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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 07:43 PM CDT

Air Force Dad Surprises Daughter in Chicago Area

Air Force Dad Surprises Daughter in Chicago Area

A program that honors military children managed to surprise a kindergarten girl in Streamwood, Illinois with her father bringing out a hug and a bike.    

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 06:12 PM CDT

'Bright Promises' Hosts Fair to Celebrate 150 Years of Service

'Bright Promises' Hosts Fair to Celebrate 150 Years of Service

This weekend, the 'Bright Promises Foundation' will celebrate 150 years of encouraging young people. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details on the group that will host a showcase featuring nearly two dozen...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 01:21 PM CDT

Making a Difference: Celebrating Cicero

Making a Difference: Celebrating Cicero

Join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago live in Cicero Wednesday as we kick-off an ongoing series celebrating Chicago-area communities making a difference. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 09:10 PM CDT

Faith & Fitness: Team Explains Their Motivation to Partake in 'Gospel Run'

Faith & Fitness: Team Explains Their Motivation to Partake in 'Gospel Run'

Hundreds of people will be taking part in the 'Gospel Run' along the Lakefront this weekend, but for one group, crossing the finish line has an extra meaning. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 07:15 PM CDT

Gang Violence: Chicago Funeral Director Recognized Nationally

Gang Violence: Chicago Funeral Director Recognized Nationally

A Chicago funeral director was recognized nationally for the work she does in the community; an award given to her by the FBI director in Washington. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details.

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11:48 AM CDT

GI Research Foundation to Host 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine Ball'

GI Research Foundation to Host 'Laughter Is The Best Medicine Ball'

NBC 5's Alex Maragos sits with Aaron Rosdal from the GI Research Foundation to discuss their mission of raising awareness on digestive diseases and how to live a healthy lifestyle, while promoting their upcoming...

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12:04 PM CDT

Evanston Community Foundation: Grant Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting

Evanston Community Foundation: Grant Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting

The Evanston Community Foundation supports local organizations pursue their missions through a breadth of grant opportunities and workshops. NBC 5's Alex Maragos has the details on an upcomimg event. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 09:55 AM CDT

Celebrating Cicero: Join NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago LIVE

Celebrating Cicero: Join NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago LIVE

Join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago this Wednesday for live on-air coverage from Cicero!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 07:07 PM CDT

Kid Inventors Aim to Solve Real World Problems

Kid Inventors Aim to Solve Real World Problems

Kids ahead of their time are helping to create inventions to solve real-world problems. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:10 PM CDT

Making a Difference: Chicago Mom Offers $2 Haircuts, Then Donates the Money

Making a Difference: Chicago Mom Offers $2 Haircuts, Then Donates the Money

A Chicago mother of seven is helping the less fortunate feel good about themselves by offering $2 haircuts, then donating the money to the Salvation Army. Luz Chupero started volunteering her time and hair-styl...

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.