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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. 

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 06:11 PM CDT

School Uses Service Projects to Help Pilsen

School Uses Service Projects to Help Pilsen

One Fox Lake school district has scrapped selling candles and other items to raise money, and is instead using service-based projects. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details. 

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 06:46 PM CDT

Group Aims to Teach Kids About Philanthropy

Group Aims to Teach Kids About Philanthropy

A children's learning program is aiming to help kids learn the value of philanthropy. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 04:52 PM CDT

Williams Spearheads Program to Help Abuse Victims

Williams Spearheads Program to Help Abuse Victims

A tennis superstar is stepping up during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as Serena Williams uses her design talents to help raise money for abuse victims. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz explains how you can help,...

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:07 PM CDT

Chicago Musicians Help Students Learn Instruments

Chicago Musicians Help Students Learn Instruments

Making a Difference through music: A group of Chicago musicians are offering students an opportunity to learn an instrument - who otherwise might not have had the chance. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci has more.

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 07:40 PM CDT

JDRF One Walk Raises Funds for Diabetes Research

JDRF One Walk Raises Funds for Diabetes Research

The JDRF "One Walk" program raises money for scientific research into Type 1 diabetes, and NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter spoke with the group's Illinois ambassador about the upcoming walk in Illinois. 

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 07:37 PM CDT

'Teamwork Englewood' Aims to Affect Social Change

'Teamwork Englewood' Aims to Affect Social Change

"Teamwork Englewood" is making a difference in the community to help organizations work together to develop new economic and social opportunities in the neighborhood. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has...