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Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 06:42 PM CDT

Rainbow PUSH Coalition to Host Convention

Rainbow PUSH Coalition to Host Convention

 The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is making a difference in Chicago, and the group is getting ready to host its annual convention. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter reports.

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 04:35 PM CDT

United Negro College Fund Celebrates 75th Birthday

United Negro College Fund Celebrates 75th Birthday

 The United Negro College Fund is celebratings its 75th birthday with a big gala, and NBC 5's Alex Maragos has more details in today's "Making a Difference' segment. 

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 07:31 PM CDT

Girl Seeks to Brighten Days of Other Children in Hospitals

Girl Seeks to Brighten Days of Other Children in Hospitals

This summer, a little girl is hoping to spread magic to other children who are in the hospital. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story. 

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 05:27 PM CDT

Piven Theatre Helps Celebrate Artists With Developmental Disabilities

Piven Theatre Helps Celebrate Artists With Developmental Disabilities

The Piven Theatre Workshop uses improvisation to turn their intellectual challenges into creative storytelling. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details.

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 05:23 PM CDT

‘Sleep In Heavenly Peace’: Volunteers Build Beds for Families in Need

 ‘Sleep In Heavenly Peace’: Volunteers Build Beds for Families in Need

A group of local volunteers takes on a big task as they provide parents with peace of mind and kids with a good night's sleep with one essential thing--a bed. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details

Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 11:06 AM CDT

Chicago's Habitat for Humanity to Host 'High Ropes For Habitat'

Chicago's Habitat for Humanity to Host 'High Ropes For Habitat'

NBC 5's Alex Maragos sits with Executive Director for 'Habitat For Humanity' Barbara Beckman to talk about the organizations' core mission and the upcoming event set at the end of June where, according...

Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 07:01 PM CDT

'Mother of Englewood' Aims to Help Area Residents Thrive

'Mother of Englewood' Aims to Help Area Residents Thrive

The "Mother of Englewood" is aiming to help residents in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods, and NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has her story. 

Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 06:56 PM CDT

NBC 5, Telemundo Celebrate Puerto Rican Festival

NBC 5, Telemundo Celebrate Puerto Rican Festival

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter is out at the Chicago Puerto Rican Festival, where NBC is celebrating Humboldt Park and all the great things the area has to offer! 

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 08:07 PM CDT

Englewood Bike Ride for Peace Coming Up Friday

Englewood Bike Ride for Peace Coming Up Friday

The greater Englewood community is trying to come together through cycling, as a community group is hosting a critical-mass bike event Friday to promote a healthy lifestyle. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has a...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 07:08 PM CDT

Helping Individuals With Disabilities by Providing Medical Equipment

Helping Individuals With Disabilities by Providing Medical Equipment

Special equipment can be life changing for people with disabilities but they're often expensive and out of reach of those who need them most. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci introduces us to a man who survived a...

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.