims to Get People Eating Healthier

Melissa Graham, the founding Executive Director of Purple Asparagus, is aiming to help kids and families eat healthier by getting them excited to try new foods. The group is getting ready to host a charity event...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 06:54 PM CDT

Actress Uses Yoga to Help Inmates Find Their Voice

Actress Uses Yoga to Help Inmates Find Their Voice

"Nurse Beth" from the show "Chicago Med" is Making a Difference for female inmates in Cook County Jail, as she uses yoga to give incarcerated women a voice. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has her...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 06:28 PM CDT

High School Seniors Help Senior Citizens

High School Seniors Help Senior Citizens

A group of high school seniors is helping senior citizens with food and smiles. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has their inspiring story.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 04:35 PM CDT

Sarcoidosis Awareness Month: Progress to a Possible Cure

Sarcoidosis Awareness Month: Progress to a Possible Cure

A disease that hits close to home at NBC 5. It's been 16 years since we lost sportscaster Darrien Chapman to Sarcoidosis. NBC 5's Rob Stafford reports on the significant progress in fighting the disease that...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 05:59 PM CDT

Suburban Graduate Hopes to Use Artwork to Help Disabled

Suburban Graduate Hopes to Use Artwork to Help Disabled

A graduate student from Buffalo Grove is working to make a difference for people with disabilities. He wants to turn their artwork into a paycheck, with his start-up called Creative Souls.

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