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Steam emanates from the head of Chicago firefighter Tony Leleniewski of Truck 13 after working to extinguish a house fire in the 4200 block of North Kildare Avenue in the Old Irving Park neighborhood Friday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Chicago. An 86-year-old man and 76-year-old woman were found in the house and brought outside, where they were pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel, according to police. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Firefighters work the scene of a house fire in the 4200 block of North Kildare Avenue in the Old Irving Park neighborhood Friday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Chicago. An 86-year-old man and 76-year-old woman were found in the house and brought outside, where they were pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel, according to police. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Grounds crew workers dust off spiderwebs on seats with cutouts of fans before a game between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Melissa McClure hugs her 16-year-old son, Matthew, as they attend an outdoor prayer service near their home in the South Chicago neighborhood Friday, June 26, 2020, in Chicago. Two of Matthew’s friends, 16-year-old Charles Riley and 17-year-old Jasean Francis, were both fatally shot outside the McClure’s home on June 20. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Havilland Williams waits in her cotillion dress at home Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Chicago. Havilland, 17, was not able to attend an April cotillion because of the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
5-year-old Roman Oliver piggy backs on his mother, Carolyn Oliver, as they attend a peace rally and march in celebration of Juneteenth at Park 540 in the 2400 block of South Dearborn Street Friday, June 19, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
People loot a 7-Eleven store at the corner of Lake and Dearborn streets after a march and rally to remember the May 25 killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, in the Loop Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
A Rest In Peace sign lies on the ground as police officers guard the Trump International Hotel & Tower during a rally and march to remember the May 25 killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, in the Loop Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
A woman stands atop a car while parked near Daily Plaza to protest the May 25 killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, in the Loop Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Sarina Vazquez rests her head on her mother Maria’s shoulder as workers lower the casket of Sarina’s father, and Maria’s husband, Jose Vazquez, during his burial service at Acacia Park Cemetery Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Norridge. Jose Vazquez, 51, died from complications of COVID-19, or coronavirus, on March 30. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event leading up to the Iowa Caucuses at St. Ambrose University Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)
Russell Westbrook of Team LeBron is blocked by Joel Embiid, center, and Giannis Antetokounmpo of Team Giannis in the fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game at the United Center Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier (26) tosses the ball to second base to force out Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) in the second inning at Wrigley Field Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Children ascend a climbing wall during a camp session at Ultimate Ninjas, 2915 W. Montrose Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Chicago. The fitness and obstacle course facility has added daytime classes for children because of the ongoing Chicago Teachers Union strike. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Pamela Robinson, 48, does Double Dutch with members of the 40+ Double Dutch Club in a parking lot at Community Park Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Country Club Hills. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden moves through a crowd of news media at the Iowa State Fair Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Charlitha Foster places her hand on the head of her friend, Chalise Scholl, during Scholl’s visitation and funeral at Wright and Salmon Mortuary Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Peoria. Scholl, 37, died on Aug. 21, after being diagnosed with cervical cancer in December, 2018. Foster met Scholl in person during chemotherapy treatments at the Illinois Cancer Center in Peoria, after first connecting through Scholl’s online fundraising efforts to offset her upcoming funeral expenses. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Chalise Scholl, 37, poses for a photograph in her home bedroom Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Peoria. Scholl was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer in December of 2018, which spread to her liver, and has gone through three rounds of chemotherapy, with a possible fourth round to come in June. She is raising funds for her burial costs through the sale of cancer awareness bracelets, in addition to a GoFunMe page, with a goal of $2,500. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Best man Kyle Zulpo (cq) provides shelter from the rain to bride Claire Petrucci after taking wedding party pictures by the Shedd Aquarium Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Chicago. The groom, left, ran ahead of them to the limousine. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Mourners view a growing memorial outside the home of 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Crystal Lake. Andrew’s body was found in a wooded area in Woodstock Wednesday morning, and the boy’s parents have been charged with his murder. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Dallas Stars defenseman Ben Lovejoy (21) gets a stick to the face from Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) in the third period at the United Center Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



A man helps a grieving woman rise to her feet while waiting for information near a crime scene in the 500 block of North Springfield Avenue, where a man was found fatally shot inside a sedan, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Northwestern Wildcats defensive lineman Joe Gaziano (97) sacks Duke Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones (17) in the third quarter at Ryan Field Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Evanston. Jones left the game after the play. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Band members rest before participating in the Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Emily Mallory, left, hugs Fermilla Whatley, center, before a vigil for their friend, Maurice Granton Jr., in the 4700 block of South Prairie Avenue Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Chicago. Granton Jr. was fatally shot by Chicago Police during a foot pursuit the previous night. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Grace Bauer, 13, and her mother, Erin Bauer, follow behind the casket of their father and husband, Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer, during the recessional of his funeral mass at Nativity of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Lynda Myszkowski crawls out of a tree frozen over by lake spray while taking pictures along the Lakefront Trail at Promontory Point Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Police inspect a vehicle with a 30-year-old man fatally shot inside, in the 3100 block of West 51st Street early Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Chicago. A driver and passenger were shot by someone in a passing vehicle in the 2700 block of West 51st Street, and the vehicle came to a stop a few blocks west, in the 3100 block of West 51st. The other gunshot victim, 30, was transported to Mt. Sinai Medical Center. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



A scuba diver ascends from the South Branch of the Chicago River with a man who fell into the river, at the Cermak Road overpass early Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



A younger brother of 15-year-old Deshawn Martin hugs Deshawn before his casket is closed during a funeral service at Prayer and Faith Outreach Ministries, 944 W. 103rd St., Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Chicago. The boy was fatally shot June 27 at the backyard of a home in the 1000 block of West 103rd Place. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Wasif Khan performs evening prayers alone during a rally to call for the U.S. to allow 75,000 Syrian refugees to enter the country, at Federal Plaza Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Chicago. Khan, of Villa Park, said his two children, 13 and 16, asked him to take them to the rally. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Mark Winkeler, 32, sits in a hallway in Elm Cottage at Murray Developmental Center Friday, May 20, 2016, in Centralia, Ill. Mark was born with profound developmental disabilities and has lived at the center for most of his life. Under threat by the State of Illinois to shut down the center, his parents worked to help keep the facility open for the 200+ individuals who live there. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Cleveland Indians second baseman Michael Martinez (1) jogs away as the Chicago Cubs celebrate a 8-7 win over the Cleveland Indians to take the World Series early Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.



Members of the O’Brien family, including Joey, 6, from left, Danny, 11, Marty, 9, and their father, John, watch the Seattle Mariners take batting practice before a game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field Friday, August 26, 2016, in Chicago. Friday was “Elvis Night” at the ballpark. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Razalyn Rubio (cq), 7, pushes Elias Garcia, 2, on a cart past an open fire hydrant on the corner of South Justine and West 49th streets Wednesday, August 17, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Errant fireworks explode in front of a group at Washington Park Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



The body of a man fatally shot lies in a vacant lot in the 4300 block of South State Street Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Chicago. The man attempted to rob two people in a car and was fatally shot by one of them, who had a concealed carry permit, according to a police spokesman. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



A police detective inspects bullet casings at the scene of a double shooting on the 8700 block of South Sangamon Street Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Chicago. Two men were both shot in the leg and transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley (6) and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Dennis Rasmussen (70), upside down, get into a scrum as Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) stops a puck in the first period at the United Center Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Police detain a protester who attempted to impede motor vehicle traffic on South Lake Shore Drive following a march in support of the Chicago Teachers Union during a one-day strike by teachers Friday, April 1, 2016, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Lauren Newman and Jason Schwartzwald pose for a photograph under the direction of their wedding photographer, Jai Girard, not pictured, in a vintage taxi parked outside a hotel on the 400 block of North Wabash Avenue Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Chicago. The couple was to marry Saturday night, accord to the groom. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy poses for a photograph outside his residence Tuesday, April 25, 2016, in Chicago. Levy published a book of poems titled, “It’s Time for a Rhyme.” (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Loyola Academy’s Thomas Smart (86) has the ball knocked away by Homewood-Flossmoor’s Kendric Pryor (7) in the second quarter of the Class 8A quarterfinals at Loyola Academy Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Wilmette. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)


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The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Stanley Cup Championship at the United Center Monday, June 15, 2015, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) tries to deflect a pass from Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) in the fourth quarter in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Quicken Loans Arena Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) is introduced for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



A child watches a police officer hold crime scene tape at a shooting scene on the 7800 block of South Drexel Avenue Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Lamon Reccord, left, stares down a police sergeant during a police violence protest and march at State and Randolph streets Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Hands are laid on friends’ shoulders, including Airiel Cegers, 15, while people pray during a vigil for Vonzell Banks at Hadiya Pendleton Park on the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Chicago. Banks, 17, was fatally shot on July 3 while playing basketball inside the park, which was renamed in memory of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was fatally shot at the same park in 2013. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44), right, and second baseman Addison Russell (22) stretch for the ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27), as catcher Martin Maldonado (12) approaches third base in the second inning at Wrigley Field Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Belleville Althoff Catholic High School senior Rick Edwards (33) receives the runner-up trophy after a 67-63 loss to St. Joseph High School in the Class 3A championship game at Carver Arena Saturday, March 22, 2015, in Peoria. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Firefighters tie a U.S. flag to a fallen tree limb at dawn Friday, April 10, 2015, after a tornado destroyed much of the town of Fairdale the previous night. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Dr. Sushil Jain, center, works on a gunshot patient at the Cook County Trauma and Burn Unit at Stroger Hospital July 5, 2014, in Chicago. Over the July 4 holiday weekend, 82 people were shot in Chicago, 14 fatally. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Chefs Grant Achatz, left, and Dave Beran are photographed at Next, 953 W. Fulton Market, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)


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Miami Dolphins cornerback Cortland Finnegan (24) breaks up a pass to Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) in the second quarter at Solider Field Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Exchanges are made in the 200-yard freestyle relay during the IHSA boys state swimming prelims at Evanston Township High School Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Evanston. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Benet Academy volleyball players celebrate a victory over Libertyville in the the Class 4A state championship at Redbird Arena on the ISU campus Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Normal. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)



Honor Guard officer Donald Scott places U.S. flags in front of the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park as officer Jerry Garcia guards the memorial during a 24-hour vigil to remember fallen police officers Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)



A pigeon looks for a place to land on a power line above downtown Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Mattoon. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)



Police officer George Kuzmanovski grabs a boy from the backseat of an overturned vehicle on the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive at Balbo Ave. Wednesday, August 8, 2012, in Chicago. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times



A protester is hit with a police shield during an anti-NATO rally at Cermak Road and South Michigan Avenue Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Chicago. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times



Nike Lentz, right, bleeds as he is punched by Evan Dunham in a Lightweight Bout during an Ultimate Fighting Championship match at the United Center Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Chicago. Dunham won by technical knock-out after the second round. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times



Chicago State’s Jeremy Robinson (31) and DePaul’s Krys Faber, right, compete for the ball in the first half Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times



Runners head north on LaSalle St. during the Chicago Marathon Sunday, Oct. 09, 2011, in Chicago. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times



Actor Tom Hanks poses for photographs at the Peninsula Chicago hotel, 108 E. Superior St., Friday, June 24, 2011, in Chicago. Hanks was in town to promote his upcoming film, “Larry Crowne.” | John J. Kim~Sun-Times photo illustration



Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich enters a car after attending his corruption trial Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in Chicago. – JOHN J. KIM ~ SUN-TIMES



Aisha Johnson watches over her son Jaden Rovy, 5 (from left), stepsons Darius Jerfferson Jr., 9, and Dylan Jefferson, 5, as they nap before a group wedding at the House of Hope Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in Chicago. – John J. Kim/Sun-Times



Forensic investigators take fingerprints of a homicide victim at a hospital in Chicago’s North Side on July 15, 2009. The victim was killed by an assailant who rode up to him on a bicycle and fired a bullet into the head. John J. Kim ~ Sun-Times



Mourners comfort each other as the casket of Nequiel Fowler is removied from Smith & Thomas Funeral Home Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, in Chicago. Nequiel, 10, was fatally shot earlier in the week while walking around her neighborhood. – JOHN J. KIM ~ SUN-TIMES



Men walk past a bench on the grounds of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on Sept. 9, 2007.



A man dressed as a dreidel, bottom, falls to the ground after being spun by a group of Santa Clauses during the Santa Cycle Rampage 2006 Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, in Chicago. The Santas and dreidel spent the afternoon riding their bicycles around the Loop, promoting the holiday season and the use of non-motorized and public transit. -John J. Kim/Sun-Times



A man exits a CTA Blue Line escape hatch with the help of Chicago firefighters at the intersection of Clinton and Fulton avenues after a train fire underground Tuesday, July 11, 2006, in Chicago. -John J. Kim/Sun-Times



The chimneys on the east side of Pilgrim Baptist Church collapse during a fire that destroyed the church Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Chicago’s South Side. Photo by John J. Kim/Sun-Times


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Corey Patterson of the Chicago Cubs shatters the bat on a foul ball in the 8th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Wrigley Field Wednesday, June 8, 2005, in Chicago. Photo by John J. Kim/Sun-Times



A man walks past a bus shelter advertisement at Madison St. near N. Wacker Dr. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, in Chicago. Photo by John J. Kim/Sun-Times



Four year-old Autumn Lucas stands outside her tornado-damaged home on Canal Street in Utica Thursday, April 22, 2004. – John J. Kim/Sun-Times



Xaveria Doyle looks out from her apartment window as smoke pours out from a fire started in the garbage chute of her building in the Cabrini Green complex in Chicago, Illinois. – John J. Kim/Chicago Sun-Times



The Sacramento Kings’ Tony Massenburg gets a nose full of fingers from Speedy Claxton of the Golden State Warriors at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California, in 2003. – John J. Kim/Oakland Tribune



Six year-old Salvador Marquez, right, aims a toy pistol at his four year-old sister Adriana, as she looks at a candle placed at the memorial of their aunt Perla Hilarios, who was fatally shot during a robbery attempt on the previous night in East Oakland, Calif., in 2003. – John J. Kim/Oakland Tribune



A man is detained after being pulled over by San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies in East Palo Alto, Calif., in 2001. – John J. Kim/Oakland Tribune



Sean D. Tucker flies the Oracle Challenger stunt plane over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif., in 2001. – John J. Kim/Oakland Tribune



Scientists from the Marine Mammal Institute have a conversation while taking samples from a beached whale in Foster City, Calif., in 2000. – John J. Kim/Oakland Tribune

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