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Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 at 07:48 PM CST

Teen Uses Holiday Decorations to Make a Difference

Teen Uses Holiday Decorations to Make a Difference

As we approach the holiday season, many are preparing to light up their homes to celebrate. Tuesday night, we're introducing you to a suburban teenager who uses his holiday decorations to make a difference....

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 01:23 PM CST

Necahual Aims to Help Underprivileged Children

Necahual Aims to Help Underprivileged Children

The Necahual Foundation is hosting an event Dec. 1 in Oak Brook to help the group's mission to help children in need. NBC 5's Art Norman has the details.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 05:50 PM CST

Science Lesson Turns Into Mission to Help Environment

Science Lesson Turns Into Mission to Help Environment

Local students are meeting with attorneys to help stop water pollution after a class project inspired them to action. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports.

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 05:42 PM CST

Pilsen Dad Gets Big Gift From Boys and Girls Club

Pilsen Dad Gets Big Gift From Boys and Girls Club

A Pilsen dad who volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club was given an incredible gift to thank him for his service. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports.

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 07:24 PM CST

Shelter Inc. Gives Abused Children Hope

Shelter Inc. Gives Abused Children Hope

Shelter Inc. is a group that gives children who are survivors of abuse a place to live, and a reason to hope for the future. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter speaks to the group's director about their upcoming fundraising...

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 07:17 PM CST

St. Jude Set to Hold Event in Chicago Area

St. Jude Set to Hold Event in Chicago Area

St. Jude is one of the most famous hospitals in America, and now one mom whose child was saved by the institution is launching a fundraiser to help out. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 06:55 PM CST

Country Star Uses Music to Bring Comfort to Sick

Country Star Uses Music to Bring Comfort to Sick

Musician Michael Ray is bringing the power of music to local patients who are dealing with medical issues. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci reports. 

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.