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This Week In Photos: Navigating A Dangerous Bike Lane, A Fight To Save A Statue And More

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

Cyclist Grace Hebert rides near Milwaukee and Sacramento avenues on Nov. 1 in Logan Square.
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CHICAGO — Our newsroom has been busy this week as we covered breaking news, restaurant closures, a unique gym opening, the latest in the St. Ignatius hockey team bus crash saga, a long-fought battle for a beloved church statue, soccer and our months-long investigative piece on Milwaukee Avenue’s bike lane.

Photos from this week in Chicago:

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Former parishioners are taken into police custody after blocking the truck carrying the La Pietà statue, which was removed from St. Adalbert’s and moved to St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pilsen on Nov. 29, 2022, after months of activism to keep the statue in its original home.
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Judy Vazquez touches the La Pietà statue, which was removed from St. Adalbert’s Church after months of activism to keep the statue in its original home, as it is moved to St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pilsen on Nov. 29, 2022.

Read more: 5 Protesters Arrested Outside Pilsen Church As Workers Remove Beloved Statue After Monthslong Standoff

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Cyclists ride past the ghost bike dedicated to cyclist Sam Bell on Milwaukee Avenue on Oct. 28 in River West.
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Cyclist Cameron Lasater poses near the Logan Monument on Nov. 1, 2022, with the bicycle he was riding when doored by a car on Milwaukee Avenue.
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A delivery truck parks in the Milwaukee Avenue bike lane on Nov. 2 in Logan Square.

Read more: Life And Death In Chicago’s Most Dangerous Bike Lane

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Wendy Cook, a parent of one of the hockey players, shows how her son Alex Cook and his friend Jack Rogers were laying next to each other after being rescued from the bus.
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Parents of St. Ignatius Hockey Players get emotional hearing the description of the crash that injured 16 players. The parents are suing the truck driver involved in the crash.

Read more: St. Ignatius Hockey Players, Parents Sue Semi Driver, Trucking Companies After Indiana Crash

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Annabel Ramos works out at The Gym Pod, which is a group of mini gyms set up in shipping containers in the West Loop, on Nov. 16, 2022.
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The Gym Pod, a group of mini gyms set up in shipping containers in a West Loop parking lot, on Nov. 16, 2022.

Read more: At The Gym Pod In Fulton Market, Members Can Work Out In Privacy — In Their Own Shipping Container

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Some of the graffiti was removed from the statue as of Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.

Read more: Edgewater’s ‘Young Lincoln’ Statue Vandalized On Thanksgiving By Group Advocating Indigenous Rights

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University of Chicago men’s soccer coach Julianne Sitch poses for a portrait Monday during the Maroon’s last practice before heading to Salem, Virginia for the Division III Final Four.

Read more: UChicago Men’s Soccer Chases A Title As Coach Julianne Sitch Makes History By Leading Team To Final Four

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Robin Lestina-Cikanek in her home in the 4500 block of North McVicker Avenue, which recently won an award from the Chicago Bungalow Association for their kitchen remodel, as seen on Nov. 18, 2022.

Read more: Portage Park Bungalow Owners Awarded For Preserving History With Rehab Projects

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Paintings, lamps and a vintage bar at Harlequin Vintage in Wicker Park

Read more: Harlequin Vintage Opens In Wicker Park With Funky Lamps, Paintings, Furniture And More

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Shari Currie discusses the art featured in Recycled Modern’s Hyde Park location, including pieces by Martha Wade, Casey Stanberry, David Ellis — also known as Ewrks — and Ciera C. Currie is wearing earrings by jewelry and accessories company Found Objects, which also sells out of Recycled Modern.

Read more: Recycled Modern Opens ‘Flagship’ Store In Harper Court, Bringing Home Decor And Rising Artists To Hyde Park

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Kindergartners celebrate after a Mexico goal Wednesday in the World Cup.
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Sabrina Sealy and her classroom cheer after an Argentina goal.

Read more: Watching The World Cup During Class Is Encouraged At This Chicago School

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Family Roots CEO Matt Brewer talks to South Loop residents about his plan to open a dispensary in the neighborhood.

Read more: South Loop Neighbors Vow To Block Opening Of Black-Owned Dispensary

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