Mayor Lori Lightfoot gives her concession speech at her election night party on Municipal Election Day in Chicago, Feb. 28, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

CHICAGO — Election Day was busy in Chicago — but there was plenty of other news this week.

Here’s what Block Club Chicago reporters captured while covering the neighborhoods this week.

Mayoral candidate Cook County Board Commissioner Brandon Johnson greets a constituent at Manny’s Deli in the South Loop on Election Day, Feb. 28, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
A supporter dons a bedazzled Vallas for Mayor shirt at mayoral candidate Paul Vallas’ election night party on Feb. 28, 2023. Credit: Jim Vondruska/Block Club Chicago
Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas speaks with a customer at Manny’s Deli in the South Loop on Election Day, Feb. 28, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is received by supporters after giving her concession speech at her party on Election Day, Feb. 28, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Read more: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Loses Reelection Bid, First One-Term Mayor In 40 Years

Read more: Johnson, Vallas Advance To Mayoral Runoff As Lightfoot Concedes Defeat

Hundreds mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with a rally outside Saints Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ukrainian Village on Feb. 24, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Rep. Mike Quigley and Mayor Lori Lightfoot participate while hundreds mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Hundreds mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with a rally outside Saints Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ukrainian Village on Feb. 24, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Read more: ‘We Just Need The World To Know We’re Still Here’: Hundreds Mark Year Since Russia Invaded Ukraine At Vigil

Illinois’ Artist Laureate Kay Smith poses for a photo in her Lincoln Park home. Credit: Kayleigh Padar//Block Club Chicago
Kay Smith still paints most days. Credit: Kayleigh Padar//Block Club Chicago

Read more: Renowned Artist Kay Smith Turns 100 Monday. She’s Spent The Past Century Depicting US History In Watercolors

Alderman-elect Bennett Lawson greets a 44th Ward constituent Wednesday, March 1, 2023, near the Belmont CTA Station. Credit: Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago

Read more: Alderman-Elect Bennett Lawson Gets Head Start On Transition To Succeed Tom Tunney In 44th Ward

Ed Rey mixes a drink at Meet and Whiskey, a new speakeasy in Edgewater, on March 1, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Mr. Lucky and his Blue Light Combo perform jazz at Meet and Whiskey, a new speakeasy in Edgewater, on March 1, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Read more: New Speakeasy Near Loyola’s Campus Features Secret Entrance, Live Music And Prohibition-Era Drinks

Ald. Daniel La Spata before taking the stage at this election party Tuesday. Credit: Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Read more: Ald. Daniel La Spata Could Be Headed For Runoff Against Sam Royko In Tight 1st Ward Race

Mayoral candidate Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) gets his lunch at Manny’s Deli in the South Loop. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is served a ham and cheese sandwich in line at Manny’s Deli. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Read more: Politics And Pastrami Collide At Manny’s Deli On Election Day In Chicago

Large waves crash along the shoreline near Promontory Point in Hyde Park on Feb. 27, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Dramatic skies loom over Albany Park on the night before Election Day, on Feb. 27, 2023. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

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