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This Week In Photos: A Shooting’s Aftermath, A Surprise Quinceañera And, Of Course, SNOW

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

Community members gathered at Benito Juarez High School for a vigil on Dec. 19, 2022, days after a mass shooting outside the school killed two students and injured two more.
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CHICAGO — A winter storm sent Chicagoans indoors at the end of the week — but before that, our reporters shared stories from all over the city.

Photos from this week:

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Police respond to the courtyard outside Benito Juarez Community Academy in Pilsen following a shooting Dec. 16, 2022. Two teens were killed and two others were wounded, officials said.
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Benito Juarez High School students and supporters gather for a walkout on Dec. 19, 2022, after a mass shooting outside the school that killed two students and injured two more on Dec. 16, 2022.

Read more: Pilsen High Schoolers Walk Out Of Class, Call For Peace After 2 Teens Killed Outside Benito Juarez Community Academy

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Chicagoans brave the snow in Wicker Park on Dec. 22, 2022, as a winter storm begins to make its way through the city.
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A salt truck tosses salt on Damen Avenue in Wicker Park on Dec. 22, 2022, as a winter storm begins to make its way through the city.

Read more: Winter Storm Brings Snow, Frigid Temperatures, High Winds To Chicago

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Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas poses with her new calendar at her sprawling office in the Cook County Building
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Pappas’ jacket closet inside the Cook County Building.

Read more: Cook County Treasurer Or Cover Girl? Maria Pappas Shows Off Her Unique Style In 2023 Calendar

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Taft High School staff surprised 15-year-old Jojho Ico, who has epilepsy and is nonverbal, with a quinceañera Dec. 16, 2022.
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Juanita Ico kisses her 15-year-old daughter, Jojho Ico, who has epilepsy and is nonverbal, after Taft High School staff surprised them with a quinceañera Dec. 16, 2022.
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Jojho Ico, 15, who has epilepsy and is nonverbal, touches the crown on her mother, Juanita Ico’s, head after Taft High School staff surprised the two with a quinceañera Dec. 16, 2022.

Read more: Northwest Side Teen Gets Surprise Quinceañera Thanks To Taft High School, Fulfilling Mother’s Dream

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Police investigate after a 27-year-old man was shot and killed on the rooftop parking lot at Mariano’s, 2021 W. Chicago Ave., on Dec. 19, 2022.

Read more: Man Fatally Shot At Ukrainian Village Mariano’s Parking Lot, Officials Say

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks about COVID-19 on Dec. 21, 2022, on her Logan Square porch during the last day of her quarantine after testing positive.

Read more: As Chicago Faces ‘Triple-Demic’ And Uptick In COVID Cases, Mayor Lightfoot Urges Chicagoans To Get Vaccinated

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Wanda the dog politely asks for a treat from Le Barkery owner Danielle Papakanelou.

Read more: A Bakery For Dogs Named ‘Le Barkery’ Opens In Uptown … And Dogs Are Dragging Their People There

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Principal Camille Unger (left) leads Edgebrook Elementary’s annual luminary walk on Dec. 20, 2022. The event was also a peace walk this year to unite the school community and denounce recent antisemitic incidents and hate speech that rattled some parents and teachers.
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Students, teachers and families participate in Edgebrook Elementary’s annual luminary walk on Dec. 20, 2022. The event was also a peace walk this year to unite the school community and denounce recent antisemitic incidents and hate speech that rattled some parents and teachers.

Read more: Edgebrook Parents, Students Hold Peace Walk To Denounce Hate After Swastikas Found At NW Side Elementary School

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