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Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 06:52 PM CDT

Songwriter Looks to Give Back to Chicago School

Songwriter Looks to Give Back to Chicago School

A major donation by a local star songwriter who's worked with Maroon 5 and countless other groups is changing the way one local school is teaching students. NBC 5's Chris Hush has more with Lake Zurich's own...

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 06:47 PM CDT

'Flowers for Hope' Fundraiser Coming to Berwyn

'Flowers for Hope' Fundraiser Coming to Berwyn

A mom-and-pop flower shop is giving back in a big way with their upcoming "Flowers for Hope" fundraiser, which they hope will raise money for breast cancer research. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 07:24 PM CDT

Crossing Guard Wins Remarkable Award

Crossing Guard Wins Remarkable Award

A crossing guard was honored in a big way this week, and NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci spoke to her about her passion for helping children. 

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:50 PM CDT

Construction Company Helps Local Church

Construction Company Helps Local Church

A West Side construction company is helping a church that’s stood for decades in the community. NBC 5’s Sabrina Santucci has more on how the builders are pooling their talent.

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 06:44 PM CDT

'Kevin's Kreations' Aim to Help Others

'Kevin's Kreations' Aim to Help Others

A south suburban second grader proves that you're never too young to help others, and he's using his artistic talents to do just that! NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has his story. 

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 08:20 PM CDT

City Colleges Makes Sure Students, Families Don't Go Hungry

City Colleges Makes Sure Students, Families Don't Go Hungry

City Colleges of Chicago takes on a new assignment: making sure its students and their families don't go hungry. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story.

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 06:13 PM CDT

Man Reunites With Doctor 25 Years After Liver Transplant

Man Reunites With Doctor 25 Years After Liver Transplant

A local man is celebrating the liver transplant he recieved 25 years ago. He was one of the first in the area to get one. Today he was reunited with his DOCTOR hoping his story brings some awareness to...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:42 PM CDT

IBM Helps Boost Local Non-Profits

IBM Helps Boost Local Non-Profits

Four non-profits here in Chicago got a big production boost and free workers for a month, as IBM is aiming to make a difference in the work these groups are doing. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story. 

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 06:57 PM CDT

'Teacher Circle Swap' Gives Educators a Leg Up

'Teacher Circle Swap' Gives Educators a Leg Up

A pop-up exchange for teachers provided much-needed resources, and one first-year teacher is beyond grateful for the leg up. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story. 

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 07:43 PM CDT

Kids Battling Cancer Attend Summer Camp

Kids Battling Cancer Attend Summer Camp

The Palmer House Hotel rolls out the "gold" carpet for a group of special kids. Each child is living with cancer, but they're getting to experience summer camp just like any other kid. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci...