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User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 16, 2018 12:34 AM (UTC)

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Dozens of volunteers, including Solomon Huffman, right, take part in the City Year Chicago 2018 National Day of Service at Gale Community Academy in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The many volunteers honoring the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, painted murals, lettering, walls, and organized hundreds of books for the school's library. Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune #MLK #MLKday
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 15, 2018 5:20 PM (UTC)
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Ice encrusts Whihala Beach in Whiting, Ind. on Jan. 14, 2018. A winter storm and high winds on Lake Michigan created the ice formations. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune @bzdak #whihalabeach #iceicebaby #lakemichigan
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 11, 2018 9:45 PM (UTC)
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A low, swirling fog skims over Lake Michigan at Montrose Ave. where fisherman Dave Smith tries to catch coho salmon Thursday Jan. 11, 2018. After a brief spell of spring in the Chicago area, temperatures will drop 30 to 40 degrees Thursday afternoon, when a winter weather advisory goes into effect for sleet and freezing rain. ⠀

As of 8 a.m., it was 56 degrees at O'Hare International Airport, and the National Weather Service said it could reach 62 before temperatures plummet. That would break the record high for this date of 61 set in 1880. ⠀

A strong cold front will then move into the area from the west in the afternoon, and temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s over three hours, just in time for the evening rush. The winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. until midnight. Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune.
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 10, 2018 12:11 AM (UTC)
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New @ChicagoBears Head Coach Matt Nagy addresses members of the media during a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill. Of all the things Nagy said Tuesday at his introductory news conference, the new Bears coach revealed more by what he didn’t say. Nagy didn’t say anything unbelievable.. ⠀

He never promised anything in terms of offensive or defensive schemes, staff hires, NFC North victories or Super Bowl titles. He never pandered to the Grabowskis out there starving for success or the McCaskeys trying desperately to find it, never sounded stilted or scripted, never guaranteed anything except that he would be himself. So what can the Bears count on from the former realtor convinced he found his NFL dream home? “Passion and positive energy, creating a culture,’’ Nagy said in a sharp blue blazer and orange tie. “I just got chills saying that.’’ Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune @malarchy #chicagobears #nfl
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 9, 2018 10:57 PM (UTC)

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Chicago Animal Care and Control's shelter is nearing capacity, so it is now offering rescue groups a financial incentive to take dogs who have been at the shelter for at least 30 days. ⠀

The new incentive, funded by a $10,000 donation, provides $100 to the rescue groups for every dog they take that is already spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and $200 for dogs that are not. The city is focusing on dogs that have already had a lengthy stay. The longer the stay, the more stressful and difficult the shelter environment can be on an animal. Click the link in our bio for the full story. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune | @briancassella)
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 8, 2018 9:32 PM (UTC)

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Chicago firefighters respond to an extra-alarm fire in a residence in the 4800 block of West Van Buren Street on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Austin. The fire broke out shortly before noon and was quickly raised to a 2-11 alarm, sending extra equipment and crews. It took more than 100 firefighters an hour and a half to bring the blaze under control. ⠀

"Everybody is stable and good," Fire Commissioner Jose A. Santiago said. "There was a mayday because we want to make sure everyone is accounted for." (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune | @briancassella)
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 8, 2018 7:37 PM (UTC)

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Leslie Rupp reads a book as she rides on a southbound CTA Red Line train without pants in Chicago on Jan. 7, 2018. The annual No Pants Subway Ride featured a round trip run from the Loyola station to the Roosevelt station - no pants required. (Lou Foglia / Chicago Tribune | @thesprawlstory)
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 7, 2018 3:22 PM (UTC)
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Steam rises from Chicago skyscrapers amid below freezing temperatures as the sun sets on Jan. 4, 2018. The period of Jan. 1 through Friday was the city’s fourth coldest on record. Milder weather is expected today and will continue through the week. (Lou Foglia / Chicago Tribune | @thesprawlstory)
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 4, 2018 11:01 PM (UTC)

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Today is not the kind of day you usually would consider “steamy,” but that’s what it is as relatively warmer water droplets, from the lake and other sources, rise through the frigid air of an alley at Madison Street and Michigan Avenue on Jan. 4, 2018. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune @bzdak #coldweather #steam
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 4, 2018 8:24 PM (UTC)
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Illuminated by the morning sun, waves crash into piles of ice as steam rises from the lake at North Avenue Beach Thursday Jan. 4, 2018. Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune #coldweather
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 2, 2018 11:16 PM (UTC)
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The #tugboat James J. Versluis breaks ice in the Chicago River near the DuSable Bridge Tuesday, January 2, 2018. ⠀

The Versluis has been in service for 60 years, and in addition to breaking ice the tug services Chicago’s two active water cribs. In 1988, Barbara Brotman wrote in the Tribune of one such trip “The quiet was broken by the tug James J. Versluis, its bow sending chunks of ice skittering across the lake`s icy surface like hockey pucks. It was bringing groceries and responding to an emergency request for dishwashing liquid.” ⠀

In 1957 on the occasion of the launching of the tug, a reader wrote the Tribune: “I was delighted to read of the launching of the tug James J. Verslius. Here is one case where, to my certain knowledge, and honor [unsought] is well merited. My family lived next door to Jim Versluis for many years, and, even as a scatter-brained teen-ager, I was aware that he was respected and admired by all who knew him, especially by my late father, who judged people rather severely.” Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune @briancassella
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 2, 2018 10:13 PM (UTC)

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A party hat, emblazoned with “Happy New Year,” floats on the icy Chicago River near Michigan Ave. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune @briancassella #happynewyear
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 1, 2018 9:45 PM (UTC)
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Jayda Davis, 6, holds her new baby sister Janae with her parents Jeremy Davis, left, and Dana Brown. Janae arrived at 12:08 a.m Monday, January 1, 2018 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Davis and Brown, both 30, had planned to throw a New Year’s Eve party for family and friends at their Oak Lawn home Sunday night, but instead welcomed their second daughter — the region’s first baby of the new year — into a delivery room filled with cheers. Brown counted down the seconds to midnight in a delivery room. “All of the nurses were cheering like we were watching a basketball game,” an overjoyed Davis said Monday morning. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune @bzdak #happynewyear #newyearsbaby
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 1, 2018 8:44 PM (UTC)
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Chicago Bears cornerbacks Prince Amukamara, left, and Kyle Fuller talk as the #Bears empty their lockers at Halas Hall as the season ends Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. The Bears released head coach John Fox today, and General Manager Ryan Pace has scheduled a news conference for 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune @briancassella #chicagobears
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Jan 1, 2018 7:40 AM (UTC)
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Fireworks light up the sky near Navy Pier as Chicago rings in the new year on Jan. 1, 2018. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune | @mandophotos)
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Dec 28, 2017 9:12 PM (UTC)
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Stella, aka Murcielago, waits with her owner, Jennifer Verhoog, at the check-in counter of Southwest Airlines at Midway Airport in Chicago on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Stella and Jennifer traveled to Corrales, N.M., today. @bzdak photo Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune #dogsofinstagram #dogs #travel #airport
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Dec 27, 2017 6:54 PM (UTC)
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The sunrise peeps through John David Mooney’s “Spiral Galaxy, 1998” near the Adler Planetarium on Chicago's steamy lakefront. A second day of below-zero temperatures greeted Chicagoans as they woke up Wednesday Dec. 27, 2017. Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune. #freezing #coldweather #lakefront #Chicago
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Dec 26, 2017 7:48 PM (UTC)
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At North Avenue Beach on Chicago's frigid lakefront, a lone walker is silhouetted against the steamy lake. It’s currently 5 degrees in Chicago; the forecast high temperature is 10 degrees, and the low is 1. Be careful out there! Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune #freezing #coldweather #lakefront #Chicago
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Dec 24, 2017 5:34 PM (UTC)
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A member of the grounds crew clears snow off the field before the Chicago Bears play the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field on Dec. 24, 2017. Click the link in our bio for more photos of the game and all of our Bears coverage. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune | @mandophotos) #ChicagoBears #ClevelandBrowns
User Image chicagotribune Posted: Dec 22, 2017 11:49 PM (UTC)

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Every weekday, Zachary Jeppsen boards the 6:22 a.m. train at the Harvard, Ill. Metra station for an hour-and-39-minute ride to Chicago — no small commitment for a high school junior. And that’s only half of his commute. Zachary lives on a small farm near Whitewater, Wis. He leaves home by 5:30 a.m. to arrive by 8:30 a.m. at The Chicago Academy for the Arts, where he takes a full load of college-preparatory classes and works toward his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. After school, he arrives home around 9 p.m., at which point he feeds the family’s seven goats and tends to his other farm chores. Homework is mostly done on the train. It’s a grueling schedule. ⠀

Zachary doesn’t begrudge it for an instant. “My initial feeling when I came here was, ‘Oh my gosh. I fit in,’” he said. No distance is too far, most of us will attest, to find where you belong. ⠀

Zachary began dancing at age 4. By middle school, his talent was undeniable. School, however, was torture. “I’m a dancer, and I’m bisexual,” he said. “Being a boy wearing tights isn’t really looked at as cool in a lot of places.” He considered giving up ballet altogether if it would make the bullying stop. Then, as an eighth grader, his mom brought him to a dance concert at The Academy. “After seeing them dance,” Zachary said, “I told my mom, ‘I need to be a part of that.’” And now he is. See the story by @HeidiStevens13 online now and in print on Christmas Day. Lou Foglia/Chicago Tribune @thesprawlstory #dance #ballet