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This Week In Photos: Vice President Visit, Wicker Park Walgreens Closing, Southwest Snafu And More

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

Vice President Kamala Harris visits the Southeast Side of Chicago to talk about infrastructure on Jan. 4, 2023.
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CHICAGO — The holidays did not slow things down in Chicago.

Wicker Park’s “hidden gem” Walgreens is closing, Vice President Kamala Harris stopped by, Midway saw massive problems from Southwest Airlines and more.

Photos from this week:

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Remnants of late industry are seen near the Calumet River from the 92nd Street-Ewing Avenue Bridge on Jan. 4, 2023.
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Vice President Kamala Harris visits the Southeast Side to talk about infrastructure on Jan. 4, 2023.

Read more: Aging Southeast Side Bridges Over Calumet River To Be Restored With $144 Million From Feds

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An order of smoked fish at Calumet Fisheries after Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Southeast Side of Chicago to talk about infrastructure on Jan. 4, 2023.

Read more: Vice President Kamala Harris Gets Smoked Fish Feast At Calumet Fisheries During Chicago Visit

The Walgreens that occupies the old Noel State Bank at the corner of North and Damen avenues in Wicker Park on Dec. 29, 2022.
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The Vitamin Vault in the Walgreens that occupies the old Noel State Bank at the corner of North and Damen avenues in Wicker Park on Dec. 29, 2022.

Read more: Wicker Park Walgreens With Iconic ‘Vitamin Vault’ Closing Next Month

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An order of the “big Italian beef” egg rolls is served at Fifty-One 50 Fusion, 7354 S. Ashland Ave., in West Englewood on Dec. 20, 2022.
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Chef Donathon Barksdale checks in with Latrell Gayden at Fifty-One 50 Fusion, 7354 S. Ashland Ave., in West Englewood on Dec. 20, 2022.

Read more: Fifty-One 50 Fusion Brings Hennessy Wings, Italian Beef Eggrolls And More To Auburn Gresham

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Tenants of 2330-38 N. Spaulding Ave. and their supporters hang a sign in front of the building.

Read more: Logan Square Tenants Say They Went Without Consistent Heat During Bitter Cold — And It Took Landlord 2 Weeks To Fix It

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More than 400 Howard Brown Health workers went on strike Tuesday.
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Workers expressed concern that the layoffs will affect the patient experience at Howard Brown Health.

Read more: Howard Brown Health Workers Go On Strike, Warn Of ‘More Burnout And Turnover’ As LGBTQ Organization Lays Off 64 Workers

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About 200 residents of two Algonquin apartment buildings in Kenwood remain displaced as of Jan. 3 after a Dec. 23 power failure at 1607 and 1617 E. 50th Place.

Read more: 200 Kenwood Residents Displaced Since Christmas Eve After Landlord’s Unapproved Heaters Caused Power Outage, City Says

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The Virgin Mary on the Monstrance of Our Lady of the Sign, whose likeness reflects the face Barbara “Basia” Niedorezo, is a work done by Stefan Niedorezo at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Noble Square on Jan. 3, 2023.
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St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Noble Square on Jan. 3, 2023.

Read more: Polish Artist, Teacher Barbara ‘Basia’ Niedorezo Helped NW Side Youth Express Themselves Through Art

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Marco Trusewych and his dog, Elsa, in front of their Logan Square home.
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Rodolfo Alvarez standing at the counter inside his Pilsen shop, Alvarez Hardware, Dec. 12, 2022.

Read more: Longtime Residents In Gentrifying Areas Battle Huge Property Tax Increases: ‘We Don’t Want To Leave’

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A group of players at Stay And Play Game Cafe engaged in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign Dec. 29, 2022.

Read more: Stay And Play Game Cafe Mixes Puerto Rican Food, Board Games And Rum Drinks In Irving Park

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Heavy fog encompasses the Metra Electric Line 51st–53rd Street station in Hyde Park on a winter day on Jan. 3, 2023.
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Traffic passes on Hyde Park Boulevard under the Metra Electric Line 51st–53rd Street station in Hyde Park on a winter day on Jan. 3, 2023.
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Charlotte the mini golden doodle waits as travelers and luggage are snarled at Midway Airport on Dec. 27, 2022, after the winter storm wrecked travel plans for thousands.
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Travelers and luggage are snarled at Midway International Airport on Dec. 28, 2022, after the winter storm wrecked travel plans for thousands.

Read more: Southwest Customers Celebrate Luggage Retrieval At Midway After Days Of Waiting — But Some Aren’t So Lucky

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