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Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 at 11:09 AM CDT

'Skate for Mason' Event Hopes to Raise Funds for Great Cause

'Skate for Mason' Event Hopes to Raise Funds for Great Cause

The Mason Wasz Foundation will hold its "Skate for Mason" event to raise funds towards the training and purchase of comfort/service animals at local hospitals and continuing to assist families with...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 06:46 PM CDT

Crisis Hotline Helps Thousands in First Year

Crisis Hotline Helps Thousands in First Year

A crisis hotline based out of Fox Valley has already helped more than 30,000 people in the year since it's opened, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has more on the remarkable impact that the program is having on the...

Monday, Mar 11, 2019 at 04:24 PM CDT

Program Aims to Help Young Adults Land in Medical Field

Program Aims to Help Young Adults Land in Medical Field

more by visiting the group's website. ">A new program is aimed at helping unemployed young adults from Chicago follow a path in the medical field. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details, and you can learn more by visiting the group's website. 

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 06:52 PM CST

Northwestern University Hosts Dance Marathon

Northwestern University Hosts Dance Marathon

Students at Northwestern University are gearing up for their 30 hour dance marathon. The event is now in its 45th year! Our LeeAnn Trotter is watching the last minute preps and how the event is making a...

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 06:41 PM CST

'Pozolada' Gets Underway This Weekend

'Pozolada' Gets Underway This Weekend

This week, a delicacy called Pozole will take center stage at the annual Pozolada competition, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz got to meet some of the competitors, and sample some of the fare. 

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 11:28 PM CST

Veteran Continues Life of Service After Leaving Army

Veteran Continues Life of Service After Leaving Army

Christian Garicia was combat medic in the Amy. His role in the military was to help soldiers medically. Now that he’s out, he’s helping them again but he’s helping them find a home and a...

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 11:21 PM CST

Cancer Survivor's Fashion Show Helps Others Cope

Cancer Survivor's Fashion Show Helps Others Cope

A cancer survivor's fashion show benefits A Silver Lining Foundation, which aims to provide uninsured and underinsured patients with free breast health testing. Sabrina Santucci reports.

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 06:24 PM CST

Mom Aims to Help Parents With Colicky Babies

Mom Aims to Help Parents With Colicky Babies

get help if you need it. ">Colicky babies are agony for parents, and an area mom who went through it is looking to help other parents. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has her remarkable story, and how you can get help if you need it. 

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 03:13 PM CST

Group Works to Empower Domestic Violence Victims

Group Works to Empower Domestic Violence Victims

Connections for Abused Women and Their Children is a group dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse, and their children, and NBC 5's Alex Maragos has more details in this weekend's Making a Difference...

Friday, Mar 1, 2019 at 07:00 PM CST

Workout Center Gives Back to Aurora Shooting Victims

Workout Center Gives Back to Aurora Shooting Victims

A popular suburban workout center is giving back to victims of the Aurora shooting. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details. 

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.