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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 05:55 PM CST

'Guitars Over Guns' Uses Art as a Teaching Tool

'Guitars Over Guns' Uses Art as a Teaching Tool

Using art as a teaching tool is a new part of an innovative curriculum being taught at a South Side charter school, and as NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter found out, it's all driven by what the community wants. 

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 06:18 PM CDT

'Special Spaces' Makes Girl's Dream Come True

'Special Spaces' Makes Girl's Dream Come True

Ava Blaser danced her way through cancer treatments and onto national TV, and now she has a new room design courtesy of "Special Spaces Illinois." NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports. 

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 at 06:51 PM CDT

Composer Teaching Kids to Make Music With Technology

Composer Teaching Kids to Make Music With Technology

A Mexican composer is in Chicago to inspire teens to use everyday technology to create beautiful music. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story. 

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 10:21 PM CDT

Local Moms Continue to Stand Up to Hate

Local Moms Continue to Stand Up to Hate

A group of mothers are Making a Difference in their community. They started a play date last year after a nanny became the target of hate mail. This year, they found out their work is not done yet. NBC 5's...

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 06:10 PM CDT

'Pennies for Patriots' Aims to Give Vets a Slice of Hope

'Pennies for Patriots' Aims to Give Vets a Slice of Hope

A program at a local school is trying to teach kids the value of giving back while trying to help returning veterans. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports.