An American flag is flown at half-staff at the Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago to honor victims of the bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon on April 15. President Barack Obama ordered American flags at the White House and other public buildings to be lowered as a “mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence.”
President Barack Obama departs in Marine One from O’Hare International Airport the night before election day in Chicago.
Chicago firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a blaze that started in Humboldt Park at one of the city’s 23 designated Christmas tree drop-off locations. The purpose of the Christmas Tree Recycling Program is to collect and dispose of old trees in an environmentally friendly way by turning the collected trees into mulch.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel leaves a press conference after announcing the passing of AB957 at Congress that will allow undocumented people gain access to a driver's license on January 10, 2013.
Students from Urban Prep Academies in Englewood performed during a charter school rally on January 29, 2013 at Union Station in Chicago. The rally was in support of increasing charter school funding and school vouchers.
Thousands of Chicago teachers walked out and held a rally in Downtown Chicago on September 10, 2012. This was the first time in 25 years a strike was held and contract negotiations were not met. More than 400,000 students were out of school during the strike.
Jose Zuniga is one of more than 100 people who took a bus from Chicago to Washington, D.C., to participate in the “Time is Now” rally for comprehensive immigration reform on April 10. The trip was organized by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
A special election was held on February 26, 2013 for the race is the 2nd Congressional District. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who stepped down in November. He has pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges.
Community members of the 46th Ward, marched from Alderman Cappleman's office to his residency in Uptown on Thursday March 21 to call on the Alderman to fight to keep the three public schools listed to close, preserve affordable housing and support anti-violence measures.
Current and former SRO (Single Residency Occupancy) residents join supporters from the Lakeview Action Coalition in a march and rally on February 10th,seeking a meeting with Alderman Tom Tunney to step up on behalf of residents. They protested over the loss of over 700 SRO units over the past year and demand that elected officials join their efforts to convince a new landlord to discuss ways of preserving affordable housing.
Members of the community gathered at a Sikh Temple in Palatine, Illinois on August 5, 2012 to pay their respects to the victims of a shooting rampage that occurred at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin where six people were killed and three wounded.
Hundreds gathered outside Councilwoman Deborah Pauley's office in Villa Park, CA on March 22, 2012 to protest anti-Muslim remarks made by the councilwoman.
A helicopter drops flame-retardant substance to fight multiple brush fires in Diamond Bar, CA near the 60 freeway.
Republican candidate Ron Paul attended a campaign rally at American Shooters on February 4, 2012 the day before the Nevada Caucus in Las Vegas.
Juan Alverdin Soriano, left, 33-years-old, lives near train tracks in Downtown Pomona. Soriano came to the United States in search of his family from Mexico. He has encountered a variety of people from drug dealers, prostitutes and drug users who he considers friends because no one else is willing to help.