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Fall Foliage, Local Businesses And Open House Favorites: Here’s Chicago In Photos This Week

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff this week.

Kids play in the fall foliage at North Pond in Lincoln Park on Oct. 13, 2022.
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CHICAGO — The leaves are quickly changing color, and residents are exploring the city during Open House Chicago weekend.

Block Club dug up a few of our favorite Open House photos from the archives, along with some of the photos our reporters took for stories this week.

Take a look:

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The First Church of Deliverance, 4315 S. Wabash Ave., during Open House Chicago weekend on Oct. 17, 2021.

Read more: Open House Chicago Returns This Weekend With 150+ Sites To Explore

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Paul Struebing, candidate for 41st Ward Alderman, poses for a portrait with his bike in Oriole Park on Oct. 12, 2022.

Read more: Edison Park Advocate And Attorney Paul Struebing Is Napolitano’s First Challenger For 41st Ward Seat

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
The Central Standard Building during Open House Chicago weekend on Oct. 14, 2017.
Credit: Quinn Myers/Block Club Chicago
Black Luxe Candle Co. co-owners Julius and Brittany Dease at their new space in Wicker Park.

Read more: Black Luxe Candle Co.’s Booming Retail Store And Classroom Reopens In Wicker Park After Moving From Bucktown

Credit: Kayleigh Padar//Block Club Chicago
Janie Pochel, a member of Chi-Nations Youth Council, protested the speakers at the Oct. 10 event.

Read more: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Should Replace Columbus Day In Chicago, Coalition Of Politicians Argue

Credit: Melody Mercado, Block Club Chicago
West Loop residents listen to a community safety presentation on Oct. 11, 2022.

Read more: West Loop Neighbors Worried About Crime Get Safety Tips From Cops After Attempted Kidnappings

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar and their security detail exit the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Public Housing Museum in Little Italy on Oct. 11, 2022.
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Francine Washington speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Public Housing Museum in Little Italy on Oct. 11, 2022.

Read more: National Public Housing Museum Finally Being Built On Little Italy CHA Site After 15 Years Of Planning

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Block Club Chicago reporter Quinn Myers poses for a photo before an interview in Wicker Park on Oct. 11, 2022.
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The Pui Tak Center (left) in Chinatown, pictured on Apr. 9, 2022, is one of the neighborhood sites welcoming the public this weekend for Open House Chicago.

Read more: Check Out Bridgeport, Chinatown, Little Village And Pilsen During Open House Chicago

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Fall foliage flourishes on the trees in Oriole Park on Oct. 12, 2022.
Credit: Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago
From left: GoodKids MadCity organizers Tapha, Miracle, Jeremiah, Janiah, Camiella Williams and Arseny pose with a few donated items during their meeting Thursday at the Chicago Torture Justice Center. The youth and Williams, their adult mentor, hope to assist at least 100 people at their Oct. 22 giveaway.
Credit: Quinn Myers/Block Club Chicago
36th Ward aldermanic candidate David Herrera poses for a photo in Ukrainian Village on Oct. 11, 2022

Read more: West Town Resident David Herrera Joins Crowded Race To Represent ‘Pool Noodle’ 36th Ward: ‘This Is My Backyard’

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Passengers wait for their luggage at Midway International Airport in Chicago on Oct. 9, 2022.
Credit: Alex V. Hernandez/Block Club Chicago
Vichcraft owner Jenna Blazevich’s crank and wheel Cornely A chain stitch machine is a little over 100 years old and when creating a custom designs.

Read more: Vichcraft Owner Relocates Her Custom Embroidery Shop To Irving Park

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