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This Week In Photos: Englewood Railroad Expansion, Mayoral Forum, LGBTQ Bar Security And More

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

5931 S. Normal Blvd. is one of the two remaining homes on its block as land continues to be cleared for the expansion of the Norfolk Southern intermodal yard in Englewood on Jan. 9, 2023.
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CHICAGO — The city was graced with sunlight this week after days of gray and gloomy weather.

And there was plenty of other news for Chicago.

Photos from this week:

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Roy Ballesteros, security manager at Progress Bar, demonstrates the sweeping metal detecting process with fellow employee Siobhan in Northalsted on Jan. 6, 2023.
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Patrons wait in line for bars on Halsted Street in Northalsted on Jan. 6, 2023.

Read more: LGBTQ Bars Across Chicago Increase Security After Mass Shooting At Club Q In Colorado Springs

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MoneyTree Genetics owners Owners Tom Wilson (left) and Dan Aynessazian at their seed bank on Jan. 9, 2022.

Read more: Cannabis Seed Shop Opens In Irving Park, Allowing Medical Marijuana Users To Grow Their Own

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Mayoral candidates Rep. Kam Buckner and Ald. Sophia King (4th) hug before a forum on Jan. 7, 2023.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot talking with a member of the audience after a candidate forum on Jan. 7, 2023.

Read more: Will Chicago’s Next Mayor Reopen Mental Health Clinics? García Doesn’t Say, Lightfoot Called Out On Record At Candidate Forum

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A freight train runs through Englewood along Stewart Avenue as land continues to be cleared for the expansion of the Norfolk Southern intermodal yard in Englewood on Jan. 9, 2023.
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Shipping containers sit stacked together south of 47th Street at the Norfolk Southern intermodal yard in New City on Jan. 9, 2023.

Read more: Norfolk Southern Railway Hosting Community Meeting As Company Finalizes Years-Long Takeover Of Englewood Land

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Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) speaks as faith leaders discuss the issue of a police officer being tied to the Proud Boys at the Columbus Park Refectory in the Austin community on Jan. 10, 2023.
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Pastor Venus Jackson attends as faith leaders discuss the issue of a Chicago Police officer being tied to the Proud Boys at the Columbus Park Refectory in the Austin community on Jan. 10, 2023.

Read more: Cop Linked To Proud Boys Should Be Fired — Along With Any Other Extremist Officers, West Side Leaders Say

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The Columbus Park Refectory in the Austin community on Jan. 10, 2023.
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Rock Bottom Brewery at 1 W. Grand Ave. has permanently closed.

Read more: Rock Bottom Brewery Closes For Good After More Than 20 Years Downtown

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The Fire Department respond to a fire in an assisted living facility at 2815 W. Byron St. on Jan. 10, 2023.
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The third floor adjacent to Doc Films at the Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park on Jan. 3, 2023.

Read more: Doc Films, The Oldest Student Film Society In The US, Is Raising $60K To Upgrade Its Theater

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Vin312 Winery Owner Warner DeJulio inside his new tasting room on Jan. 4, 2023.

Read more: Read more: Ravenswood’s Vin312 Winery Has A New Tasting Room

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Howard Brown Health workers picketed Thursday evening outside the administrative offices at 1025 W. Sunnyside Ave. in Uptown.

Read more: Howard Brown Health Strike Ends, But Union Says Fight To Reinstate 61 Laid-Off Workers Continues

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The CTA Green Line tracks run above Lake Street in the Garfield Park community on Jan. 10, 2023.
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Homes in the 600 block of North Central Avenue in Austin on Jan. 10, 2023.

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