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Mattie Robertson picked up music at an early age. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Choral Director Mattie Robertson

The former Whitney Young faculty member is a music legend in Chicago. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


Reggio's Pizza (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Founders Of Reggio’s Pizza

John and Pearl Clark opened a small pizza restaurant in the Chatham neighborhood 41 years ago. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


Playwright Rick Roberts (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Playwright For The Homeless

At the Athenaeum Theatre, the many facets of homelessness are explored in the play “The Bench Mark.” CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


Dancer Lester Goodman in his younger days. (courtesy: Lester Goodman)

Someone You Should Know: 98-Year-Old Dancer Lester Goodman

After dancing for nearly 90 years, Goodman has not lost his touch. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


A member of Mane in Heaven's team visits with an appreciative human. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Mane In Heaven Founder

Area nurse Jodie Diegel uses miniature horses to connect with people in a special way. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


Blue Sky Bakery in the North Center neighborhood. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Blue Sky Bakery’s Lisa Thompson

The North Center cafe represents a life-changing experience for the young people who work there. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


Gymnast Hayley Butcher. (Credit: CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Gymnast Hayley Butcher

She’s a champion gymnast whose favorite thing is teaching kids and she certainly has something special to offer them. Harry Porterfield says Hayley Butcher is someone you should know.


Lamanda Joy (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Urban Gardener Lamanda Joy

CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield introduces us to the founder of the Peterson Garden Project.


Dirk Spence's magic show on wheels. (Credit: Dirk Spence)

Someone You Should Know: Dirk Spence

He loves his job so much that he says it doesn’t even feel like work.


Lena McLin has been a musical mentor to scores of students, including performers who have gone on to have successful careers. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Musical Mentor Lena McLin

Lena McLin has been teaching for more than half a century, and some of the most famous singers in the country were her students. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


A northwest Indiana elementary student talks about raising money for Heifer International. (CBS)

Some Kids You Should Know: Students Who Raise Money For The Poor

The Heifer organization gives animals to needy people in 40 countries around the world. The elementary students were donating $13,127 to the cause. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


The Melodeers (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: The Melodeers

It all began when barbershop patrons started singing while waiting to get their hair cut. A century or so later, the Melodeers chorus is taking the music to a dazzling new height with 140 ladies singing in unaccompanied four-part harmony. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


Alex Levesque (right) works with Quantrell Haywood at the Automotive Mentoring Group garage, a nonprofit Levesque founded to train youths how to restore classic cars, as an alternative to gangs and drugs. (Credit: CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Automotive Mentoring Group

For more than two decades, a Chicago group has been working to help troubled kids, and the approach it takes is all about cars.

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Amilee Cruikshank at work. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: 109-Year-Old Receptionist

Amilee Cruikshank is a unique person: She still works four days a week and is in excellent health, despite the fact that she will soon be 109 years old. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield says she’s someone you should know.


Collett Renfro (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Dollhouse Artisan Collette Renfro

If you think the world is too big and could be a little smaller, why not try making doll houses? A good place start is the Blackberry Harvest Dollhouse Museum in Homewood, CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


One of the robots developed at the Chicago Math and Science Academy. (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Robot-Makers Of CMSA

At the Chicago Math and Science Academy, students are becoming young experts in robotics and winning awards for them. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


Lee Krizka and her dog, Merlot. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Lee Krizka And Her Dog, Merlot

Lee Krizka and her dog, Merlot, both have disabilities, but they make quite a team. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


Collage artist Annie King Phillips works on one of her latest creations. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Collage Artist Annie King Phillips

First a teacher and then a healthcare administrator, at 75 Phillips began creating collages from bits and pieces of paper and fabric. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


Bob Lee, Cancer Survivor

Someone You Should Know: Cancer Survivor, Fundraiser Bob Lee

Bob Lee of Barrington is giving back to cancer research and other causes. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.


Sam Lozada (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Entertainer Sam Lozada

Same Lozada and his wife, Janice, perform at more than 300 nursing homes. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.