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Chance the Rapper hugs a tearful Isis Dixon, a third-grader at Finkl Elementary School, after announcing Isis as Queen of the 2017 Bud Billiken Royal Court at Studio Movie Grill in the Chatham neighborhood on March 25, 2017. Chance is this year's grand marshall for the annual neighborhood tradition — the country's largest African-American parade which serves as a back-to-school celebration for area

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A woman and baby lean in to get a close look at phalaenopsis, or moth, orchids at the "Orchids in Vogue" exhibition at the Chicago Botanic Garden on March 24, 2017. Photo by Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune s ofinstagram s how

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Maria Cristina Yuquilema-Yantalema, 24, who said she suffered domestic abuse in her native Ecuador, is now at a detention center in Woodstock, Ill. Housed in the McHenry County jail, the detention center is a quiet place where time moves slowly. More than 100 such detention centers operate across the country — including two in the Chicago area — and most are in county jails or for-profit prisons. As detainees cycle

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Light reflects off an adjacent building as a pedestrian makes his way past The Berghoff on West Adams Street in Chicago on March 22, 2017. Photo by Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune

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Though Chicago’s beloved Hot Doug’s closed its doors over two years ago, a bright spot has opened in its former space in the Avondale neighborhood. “As soon as I walked through the door I felt as if I were in a room where a party might break out any minute — and in the case on the counter were the day's selection of empanadas...each one was distinctive

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Flowers emerge from the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago on the first day of spring. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune

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Polynesia Sykes receives a hug from her cousin, Derrell Enoch, following a candlelight vigil on March 17, 2017 for her son Demetrius Griffin. The 15-year-old boy's body was found burned in a garbage can in Chicago's Austin neighborhood 6 months ago. The family is still searching for answers as to what happened to Demetrius, a boy who had just started ninth grade at Steinmetz High School,

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Senad Filan lights a cigarette in his tent on March 13, 2017 at the Lawrence Avenue viaduct under Lake Shore Drive. A late-season snowfall came this week, dumping up to 10 inches on the Chicago area Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures along the lakefront dipped below freezing. Chicago officials estimate that 5,889 homeless people live in the city, according to its 2016 Homeless Count and Survey. Of those, 79

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Fabian Lopez, right, helps Edward N. Hurley Elementary School student Yahir Barragan, 14, tune his violin before going on stage. Chicago Public Schools celebrated their first Mariachi Festival at Benito Juarez Community Academy on March 16, 2017 with bands from several elementary schools playing and working with professional mariachis who were on hand to critique their performances. Photo by Nancy Stone

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Northwestern Wildcats guard Scottie Lindsey drives past Vanderbilt Commodores guard Joe Toye during the first half of the NCAA west region first round game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday, March 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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