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Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 04:43 PM CDT

Skin Cancer Diagnosis Turns into Social Media Movement

Skin Cancer Diagnosis Turns into Social Media Movement

Marie Hale decided to start a Facebook campaign to help other cancer victims get the early treatment they need. NCB 5’s Anayeli Ruiz reports.

Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 at 12:47 PM CDT

Ghanafest Benefit Set for Next Weekend in Chicago

Ghanafest Benefit Set for Next Weekend in Chicago

entrance to Washington Park">Mr. Paa Kwasi Sam, head of the Ghana National Council, chatted with our own Alex Maragos about an upcoming event called Ghanafest. Tickets will cost $10, and will be available at the entrance to Washington Park

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 at 10:10 AM CDT

Foundation to Hold Gala Supporting Scholarship Fund

Foundation to Hold Gala Supporting Scholarship Fund

Tenisha Taylor Bell, CEO of the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation, sits down with NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter to discuss how the group’s upcoming gala will help young African-American men with...

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 06:13 PM CDT

How to Fight Opioid Addiction From Someone Who's Been There

How to Fight Opioid Addiction From Someone Who's Been There

Rodrigo Garcia knows a thing or two about running a treatment center for opioid addiction. After all, he faced the nightmare of addiction himself.

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 08:21 PM CDT

'Heart to Art' Uses Theater to Help Students Get Through Pain

'Heart to Art' Uses Theater to Help Students Get Through Pain

The "Heart to Art" summer program at the Auditorium Theatre aims to help kids who have lost parents to find peace through the arts. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports. 

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 07:33 PM CDT

Meet the Soulful Nuns Who Rock

Meet the Soulful Nuns Who Rock

A group of nuns from Peru are bringing their 'sister act' to Chicago in the form of a rock concert—they’re known as ‘Siervas.’

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM CDT

Softball Team Steps Up for Team Manager

Softball Team Steps Up for Team Manager

The Oak Forest High School softball team took a trip to cheer on their team manager in their special needs league, and when the other team didn't show, the Oak Forest team stepped in. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 05:46 PM CDT

Special Olympics Monument Unveiled at Soldier Field

Special Olympics Monument Unveiled at Soldier Field

A new permanent monument now sits outside Soldier Field to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the story of how the monument came to be. 

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 07:26 AM CDT

Special Olympics Celebration Kicks Off With Unified Cup

Special Olympics Celebration Kicks Off With Unified Cup

This year marks a huge milestone for the Special Olympics.

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 06:37 PM CDT

Special Olympics Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Chicago

Special Olympics Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Chicago

Chicago celebrates the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics this week--a huge event that all started with a simple track meet. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the details.