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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 07:32 PM CDT

Foundation Aims to Help Young People Into Media Careers

Foundation Aims to Help Young People Into Media Careers

The True Star Foundation is a media group run by young people who are earning real world media experience. Co-founder of the foundation Na-Tae Thompson recently spoke with NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter. 

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 07:32 PM CDT

Latino Fashion Week Returns to Chicago

Latino Fashion Week Returns to Chicago

Chicago's annual Latino Fashion Week kicked off this weekend in the Windy City. 

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 06:43 PM CDT

Cop Trades in Uniform for Mariachi Gear

Cop Trades in Uniform for Mariachi Gear

Jesus Ramos, a police officer for the Canadian Pacific Railway, is working to share his love of Mexican culture through mariachi music. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 06:48 PM CDT

Dance Troupe Looks to Teach Kids About Colombian Culture

Dance Troupe Looks to Teach Kids About Colombian Culture

traditions of Colombian culture. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports.">A group of dancers are working to teach young people about the rich traditions of Colombian culture. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 06:32 PM CDT

Former Student Donates STEAM Lab to Area School

Former Student Donates STEAM Lab to Area School

A former student donated over a quarter million dollars to an area elementary school to create a STEAM lab, and students are loving it! NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 09:28 PM CDT

Group Helps Disabled With Dental Work

Group Helps Disabled With Dental Work

An organization that serves children and adults with developmental disabilities is making sure its patients are getting the dental care they need. Anayeli Ruiz reports.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 09:01 PM CDT

Program Teaches Latino Students Solar Energy Principals

Program Teaches Latino Students Solar Energy Principals

ComEd’s Solar Spotlight program continued its two-day annual program where Latino students from the city of Chicago learn and apply key principles of solar energy. Sabrina Santucci reports.

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 07:55 PM CDT

2 Fathers Work to End Violence in Different Ways

2 Fathers Work to End Violence in Different Ways

Two dads are on a mission to end violence. One is working with lawmakers, the other is training young people to become skilled tradesmen. LeeAnn Trotter has their story.

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 06:55 PM CDT

Artist Looks to Share Love of Art Through Mural

Artist Looks to Share Love of Art Through Mural

We continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and today we're introducing you to a teacher who wanted to share her love for art with the community. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has her story. 

Friday, Sep 28, 2018 at 06:51 PM CDT

Fundraiser Held in Honor of Student Who Died on Scissor Lift

Fundraiser Held in Honor of Student Who Died on Scissor Lift

Through an annual fundraiser, the family of a young man killed in a tragic accident has turned their pain into progress. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has more on Declan Sullivan's legacy.