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Chicago Blackhawks Championship Rally 2015

Two women sit on the floor at Soldier Field waiting for the Blackhawks championship rally to begin on June 18, 2015.

A man and a woman look a mobile phone to take a picture on June 18, 2015.

A man takes a picture with his mobile phone on June 18, 2015.

A man sleeps on the field of Soldier Field waiting for the Blackhawks championship rally to begin on June 18, 2015.

Hundreds of people stand behind the fence at Soldier Field waiting for the Blackhawks championship rally to begin on June 18, 2015.

Thousands of people gather at Soldier Field for the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

A Chicago flag flown in the midst of a crowd during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

Thousands of people gather at Soldier Field for the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

Patrick Kane hoists the Stanley Cup during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

A boy taks a nap on the floor of Soldier Field during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

Family watches the large jumbotron at Soldier Field during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

A fan cheers at Soldier Field during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

Fans cheer at Soldier Field during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

A fan cheers at Soldier Field during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

A fan cheers at Soldier Field during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

A fan cheers at Soldier Field during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

Fans cheer at Soldier Field during the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

Thousands of people gather at Soldier Field for the Blackhawks championship rally on June 18, 2015.

Via Crucis 2014 Chicago Little Village

Actor potraying Jesus is whipped.

Actor portraying Jesus carries his cross.

Actors walk through a city street  portraying the Passion of Christ.

An actor dressed in costume in the time of Jesus.

A girl sits patiently as the choir sings.

A crowd stands behing an actor dressed as a Roman Soldier.

An actor portraying Jesus falls to the ground.

An actor portraying Jesus carries his cross.

A large crowd follows in the street.

A girl looks on.

An actor portraying Jesus with his eyes closed.

A young boy in costume in the time of Jesus.

A crowd stands behing an actor dressed as a Roman Soldier.

An actor portraying Jesus with a crown of thorns.

An event organizer prays.

Actors portraying Roman Soldiers kneel before the crucified Christ.

Actors dressed in costume in the time of Jesus.

Actor portraying the Virgin Mary holds Jesus.

Actor portraying the Virgin Mary.

Little Village Big Heart

In a public street actors dressed in costum portray the Passion of Jesus

Just the first of many photos from Good Friday.

Governor Quinn Signs Redistricting Reform


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.

Hug # 19

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.

Mr. Stanley

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.

Go Blackhawks!

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

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Santa Takes Public Transportation

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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.

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