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

C2E2

 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) 

Old Fashioned Donuts

 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) 

 Uncooked donuts sit on a proving rack Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Uncooked donuts sit on a proving rack Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Lonnie Perkins fries up fresh donuts Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Lonnie Perkins fries up fresh donuts Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Drejauna Bulloch, granddaughter of Buritt Bulloch, takes an order over the phone Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Drejauna Bulloch, granddaughter of Buritt Bulloch, takes an order over the phone Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Lonnie Perkins glazes fresh donuts Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Lonnie Perkins glazes fresh donuts Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Drejauna Bulloch, granddaughter of Buritt Bulloch, takes orders Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Drejauna Bulloch, granddaughter of Buritt Bulloch, takes orders Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 A variety of donuts and other pastries are arranged in a box Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A variety of donuts and other pastries are arranged in a box 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) 

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) 

Owner Buritt Bulloch makes donuts, as he does every day, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Old Fashioned Donuts in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. He and his family, including his granddaughter, Drejauna, who works the counter, have been serving up donuts and other earthly delights on the South Side for over 45 years.

Loy Webb

 Playwright Loy 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 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 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 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 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 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 Webb sits for a portrait at the Den Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Chicago. She wrote "The Light," as described by The New Colony, "A surprise proposal takes an unexpected turn that upends the world of Genesis and Rashad, forcing them to confront a devastating secret from the past and putting the future of their relationship at risk. Featuring two of Chicago’s most dynamic actors, "The Light" is a 70-minute, real-time rollercoaster journey of laughter, romance and despair that uncovers how the power of radical love can be a healing beacon of light."

From the ashes of 'Birth of a Nation' controversy, a new playwright and 'The Light'

Best of 2017

 Terron Sharp, left, and Cameron Dakota stand in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach at sunset Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Chicago. "We came to the beach just to chill with each other. Play volleyball. And like, get wet, actually, because it was a hot day today. We're just chilling and having fun with each other. It's a nice beach," said Terron. The two said they are best friends and have known each other for a long time. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Terron Sharp, left, and Cameron Dakota stand in the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach at sunset Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Chicago. "We came to the beach just to chill with each other. Play volleyball. And like, get wet, actually, because it was a hot day today. We're just chilling and having fun with each other. It's a nice beach," said Terron. The two said they are best friends and have known each other for a long time. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Octopus tentacles decorate a front window of the Museum of Contemporary Art ahead of the opening of the Takashi Murakami exhibit, "The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg," Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Chicago. The exhibit officially opens June 6 and runs through September 24. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Octopus tentacles decorate a front window of the Museum of Contemporary Art ahead of the opening of the Takashi Murakami exhibit, "The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg," Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Chicago. The exhibit officially opens June 6 and runs through September 24. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 The Haj Khalaf family, who came to Chicago as Syrian refugees, from left, Mohamad, 22, Aya, 19, Sham, 19 months, matriarch Fattoum Bakir, patriarch Khaled Khalaf, Baraa, 23, and Abdulmajeed sit together at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The Haj Khalaf family, who came to Chicago as Syrian refugees, from left, Mohamad, 22, Aya, 19, Sham, 19 months, matriarch Fattoum Bakir, patriarch Khaled Khalaf, Baraa, 23, and Abdulmajeed sit together at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 19-month-old Syrian refugee Sham Haj Khalad wears her grandfather's glasses at her home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Sham's grandfather Khaled Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

19-month-old Syrian refugee Sham Haj Khalad wears her grandfather's glasses at her home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Sham's grandfather Khaled Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Dia de los Muertos Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Dia de los Muertos Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Eddie Bolden was greeted by friends and family as he walked out of Cook County Jail a free man after spending 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Chicago. A Cook County judge threw out murder convictions against Bolden, the fatal shooting of two men in 1994, and prosecutors declined to retry him. Bolden was 46 years old at the time of his release.  At his 1996 trial, a county jury convicted Bolden based on the testimony of Clifford Frazier, who was wounded in the shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Frazier’s brother, Derrick, and another man were killed.  “When I stepped outside … there’s a difference between stepping out on a prison yard and seeing daylight and stepping outside outside. I still can’t explain it. It was like I stepped into a whole new world for real,” he said.  Private investigator Susan Carlson worked with Bolden and his family and found key alibi witnesses who had been overlooked at the original trial who ultimately led to his release.  Bolden spent the following year readjusting to life and reconnecting with his family and three children, Dominique, 23, Antonio, 25, and Bryana, 26. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Eddie Bolden was greeted by friends and family as he walked out of Cook County Jail a free man after spending 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Chicago. A Cook County judge threw out murder convictions against Bolden, the fatal shooting of two men in 1994, and prosecutors declined to retry him. Bolden was 46 years old at the time of his release.

At his 1996 trial, a county jury convicted Bolden based on the testimony of Clifford Frazier, who was wounded in the shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Frazier’s brother, Derrick, and another man were killed.

“When I stepped outside … there’s a difference between stepping out on a prison yard and seeing daylight and stepping outside outside. I still can’t explain it. It was like I stepped into a whole new world for real,” he said.

Private investigator Susan Carlson worked with Bolden and his family and found key alibi witnesses who had been overlooked at the original trial who ultimately led to his release.

Bolden spent the following year readjusting to life and reconnecting with his family and three children, Dominique, 23, Antonio, 25, and Bryana, 26. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 The tomato tatin is made with carmelized onion, marinated buratta and warm tomato vinaigrette at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The tomato tatin is made with carmelized onion, marinated buratta and warm tomato vinaigrette at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Jamela Anthony, 6, plays at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer that is now in remission and her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Jamela Anthony, 6, plays at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer that is now in remission and her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Lorraine Szontagh draws around her grandson Marshall Szontagh, 3, with sidewalk chalk Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at her house in Elmwood Park, Ill. Marshall and his brother Jackson, 4, were poisoned by lead paint while their family lived in a three flat in Berwyn. Caitlin, the children's mother, said they have already developed some behavioral problems and learning disabilities but it may take years to find out the full extent of their injuries from the poisoning. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Lorraine Szontagh draws around her grandson Marshall Szontagh, 3, with sidewalk chalk Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at her house in Elmwood Park, Ill. Marshall and his brother Jackson, 4, were poisoned by lead paint while their family lived in a three flat in Berwyn. Caitlin, the children's mother, said they have already developed some behavioral problems and learning disabilities but it may take years to find out the full extent of their injuries from the poisoning. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Virginia Boyle cheers at a rally in support of transgender rights Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago. The rally was organized to protest the move by the Trump administration to roll back federal protections for transgender students in public schools. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Virginia Boyle cheers at a rally in support of transgender rights Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago. The rally was organized to protest the move by the Trump administration to roll back federal protections for transgender students in public schools. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Trent Reznor performs with his band Nine Inch Nails during Riot Fest Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Douglas Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Trent Reznor performs with his band Nine Inch Nails during Riot Fest Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Douglas Park in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo pushes herself in her wheelchair as she heads to her classroom at Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Kennedy Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo pushes herself in her wheelchair as she heads to her classroom at Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Kennedy Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 From left, Alison Richards, 13, Diedra Richards and Alex Richards, 10, sit on the ground as they struggle to play Pokemon Go at the Pokemon Go Fest Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Grant Park in Chicago. Many festival attendees had trouble getting the augmented-reality cellphone game to work. By the afternoon, Mike Quigley, chief marketing officer of the game's developer, Niantic, announced all ticket holders would receive refunds and be issued $100 in credits for use in the app. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

From left, Alison Richards, 13, Diedra Richards and Alex Richards, 10, sit on the ground as they struggle to play Pokemon Go at the Pokemon Go Fest Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Grant Park in Chicago. Many festival attendees had trouble getting the augmented-reality cellphone game to work. By the afternoon, Mike Quigley, chief marketing officer of the game's developer, Niantic, announced all ticket holders would receive refunds and be issued $100 in credits for use in the app. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward, center, and other players remain in the tunnel for the National Anthem before the game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Solider Field in Chicago. Bears players stood along their sideline, most of them with their arms interlocked in a show of unity. The entire Steelers team, with the exception of offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, remained in their locker room during the anthem. Villanueva, who served in the Army, stood near the northeast corner of the field with his hand over his heart. That was the response at Soldier Field to the firestorm that has swept through the sports world this weekend in the aftermath of sharp comments made by President Donald Trump, who blasted players who have chosen to engage in peaceful demonstration during the National Anthem. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward, center, and other players remain in the tunnel for the National Anthem before the game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Solider Field in Chicago. Bears players stood along their sideline, most of them with their arms interlocked in a show of unity. The entire Steelers team, with the exception of offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, remained in their locker room during the anthem. Villanueva, who served in the Army, stood near the northeast corner of the field with his hand over his heart. That was the response at Soldier Field to the firestorm that has swept through the sports world this weekend in the aftermath of sharp comments made by President Donald Trump, who blasted players who have chosen to engage in peaceful demonstration during the National Anthem. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen, right, falls backward over Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, bottom, as he scores a fourth goal for the Predators on Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the third period of Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals between game Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago. The Predators shut out the Blackhawks for the second time in a row 5-0 and ultimately swept the Chicago team in the best of seven series. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen, right, falls backward over Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, bottom, as he scores a fourth goal for the Predators on Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the third period of Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals between game Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago. The Predators shut out the Blackhawks for the second time in a row 5-0 and ultimately swept the Chicago team in the best of seven series. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Whitney Young Magnet High School forward Lucas Williamson gets a hug from his mother, Louiza Williamson, after his team defeated Simeon High School to win the Illinois State High School Basketball Class 4A Championship game 60-50 in overtime Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Whitney Young Magnet High School forward Lucas Williamson gets a hug from his mother, Louiza Williamson, after his team defeated Simeon High School to win the Illinois State High School Basketball Class 4A Championship game 60-50 in overtime Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Simeon High School forward Talen Horton-Tucker (5) covers his face after fouling out during overtime of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Simeon High School Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Simeon High School forward Talen Horton-Tucker (5) covers his face after fouling out during overtime of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Simeon High School Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen (29) catches a kick from the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter of the Chicago Bears versus Green Bay Packers game Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen (29) catches a kick from the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter of the Chicago Bears versus Green Bay Packers game Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Workers prepare the field before the Chicago Cubs versus Atlanta Braves game Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Workers prepare the field before the Chicago Cubs versus Atlanta Braves game Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward (22) leaves the field after the Cubs' 5-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward (22) leaves the field after the Cubs' 5-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4) fouls Chicago Fire forward David Accam (11) during the first half of the Chicago Fire match against Toronto FC Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. The score was 1-0 Toronto at the end of the half. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4) fouls Chicago Fire forward David Accam (11) during the first half of the Chicago Fire match against Toronto FC Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. The score was 1-0 Toronto at the end of the half. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Chicago Bulls guard David Nwaba (11) and Chicago Bulls guard Jerian Grant (2) celebrate their 104-102. win over the New York Knicks Saturday Dec. 9, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Chicago Bulls guard David Nwaba (11) and Chicago Bulls guard Jerian Grant (2) celebrate their 104-102. win over the New York Knicks Saturday Dec. 9, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 10-year-old Levi Krystosek waits in his doctor's office Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Levi is flown to Lurie's from Mississippi through the Miracle Flights organization for treatment of his very rare disease Jansen's metaphyseal chondrodysplasia. Severe JMC produces a dwarfing phenotype, or short stature, and other physical irregularities often include prominent or protruding eyes, wide cranial sutures and irregular formation of the long bones which can resemble rickets. Accumulation of calcium in the interstitum of the kidney is seen commonly as well. Dr. Craig Langman is a doctor at Lurie who specializes in treating some of these symptoms and has been seeing Levi since he was very young. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

10-year-old Levi Krystosek waits in his doctor's office Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Levi is flown to Lurie's from Mississippi through the Miracle Flights organization for treatment of his very rare disease Jansen's metaphyseal chondrodysplasia. Severe JMC produces a dwarfing phenotype, or short stature, and other physical irregularities often include prominent or protruding eyes, wide cranial sutures and irregular formation of the long bones which can resemble rickets. Accumulation of calcium in the interstitum of the kidney is seen commonly as well. Dr. Craig Langman is a doctor at Lurie who specializes in treating some of these symptoms and has been seeing Levi since he was very young. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 A red-winged blackbird calls out near the Lincoln Park Zoo Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A red-winged blackbird calls out near the Lincoln Park Zoo Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Pak Suan of Myanmar works in his small greenhouse in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Pak Suan of Myanmar works in his small greenhouse in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 The mother of Kennatay Leavell kneels over his body outside a group of row houses in the 500 block of West Iowa Street Friday, July 28, 2017, in the Cabrini Green neighborhood of Chicago. The 31-year-old was shot multiple times in the face and died at the scene. Family members had been watching for an hour, held back from Leavell's then-uncovered body by police tape and officers, when his mother eventually found a way through one of the Cabrini Green apartments. "My baby," she cried as she struggled to hold him close to her. "My baby." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The mother of Kennatay Leavell kneels over his body outside a group of row houses in the 500 block of West Iowa Street Friday, July 28, 2017, in the Cabrini Green neighborhood of Chicago. The 31-year-old was shot multiple times in the face and died at the scene. Family members had been watching for an hour, held back from Leavell's then-uncovered body by police tape and officers, when his mother eventually found a way through one of the Cabrini Green apartments. "My baby," she cried as she struggled to hold him close to her. "My baby." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 A young girl stands in the doorway of an apartment near the scene of a fatal shooting in the 3700 block of West Fullerton Avenue Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. One 20-year-old man, the driver of a white vehicle stopped outside a cafe in the area, was shot in the hand and treated at Norwegian American Hospital while his co-worker and passenger, also in his 20s, was shot in the head and neck and died at the scene. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A young girl stands in the doorway of an apartment near the scene of a fatal shooting in the 3700 block of West Fullerton Avenue Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. One 20-year-old man, the driver of a white vehicle stopped outside a cafe in the area, was shot in the hand and treated at Norwegian American Hospital while his co-worker and passenger, also in his 20s, was shot in the head and neck and died at the scene. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Rain falls on a car with police tape at the scene where 32-year-old Dario Balderrama was shot multiple times and killed in the 4800 block of South Racine Avenue Saturday, June 17, 2017, in the Back of Yards neighborhood of Chicago. About an hour later, two men and one woman were shot and taken to area hospitals less than a mile away on 44th Street. Both incidents involved rifles. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Rain falls on a car with police tape at the scene where 32-year-old Dario Balderrama was shot multiple times and killed in the 4800 block of South Racine Avenue Saturday, June 17, 2017, in the Back of Yards neighborhood of Chicago. About an hour later, two men and one woman were shot and taken to area hospitals less than a mile away on 44th Street. Both incidents involved rifles. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Three women hold each other as they sit on the ground at the scene of a fatal double shooting in the 5400 block of South Wabash Avenue Thursday, June 29, 2017, in the Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago. 32-year-old Jeanine Dowell and 41-year-old Juliet Washington were driving north when shots were fired from another vehicle, striking both women in the head. They were pronounced dead at the scene. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Three women hold each other as they sit on the ground at the scene of a fatal double shooting in the 5400 block of South Wabash Avenue Thursday, June 29, 2017, in the Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago. 32-year-old Jeanine Dowell and 41-year-old Juliet Washington were driving north when shots were fired from another vehicle, striking both women in the head. They were pronounced dead at the scene. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Jose Moreno, left, 17, huddles together with other members of the John Overton High School of Nashville marching band as they wait in the cold for their turn to join the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jose Moreno, left, 17, huddles together with other members of the John Overton High School of Nashville marching band as they wait in the cold for their turn to join the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Actress Carrie Coon poses for a portrait at the Robey Hotel Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Chicago. Coon played Nora Durst on HBO's "The Leftovers," Margo Dunne, the sister of Ben Affleck's main character, Nick Dunne, in "Gone Girl" and most recently Gloria Burgle in FX's "Fargo" series in 2017. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Actress Carrie Coon poses for a portrait at the Robey Hotel Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Chicago. Coon played Nora Durst on HBO's "The Leftovers," Margo Dunne, the sister of Ben Affleck's main character, Nick Dunne, in "Gone Girl" and most recently Gloria Burgle in FX's "Fargo" series in 2017. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

2017. What a year. Full of ups and downs. A pretty good year for photography for me, but it was hard work and sometimes stressful: Publishing the year long story on Eddie Bolden, exonerated from prison after 22 years, covering overnight violence in Chicago again during the summer and fall, lots of sports (though the Cubs bowed out early)...and more.

A rough but promising year as a woman and "Enemy of the American People," aka, a journalist. I am lucky to have supportive editors and colleagues. I am thankful and proud to do what I do and will continue to tell the stories of people in my community and shed light on an unseen truth or two. The people I meet every day truly enrich my own life. 2018 looks bright.

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

Dia de los Muertos

 Yesica Cruz, left, and Elyza Gonzalez. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Yesica Cruz, left, and Elyza Gonzalez. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

 Isabelle Navarro, left, and Joanna Romero. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Isabelle Navarro, left, and Joanna Romero. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

 Serena Iman, left, and Mike Atwell. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Serena Iman, left, and Mike Atwell. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

 Victorio Velasquez, left, and Seraph Iman . Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Victorio Velasquez, left, and Seraph Iman . Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

 Maria Centeno, left, and Samantha Romero. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Maria Centeno, left, and Samantha Romero. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

 Gabriel Perales, left, and Jade Amore. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Gabriel Perales, left, and Jade Amore. Dia de los Muertos at Dvorak Park Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Faces of Dia de los Muertos Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Dvorak Park in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. 

Jamela Anthony

 Jamela Anthony, 6, plays at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jamela Anthony, 6, plays at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Jamela Anthony, 6, records herself dancing at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Jamela Anthony, 6, records herself dancing at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Tangela Watson holds a photo of her daughter Jamela Anthony, 6, on the day doctors declared her cancer in remission on June 21, at their home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Watson worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Tangela Watson holds a photo of her daughter Jamela Anthony, 6, on the day doctors declared her cancer in remission on June 21, at their home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Watson worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Tangela Watson shows photos to her daughter Jamela Anthony, 6, at their home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Watson worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Tangela Watson shows photos to her daughter Jamela Anthony, 6, at their home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Watson worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Jamela Anthony, 6, walks up the stairs to her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jamela Anthony, 6, walks up the stairs to her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Jamela Anthony, 6, wears Hello Kitty shoes as she plays at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela Anthony, 6, walks up the stairs to her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jamela Anthony, 6, wears Hello Kitty shoes as she plays at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela Anthony, 6, walks up the stairs to her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Jamela Anthony, 6, plays with two different phones at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jamela Anthony, 6, plays with two different phones at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Jamela Anthony, 6, records herself at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jamela Anthony, 6, records herself at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Jamela Anthony, 6, plays with two different phones at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jamela Anthony, 6, plays with two different phones at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Jamela Anthony, 6, plays at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Jamela Anthony, 6, plays at her home Friday, July 7, 2017, in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission. Her family has relied on Medicaid to cover costs. Tangela Watson, Jamela’s mother, worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

The lovely and bright six-year-old Jamela Anthony borrowed reporter Lisa Schencker's iPhone and small tripod and was busy filming herself when I arrived to photograph her at home in Chicago. Jamela has undergone extensive treatment for an aggressive tumor on her spinal cord that is now in remission as of June 21. Jamela danced, jumped rope and took her mother's phone to flip through photos as she kept Lisa's phone on record. She pouted a little when I asked her to sit next to her mother on the couch for an interview. She wanted to set up my tripod and be behind the camera.

Jamela's family has relied on Medicaid to cover the extensive costs of 52 weeks of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation required to treat her cancer. She spent most of the year as a five-year-old in the hospital and missed school while her mother, Tangela Watson, missed work to care for her daughter.  Watson worries about how the Medicaid program might change if the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill becomes law.

Click hear to watch a video of Jamela, including video clips she created on Lisa's phone, and read more about how potential cuts to Medicaid can affect children in Lisa's story:

Advocates worry GOP's health bill would cut Medicaid for low-income children: 'It's not good for kids'

Margeaux Brasserie

 The tomato tatin is made with carmelized onion, marinated buratta and warm tomato vinaigrette at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The tomato tatin is made with carmelized onion, marinated buratta and warm tomato vinaigrette at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Left: Executive Chef Brent Balika poses for a portrait at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. Right: Le Vieux Corps is made with cognac, house-made rock and rye, Cocchi Americano rosa and "herbstura" at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Left: Executive Chef Brent Balika poses for a portrait at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. Right: Le Vieux Corps is made with cognac, house-made rock and rye, Cocchi Americano rosa and "herbstura" at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 The dover sole a la meuniere is made with white asparagus, brown butter and lemon confit at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The dover sole a la meuniere is made with white asparagus, brown butter and lemon confit at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 The bar area at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The bar area at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Left: The Green Hills of Africa cocktail is made with rum, Cocchi Americano rosa, lemon jasmine tea and grapefruit cordial, egg white and prosecco at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. Right: The Loveable Trixter cocktail is made with vodka, Aperol, raspberry, rhubarb, dry curacao, lemon, egg white and champagne at The Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Left: The Green Hills of Africa cocktail is made with rum, Cocchi Americano rosa, lemon jasmine tea and grapefruit cordial, egg white and prosecco at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. Right: The Loveable Trixter cocktail is made with vodka, Aperol, raspberry, rhubarb, dry curacao, lemon, egg white and champagne at The Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 The Vieux Carre cocktail is made with cognac, Rittenhouse Rye, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and bitters at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The Vieux Carre cocktail is made with cognac, Rittenhouse Rye, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and bitters at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 The Valrhona chocolate grand macaron is made with fresh raspberry and milk chocolate cremeux at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The Valrhona chocolate grand macaron is made with
fresh raspberry and milk chocolate cremeux at Margeaux Brasserie at the Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 6, 2017, in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A few photos from a fun shoot at the new French restaurant in the Waldorf Astoria hotel in downtown Chicago Margeaux Brasserie. Some nice-looking food and beautiful cocktails. 

Life, Outside

 Chicago Tribune, Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Chicago Tribune, Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Eddie Bolden was greeted by friends and family as he walked out of Cook County Jail a free man after spending 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Chicago. A Cook County judge threw out murder convictions against Bolden, the fatal shooting of two men in 1994, and prosecutors declined to retry him. Bolden was 46 years old at the time of his release.

At his 1996 trial, a county jury convicted Bolden based on the testimony of Clifford Frazier, who was wounded in the shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Frazier’s brother, Derrick, and another man were killed.

“When I stepped outside … there’s a difference between stepping out on a prison yard and seeing daylight and stepping outside outside. I still can’t explain it. It was like I stepped into a whole new world for real,” he said.

Private investigator Susan Carlson worked with Bolden and his family and found key alibi witnesses who had been overlooked at the original trial who ultimately led to his release.

Bolden spent the last year readjusting to life and reconnecting with his family and three children, Dominique, 23, Antonio, 25, and Bryana, 26.

I had the privilege of spending the past year documenting some of this while getting to know Eddie and his family. Please click below for the full online version of this project, with story, photos and video:

A father — wrongly imprisoned for 22 years — reconnects with his children

Refugee Garden

 Renuka Pokhrel of Bhutan works in her family's garden plot in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Renuka Pokhrel of Bhutan works in her family's garden plot in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Director Linda Seyler, left, and Krishna Bhattarai look at young plants in his plot in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Director Linda Seyler, left, and Krishna Bhattarai look at young plants in his plot in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 An onion goes to seed in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

An onion goes to seed in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Pak Suan of Myanmar works in his small greenhouse in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Pak Suan of Myanmar works in his small greenhouse in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Thai mustard greens grow in the greenhouse of Pak Suan of Myanmar in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Thai mustard greens grow in the greenhouse of Pak Suan of Myanmar in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Director Linda Seyler, right, plants small seedlings with Krishna Bhattarai of Bhutan in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Director Linda Seyler, right, plants small seedlings with Krishna Bhattarai of Bhutan in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Krishna Bhattarai of Bhutan works in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Krishna Bhattarai of Bhutan works in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Krishna Bhattarai of Bhutan plants a seedling in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Krishna Bhattarai of Bhutan plants a seedling in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 From left, Renuka, Shiva and Prajapati Pokhrel of Bhutan pick out plants for their garden plot in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

From left, Renuka, Shiva and Prajapati Pokhrel of Bhutan pick out plants for their garden plot in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Lettuce grows in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Lettuce grows in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Director Linda Seyler works in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Director Linda Seyler works in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Renuka Pokhrel of Bhutan flips her braid around as she works in her family's garden plot in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Renuka Pokhrel of Bhutan flips her braid around as she works in her family's garden plot in the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Director Linda Seyler and a handful of refugees worked in the garden on somewhat rainy days when I visited the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm in May in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago. About 100 families, including refugees from Bhutan, Myanmar and elsewhere, have plots in the community garden. The farm, which began in 2012, became a nonprofit this spring after creating a board of directors last year, said Seyler, executive director and "head weed puller." The group receives so many requests for garden plots that there's a wait list of 60 families. Often, newly arrived refugees are so eager to begin growing foods that remind them of home that they reach out to the farm while still learning to speak English and navigate the "L."

Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune here.

Syrian Refugee Family

 The Haj Khalaf family, who came to Chicago as Syrian refugees, from left, Mohamad, 22, Aya, 19, Sham, 19 months, matriarch Fattoum Bakir, patriarch Khaled Khalaf, Baraa, 23, and Abdulmajeed sit together at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The Haj Khalaf family, who came to Chicago as Syrian refugees, from left, Mohamad, 22, Aya, 19, Sham, 19 months, matriarch Fattoum Bakir, patriarch Khaled Khalaf, Baraa, 23, and Abdulmajeed sit together at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 A sign hangs in the Haj Khalaf family home from when they arrived at O'Hare International Airport as Syrian refugees Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A sign hangs in the Haj Khalaf family home from when they arrived at O'Hare International Airport as Syrian refugees Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Syrian refugee Fattoum Bakir sits in the living room of her family home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Bakir and her husband, Khaled Khalaf, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and their now 19-month-old daughter Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Syrian refugee Fattoum Bakir sits in the living room of her family home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Bakir and her husband, Khaled Khalaf, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and their now 19-month-old daughter Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Tea is prepared at the Haj Khalaf family home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Tea is prepared at the Haj Khalaf family home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Syrian refugee Khaled Haj Khalaf holds up his 19-month-old granddaughter Sham at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf, Sham's mother, and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Syrian refugee Khaled Haj Khalaf holds up his 19-month-old granddaughter Sham at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf, Sham's mother, and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 19-month-old Syrian refugee Sham Haj Khalad is followed by her 19-year-old aunt Aya Haj Khalad outside their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Sham's grandfather Khaled Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

19-month-old Syrian refugee Sham Haj Khalad is followed by her 19-year-old aunt Aya Haj Khalad outside their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Sham's grandfather Khaled Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Syrian refugee Khaled Haj Khalaf kneads dough as he helps prepare lunch for his family at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and their now 19-month-old daughter Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Syrian refugee Khaled Haj Khalaf kneads dough as he helps prepare lunch for his family at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and their now 19-month-old daughter Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Aya Haj Khalaf, 19, puts put food as her family prepares to each lunch together at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Aya Haj Khalaf, 19, puts put food as her family prepares to each lunch together at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Syrian refugee Fattoum Bakir stirs food as she prepares lunch for her family at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Bakir and her husband, Khaled Khalaf, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and their now 19-month-old daughter Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Syrian refugee Fattoum Bakir stirs food as she prepares lunch for her family at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Bakir and her husband, Khaled Khalaf, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and their now 19-month-old daughter Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Food is placed on a table cloth as the Haj Khalaf family prepares to each lunch together at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Food is placed on a table cloth as the Haj Khalaf family prepares to each lunch together at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Baraa Haj Khalaf, left, eats lunch with her father Khaled Khalaf and their family at home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Baraa Haj Khalaf, left, eats lunch with her father Khaled Khalaf and their family at home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 19-month-old Syrian refugee Sham Haj Khalad wears her grandfather's glasses at her home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Sham's grandfather Khaled Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

19-month-old Syrian refugee Sham Haj Khalad wears her grandfather's glasses at her home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Sham's grandfather Khaled Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Syrian refugee Khaled Haj Khalaf, the patriarch of the Haj Khalaf family, helped prepare lunch for his family at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Fleeing the civil war in Syria, Haj Khalaf and his wife, Fattoum Bakir, came to Chicago in September 2016 with three of their children, but their oldest daughter Baraa Haj Khalaf and her family were denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump's immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa, her husband Abdulmajeed and their now 19-month-old daughter Sham spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in two different apartments in the same building. 

Read the story by Vikki Ortiz here: Syrian refugee family finding its way in Chicago: 'I'm trying to smile the way people smile here'

State Basketball

 From left, Morgan High School players Shon Robinson (21), Jemari Harris (32), Quincy Dillard (44), Kenyon Duling (34), Tavaris McCullough (12), Tamell Pearson (1), Deandre Freeman (20), Lenell Henry (23) and guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) jump off the bench as their team wins the Class 3A Championship game against Fenwick High School in overtime Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. The final score was 69-67. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

From left, Morgan High School players Shon Robinson (21), Jemari Harris (32), Quincy Dillard (44), Kenyon Duling (34), Tavaris McCullough (12), Tamell Pearson (1), Deandre Freeman (20), Lenell Henry (23) and guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) jump off the bench as their team wins the Class 3A Championship game against Fenwick High School in overtime Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. The final score was 69-67. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Morgan Park High School Head Coach Nick Irvin hugs Morgan Park High School forward Cam Irvin (4), his nephew, after their team defeated Fenwick High School 69-67 in overtime to win the Class 3A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Morgan Park High School Head Coach Nick Irvin hugs Morgan Park High School forward Cam Irvin (4), his nephew, after their team defeated Fenwick High School 69-67 in overtime to win the Class 3A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Morgan Park High School guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) hangs out with his teammates during warmup before the Morgan Park High School versus Fenwick High School 3A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Morgan Park High School guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) hangs out with his teammates during warmup before the Morgan Park High School versus Fenwick High School 3A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Fremd High School Head Coach Robert Widlowski yells during the first half of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Fremd High School Class 4A Semifinal game Friday, March 17, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill.  (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Fremd High School Head Coach Robert Widlowski yells during the first half of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Fremd High School Class 4A Semifinal game Friday, March 17, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill.  (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Morgan Park High School center Lenell Henry (23) reacts after getting fouled during the second half of the Morgan Park High School versus Lanphier High School Class 4A Semifinal game Friday, March 17, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. Morgan Park defeated Lanphier 60-53. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Morgan Park High School center Lenell Henry (23) reacts after getting fouled during the second half of the Morgan Park High School versus Lanphier High School Class 4A Semifinal game Friday, March 17, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. Morgan Park defeated Lanphier 60-53. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Left: Fenwick High School guard Billy Bruce (24) tries to block Morgan Park High School guard Lamond Johnson (0) during the first half of the Morgan Park High School versus Fenwick High School 3A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) Center: Simeon High School guard Marquis Brown (2) attempts a shot during the first half of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Simeon High School Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) Right: Fenwick High School guard Damari Nixon (4) makes a shot during the second half of the Fenwick High School versus Bloomington High School Class 3A Semifinal game Friday, March 17, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. Fenwick won the game 67-52. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Left: Fenwick High School guard Billy Bruce (24) tries to block Morgan Park High School guard Lamond Johnson (0) during the first half of the Morgan Park High School versus Fenwick High School 3A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) Center: Simeon High School guard Marquis Brown (2) attempts a shot during the first half of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Simeon High School Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) Right: Fenwick High School guard Damari Nixon (4) makes a shot during the second half of the Fenwick High School versus Bloomington High School Class 3A Semifinal game Friday, March 17, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. Fenwick won the game 67-52. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Fenwick High School fans cheer during the first half of the Fenwick High School versus Bloomington High School Class 3A Semifinal game Friday, March 17, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. Fenwick lead 30-23. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Fenwick High School fans cheer during the first half of the Fenwick High School versus Bloomington High School Class 3A Semifinal game Friday, March 17, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. Fenwick lead 30-23. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Simeon High School forward Talen Horton-Tucker (5) pushes past Whitney Young Magnet High School forward Lucas Williamson (24) during overtime of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Simeon High School Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Simeon High School forward Talen Horton-Tucker (5) pushes past Whitney Young Magnet High School forward Lucas Williamson (24) during overtime of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Simeon High School Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Simeon High School forward Talen Horton-Tucker (5) covers his face after fouling out during overtime of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Simeon High School Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Simeon High School forward Talen Horton-Tucker (5) covers his face after fouling out during overtime of the Whitney Young Magnet High School versus Simeon High School Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Fenwick High School guard DJ Steward (21) pulls up his jersey after his team lost the Class 3A Championship game to Morgan Park High School 69-67 in overtime Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fenwick High School guard DJ Steward (21) pulls up his jersey after his team lost the Class 3A Championship game to Morgan Park High School 69-67 in overtime Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Whitney Young Magnet High School forward Lucas Williamson (24) gets a hug from his mother, Louiza Williamson, after his team defeated Simeon High School to win the Class 4A Championship game 60-50 in overtime Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Whitney Young Magnet High School forward Lucas Williamson (24) gets a hug from his mother, Louiza Williamson, after his team defeated Simeon High School to win the Class 4A Championship game 60-50 in overtime Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Whitney Young Magnet High School forward Lucas Williamson (24) gives the first place trophy a smooch as his team celebrates their 60-50 overtime win over Simeon High School in the Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Whitney Young Magnet High School forward Lucas Williamson (24) gives the first place trophy a smooch as his team celebrates their 60-50 overtime win over Simeon High School in the Class 4A Championship game Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

I was in Peoria for several days to shoot back-to-back boys high school basketball Class 3A and 4A semifinal and championship games. Emotions ran high, especially the 3A championship game which ran into overtime. Chicago schools Morgan Park and Whitney Young Magnet took home trophies. 

Cafe Tola

 The sign for Cafe Tola hangs outside Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

The sign for Cafe Tola hangs outside Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Rope vieja empanadas are on the menu at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Rope vieja empanadas are on the menu at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Coffee cups at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Coffee cups at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Black bean soup is on the menu at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Black bean soup is on the menu at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 A customer has lunch at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A customer has lunch at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Clockwise from left, pork, chorizo and egg, spinach ricotta and rope vieja empanadas are on the menu at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)  at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Clockwise from left, pork, chorizo and egg, spinach ricotta and rope vieja empanadas are on the menu at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)  at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 A clock hangs on the wall at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A clock hangs on the wall at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Pork, chorizo and egg empanadas are on the menu at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Pork, chorizo and egg empanadas are on the menu at Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

 Murals are painted on the outside of Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Murals are painted on the outside of Cafe Tola Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A few photos from a fun little shoot at Cafe Tola Lonchería in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. The place is small but very colorful with some great murals on the outside. I ended up taking some empanadas home for lunch. Highly recommend. 

A Better Life

 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo crawls to her mother Kimberly at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. State Treasurer Michael Frerichs recently announced a new program, "Achieving a Better Life Experience," that aims to help families like Dorencz-Cuervo's save for the future. Illinois is forming a coalition with 13 other states to allow people with a disability or blindness and their families to open tax-deferred investment accounts to save money. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo crawls to her mother Kimberly at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. State Treasurer Michael Frerichs recently announced a new program, "Achieving a Better Life Experience," that aims to help families like Dorencz-Cuervo's save for the future. Illinois is forming a coalition with 13 other states to allow people with a disability or blindness and their families to open tax-deferred investment accounts to save money. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo pushes herself in her wheelchair as she heads to her classroom at Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Kennedy Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She is currently unable to use her wheelchair at home, as the house is not wheelchair-friendly, but uses it at preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo pushes herself in her wheelchair as she heads to her classroom at Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Kennedy Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She is currently unable to use her wheelchair at home, as the house is not wheelchair-friendly, but uses it at preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo plays at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo plays at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo receives medicine from her mother Kimberly at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She takes medicine several times a day to help her digestive system. (Erin Hooley)

3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo receives medicine from her mother Kimberly at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She takes medicine several times a day to help her digestive system. (Erin Hooley)

 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo throws a wipe away in the garbage can at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo throws a wipe away in the garbage can at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 Kimberly Dorencz-Cuervo, mother of 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo, adjusts her daughter's ankle-foot orthoses at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dorencz-Cuervo said her daughter uses the orthoses at home "when she wants to." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Kimberly Dorencz-Cuervo, mother of 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo, adjusts her daughter's ankle-foot orthoses at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dorencz-Cuervo said her daughter uses the orthoses at home "when she wants to." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo cries as her mother Kimberly takes her upstairs to use a catheter to remove urine from her bladder at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo cries as her mother Kimberly takes her upstairs to use a catheter to remove urine from her bladder at her home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo pushes herself in her wheelchair as she waits outside her classroom with her mother Kimberly at Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Kennedy Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo pushes herself in her wheelchair as she waits outside her classroom with her mother Kimberly at Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Kennedy Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo pushes herself in her wheelchair as she heads to her classroom at Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Kennedy Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo pushes herself in her wheelchair as she heads to her classroom at Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Kennedy Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care. She usually gets around by crawling at home and uses a wheelchair when she goes to preschool. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

I photographed 3-year-old Dayna Dorencz-Cuervo and her mother Kimberly at their home Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago. Dayna has spina bifida and several other health issues which require special care, but she and mom have a regular routine of playing together, watching cartoons and having lunch after Dayna's older brothers leave for school. She usually gets around by crawling at home.

For preschool in the afternoon, Kimberly brought Dayna's wheelchair, which she doesn't use at home because the house is not very "wheelchair friendly." State Treasurer Michael Frerichs recently announced a new program, "Achieving a Better Life Experience," that aims to help families like Dorencz-Cuervo's save for the future. Illinois is forming a coalition with 13 other states to allow people with a disability or blindness and their families to open tax-deferred investment accounts to save money.

Full store here: Illinois treasurer to launch tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities