Just the first of many photos from Good Friday.
On Monday, March 7, 2011, Goveronor Quinn signs the “Voting Rights Act of 2011.” at the Chinese American Service League. It redraws district lines and thus voting boundaries on the minority-populated South Side of Chicago.
Aurora Tabar (left) and Sarah Thompson give each other a hug on a cold Chicago morning on November 5, 2010. I gave them a hug too. There’s no better way to get warm on a chilly day than giving someone a hug.
They stood the the southeast corner of Daley Plaza for one hour. I was able to catch them just 15 minutes before they left. I missed my train that day and drove to work. I’ve learned a long time ago those small bumps in the road, like missing your train, are not worth any stress. I should miss my train more often because whenever I do, I witness such sublime events such as a simple hug on that cold day or a mother helping her daughter with her shoes. (The daughter was about in her mid 30’s.)
Aurora and Sarah stood still vigilantly in the other’s embrace but I feel my photograph was able to capture the explosion of their hug.
The Stanley Cup was put on display in Daley Plaza on June 29, 2010. People waited approximately three hours for a chance to take a photo with it. Those who were not able to wait in line were awarded a brief encounter at the end as staff paraded the cup close enough for onlookers to touch it. The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on June 9, 2010 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Each year the Chicago Transit Authority runs a specially decorated train, the Holiday Train, on all the lines during the holiday season. The train includes lights, special “advertisements” including Santa jokes and fictional North Pole restaurants, Christmas music and an outdoor sleigh in which Santa rides throughout the cold Chicago weather.