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This Week In Photos: Dispensaries Open, First Snowfall And More

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

A person walks close to large waves lapping upon the seawall at Museum Campus during the first snowfall of the season on Nov. 15, 2022.
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CHICAGO — Chicagoans broke out their winter gear as the city got its first measurable snow of the season.

But the freeze did not stop the buzz of activity here.

Photos from this week in Chicago:

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Arshad Williams goes over several cannabis products with a customer on Nov. 14, 2022.
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A mural being painted on the side of Green Rose Dispensary in River North.

Read more: Weed Dispensary Green Rose, Owned By Phil Stefani, Former Police Commander, Opens In River North

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Jorge Mata sells tamales as snow falls along 18th Street in Pilsen on Nov. 15, 2022.
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A person walks close to large waves lapping upon the seawall at Museum Campus during the first snowfall of the season on Nov. 15, 2022.

Read more: Chicago Sees First Measurable Snow Of Winter Season

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Ivy Hall co-owner Nigel Dandridge at the dispensary’s ribbon cutting on Nov. 14, 2022.
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Some of the available product at Ivy Hall dispensary, 1720 N. Damen Ave., in Bucktown

Read more: Ivy Hall, One Of Illinois’ First Black-Owned Pot Dispensaries, Opens In Bucktown

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Angela Thompson (in yellow) chats with a mother as her kids pose for a picture during a red light Friday afternoon.
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Angela Thompson, a crossing guard at 61st Street and Cottage Avenue for Fiske Elementary School, has held a Christmas toy drive for more than 15 years.

Read more: ‘Ray Of Sunshine’ South Side Crossing Guard Has Brought Joy To Kids With Toy Giveaway For Nearly 20 Years

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Families explored the new, accessible park at Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Centers, 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Sunday afternoon.

Read more: Jewish Community Centers Unveils Accessible Park In West Ridge: ‘Game-Changer For So Many’

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Franchester Williams, who runs a photography studio and media company at Startwork Studios, poses for a photo down Diversey Ave. from the studio near Lathrop Homes on Nov. 11, 2022.
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Nors Beatriz poses for a photo at her crystal shop, Mojo Owl, at Startwork Studios in Logan Square on Nov. 11, 2022.

Read more: Tenants Booted From Startwork Studios As Landlord M. Fishman Closes Low-Cost Artist Hub In Logan Square

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Bob Reiter, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, speaks in support of a unionization efforts for staff at the Field Museum.

Read more: Field Museum Workers Push CEO To Voluntarily Recognize Union

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The sun sets over Englewood’s Whole Foods Market as it closes permanently on Sunday. Neighbors shopped for final goods during a weekend sale.

Read more: Whole Foods Closes Englewood Store 6 Years After Promising To Fill A South Side Food Desert

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Ink is smudged on the hand of former Gov. Pat Quinn as he holds a press conference at the Hotel Allegro on Nov. 17, 2022.
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Former Gov. Pat Quinn holds a paper about one of his past political endeavors at his press conference at the Hotel Allegro on Nov. 17, 2022.

Read more: Ex Gov. Pat Quinn Won’t Run For Mayor, He Announces At News Conference: ‘This Could Have Been An Email’

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The Healthy Lifestyle Hub opened with a red carpet and Hollywood lights on Friday, Nov. 11.

Read more: Auburn Gresham’s Healthy Lifestyle Hub Brings Resources Back To The South Side: ‘We Can Make Great Things Happen’

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Megan Lydon, a board chair member and independent historic preservation consultant at Pullman Tech Workshop, on Nov. 15, 2022.

Read more: Want To Learn How To Preserve And Restore Your Historic Pullman Property? This South Side Workshop Can Help

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PTD Vintage sells refurbished guitars, keyboards, amplifiers and more

Read more: PTD Vintage Brings Refurbished Guitars, Keyboards, Amps And More To West Town

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Several hockey players from St. Ignatius College Prep leave a special mass ceremony on Nov. 14, 2022.

Read more: 2 St. Ignatius Hockey Players Remain Hospitalized As Hundreds Gather At Mass To Pray After Bus Hit By Semi

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Gordana Jordanovska (left) has returned to her roots in Chicago to reopen her family’s restaurant, with help from her sister Ilinka “Beba” Jovanovic and her nephew Nenad Jovanovic.
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Branko’s, covered in old family portraits, bustles with new college students on a recent Saturday.

Read more: Lincoln Park’s Branko’s Restaurant Reopens After Death Of Family Matriarch: ‘She Made Us Promise’

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