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This Week In Photos: Vibrant Murals, Free Bouquets And Business Openings In Chicago

PHOTOS: From a groundbreaking in Englewood to a woman giving away bouquets in Lincoln Park, Chicagoans were busy this week.

Esmeralda Gutierrez, Estela Nava and Mairim Fernandez of Cooperative Mujeres Brillantes, a cleaning co-op in East Side, pose for a photo on Sept. 26, 2022.
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CHICAGO — Chicago creeped into fall with chilly weather this week.

But the city remains bustling and vibrant: Officials broke ground on a major development in Englewood while neighbors opened businesses, a Lincoln Park neighbor gave away bouquets to bring joy to others and residents decorated their homes for Halloween.

See what happened around Chicago this week:

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Jessica Housley poses with a large floral arrangement donated to her so she can make more bouquets for strangers across Chicago.

Read more: Lincoln Park Woman Creating ‘Ripple Effect’ Of Joy By Placing Bouquets Across Chicago For Strangers To Take

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Officials and developers shovel dirt at the groundbreaking for Englewood Connect on Sept. 27, 2022.

Read more: Englewood Connect, A $14 Million Culinary Hub And Community ‘Living Room,’ Breaks Ground At Century-Old Firehouse

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A CTA Blue Line train passes as dramatic skies loom over the Chicago skyline, as seen from the Illinois Medical District CTA Blue Line stop on Sept. 28, 2022.
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Consignment Lounge, 3520 W. Diversey Ave., is run by husband-and-wife owners Katie Piepel and Mark Pallman.

Read more: Beer And A Shop: New Consignment Lounge Bar Along Logan Square-Avondale Border Doubles As Vintage Store

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Antonio Alcala, Richard Alcala, Maria Alcala and Jose Magaña pose for a photo at Alcala’s Western Wear, 1733 W. Chicago Ave., in West Town on Sept. 29, 2022.
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Jonathan Sessa, also known as “Bagel Boy,” kneads dough in his Wicker Park kitchen. He sells two dozen highly popular NYC-style bagels most weeks through his Instagram page.
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Sessa is happy that making bagels has become a part of his personality.

Read more: Do Chicago Bagels Stink? NYC Transplant Looks To Solve ‘Bagel Problem’ By Selling Them Out Of His Apartment

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A fake eviction notice was given to residents of a tent city in Touhy Park this week.

Read more: Rogers Park Tent City Residents Served Fake Eviction Notices That Promised To Move Them To Fancy Hotel: ‘Don’t Do That To Us’

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Police respond after shots were fired at Chicago Police Department’s Homan Square facility around noon on Sept. 26, 2022.

Read more: Man Charged In Homan Square Police Station Break-In Obtained Bulletproof Vest Before Pointing Guns At Cops, Prosecutors Say

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A vibrant mural wraps around the building that houses Restaurant Nuevo León in Little Village along 26th Street on Sept. 28, 2022.
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Friends, family and bike advocates console each other at ghost bike memorial in honor of Sam Bell, a bicyclist killed Sept. 8 on Milwaukee Avenue in River West.

Read More: Ghost Bike Installed In River West For Sam Bell, Bicyclist Killed On Milwaukee Avenue

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Olive Jewel owner Thomas Mansbridge shows off an antique photograph at his Ukrainian Village store.

Read more: Olive Jewel Opens In Former Fox Club Store In Ukrainian Village, Offering Vintage Items With A Historical Link

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Spiders descend on an Old Irving Park home decked out for Halloween as seen on Sept. 27, 2022.
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Mairim Fernandez of Cooperative Mujeres Brillantes, a cleaning co-op in East Side, cleans a mirror at Stella’s Hair Studio on Sept. 26, 2022.
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Estela Nava, Mairim Fernandez and Esmeralda Gutierrez of Cooperative Mujeres Brillantes, a cleaning co-op in East Side, pose for a photo at the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos office on Sept. 26, 2022.

Read more: Women Behind Mujeres Brillantes, A Southeast Side Cleaning Cooperative, Say They’re Making Strides Toward A Safer, Fairer Industry

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Lake Michigan is seen from Calumet Park in East Side, nearby where a wind farm is proposed, on Sept. 26, 2022.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot poses for a portrait in front of the old firehouse at the groundbreaking for Englewood Connect on Sept. 27, 2022.

Read more: Englewood Connect, A $14 Million Culinary Hub And Community ‘Living Room,’ Breaks Ground At Century-Old Firehouse

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18th Street in Pilsen on Sept. 28, 2022.
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The Logan Square Farmers Market made news this week for its reputation among Logan Square residents for being “horny.” Here, neighbors pass through the market Sunday.

Read more: Need Fresh Produce — And A Lover? The ‘Horny’ Logan Square Farmers Market Is The Place To Be, Locals Say

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Dramatic fall skies loom over Chicago’s skyline at sunset, as seen from Elston Avenue in Avondale on Sept. 28, 2022.

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