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NBC 5 To Air Chicago Inspirational Stories Special

This weekend, WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 will air its fifth "Making A Difference" half-hour special, entitled "A Community That Cares." The all-new half-hour program will highlight community leaders and organizations leading solution-focused initiatives across the Chicago area.

The special will be hosted by news anchor Marion Brooks, meteorologist Byron Miranda, sports anchor Siafa Lewis, and reporter Regina Waldroup. WMAQ-TV anchors and reporters Alex Maragos, Christian Farr, LeeAnn Trotter, and Charlie Wojciechowski also contribute to the special.

"A Community That Cares" seeks to shed light on the solutions to common community challenges, showing multiple, inspirational reports. Among the segments will be:

- An exploration into different ways local people are showing compassion and generosity for the homeless (featuring Waldroup and Trotter).

- A talk with local children that are spearheading a creative idea that aims to protect people from danger on Chicago streets (featuring Wojciechowski).

- A suburban detective who is working toward rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the community (featuring Farr).

- Emotional stories about local families finding hope as they fight through health battles (featuring Brooks and Maragos).

"Making A Difference: A Community That Cares" will air on WMAQ-TV this Saturday, March 18th at 6:00pm.

NBC 5's "Making A Difference" community-focused initiative began in 2013. Since its inception, the station has presented hundreds of "Making A Difference" stories on-air and across its digital platforms. WMAQ-TV has also aired locally-produced specials that highlight inspirational local stories of people who are making the Chicago area an even better place to live.

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