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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 07:09 PM CDT

Muslim Community Center Principal Heads to White House to be Honored

Muslim Community Center Principal Heads to White House to be Honored

The principal of a suburban elementary school will be honored in the nation's Capitol, even landing an invite to the White House. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci explains.

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 12:12 PM CDT

'Strides for CJD' Aims to Bring Awareness to Rare Disease

'Strides for CJD' Aims to Bring Awareness to Rare Disease

 A local walk and run is aiming to bring awareness to a rare neurological disease, and NBC 5's Alex Maragos has the details. 

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 12:07 PM CDT

Centro Romero Aims to Help Immigrant, Refugee Families

Centro Romero Aims to Help Immigrant, Refugee Families

 Centro Romero is an organization on the city's Far North Side dedicated to helping immigrant and refugee families, and they are getting the word out about their important work. NBC 5's Kate Chappell and...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 12:31 PM CDT

Ignite & UniverSoul Circus Help Chicago Homeless Youth

Ignite & UniverSoul Circus Help Chicago Homeless Youth

Ignite spokeswoman Stephanie Piccirili talks to NBC 5's Alex Maragos about the upcoming partnership with UniverSoul Circus, who's donating their proceeds to this organization to help local youth experienci...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 10:41 AM CDT

'Moving Day': Fundraising Walk In Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

'Moving Day': Fundraising Walk In Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sits down with Parkinson's Foundation representative Allison Liefer to talk about how the diesease affects roughly a million people in the U.S., with about 60,000 new diagnosis per...

Making a Difference Resources

The following agencies and organizations offer relief, aid and volunteer opportunities to various groups. Turning to these you can find answers to many of your questions. Click here for a full list of Making a Difference Resources.