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This Week In Photos: Tavern On Rush, Kanye West, A New Mayoral Candidate And A Skeleton Pirate Ship

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

Concerned citizen George Blakemore greets Ald. Ed Burke (14th) at a City Council meeting on Oct. 26, 2022.
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CHICAGO — From a Viagra Triangle favorite closing its doors to another hopeful jumping into the mayor’s race, it’s been a busy week of stories in the city.

Photos from this week in Chicago:

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Tavern On Rush Owner Phil Stefani urges customers to “stay tuned” as the Gold Coast closed its doors Wednesday night.

Read more: Big Crowd Of Regulars Gathers To Celebrate End Of An Era At Last Ladies Night At Tavern On Rush

Credit: Melody Mercado, Block Club Chicago
Glenn Ventura has been to almost every Ladies Night at Tavern On Rush. His friends joke that the restaurant doubles as his office since he’s there almost every day.
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The person who shot a 7-year-old boy Wednesday night as he was in his family’s home was in this alley, police said.

Read more: 7-Year-Old Killed When Stray Bullet Comes Through Bathroom Window In Humboldt Park, Police Say

Credit: Ariel Parrella-Aureli/Block Club Chicago
A Halloween pirate ship with 10 skeleton pirates takes over a front patio of an Old Irving Park home on Oct. 25, 2022.

Read more: Skeleton Pirate Ship Crashes Into Old Irving Park Lawn, Lighting Up The Block For Halloween

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson arrives to announce his run for Mayor of Chicago at Seward Park on Oct. 27, 2022.

Read more: Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson Is Running For Chicago Mayor: ‘We Are Going To Bring A Revival To This City’

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson announces his run for Mayor of Chicago at Seward Park on Oct. 27, 2022.
Credit: Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago
Jeremy Schnitker (left) and Zachary Fox are the new owners of Alice’s Lounge in Avondale.

Read more: Alice’s Begins Next Chapter As New Owners Take Helm Of Beloved Karaoke Bar: ‘The City Still Needs Cool Dive Bars’

Credit: Jacqueline Cardenas/Block Club Chicago
Judy Vazquez, an organizer of the Polish Rosary Group, said she wanted to meet Cardinal Blase Cupich to discuss future of La Pietà statue.

Read more: Pilsen Parishioners Take Fight To Save Beloved St. Adalbert Statue To Cardinal’s Feet At Protest

Credit: Ariel Parrella-Aureli/Block Club Chicago
Concrete curbs installed at the end of October along Milwaukee Avenue in Old Irving Park are damaged a few days after installation, as seen Oct. 24, 2022.

Read more: Concrete-Protected Bike Lanes Come To Milwaukee Avenue On Northwest Side, But Some Are Already Damaged

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
A car fire in a Little Italy parking garage cascaded to 21 other vehicles, totaling all of them, as seen on Oct. 26, 2022.

Read more: Fire Totals 22 Cars Inside Little Italy Parking Garage

Credit: Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago
Left to right: Moor’s Brewing Company CEO Damon Patton, IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship director Beth Kregor, Moor’s chief financial officer Jahmal Johnson and chief marketing officer Anthony Bell celebrate the brewery’s $10,000 grand prize at the South Side Pitch competition in Hyde Park.

Read more: Black-Owned Moor’s Brewing Company Wins Top Prize At South Side Pitch Competition

Credit: Quinn Myers/Block Club Chicago
Pastry chef Davide Serafini and owner Marco Schiavoni at Pizza Metro in Wicker Park.

Read more: Wicker Park’s Pizza Metro Reopens As Italian Pastry Shop — But Pizzas Are Coming Back, Owner Says

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Former Ald. Proco Joe Moreno poses for a portrait in Wicker Park on Oct. 11, 2022.

Read more: After Scandals, Proco Joe Moreno Wants A Shot At Political Redemption. Will 1st Ward Voters Give It To Him?

Credit: Madison Savedra/Block Club Chicago
Cookies decorated as calaveras for Día de los Muertos inside the display case at La Katrina Cafe 5158 S. Kedzie Ave.

Read more: La Katrina Cafe Brings Pastries, Coffee, Mexican Fare And Other Sweet Treats To Gage Park

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Chicago Police respond to a homicide in the 4300 block of North Whipple Street in Albany Park on Oct. 23, 2022.
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Homes in Little Village on Oct. 21, 2022.
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A mural of Kanye West by artist Jason M Peterson along Lake Street was painted black in West Loop, as seen on Oct. 27, 2022.

Read more: Kanye West’s Image Painted Over In Chicago Mural After Rapper’s Antisemitic Remarks

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Ald. Andre Vasquez Jr. (40th) dresses as a CTA “ghost train” at a City Council meeting on Oct. 26, 2022.

Read more: Lincoln Square Alderman Mocks CTA With Ghost Train Costume At City Council

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
A multiple exposure of Mayor Lori Lightfoot answering questions at a press conference after a City Council meeting on Oct. 26, 2022.

Read more: Lightfoot Proposes Annual Raises For Mayor, City Treasurer And City Clerk

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Halloween decorations at a home in the 9900 block of South Artesian Ave. in Beverly on Oct. 24, 2022.

Read more: Haunted Chicago: Here’s Some Of Our Favorite Neighborhood Halloween Decorations

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Halloween decorations at a home in the 2900 block of West Leland Ave. in Ravenswood Manor on Oct. 24, 2022.
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Fall foliage blooms at LaBagh Woods in North Park on Oct. 27, 2022.
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A squirrel climbs a tree at LaBagh Woods in North Park on Oct. 27, 2022.

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