Making A Difference Day: NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Celebrate Communities Across Chicago Area

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

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

Join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago live in Cicero Wednesday as we kick-off an ongoing series celebrating Chicago-area communities making a difference. 
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.

Photos Show NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago 'Celebrating Cicero'

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’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! 
Strawberry Fest is underway in Long Grove and what better way to celebrate than with strawberry cheesecake popcorn. 
NBC 5’s Allison Rosati and LeeAnn Trotter explore the remarkable history of the village of Long Grove. 
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. 
 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. 

Celebrating Bronzeville

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. 
 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.
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. 
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. 
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