Lollapalooza 2019

Janelle Monáe performs at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Janelle Monáe performs at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A festival goer wears a scarf over his head at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A festival goer wears a scarf over his head at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A festival goer takes a selfie with a cellphone at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A festival goer takes a selfie with a cellphone at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Normani performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Normani performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A festival goer sits on shoulders during 21 Savage's performance at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A festival goer sits on shoulders during 21 Savage's performance at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Childish Gambino performs at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Childish Gambino performs at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Isabella Yataco plays an over-sized game of connect four at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Isabella Yataco plays an over-sized game of connect four at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

21 Savage performs at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

21 Savage performs at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Festival fans watche Childish Gambino perform at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Festival fans watche Childish Gambino perform at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

H..E.R. performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

H..E.R. performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fans watch 21 Savage perform at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fans watch 21 Savage perform at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Janelle Monáe performs at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Janelle Monáe performs at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Dust, hot and rock and roll: Lollapalooza 2019..

Baptisms in the Lake

12-year-old Andrew Payne is baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan by Park Community Church Pastor Nathan Payne, left, his father, and elder Aaron Balsam at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

12-year-old Andrew Payne is baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan by Park Community Church Pastor Nathan Payne, left, his father, and elder Aaron Balsam at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

12-year-old Andrew Payne is baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan by Park Community Church Pastor Nathan Payne, left, his father, and elder Aaron Balsam at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

12-year-old Andrew Payne is baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan by Park Community Church Pastor Nathan Payne, left, his father, and elder Aaron Balsam at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A group of people with Park Community Church pray together as others are baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A group of people with Park Community Church pray together as others are baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

12-year-old Andrew Payne gets a huge from his father, Park Community Church Pastor Nathan Payne, after being baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

12-year-old Andrew Payne gets a huge from his father, Park Community Church Pastor Nathan Payne, after being baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

12-year-old Andrew Payne gets a hug from Park Community Church Student Ministry Director David Paukovitz after being baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

12-year-old Andrew Payne gets a hug from Park Community Church Student Ministry Director David Paukovitz after being baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Two people with Park Community Church stand together as others are baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Two people with Park Community Church stand together as others are baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Alexandria Miller prays after being baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Alexandria Miller prays after being baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spencer Tiedge gets a towel from fiancee Hattie Hoskins after he was baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spencer Tiedge gets a towel from fiancee Hattie Hoskins after he was baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spencer Tiedge prays with others after he was baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spencer Tiedge prays with others after he was baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spencer Tiedge gets baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan by Park Community Church elder Michael Zehfuss, left, and elder Colin Henry at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spencer Tiedge gets baptized in the waters of Lake Michigan by Park Community Church elder Michael Zehfuss, left, and elder Colin Henry at North Avenue Beach Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Park Community Church, which started out in Lincoln Park but now includes nine locations across the city including in South Loop, Rogers Park and Bridgeport, holds outdoor baptisms in the waters of Lake Michigan once every summer in July.

On Sunday, 67 people were baptized in Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach.

Jill McClain, director of communications for the church, said in an email: “There’s no significant difference for us — baptizing in the church or in the lake. This is more of just a big churchwide celebration/tradition. It’s one of the only times that all of our locations are gathered in one place every year to celebrate the transforming work of the gospel of Jesus and to proclaim his power and love to the city.”

Kumiko

Oysters with rice granita, coriander, compressed melon and smoked trout roe are on the menu at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Oysters with rice granita, coriander, compressed melon and smoked trout roe are on the menu at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chef de Cuisine Mariya Russell stands in the dining room at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chef de Cuisine Mariya Russell stands in the dining room at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Sea Flower cocktail is made with Akashi "White Oak" Whisky, Drapo Vermouth Bianco, Yuzu Kosho, Kabosu and lime at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Sea Flower cocktail is made with Akashi "White Oak" Whisky, Drapo Vermouth Bianco, Yuzu Kosho, Kabosu and lime at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Sashimi ora king salmon with torched lardo, sea grape and toasted genmai is on the menu at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Sashimi ora king salmon with torched lardo, sea grape and toasted genmai is on the menu at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Creative Director Julia Momose stands in the entryway to Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Creative Director Julia Momose stands in the entryway to Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Creative Director Julia Momose prepares Moonrise Daiquiri, a flight with a cocktail of Fukucho "Moon on Water" Junmai Ginjo, Demerara, Rhum Clement Select Barrel, Hoshinomura Hojicha, Lime and Weatherby's Bolivian Cola Nut Bitters, a portion of Fukucho "Moon on the Water" Junmai Ginjo, and portion of Hoshinomura Hojicha Japanese tea at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Creative Director Julia Momose prepares Moonrise Daiquiri, a flight with a cocktail of Fukucho "Moon on Water" Junmai Ginjo, Demerara, Rhum Clement Select Barrel, Hoshinomura Hojicha, Lime and Weatherby's Bolivian Cola Nut Bitters, a portion of Fukucho "Moon on the Water" Junmai Ginjo, and portion of Hoshinomura Hojicha Japanese tea at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Decor at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Decor at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Tofu with snap pea, grapefruit and smoked trout roe is on the menu at Kikko, the Omakase sushi restaurant below Kumiko, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Tofu with snap pea, grapefruit and smoked trout roe is on the menu at Kikko, the Omakase sushi restaurant below Kumiko, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Seamless cocktail is made with Hakkaisan Shiboritate Nama Genshu, Gamle Ode "Celebration" Aquavit, Pineau des Charentes Rouge, Nikolaihog 2017 Vintage Elderflower Syrup and Weatherby's Orange Saffron Bitters at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Seamless cocktail is made with Hakkaisan Shiboritate Nama Genshu, Gamle Ode "Celebration" Aquavit, Pineau des Charentes Rouge, Nikolaihog 2017 Vintage Elderflower Syrup and Weatherby's Orange Saffron Bitters at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Japanese milk bread with fermented honey ice cream and truffle is on the menu at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Japanese milk bread with fermented honey ice cream and truffle is on the menu at Kumiko restaurant Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Kumiko: one of those places I put on my “go back and eat here” list. Simple, professional, beautiful space and wonderful people to work with for this restaurant review.

Fight Night in the Park

From left, 9-year-old Sherlyn Resendiz, 9-year-old Abigal Fleming of Brooks Boxing and 10-year-old Shannon Flannigan of Brooks Boxing prepare to spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

From left, 9-year-old Sherlyn Resendiz, 9-year-old Abigal Fleming of Brooks Boxing and 10-year-old Shannon Flannigan of Brooks Boxing prepare to spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

29-year-old Ashley Hiniker of Unanimous Boxing Gym, left, and 17-year-old Brianna Jordan of Ada Boxing spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

29-year-old Ashley Hiniker of Unanimous Boxing Gym, left, and 17-year-old Brianna Jordan of Ada Boxing spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

12-year-old Yazmin Rosales of United Community Center Boxing in Milwaukee weighs in at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

12-year-old Yazmin Rosales of United Community Center Boxing in Milwaukee weighs in at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

16-year-old Ja Leecia Dominguez of Hammond Boxing, left, spars with 26-year-old Denisse Baron of Rico's Boxing at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

16-year-old Ja Leecia Dominguez of Hammond Boxing, left, spars with 26-year-old Denisse Baron of Rico's Boxing at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

28-year-old Apiffany Rushing of Trumbull Boxing gets her hands wrapped before sparring at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

28-year-old Apiffany Rushing of Trumbull Boxing gets her hands wrapped before sparring at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

29-year-old Olivia Curry of Sam Colonna Boxing warms up before sparring at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

29-year-old Olivia Curry of Sam Colonna Boxing warms up before sparring at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

16-year-old Vivian Gutierrez of Unanimous Boxing Gym warms up at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

16-year-old Vivian Gutierrez of Unanimous Boxing Gym warms up at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Yazmin Rosales of United Community Center Boxing in Milwaukee warms up at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Yazmin Rosales of United Community Center Boxing in Milwaukee warms up at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Four-year-old nephew Adien Garibay flexes his muscles at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Four-year-old nephew Adien Garibay flexes his muscles at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

23-year-old Leila Elaqad of Simons Park Boxing, left, and 28-year-old Apiffany Rushing of Trumbull Boxing spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

23-year-old Leila Elaqad of Simons Park Boxing, left, and 28-year-old Apiffany Rushing of Trumbull Boxing spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

29-year-old Ashley Hiniker of Unanimous Boxing Gym prepares to spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

29-year-old Ashley Hiniker of Unanimous Boxing Gym prepares to spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

30-year-old Alyson MArkstein of Unanimous Boxing Gym stretches before sparring at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

30-year-old Alyson MArkstein of Unanimous Boxing Gym stretches before sparring at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fighters prepare to spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fighters prepare to spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

13-year-old Tyesha Steen of Franklin Boxing, right, spars with 28-year-old Charise Horn of Unanimous Boxing Gym at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

13-year-old Tyesha Steen of Franklin Boxing, right, spars with 28-year-old Charise Horn of Unanimous Boxing Gym at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

23-year-old Leila Elaqad of Simons Park Boxing, right, spars 17-year-old Brianna Jordan of Ada Boxing at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

23-year-old Leila Elaqad of Simons Park Boxing, right, spars 17-year-old Brianna Jordan of Ada Boxing at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

9-year-old Sherlyn Resendiz prepares to spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

9-year-old Sherlyn Resendiz prepares to spar at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

9-year-old Abigal Fleming of Brooks Boxing, left, spars with 9-year-old Sherlyn Resendiz at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

9-year-old Abigal Fleming of Brooks Boxing, left, spars with 9-year-old Sherlyn Resendiz at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

9-year-old Abigal Fleming of Brooks Boxing takes a break in between rounds of sparring at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

9-year-old Abigal Fleming of Brooks Boxing takes a break in between rounds of sparring at a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Boxers from around the city showed up for a women's-only boxing exhibition event Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Eckhart Park in Chicago.

Looking for a fight

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Months in the making, this project on local Chicago boxers, which focuses on 16-year-old Vivian “Rocky” Gutierrez, was a meaningful one for me. It takes me back to the days of covering boxing and MMA in Utah! Chicago has an equally welcoming and beautiful community. The story, photos and video are best viewed here in the Chicago Tribune:

Looking for a fight: 16-year-old Vivian Gutierrez is ready to fight. All she needs is an opponent.

Crawford rebuilds in his off-time

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford sits in the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford sits in the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford stands with the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford stands with the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford talks about the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford talks about the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A photo shows Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford with the "before" version of the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A photo shows Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford with the "before" version of the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford talks about the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford talks about the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford drives the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford drives the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS he restored with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford restored a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS with help from his friends at Nortown Auto LLC, seen here in photos from Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. He donated the car to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and fans can purchase raffle tickets at Blackhawks home games or online to enter the charity drawing for the car held February 18 2019.

Crawford practiced at MB Ice Arena on February 9, his first workout since suffering a concussion December 16 and a big step toward his quest to return to game action this season.

Take a ride with him: Corey Crawford's infatuation with cars has been building since he was a teen. His top speed? 'I don’t think I'm allowed to say.’

Beautiful Ice

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ice forms intricate patterns on the inside of the windows at the Garfield Park Conservatory on a freezing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago.

2019 NHL Winter Classic

Fans gather in the stands before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fans gather in the stands before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) leaves the ice after the second period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) leaves the ice after the second period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Boston Bruins warms up before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Boston Bruins warms up before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy (5) shoves Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) during the second period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy (5) shoves Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) during the second period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Pipes and Drums of the Chicago Police Department play as they lead the Chicago Blackhawks players to Notre Dame Stadium before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Pipes and Drums of the Chicago Police Department play as they lead the Chicago Blackhawks players to Notre Dame Stadium before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brendan Perlini (11) scores on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the first period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brendan Perlini (11) scores on Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the first period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fans wait for the Chicago Blackhawks to arrive before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fans wait for the Chicago Blackhawks to arrive before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) tries for a breakaway goal during the first period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) tries for a breakaway goal during the first period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Boston Bruins celebrate a goal scored by Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the second period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The Boston Bruins celebrate a goal scored by Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the second period of the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

From left, Hayden, 14, Lucas, 13, Ariel, and Cameron Dela Cruz, 8, keep warm together before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

From left, Hayden, 14, Lucas, 13, Ariel, and Cameron Dela Cruz, 8, keep warm together before the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) greets Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) as the teams shake hands after their loss to the Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Boston won the game 4-2. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) greets Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) as the teams shake hands after their loss to the Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Boston won the game 4-2. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) and the Chicago Blackhawks leave the ice after their loss to the Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Boston won the game 4-2. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) and the Chicago Blackhawks leave the ice after their loss to the Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Boston won the game 4-2. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A loss for the Chicago Blackhawks, but a perfect winter day for outdoor hockey at the 2019 NHL Winter Classic game between the Blackhawks and Boston Bruins Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Always fun to photograph for a hockey fan like myself. Thanks for looking, and happy 2019!

Best of 2018

Junior Audrey Wright and others from North Lawndale College Prep High School stand in silence during a walkout in support of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and other victims of gun violence Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Junior Audrey Wright and others from North Lawndale College Prep High School stand in silence during a walkout in support of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and other victims of gun violence Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Rinaya Buick, 9, meditates during yoga class at the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Indigo Monae, who leads many of the yoga classes, often speaks of the importance of a "sense of self," something she teaches through meditation. "It's very meaningful, because if you don't have a sense of self, like, how are you going to love yourself? You know, if you don't know who are you, how do you know how to love yourself?" she said. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Rinaya Buick, 9, meditates during yoga class at the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Indigo Monae, who leads many of the yoga classes, often speaks of the importance of a "sense of self," something she teaches through meditation. "It's very meaningful, because if you don't have a sense of self, like, how are you going to love yourself? You know, if you don't know who are you, how do you know how to love yourself?" she said. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ihor Hulovatyy towels off after a chilly dip in Lake Michigan as the sun rises near Oak Street Beach Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Chicago. Hulovatyy said he uses the water to "wake up" each morning, except if the waves are too high or there is snow and ice. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ihor Hulovatyy towels off after a chilly dip in Lake Michigan as the sun rises near Oak Street Beach Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Chicago. Hulovatyy said he uses the water to "wake up" each morning, except if the waves are too high or there is snow and ice. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A boat moves through the water as the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A boat moves through the water as the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Buritt Bulloch cuts donuts out of dough Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Buritt Bulloch cuts donuts out of dough Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Former President Barack Obama speaks to Obama Foundation Fellows gathered at Stony Island Arts Bank Wednesday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Former President Barack Obama speaks to Obama Foundation Fellows gathered at Stony Island Arts Bank Wednesday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ronnita Miller appears as the earth-goddess Erda during a dress rehearsal of act three of Richard Wagner's opera "Siegfried," part of the Ring Cycle, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago at Civic Opera House. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ronnita Miller appears as the earth-goddess Erda during a dress rehearsal of act three of Richard Wagner's opera "Siegfried," part of the Ring Cycle, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago at Civic Opera House. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

17-year-old Maryori Urbina-Contreras is wrapped in an American flag as she stands with friends and family after being granted asylum by a judge at Chicago Immigration Court Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Chicago. Maryori is one of 68,000 unaccompanied children who flooded across the southwest border of the United States, causing a humanitarian crisis in 2014. Fleeing gang violence in her home country of Honduras, Maryori travelled alone over 1,500 miles for several weeks in 2014 before reuniting with her mother Tania Contreras, who has been in the United States since 2001. In 2015, an immigration court judge postponed a final hearing for Maryori until today, when a Chicago Immigration Court judge granted her asylum. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

17-year-old Maryori Urbina-Contreras is wrapped in an American flag as she stands with friends and family after being granted asylum by a judge at Chicago Immigration Court Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Chicago. Maryori is one of 68,000 unaccompanied children who flooded across the southwest border of the United States, causing a humanitarian crisis in 2014. Fleeing gang violence in her home country of Honduras, Maryori travelled alone over 1,500 miles for several weeks in 2014 before reuniting with her mother Tania Contreras, who has been in the United States since 2001. In 2015, an immigration court judge postponed a final hearing for Maryori until today, when a Chicago Immigration Court judge granted her asylum. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago White Sox center fielder Leury Garcia (28) gets hit by the ball while attempting a bunt during the seventh inning of the Chicago White Sox versus Tampa Bay Rays game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. The White Sox won the game 2-1. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago White Sox center fielder Leury Garcia (28) gets hit by the ball while attempting a bunt during the seventh inning of the Chicago White Sox versus Tampa Bay Rays game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. The White Sox won the game 2-1. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A jersey and rosary cover the casket of Stan Mikita during a public visitation for the Chicago Blackhawks legend, who died August 7 at the age of 78, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in the atrium of the United Center in Chicago. Mikita played 21 seasons for the Blackhawks, winning the Stanley Cup in 1961 and, individually, the Hart, Art Ross and Lady Byng trophies numerous years. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A jersey and rosary cover the casket of Stan Mikita during a public visitation for the Chicago Blackhawks legend, who died August 7 at the age of 78, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in the atrium of the United Center in Chicago. Mikita played 21 seasons for the Blackhawks, winning the Stanley Cup in 1961 and, individually, the Hart, Art Ross and Lady Byng trophies numerous years. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) high-fives fans after the Chicago Bears 48-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) high-fives fans after the Chicago Bears 48-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg (31) makes a save against Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14) during the second period of the Chicago Blackhawks versus Minnesota Wild Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg (31) makes a save against Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14) during the second period of the Chicago Blackhawks versus Minnesota Wild Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Florida Panthers' Vincent Trocheck poses for photos and video during the NHL Player Media Tour Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at the MB Ice Arena in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Florida Panthers' Vincent Trocheck poses for photos and video during the NHL Player Media Tour Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at the MB Ice Arena in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A woman hugs a wooden cross at the scene of a fire that killed at least 8 people, including 6 children, in the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A woman hugs a wooden cross at the scene of a fire that killed at least 8 people, including 6 children, in the 2200 block of South Sacramento Avenue Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

People walk through the parking lot as they evacuate Mercy Hospital & Medical Center during an active shooter attack that left four people dead, including Chicago police Officer Samuel Jimenez, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. The shooter, Juan Lopez, 32, confronted emergency room doctor Tamara O’Neal, apparently over a “broken engagement,” killing her, 24-year-old first-year pharmacy resident Dayna Less, and Officer Jimenez, who responded to the shooting. Lopez was found inside dead the hospital, apparently suffering a wound to the head, but it was unclear how he was shot. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

People walk through the parking lot as they evacuate Mercy Hospital & Medical Center during an active shooter attack that left four people dead, including Chicago police Officer Samuel Jimenez, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. The shooter, Juan Lopez, 32, confronted emergency room doctor Tamara O’Neal, apparently over a “broken engagement,” killing her, 24-year-old first-year pharmacy resident Dayna Less, and Officer Jimenez, who responded to the shooting. Lopez was found inside dead the hospital, apparently suffering a wound to the head, but it was unclear how he was shot. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis poses for a portrait at their home Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Chicago. Pagonis is calling for Lurie Children's Hospital to end the practice of controversial surgeries done on babies born with genitals that are part male and part female which they say are nonconsensual, unnecessary and sexually damaging. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis poses for a portrait at their home Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Chicago. Pagonis is calling for Lurie Children's Hospital to end the practice of controversial surgeries done on babies born with genitals that are part male and part female which they say are nonconsensual, unnecessary and sexually damaging. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Friends and family comfort each other after the funeral for 26-year-old Jemel Roberson Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at House of Hope Church in Chicago. Roberson, an armed security guard at Manny’s Blue Room Lounge in Robbins, was trying to subdue a suspect in a bar shooting early November 11 when he was shot and killed by a Midlothian police officer who responded to the call. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Friends and family comfort each other after the funeral for 26-year-old Jemel Roberson Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at House of Hope Church in Chicago. Roberson, an armed security guard at Manny’s Blue Room Lounge in Robbins, was trying to subdue a suspect in a bar shooting early November 11 when he was shot and killed by a Midlothian police officer who responded to the call. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Yasmin Pena trims excess leaves from marijuana plants at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Yasmin Pena trims excess leaves from marijuana plants at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Nancy Toledo, 23, dances atop a trash can during London on da Track's set at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Nancy Toledo, 23, dances atop a trash can during London on da Track's set at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Poofy the 17-year-old cat hangs out with owner Sara Tait at Montrose Beach on a warm Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Poofy the 17-year-old cat hangs out with owner Sara Tait at Montrose Beach on a warm Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spectators watch as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spectators watch as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Melanie Perry looks at her phone as she undergoes her tri-weekly dialysis treatment, removing toxins from her blood, at DaVita Woodlawn Dialysis clinic Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Chicago. As a child, Perry developed Lupus, resulting in damage to her kidneys. After doctors recently said her eligibility for a transplant is running out due to complicated health issues, Perry created a Facebook post asking people to contact her transplant team if they are able and willing to donate a kidney, otherwise she may be on dialysis for the rest of her life. Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Melanie Perry looks at her phone as she undergoes her tri-weekly dialysis treatment, removing toxins from her blood, at DaVita Woodlawn Dialysis clinic Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Chicago. As a child, Perry developed Lupus, resulting in damage to her kidneys. After doctors recently said her eligibility for a transplant is running out due to complicated health issues, Perry created a Facebook post asking people to contact her transplant team if they are able and willing to donate a kidney, otherwise she may be on dialysis for the rest of her life. Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus performs at Thalia Hall on March 3, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)

Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus performs at Thalia Hall on March 3, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune)

16-year-old Mariana Portillo Flores lays in the lap of her mother Maritza Flores at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

16-year-old Mariana Portillo Flores lays in the lap of her mother Maritza Flores at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Cordelia Dewdney poses for a portrait at her home Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood of Chicago. Dewdney, of Lookingglass Theatre Company, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Cordelia Dewdney poses for a portrait at her home Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood of Chicago. Dewdney, of Lookingglass Theatre Company, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Playwright Loy A. Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," currently playing at the Den Theatre through February 25. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Playwright Loy A. Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," currently playing at the Den Theatre through February 25. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Kish and Mike Carothers pick out a Christmas tree at Ivy's Christmas Trees Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Ivy's, in its 29th year of business, sells only North Carolina Fraser Firs. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Kish and Mike Carothers pick out a Christmas tree at Ivy's Christmas Trees Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Ivy's, in its 29th year of business, sells only North Carolina Fraser Firs. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to supporters after he conceded his re-election bid to billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker on election night Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Drake hotel in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to supporters after he conceded his re-election bid to billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker on election night Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Drake hotel in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Workers measure and photo signed petitions from mayoral candidate Bill Daley to file for candidacy Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at the Chicago Board of Elections. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Workers measure and photo signed petitions from mayoral candidate Bill Daley to file for candidacy Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at the Chicago Board of Elections. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Walter Reed holds his dog Barbie during a pet blessing service at All Saints Episcopal Church Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. Services were held as part of the celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is often recognized as the patron saint of animals. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Walter Reed holds his dog Barbie during a pet blessing service at All Saints Episcopal Church Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. Services were held as part of the celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is often recognized as the patron saint of animals. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Another crazy year in Chicago for me, covering the highs and lows. The highlight of 2018 was the story I did on the Yoga Gardens space in Lawndale, a place of refuge in a violent city neighborhood, a nice break from the usual overnight violence summer coverage.

Thanks for looking.

Click here for a gallery of the Chicago Tribune staff’s photos of the year.

John Wayne Gacy 40 years later

In these photographs, the horrors of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy are portrayed to remind people what his victims endured, and to highlight the six young boys who, 40 years later in 2018, remain unidentified. John Wayne Gacy sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men in Cook County, Illinois between 1972 and 1978 and spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in 1994. In 2010, the case was reopened by the Cook County Sheriff and previously unknown victims William Bundy and James Haakenson were identified by modern DNA testing and other evidence and the efforts of Detective sergeant Jason Moran: “The reason why this case is still on the minds of Chicagoans and throughout the country, is not just the amount of victims Gacy had, it's because Gacy had everybody fooled, and we don't like that feeling. He was a businessman, a local businessman, he worked in politics, being a ward committeeman. He dressed up as a clown and entertained children. He would have huge parties at his residence, where 200 people would come. They would go into the house to use the washroom and there was maybe 15, 16, 17, 18 victims buried in his crawlspace. He had everybody fooled in that way and people don't like that feeling. He wasn't the ghoul that most people would expect from a serial killer.” The blue nylon jacket belonging to Robert Piest, a victim of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy, is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

In these photographs, the horrors of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy are portrayed to remind people what his victims endured, and to highlight the six young boys who, 40 years later in 2018, remain unidentified. John Wayne Gacy sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men in Cook County, Illinois between 1972 and 1978 and spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in 1994. In 2010, the case was reopened by the Cook County Sheriff and previously unknown victims William Bundy and James Haakenson were identified by modern DNA testing and other evidence and the efforts of Detective sergeant Jason Moran: “The reason why this case is still on the minds of Chicagoans and throughout the country, is not just the amount of victims Gacy had, it's because Gacy had everybody fooled, and we don't like that feeling. He was a businessman, a local businessman, he worked in politics, being a ward committeeman. He dressed up as a clown and entertained children. He would have huge parties at his residence, where 200 people would come. They would go into the house to use the washroom and there was maybe 15, 16, 17, 18 victims buried in his crawlspace. He had everybody fooled in that way and people don't like that feeling. He wasn't the ghoul that most people would expect from a serial killer.” The blue nylon jacket belonging to Robert Piest, a victim of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy, is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Mugshots of John Wayne Gacy taken on Dec. 21, 1978, at the Des Plaines Police Department, are attached to a bulletin board at Cook County warehouse Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Mugshots of John Wayne Gacy taken on Dec. 21, 1978, at the Des Plaines Police Department, are attached to a bulletin board at Cook County warehouse Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A ligature recovered from one of the victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. Gacy sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men in Cook County between 1972 and 1978 and spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in 1994. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A ligature recovered from one of the victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. Gacy sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men in Cook County between 1972 and 1978 and spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in 1994. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A detail from a psychological consultation of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy from 1968, taken prior to any known murders, is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A detail from a psychological consultation of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy from 1968, taken prior to any known murders, is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Detective Sgt. Jason Moran of the Cook County Sheriff's Office stands in the room where evidence from the serial killer John Wayne Gacy murders is kept Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Cook County Warehouse in Chicago. Since the case reopened in 2010, Moran has helped identify two previously unknown victims, William George Bundy and James Byron Haakenson. Of the 33 total murders, six still remain unidentified. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Detective Sgt. Jason Moran of the Cook County Sheriff's Office stands in the room where evidence from the serial killer John Wayne Gacy murders is kept Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Cook County Warehouse in Chicago. Since the case reopened in 2010, Moran has helped identify two previously unknown victims, William George Bundy and James Byron Haakenson. Of the 33 total murders, six still remain unidentified. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A simple ring recovered from the left ring finger of an unidentified victim of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy is seen Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Cook County Warehouse in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A simple ring recovered from the left ring finger of an unidentified victim of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy is seen Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Cook County Warehouse in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A pair of handcuffs belonging to serial killer John Wayne Gacy is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A pair of handcuffs belonging to serial killer John Wayne Gacy is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A diagram drawn by the serial killer John Wayne Gacy of the location of the bodies in the crawl space of his home is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A diagram drawn by the serial killer John Wayne Gacy of the location of the bodies in the crawl space of his home is part of evidence from the 1980 murder trial of Gacy, stored at the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Cicero, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Two vials of the blood of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy are seen in an evidence room Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Cook County Warehouse in Chicago. Although Detective Sgt. Jason Moran of the Cook County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Tom Dart do not believe there are any undiscovered victims of Gacy's, they had his DNA profiled from this blood and entered into modern databases just in case. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Two vials of the blood of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy are seen in an evidence room Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Cook County Warehouse in Chicago. Although Detective Sgt. Jason Moran of the Cook County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Tom Dart do not believe there are any undiscovered victims of Gacy's, they had his DNA profiled from this blood and entered into modern databases just in case. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The gravestone of James Byron Haakenson, a victim of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was not identified until 2017, is seen Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The gravestone of James Byron Haakenson, a victim of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was not identified until 2017, is seen Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

This was not an easy assignment.

How do you tell a story 40 years after it happened? And such a gruesome and horrifying one?

In these photographs, the horrors of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy are portrayed to remind people what his victims endured, and to highlight the six young boys who, 40 years later in 2018, remain unidentified. John Wayne Gacy sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men in Cook County, Illinois between 1972 and 1978 and spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in 1994. In 2010, the case was reopened by the Cook County Sheriff and previously unknown victims William Bundy and James Haakenson were identified by modern DNA testing and other evidence and the efforts of Detective sergeant Jason Moran: “The reason why this case is still on the minds of Chicagoans and throughout the country, is not just the amount of victims Gacy had, it's because Gacy had everybody fooled, and we don't like that feeling. He was a businessman, a local businessman, he worked in politics, being a ward committeeman. He dressed up as a clown and entertained children. He would have huge parties at his residence, where 200 people would come. They would go into the house to use the washroom and there was maybe 15, 16, 17, 18 victims buried in his crawlspace. He had everybody fooled in that way and people don't like that feeling. He wasn't the ghoul that most people would expect from a serial killer.”

A team of my extremely hard-working colleagues helped create this project, and you can see the whole thing over here: John Wayne Gacy was arrested 40 years ago in a killing spree that claimed 33 victims and shattered the illusion of the safe suburban community

Hot New Faces

Cordelia Dewdney poses for a portrait at her home Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood of Chicago. Dewdney, of Lookingglass Theatre Company, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Cordelia Dewdney poses for a portrait at her home Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood of Chicago. Dewdney, of Lookingglass Theatre Company, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Emily Fightmaster poses for a portrait at The Second City Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. Fightmaster is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Emily Fightmaster poses for a portrait at The Second City Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. Fightmaster is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Bridget Adams-King poses for a portrait on the set of "Haymarket" at Theater Wit Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Chicago. Adams-King, who plays Lucy Parsons in the production, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Bridget Adams-King poses for a portrait on the set of "Haymarket" at Theater Wit Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Chicago. Adams-King, who plays Lucy Parsons in the production, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Brianna Buckley poses for a portrait Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at Jackalope Theatre in Chicago. Buckley, of Jackalope, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Brianna Buckley poses for a portrait Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at Jackalope Theatre in Chicago. Buckley, of Jackalope, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Isa Arciniegas poses for a portrait at her home Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago. Arciniegas, of the Goodman and Haven Theatres, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Isa Arciniegas poses for a portrait at her home Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago. Arciniegas, of the Goodman and Haven Theatres, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Hannah Starr poses for a portrait at Victory Gardens Theater Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Chicago. Starr, of Victory Gardens, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Hannah Starr poses for a portrait at Victory Gardens Theater Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Chicago. Starr, of Victory Gardens, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Melody Angel poses for a portrait at the Goodman Theatre Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. Angel, who was in "Father Comes Home from the Wars" at the Goodman, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Melody Angel poses for a portrait at the Goodman Theatre Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. Angel, who was in "Father Comes Home from the Wars" at the Goodman, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jack Olin poses for a portrait at his home Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood of Chicago. Olin, of the Interrobang Theatre Project, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jack Olin poses for a portrait at his home Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood of Chicago. Olin, of the Interrobang Theatre Project, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Desiree Gonzalez poses for a portrait at Theatre Wit Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Chicago. Gonzalez, of Kokandy Productions, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Desiree Gonzalez poses for a portrait at Theatre Wit Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Chicago. Gonzalez, of Kokandy Productions, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Geno Walker poses for a portrait at his home Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Walker, of Timeline Theatre, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Geno Walker poses for a portrait at his home Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Walker, of Timeline Theatre, is one of the Chicago Tribune's Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater 2018. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Air and Water Show

Spectators watch as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spectators watch as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Levon Moore, 3, sticks his fingers in his ears as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Levon Moore, 3, sticks his fingers in his ears as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spectators watch as the AeroShell Aerobatic Team performs during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Spectators watch as the AeroShell Aerobatic Team performs during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A spectator watches through shades during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A spectator watches through shades during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The AeroShell Aerobatic Team performs during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The AeroShell Aerobatic Team performs during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights carries a Red Line flag, representing the sacrifices of firefighters and first responders, as he descends during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. The flag was presented to Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Ron Dorneker and members of the fire department Special Operations SCUBA team in honor of Juan Bucio, who lost his life while attempting a dive rescue in May, and all of Chicago's fallen firefighters and first responders. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights carries a Red Line flag, representing the sacrifices of firefighters and first responders, as he descends during the Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago. The flag was presented to Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Ron Dorneker and members of the fire department Special Operations SCUBA team in honor of Juan Bucio, who lost his life while attempting a dive rescue in May, and all of Chicago's fallen firefighters and first responders. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Thousands of people gathered to watch the 60th annual Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Chicago.

Marijuana in Illinois

Marijuana plants grow under lights at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Marijuana plants grow under lights at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Yasmin Pena trims excess leaves from marijuana plants at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Yasmin Pena trims excess leaves from marijuana plants at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Angie Moreland trims marijuana buds at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Angie Moreland trims marijuana buds at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Marijuana buds are trimmed at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Marijuana buds are trimmed at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Matt Rowbotham, left, and Margo Vesely wrap edible cannabis candies at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Matt Rowbotham, left, and Margo Vesely wrap edible cannabis candies at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Edible cannabis chocolates are ready to be wrapped at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Edible cannabis chocolates are ready to be wrapped at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Juan David Garcia measures portions of a cannabis product at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Juan David Garcia measures portions of a cannabis product at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ellen Anderson looks at a marijuana bud under a magnifying glass at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Ellen Anderson looks at a marijuana bud under a magnifying glass at Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A look at the rapidly expanding medical marijuana company Cresco Labs Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Joliet, Ill. The company cultivates various strands of marijuana and also extracts compounds from the plants to create cannabis candies and other edibles, and cannabis oils, tinctures and other products for a variety of uses.

Link to Chicago Tribune story by Ally Marotti: Despite low demand, medical marijuana companies in Illinois are growing

Lollapalooza

Nancy Toledo, 23, dances atop a trash can during London on da Track's set at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Nancy Toledo, 23, dances atop a trash can during London on da Track's set at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Isaac Holman performs with his English band Slaves at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Isaac Holman performs with his English band Slaves at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago police officers stand by at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago police officers stand by at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A dancer performs with artist Khalid at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A dancer performs with artist Khalid at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Festival goers stand in front of large fans on a hot day four of Lollapalooza Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Festival goers stand in front of large fans on a hot day four of Lollapalooza Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

People spray festival goers with water during Herobust's set on a hot day four of Lollapalooza Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

People spray festival goers with water during Herobust's set on a hot day four of Lollapalooza Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Alex Kapranos of the Scottish band Franz Ferdinand performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Alex Kapranos of the Scottish band Franz Ferdinand performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Durand Jones & The Indications performs at Lollapalooza Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Durand Jones & The Indications performs at Lollapalooza Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fans cheer as Khalid performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fans cheer as Khalid performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Khalid performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Khalid performs at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A festival goer uses a handkerchief to keep dust out of her face at Lollapalooza Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A festival goer uses a handkerchief to keep dust out of her face at Lollapalooza Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Alex Turner performs with his English band Arctic Monkeys at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Alex Turner performs with his English band Arctic Monkeys at Lollapalooza Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Slaves, Franz Ferdinand, Khalid, Arctic Monkeys, Durand Jones & the Indications, Knox Fortune and many more play in hot temperatures for fans at Lollapalooza 2018 in August in Grant Park, Chicago.

A Space for Peace

Rinaya Buick, 9, meditates during yoga class at the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Indigo Monae, who leads many of the yoga classes, often speaks of the importance of a "sense of self," something she teaches through meditation. "It's very meaningful, because if you don't have a sense of self, like, how are you going to love yourself? You know, if you don't know who are you, how do you know how to love yourself?" she said. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Rinaya Buick, 9, meditates during yoga class at the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Indigo Monae, who leads many of the yoga classes, often speaks of the importance of a "sense of self," something she teaches through meditation. "It's very meaningful, because if you don't have a sense of self, like, how are you going to love yourself? You know, if you don't know who are you, how do you know how to love yourself?" she said. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Indigo Monae leads a yoga class at the Yoga Gardens space Monday, July 2, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Monae is yoga teacher who saw a need for a safe and peaceful community space while she was living in a building next to an empty lot in Lawndale. Over the past 8 years, with help from other volunteers in the yoga community and funds from classes taught at Montrose Beach, Monae transformed the empty lot into a lush garden with a deck for yoga practice, drawing in young and old from the neighborhood. While living in Lawndale, she found access to healthy food options troublesome, and after witnessing young people involved in violence and drug dealing outside their home, she and her friends decided, "First of all, we need food, we need to teach them yoga, we need something to make them feel at peace," she said. "So that's how it began, just some yogis wanting to share some love." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Indigo Monae leads a yoga class at the Yoga Gardens space Monday, July 2, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Monae is yoga teacher who saw a need for a safe and peaceful community space while she was living in a building next to an empty lot in Lawndale. Over the past 8 years, with help from other volunteers in the yoga community and funds from classes taught at Montrose Beach, Monae transformed the empty lot into a lush garden with a deck for yoga practice, drawing in young and old from the neighborhood. While living in Lawndale, she found access to healthy food options troublesome, and after witnessing young people involved in violence and drug dealing outside their home, she and her friends decided, "First of all, we need food, we need to teach them yoga, we need something to make them feel at peace," she said. "So that's how it began, just some yogis wanting to share some love." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Indigo Monae works in the Yoga Gardens space Sunday, May 13, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Monae is yoga teacher who saw a need for a safe and peaceful community space while she was living in a building next to an empty lot in Lawndale. At first, the space was an empty field covered with rubbish without much vegetation. One morning while she was meditating on her porch, she said, "I saw this 10-year-old boy with a huge line of older people, like, down the alley. I was like, 'What's going on? What's going on?' And then I realized he was selling drugs to all these grown people. I was like, 'Whoa!' And it wasn't regular drugs, it was like heroin and things." Over the past 8 years, with help from other volunteers in the yoga community and funds from classes taught at Montrose Beach, Monae transformed the empty lot into a lush garden with a deck for yoga practice. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Indigo Monae works in the Yoga Gardens space Sunday, May 13, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Monae is yoga teacher who saw a need for a safe and peaceful community space while she was living in a building next to an empty lot in Lawndale. At first, the space was an empty field covered with rubbish without much vegetation. One morning while she was meditating on her porch, she said, "I saw this 10-year-old boy with a huge line of older people, like, down the alley. I was like, 'What's going on? What's going on?' And then I realized he was selling drugs to all these grown people. I was like, 'Whoa!' And it wasn't regular drugs, it was like heroin and things." Over the past 8 years, with help from other volunteers in the yoga community and funds from classes taught at Montrose Beach, Monae transformed the empty lot into a lush garden with a deck for yoga practice. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Rayzell Buick, 6, helps Indigo Monae water plants at the Yoga Gardens space Monday, July 2, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. "We plant the veggies, they see it grows, like, 'I created that with my hand and I can eat it,'" she said. "I remember when we first started the veggies and the growing, and I was eating, this kid was like, "Uhh! What you doing? Eating dirt?' I was like, 'No man, this is good!' And then all of a sudden, every time he come in here, he's like 'Oh, I like this!'" (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Rayzell Buick, 6, helps Indigo Monae water plants at the Yoga Gardens space Monday, July 2, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. "We plant the veggies, they see it grows, like, 'I created that with my hand and I can eat it,'" she said. "I remember when we first started the veggies and the growing, and I was eating, this kid was like, "Uhh! What you doing? Eating dirt?' I was like, 'No man, this is good!' And then all of a sudden, every time he come in here, he's like 'Oh, I like this!'" (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Peppers grown in the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Peppers grown in the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Rayzell Buick, 6, center, and Camaijah Duff, 6, draw on the fence at the entrance to the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Buick, who lives across the street, helps out founder Indigo Monae on an almost daily basis. "Like, some of their parents won't let them outside of the house," said Monae, because of some of the violence that often plagues Lawndale. "Can you image being 6 or 7 years old, you can't go out of the house, you're just in the house all day? They come in here and they just feel like, 'whoa.' They had a good day, they got move around, and their parents are ok with that because then they go to sleep. And then when the veggies grow, they leave here with veggies to give to their parents. So it's like, it's a nice place for them to come and relax." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Rayzell Buick, 6, center, and Camaijah Duff, 6, draw on the fence at the entrance to the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Buick, who lives across the street, helps out founder Indigo Monae on an almost daily basis. "Like, some of their parents won't let them outside of the house," said Monae, because of some of the violence that often plagues Lawndale. "Can you image being 6 or 7 years old, you can't go out of the house, you're just in the house all day? They come in here and they just feel like, 'whoa.' They had a good day, they got move around, and their parents are ok with that because then they go to sleep. And then when the veggies grow, they leave here with veggies to give to their parents. So it's like, it's a nice place for them to come and relax." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Volunteer Charlie Renison helps Rayzell Buick, 6, do a headstand during yoga class at the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Renison has been helping out in the gardens for five years. "The volunteers that come in here, they love it," said Indigo Monae, who has many friends in the Chicago yoga community who regularly help out. "Like, the kids love it, they want hugs, they remember them by name. That's why I like volunteers who can continuously come, because then like...a lot of people come into these kids' lives and they just disappear. So, a volunteer like Charlie who can be here for a few years, is really good, because then they develop a connection, they develop a love, they feel safe, and they can talk to us." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Volunteer Charlie Renison helps Rayzell Buick, 6, do a headstand during yoga class at the Yoga Gardens space Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Renison has been helping out in the gardens for five years. "The volunteers that come in here, they love it," said Indigo Monae, who has many friends in the Chicago yoga community who regularly help out. "Like, the kids love it, they want hugs, they remember them by name. That's why I like volunteers who can continuously come, because then like...a lot of people come into these kids' lives and they just disappear. So, a volunteer like Charlie who can be here for a few years, is really good, because then they develop a connection, they develop a love, they feel safe, and they can talk to us." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Volunteer Trina Gerardi paints the face of Camaijah Duff, 6, during a community gathering event at the Yoga Gardens space Thursday, June 28, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Indigo Monae said she wanted to have an informal opening of the season for the gardens, because the space is not open every day and is closed during the winter. "So, the barbecue was a way to show the community like, 'Hey, we're here, we're still here, we're open, come in. This is for you.' And they enjoyed it. They loved it," she said. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Volunteer Trina Gerardi paints the face of Camaijah Duff, 6, during a community gathering event at the Yoga Gardens space Thursday, June 28, 2018, in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Indigo Monae said she wanted to have an informal opening of the season for the gardens, because the space is not open every day and is closed during the winter. "So, the barbecue was a way to show the community like, 'Hey, we're here, we're still here, we're open, come in. This is for you.' And they enjoyed it. They loved it," she said. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Indigo Monae is yoga teacher who saw a need for a safe and peaceful community space while she was living in a building next to an empty lot in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. Over the past 8 years, with help from other volunteers in the yoga community and funds from classes taught at Montrose Beach, Monae transformed the empty lot into a lush garden with a deck for yoga practice, drawing in young and old from the neighborhood. While living in Lawndale, she found access to healthy food options troublesome, and after witnessing young people involved in violence and drug dealing outside their home, she and her friends decided, “First of all, we need food, we need to teach them yoga, we need something to make them feel at peace,” she said. “So that’s how it began, just some yogis wanting to share some love.”

Link to Chicago Tribune story by Heidi Stevens: How a yoga garden nourishes the soul of a West Side block

A Family Separated Seeks Asylum in Chicago

Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, right, and her sister Perla Flores Delgado, 3, play on scooters outside the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring their family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, right, and her sister Perla Flores Delgado, 3, play on scooters outside the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring their family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maritza Flores sits with three of her children, from left, Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, Mariana Portillo Flores, 16, and Perla Flores Delgado, 3, left, at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maritza Flores sits with three of her children, from left, Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, Mariana Portillo Flores, 16, and Perla Flores Delgado, 3, left, at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, sits on a balcony at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, sits on a balcony at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Perla Flores Delgado, 3, right, jumps on mattresses with Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Perla Flores Delgado, 3, right, jumps on mattresses with Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

From left, Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, Anthony DeMay-Gres, 6, Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, and Perla Flores Delgado, 3, retrieve scooters from the basement of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring the Flores family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

From left, Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, Anthony DeMay-Gres, 6, Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, and Perla Flores Delgado, 3, retrieve scooters from the basement of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring the Flores family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A sign welcomes the members of the Flores family at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring them as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A sign welcomes the members of the Flores family at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring them as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, left, looks at Liz Gres as she plays with Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, left, looks at Liz Gres as she plays with Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Perla Flores Delgado, 3, plays with a cat at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Perla Flores Delgado, 3, plays with a cat at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maritza Flores, center, with her daughters Perla Flores Delgado, 3, left, and Mariana Portillo Flores, 16, speak with Liz Gres, right, at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maritza Flores, center, with her daughters Perla Flores Delgado, 3, left, and Mariana Portillo Flores, 16, speak with Liz Gres, right, at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, left, and Perla Flores Delgado, 3, get water from a fountain at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, left, and Perla Flores Delgado, 3, get water from a fountain at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maritza Flores pushes Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, on a swing at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maritza Flores pushes Maggie DeMay-Gres, 4, on a swing at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, spins on a swing at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, spins on a swing at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Sisters Perla Flores Delgado, 3, left, and Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, do cartwheels at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Sisters Perla Flores Delgado, 3, left, and Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, do cartwheels at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

16-year-old Mariana Portillo Flores lays in the lap of her mother Maritza Flores at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

16-year-old Mariana Portillo Flores lays in the lap of her mother Maritza Flores at Dunbar Park Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Chicago. The Flores family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families, like the DeMay-Gres family in Chicago, to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maritza Flores with three of her children, Skarleth Fernandez Flores, 6, Mariana Portillo Flores, 16, and Perla Flores Delgado, 3, at the home of the DeMay-Gres family, who is sponsoring her family as they seek asylum status in the United States, May 2018, in Chicago. The family left their home country of El Salvador years ago due to gang violence, living in Guatemala for awhile before ending up in Mexico. They crossed the border into the United States as part of a caravan of hundreds of people, organized by Pueblo Sin Frontreras, where they surrendered and sought asylum. Officials determined that Flores' 18-year-old daughter, who made it across the border with the family, would have to make a solo plea for asylum because she’s an adult, and remains in an immigration detention center in San Diego. Pueblo Sin Frontreras worked with Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of activists, to find sponsor families to house those in the caravan who did not have relatives in the United States. Flores said she is grateful for the family’s generosity, but she can’t get out of her mind her 18-year-old daughter languishing in a detention center.

Central American mother, children from migrant caravan seeking refuge in Chicago

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Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Costumes and cosplay from Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)