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Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 07:20 PM CDT

The Miracle Center Revamps 'Grease' in Honor of its 40th Anniversary

The Miracle Center Revamps 'Grease' in Honor of its 40th Anniversary

The classic movie 'Grease' celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer and a performing arts center is bringing the movie to life. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details.

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 09:04 PM CDT

'WITS' Summer Reading Program Prepares Low-Income CPS Students

'WITS' Summer Reading Program Prepares Low-Income CPS Students

A summer reading program is making sure every CPS student is kindergarten ready. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details.

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 at 02:18 PM CDT

Chicago's 2018 Black Harvest Film Festival Opens Soon

Chicago's 2018 Black Harvest Film Festival Opens Soon

The Black Harvest Film Festival exposes Chicagoans to independent films, normally not highlighted in Hollywood. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter speaks to filmmaker and Community Council member Lawrence Lee Wallace...

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 04:10 PM CDT

Scholarship Foundation Aims to Help Chicago Youth

Scholarship Foundation Aims to Help Chicago Youth

A scholarship program to provide mentorship and job training to Chicago youth is looking to help even more teens. NBC 5's Art Norman has the story of one former Chicago student that was helped by the program.

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 09:54 AM CDT

American Cancer Society Prepares for 'Relay For Life'

American Cancer Society Prepares for 'Relay For Life'

NBC 5’s Alex Maragos speaks with American Cancer Society Community Development Manager Kiyoko Czech over the organizations’ mission to not only save lives but also, to celebrate that—leading...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 06:36 PM CDT

Jazz Academy Marks Milestone Anniversary

Jazz Academy Marks Milestone Anniversary

A Chicago jazz academy is marking its 10th anniversary with a special celebration, and NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story of some of the group's budding musicians. 

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 06:06 PM CDT

Suburban Boy Aims to Help Dominican Republic Through Baseball

Suburban Boy Aims to Help Dominican Republic Through Baseball

A suburban boy is heading to play in the Latin American Baseball Classic, but his trip has turned into more than just an American pastime: he's also making it a mission to help others. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz...

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 06:38 PM CDT

Salvation Army Prepares for Christmas in July

Salvation Army Prepares for Christmas in July

Christmas may be five months away but the Salvation Army has already started prepping for the holiday season. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details.

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 at 06:39 PM CDT

Rizzo Launches Cancer Campaign: 'Cancer Can't Compete'

Rizzo Launches Cancer Campaign: 'Cancer Can't Compete'

Cubs athlete Rizzo is a survivor of Hodgkin Lymphoma and has been a public advocate of cancer research through his foundation. His campaign, which launched Tuesday, has its focus centered on families. NBC 5's...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 08:58 PM CDT

Senior Citizens at Hyde Park Plant to Feed Hungry Families

Senior Citizens at Hyde Park Plant to Feed Hungry Families

Some Hyde Park senior citizens aren't done growing. They're focused on making a difference with rich and tasty greens and many spend the summer working in portable gardens. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the...