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Chicago Tribune  Moments in Chicago & the Midwest from the Tribune's photo department

Lake Michigan waves swirl around the breakwater path at Chicago’s North Avenue Beach on April 19, 2018. Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune @walkerpix #northavenuebeach #breakwater #aerialphoto #notadrone #lakemichigan

Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts juggles baseballs while performing as a ringmaster Wednesday at the circus-themed Bricks & Ivy Ball charity event at Navy Pier. #tomricketts #chicagocubs #cubscharities #ringmaster

**Update: the Cubs have postponed the game and it has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 1:20 p.m.** More than two weeks after spring officially began, Chicagoans woke Monday to snow. The Cubs home opener is scheduled to start at 2:20 p.m., an hour later than originally scheduled. Gates will open at 12:20 p.m. and opening day ceremonies are expected to begin at about 1:45 p.m., the team announced. Tribune photos by Nancy Stone, Brian Cassella and Armando L. Sanchez. @mandophotos @briancassella
#homeopener #cubs #wrigleyfield #snowday @kris_bryant17 @javy23baez

Here’s a look at some of the many attendees who arrived in costume at opening day of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) at McCormick Place, April 6, 2018, in Chicago. Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune @malarchy #c2e2 #c2e2chicago #captaincold #firestorm #peridot #kongol #weepingangel #nora #ghostbusters #blackpanther #loki #lapislazuli #predator

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields stands on the mound while pitching in the snow during the third inning of the White Sox home opener against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 5, 2018, in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune | @mandophotos)

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., creating a maelstrom of despair, rage and frustration across the country. Chicago had been largely spared the violent civil unrest unfolding in the mid-1960s in cities such as Los Angeles and Detroit, but on April 5, 1968, one day after King was gunned down, the city erupted. ⠀

Throngs of people seething with anger took to the streets in a two-day siege, smashing storefront windows, plundering merchandise and setting buildings ablaze. The once thriving shopping corridors of Madison Street and Roosevelt Road on the city’s West Side turned into boulevards of smoldering rubble and fire-hollowed buildings. ⠀

Bulldozers cleared away the charred debris, and West Side residents — most of whom were blameless in the violence — hoped their communities would be rebuilt. But the Tribune, after scouring hundreds of archived stories and historic photos, found Lawndale and East Garfield Park in particular look almost exactly as they did 50 years ago: like they “suffered a natural disaster.” Journalists spoke with defiant residents, retired police officers, an admitted rioter, civil rights leaders, scholars and public officials to seek perspective on a disturbing question: Why are pockets of the West Side still decimated? Click the link in our bio for the full story. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

Persistent rain and colder weather didn’t stop people from taking to Chicago’s streets today. From aptly themed window displays on Michigan Avenue to Cloud Gate reflections and colorful murals in Rogers Park, our photo staff captured some color amid the gray. (Nancy Stone, Terrence Antonio James and Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

The Loyola Ramblers celebrate their NCAA Men’s basketball win over Kansas State Saturday in Atlanta and earn the school’s first trip to the Final Four since 1963. And Loyola alumni Kelly Scott, left, and Alyvia Clark celebrate while watching the game at Lizzie McNeill's Irish Pub in Chicago. Tribune photos by John J. Kim and Nuccio DiNuzzo #loyola #ramblers #ncaamensbasketball #marchmadness #eliteeight #finalfour #lizziemcneills

Mary Lou Alcoser, 72, casts her vote at the Su Nueva Lavanderia in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood for the Illinois primary election on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune. #lavanderia #laundromat #SuNueva #electionday

The Loyola men’s basketball team had quite a week, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, which will be their first appearance since 1985. ⠀

Photos 1-3: Loyola fans welcome the Ramblers back to their Chicago campus on Sunday. ⠀

Photo 4: Loyola guard Clayton Custer shoots Saturday’s game-winner with 3.6 seconds left in their second-round upset of Tennessee. ⠀

Photo 5: Donte Ingram, right, celebrates after hitting Thursday’s game-winning 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left in their upset over Miami. ⠀

Photo 6: Loyola’s 98-year-old chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt congratulates Ramblers after their first-round upset win over Miami in Dallas. Tribune photos by John J. Kim and Brian Cassella @briancassella #loyola #ramblers #ncaamensbasketball #marchmadness #sisterjean

Thousands of students across the Chicago area walked out of schools Wednesday wearing orange, carrying signs and chanting “Enough!” — adding their voices to a chorus of young people across the country demanding gun reform.
At dozens of public and private schools young people in the city and suburbs honored the 17 killed one month ago in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and called attention to gun violence that has devastated their schools and communities. “If we keep coming together like this we will be unstoppable,” said Genevieve Lindley, 18, a senior at Evanston Township High School. The photos, in order, show students from North Lawndale College Prep, Waukegan High School, Lakeview High School, Barrington High School, Stevenson High School, New Trier High School, Romeoville High School, Evanston High School, Chesterton (Ind.) High School, Thornton Fractional South High School and Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart. Chicago Tribune Newspapers photos by Erin Hooley, Emily K. Coleman, Nancy Stone, Stacey Wescott, Judy Fidkowski, Brian Cox, Zbigniew Bzdak, Kevin Tanaka, Kyle Telechan, Howard Ludwig and Chris Walker. Use the link in our profile to see the story and a photo gallery.

Russian punk rock activist group Pussy Riot plays Chicago's Subterranean club March 6, 2018, on its first North American tour. It was the first of three sold-out shows before they leave Chicago. The last picture in this series shows progressive candidate for Illinois governor, Daniel Biss, who campaigned on stage before the show. Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune @mandophotos @wearepussyriot @nadyariot #pussyriot #balaclava #politicalpunk

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