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Picture Chicago: 13 can’t miss Sun-Times photos from this week in news


Lightning strikes over the Chicago skyline, seen from Montrose Harbor on the North Side, as a severe storm passes through the area, Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Lightning strikes over the Chicago skyline, seen from Montrose Harbor on the North Side, as a severe storm passes through the area, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.

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Jody Roberts, grandfather of 14-year-old Amere Deese, speaks to a reporter near his South Shore home, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.

Jody Roberts, grandfather of 14-year-old Amere Deese, speaks to a reporter near his South Shore home, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. Deese was one of three people killed in a shooting that Chicago police said also left one person wounded Sunday evening in a home in Chatham on the South Side.

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Discarded crime scene tape hangs outside of Grand Palace Food & Liquor at 7131 S State St. in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.

Discarded crime scene tape hangs outside of Grand Palace Food & Liquor at 7131 S State St. in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. Police said one man was killed and three others wounded Monday afternoon in front of the store, the third mass shooting in Chicago in two days.

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Retiring WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling sits down for an interview with a Chicago Sun-Times reporter at his home in Edgewater, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.

Retiring WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling sits down for an interview with a Chicago Sun-Times reporter at his home in Edgewater, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.

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Tom Skilling, WGN-TV’s meteorologist for more than 45 years, gives his final weather forecast at WGN’s Studios, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

Tom Skilling, WGN-TV’s meteorologist for more than 45 years, gives his final weather forecast at WGN’s Studios, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

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WGN’s Meteorologist Tom Skilling, center, sits for a group photo with family, friends, and co-workers at WGN after giving his final weather forecast after more than 45 years of service, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

WGN’s meteorologist Tom Skilling (center) sits for a group photo with family, friends, and co-workers at WGN after giving his final weather forecast after more than 45 years of service, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

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Film equipment at The Fields Studio, at 4120 W. Diversey Ave., where Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced $10 million in grants for local film studio infrastructure projects through the Illinois Soundstage Capital Grant Program, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

Film equipment at The Fields Studio, at 4120 W. Diversey Ave., where Gov. J.B. Pritzker is announcing $10 million in grants for local film studio infrastructure projects through the Illinois Soundstage Capital Grant Program, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

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Gabby Perez (red shirt), her father Armando (dark shirt) and her niece Victoria (white shirt) watch and record lightning striking over Lake Michigan from Montrose Harbor, as a sever storm passes through the Chicago area, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.

Gabby Perez (red shirt), her father Armando (dark shirt) and her niece Victoria (white shirt) watch and record lightning striking over Lake Michigan from Montrose Harbor, as a severe storm passes through the Chicago area, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.

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Elizabeth French (center) walks through the lobby during the trial of Emonte Morgan at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. Morgan is accused of killing Elizabeth French's daughter, Chicago Police Officer Ella French, during an August 2021 traffic stop.

Elizabeth French (center) walks through the lobby during the trial of Emonte Morgan at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. Morgan is accused of killing Elizabeth French’s daughter, Chicago Police Officer Ella French, during an August 2021 traffic stop.

Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

Dorothy-Town Thompson, author of “A Handwriting and Black History Book: Practice Activities for Intermediate Grades” reads her book to students as Alia Thomas listens during Black History Month at Willa Cather Elementary School in the Garfield Park neighborhood, Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Dorothy-Town Thompson, author of “A Handwriting and Black History Book: Practice Activities for Intermediate Grades” reads her book to students as Alia Thomas (in rainbow headband) listens during Black History Month at Willa Cather Elementary School in the Garfield Park neighborhood, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024

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Students react as Jeremiah Bundy, a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, reads “Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America” for Black History Month at Willa Cather Elementary School in the Garfield Park neighborhood, Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Students react as Jeremiah Bundy, a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, reads “Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America” for Black History Month at Willa Cather Elementary School in the Garfield Park neighborhood, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.

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Chase Tower at 10 S. Dearborn St. in the Loop, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Chase Tower will undergo a renovation, including improved public access to the “The Four Seasons” mosaic by Marc Chagall in the building’s plaza.

Chase Tower at 10 S. Dearborn St. in the Loop, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Chase Tower will undergo a renovation, including improved public access to the “The Four Seasons” mosaic by Marc Chagall in the building’s plaza.

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Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton listens to a speaker at the announcement of the state’s new maternal health initiative at the Chicago South Side Birth Center development in South Shore, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.

Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton listens to a speaker at the announcement of the state’s new maternal health initiative at the Chicago South Side Birth Center development in South Shore, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.

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