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Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 08:38 PM CDT

5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Set in August

5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Set in August

NBC 5's Alex Maragos speaks to Darlene Brooks, a walk coordinator, about the annual Chicago event scheduled to take place on August 18.

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 05:28 PM CDT

Chicago Students Win Trip to Disney, But Need Help to Get There

Chicago Students Win Trip to Disney, But Need Help to Get There

Chicago students who worked hard to keep up their grades won a trip to Disney World from the Salvation Army – there’s just one problem.

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:00 PM CDT

Woman Raises Awareness on Pancreatic Cancer After Loss

Woman Raises Awareness on Pancreatic Cancer After Loss

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter speaks to Heather Horner, co-organizer of the Horner Hsutle 5K Fun Run/Walk event to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 07:36 AM CDT

F3 Men's Workout Groups Build Muscle and Character

F3 Men's Workout Groups Build Muscle and Character

With more workout options than ever, there's one exercise group that looks to build both muscle and character.

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 07:47 PM CDT

Nike Transforms Abandoned Chicago-Area Church Into Basketball Court

Nike Transforms Abandoned Chicago-Area Church Into Basketball Court

Virtually everyone is familiar with Nike's trademark slogan "just do it". Now, the major sporting goods company is taking it's own advice by helping create a pop-up training camp in Chicago.NBC 5's...

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 07:47 PM CDT

Fifth Graders Learn How to Run a Business in Summer Camp

Fifth Graders Learn How to Run a Business in Summer Camp

A local summer academy teaches elementary students the basics on how to run a business--manning a food truck. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details.  

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 10:32 AM CDT

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago: Promoting Peace and Awareness

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago: Promoting Peace and Awareness

The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago is empowering all people to coexist peacefully while promoting Korean culture. Board member Connie Dmochowsky speaks about the non-profit organization and the upcoming...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 10:12 PM CDT

Program Aims to Expose Minorities Students to Golf

Program Aims to Expose Minorities Students to Golf

Golf is considered an expensive sport. But a local organization is trying to expose minorities to the sport. And at the end of the program the girls can apply for a full ride scholarship to a university. NBC 5's...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 06:56 PM CDT

Non-Profit Embraces 'Support Our Schools' Campaign

Non-Profit Embraces 'Support Our Schools' Campaign

A non-profit organization is helping bring school supplies and teachers in low income areas, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has their remarkable story. 

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 08:23 PM CDT

Beatles & Beethoven: When Classical Meets Rock at Highland Park

Beatles & Beethoven: When Classical Meets Rock at Highland Park

Two musicians are teaming up to make a difference in Highland Park—one plays classical and the other rock. Both have been providing free community concerts for decades and they will soon share the stage...