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Here's a look back at some of our most recent stops. See you soon!

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    Bronzeville's Biggest Booster Chats With NBC 5

    NBC 5's Marion Brooks and LeeAnn Trotter were in Bronzeville Friday for our event celebrating the neighborhood, and they're here to discuss what makes it such a remarkable place. 

    (Published Saturday, July 20, 2019)

    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!

    Celebrating Cicero

    Making a Difference: Celebrating CiceroMaking 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. 

    (Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019)

    Boom in Business for Cicero CommunityBoom 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.

    (Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019)

    Photos Show NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago 'Celebrating Cicero'Photos Show NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago 'Celebrating Cicero'

    Celebrating Franklin Park

    Residents Making a Big Difference in Franklin ParkResidents 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. 

    (Published Friday, June 7, 2019)

    Story of Franklin Park Steeped in HistoryStory 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.

    (Published Friday, June 7, 2019)

    Celebrating Franklin Park: Owner of Beloved Bakery Shares Secret to LongevityCelebrating 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.

    (Published Friday, June 7, 2019)

    Celebrating Humboldt Park

    Puerto Rican Fest Gets UnderwayPuerto 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. 

    (Published Thursday, June 13, 2019)

    NBC 5, Telemundo Celebrate Puerto Rican FestivalNBC 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! 

    (Published Friday, June 14, 2019)


    Celebrating Long Grove

    Cafe 5: Strawberry Cheesecake PopcornCafe 5: Strawberry Cheesecake Popcorn

    Strawberry Fest is underway in Long Grove and what better way to celebrate than with strawberry cheesecake popcorn. 

    (Published Friday, June 21, 2019)

    Celebrating Long Grove: A Look at a Remarkable HistoryCelebrating 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. 

    (Published Friday, June 21, 2019)

    Long Grove Confectionary Serves Up Sweet TreatsLong 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. 

    (Published Friday, June 21, 2019)

    Oldest Tavern in Illinois Still Going Strong in Long GroveOldest 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. 

     

    (Published Friday, June 21, 2019)

    Celebrating Bronzeville

    Local Group Aims to Help Bronzeville's HomelessLocal 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. 

    (Published Friday, July 12, 2019)

    Bronzeville Restaurant Owner Shares Her Remarkable StoryBronzeville 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.

    (Published Friday, July 12, 2019)

    Celebrating Hazel Crest

    Celebrating Hazel Crest: Hazelnut Festival Set to Kick OffCelebrating 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. 

    (Published Friday, Aug. 2, 2019)

    Alicia Roman Fires a Strike, Dunks Police ChiefAlicia 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! 

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019)