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This Week In Photos: Elections, Chuy Runs For Mayor, Jones Students Protest And A Lunar Eclipse

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

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and First Lady Mary Kathryn Muenster greet supporters after declaring victory in the gubernatorial election on Nov. 8, 2022.
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CHICAGO — The city was on the move this week with the mid-term elections, another mayoral announcement, a lunar eclipse and much more.

Photos from this week in Chicago:

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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker declares victory in the gubernatorial election on Nov. 8, 2022.
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Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton takes the stage as Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker declares victory in the gubernatorial election on Nov. 8, 2022.

Read more: Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Declares Victory In Governor’s Race, Easily Defeating Republican Darren Bailey

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Jonathan Jackson (in red tie) pauses for a moment during his victory speech at his election night watch party Nov. 8.
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Outgoing Rep. Bobby Rush greets supporters during Rep.-elect Jonathan Jackson’s election night watch party Nov. 8.

Read more: Jonathan Jackson Declares Victory In 1st District As Bobby Rush Passes The Torch In Congress

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Newly-elected Rep. Delia Ramirez (in middle wearing purple dress) poses for a photo with Northwest Side progressive politicians, some also elected Tuesday.

Read more: Delia Ramirez Makes History As First Midwestern Latina Headed To Congress

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The lunar eclipse over Albany Park on Nov. 8, 2022.
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Students at Jones College Prep rally for a sit-in Nov. 7, 2022, after a student wore a Nazi-like Halloween costume.
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Students at Jones College Prep rally for a sit-in Nov. 7, 2022, after a student wore a Nazi-like Halloween costume.

Read more: After Principal’s Ouster, Jones College Prep Students Stage Sit-In To Combat Racism On Campus

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A group of people waiting to vote at Center on Halsted on Nov. 8, 2022.

Read more: Chicago Women Head To The Polls To Protect Right To Abortion: ‘We Can’t Afford To Go Back’

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Kenneth Griffin, founder of non-profit No Matter What, tends to his garden at 6505 S. Bishop St. in Englewood on Nov. 3, 2022.
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Kenneth Griffin, founder of non-profit No Matter What, hangs out with neighborhood cat Marinara at his garden at 6505 S. Bishop St. in Englewood on Nov. 3, 2022.

Read more: Whole Foods’ Decision To Close Englewood Store Inspires Resident To Build Thriving Community Garden

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Coach Andriy Berezovchuk coaches the Edgewater Castle Football Club during half time.

Read more: Ukrainian Coach’s Amateur Soccer Team Lost Chicago Championship, But He’s Proud They ‘Started To Play For Each Other’ 

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Old Fashioned Donuts celebrated its 50th anniversary Nov. 5, 2022.
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Rev. Mama Joy Sigur-Ramza films Dejauna Bulloch glazing donuts at Old Fashioned Donuts, 11248 S. Michigan Ave., on Nov. 5, 2022.

Read more: Longtime South Side Favorite Old Fashioned Donuts Celebrates 50 Years In Roseland

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Jesús “Chuy” García announced he’s running for mayor of Chicago at Navy Pier on Nov. 10, 2022.
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Jesús “Chuy” García shares a kiss with wife Evelyn García as he announces he’s running for mayor of Chicago at Navy Pier on Nov. 10, 2022.

Read more: Jesus ‘Chuy’ García Announces Run For Mayor, Challenging Lori Lightfoot

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Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) palms his face during the transportation committee meeting at City Hall on Nov. 10, 2022.

Read more: ‘Severe Workforce Shortage’ To Blame For Ghost Trains, Buses As CTA Struggles With 1,000 Open Jobs, Leader Says

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Shannon McCarthy slack lines on an unseasonably warm fall afternoon in Palmer Square on Nov. 10, 2022.
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People enjoy an unseasonably warm fall afternoon in Palmer Square on Nov. 10, 2022.

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