NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago are celebrating Chicago-area communities and shining a light on what makes them special.
As part of the ongoing series, our anchors and reporters have traveled this summer to towns in the suburbs and neighborhoods in Chicago, broadcasting the news from festivals and profiling residents, restaurants and businesses that make their communities shine.
Here's a look back at some of our most recent stops. See you soon!
Making a Difference: Celebrating Cicero
Join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago live in Cicero Wednesday as we kick-off an ongoing series celebrating Chicago-area communities making a difference.
Boom in Business for Cicero Community
Business in booming in Cicero and the town's spokesperson says they hope that success can further inspire to unite them to create a stronger community. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports.
Celebrating Franklin Park
Residents Making a Big Difference in Franklin Park
NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has been out at Franklin Park Fest all day, and to help celebrate the town, she's showcasing the impact of people that are making a difference in their community.
Story of Franklin Park Steeped in History
Northwest suburban Franklin Park was built on the dream of one German immigrant. Lesser Franklin came to the U.S. and moved west, opening general stores and eventually going into real estate. Franklin's first project: a large parcel of land not far from downtown Chicago. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci looks at the history of Franklin Park as part of our Making a Difference Day summer series.
Celebrating Franklin Park: Owner of Beloved Bakery Shares Secret to Longevity
For 29 years, Aracely's Bakery has been part of the Franklin Park community, creating three generations of supporters and lovers of Aracely's conchas and award-winning tamales. So what's the secret to their success? NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz reports.
Celebrating Humboldt Park
Puerto Rican Fest Gets Underway
Chicago's annual Puerto Rican Festival is getting underway this weekend, and Telemundo Chicago's Benjamin Zamora is here to show us what we can expect this weekend.
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!
Celebrating Long Grove
Cafe 5: Strawberry Cheesecake Popcorn
Strawberry Fest is underway in Long Grove and what better way to celebrate than with strawberry cheesecake popcorn.
Celebrating Long Grove: A Look at a Remarkable History
NBC 5's Allison Rosati and LeeAnn Trotter explore the remarkable history of the village of Long Grove.
Long Grove Confectionary Serves Up Sweet Treats
We are celebrating Long Grove today, and NBC 5's Allison Rosati has the latest on the sweet treats you can get from an iconic chocolatier in the area.
Oldest Tavern in Illinois Still Going Strong in Long Grove
Today we're celebrating Long Grove, and we're visiting the Village Tavern, the oldest bar in the state of Illinois, and NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz is taking you on a tour of the historic establishment.
Local Group Aims to Help Bronzeville's Homeless
NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci is helping us Celebrate Bronzeville by chatting with a group of people in the community that are helping the homeless find a better future.
Bronzeville Restaurant Owner Shares Her Remarkable Story
From hairdresser to restaurant owner, a Bronzeville businesswoman is thrilled to feed her community with her eatery. NBC 5’s Anayeli Ruiz has the details.
Celebrating Hazel Crest
Celebrating Hazel Crest: Hazelnut Festival Set to Kick Off
We're celebrating all things Hazel Crest, as the Hazelnut Parade and Festival kicks off this weekend. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the details.
Alicia Roman Fires a Strike, Dunks Police Chief
Are the White Sox or Cubs paying attention? NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Alicia Roman fired a perfect strike during the Hazel Crest Hazelnut Festival on Saturday, and we caught it on video!