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Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 06:30 PM CDT

Young Adults Bring Marine Mosaics to Life in Oak Park

Young Adults Bring Marine Mosaics to Life in Oak Park

A group of teens and young adults in Oak Park are using their time to pursue their passion for art. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details on this summer-long project.

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:06 AM CDT

Special Olympics to Kick Off its 50th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago

Special Olympics to Kick Off its 50th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago

NBC 5's Alex Maragos speaks to Special Olympics Co-Chair Kevin Magnuson, about the events' 50th anniversary,

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 06:32 PM CDT

Band Aims to Raise Money for Families Separated at Border

Band Aims to Raise Money for Families Separated at Border

A rock group is touring the country to raise money and awareness of families separated at the US border. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz talks to the band ahead of their gig tomorrow night. 

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 10:41 PM CDT

Local Group Helps Families in Need

Local Group Helps Families in Need

A stay-at-home mom went from full-time mother to teacher of the year thanks to a local organization that provides social services to families in need. But she's more than just a success story. Now she's helping...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 09:05 AM CDT

'Increase the Peace' Event Being Held in Back of the Yards

'Increase the Peace' Event Being Held in Back of the Yards

A group of youth leaders is hoping to inspire change in the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago by starting a new series of events called “Increase the Peace.”

Sunday, Jul 8, 2018 at 05:33 PM CDT

Students Hosting Event to Promote Gun Safety

Students Hosting Event to Promote Gun Safety

A pair of students are helping to host a block party to promote gun safety, and they spoke to NBC 5's Katie Kim about their group's mission.

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 at 05:03 PM CDT

Chicago Group Aims to Bring People Together Through Art

Chicago Group Aims to Bring People Together Through Art

A Chicago-based group is trying to bring together different ethnic groups through the arts. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter spoke to Irene Michaels of I On the Scene to discuss the group's "Divas, Dames, and...

Friday, Jul 6, 2018 at 08:27 PM CDT

Charity CEO Recognized for Incredible Work

Charity CEO Recognized for Incredible Work

As the immigration fight garners headlines around the country, one local immigrant is being recognized for what he's doing in his community. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story. 

Sunday, Jul 1, 2018 at 03:36 PM CDT

Ravinia Helps Kids Learn About Art of Music

Ravinia Helps Kids Learn About Art of Music

Ravinia CEO and President Welz Kauffman chats with NBC 5's Kye Martin about what the festival is doing to help bring music programs back into school.

Sunday, Jul 1, 2018 at 11:09 AM CDT

Chicago's Annual 'International Festival of Life' Returns for the 26th Year

Chicago's Annual 'International Festival of Life' Returns for the 26th Year

NBC 5's Kye Martin speaks with Executive Director of the "African Caribbean International Festival of Life,"  Ephraim Martin, about making a difference using music and culture at the annual event...