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Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 at 06:11 PM CDT

Medical Group Aims to Expand Health Care on South Side

Medical Group Aims to Expand Health Care on South Side

The Advocate Medical Group at Imani Village is aiming to expand access to high-quality health care on the city's South Side. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details. 

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 08:19 PM CDT

Girl Who Got New Heart Pays it Forward

Girl Who Got New Heart Pays it Forward

She's only 11, but Sofia Sanchez captured hearts last year, with her quest for a new heart of her own. She got one -- and now she's paying it forward. NBC 5's Marion Brooks reports.

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 10:54 PM CDT

'Walk of Hope' Celebrates 10th Anniversary

'Walk of Hope' Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Walk of Hope, which raises awareness and funds to help victims of child abuse, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more details about the event on April 6.

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 10:50 PM CDT

Up2Us Sports Looks to Teach Lessons to Kids

Up2Us Sports Looks to Teach Lessons to Kids

Up2Us Sports is a group aiming to teach kids lessons that they can take beyond the playing field. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has more on their upcoming Spin to Break the Cycle event at the House of Blues.

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 07:05 PM CDT

'Step Up for Tim' Aims to Help Suburban Man

'Step Up for Tim' Aims to Help Suburban Man

A NW side community is supporting one of their own after Tim Shrader of Norwood Park was severely injured while falling on ice last year. Now, his friends and family are marking his one year of recovery with...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 06:51 PM CDT

Girl Pens Book About Struggles With Celiac Disease

Girl Pens Book About Struggles With Celiac Disease

An incredible 11-year-old girl is dealing with her Celiac Disease in a remarkable way: by writing a book about her struggles. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz spoke to the inspiring Kristin Adam about her book. 

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 06:04 PM CDT

Diveheart Foundation Offers Scuba Therapy for Disabled Community

Diveheart Foundation Offers Scuba Therapy for Disabled Community

A non-profit in Downers Grove is making a difference. The organization is asking people to donate wet suits in hopes to use them to take children, adults and veterans with disabilities scuba diving. NBC 5's...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 03:49 PM CDT

Program Offers Interns With Disabilities Skills for the Workplace

Program Offers Interns With Disabilities Skills for the Workplace

Interns with intellectual or developmental disabilities learn skills for the workplace in Project Search. Sabrina Santucci reports.

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 04:58 PM CDT

School Brings in Special Speaker for Down Syndrome Awareness

School Brings in Special Speaker for Down Syndrome Awareness

A suburban school has been celebrating down syndrome awareness day and even brought in a special speaker to help kids better understand the condition. Anayeli Ruiz reports. 

Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 at 01:39 PM CDT

Ravinia Makes a Big Announcement for Music Fans

Ravinia Makes a Big Announcement for Music Fans

The Ravinia Festival announced its summer lineup this week, and they have another big announcement that they shared with NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter on this week's "Making a Difference."

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.