Pictures of the Year 2015

Maria Torres lies on the ground with other members of The Community Renewal Society as they stage a "die-in" as part of their "Faith in Action" campaign at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Springfield. The faith-based organization involves members from many different churches and works "to eliminate race and class barriers." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Maria Torres lies on the ground with other members of The Community Renewal Society as they stage a "die-in" as part of their "Faith in Action" campaign at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Springfield. The faith-based organization involves members from many different churches and works "to eliminate race and class barriers." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

People in a crowd spray a passing vehicle with beer as fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday, June 15, 2015 in Wrigleyville. This is the third time the Blachkawks have won the Cup in the last six seasons. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

People in a crowd spray a passing vehicle with beer as fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday, June 15, 2015 in Wrigleyville. This is the third time the Blachkawks have won the Cup in the last six seasons. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A young visitor passes the "Angelitos Negros" art installation depicting a life-size replica of the body of Michael Brown and the crime scene where he was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. last year, at the "Confronting Truths: Wake Up!" exhibition featuring works by New Orleans artist Ti-Rock Moore at Gallery Guichard Fine Art Gallery Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Bronzeville. Moore's artist statement about this piece reads: "Angelitos Negros is a reflection on Michael Brown’s brutal murder by the Ferguson, Missouri police last year. The installation introduces a silicone replica of Brown’s dead body with Eartha Kitt’s controversial 1950s song 'Angelitos Negros' or 'Little Black Angels' playing in the backdrop, calling attention to the racial injustices that existed then and remain devastatingly relevant today." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A young visitor passes the "Angelitos Negros" art installation depicting a life-size replica of the body of Michael Brown and the crime scene where he was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. last year, at the "Confronting Truths: Wake Up!" exhibition featuring works by New Orleans artist Ti-Rock Moore at Gallery Guichard Fine Art Gallery Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Bronzeville. Moore's artist statement about this piece reads: "Angelitos Negros is a reflection on Michael Brown’s brutal murder by the Ferguson, Missouri police last year. The installation introduces a silicone replica of Brown’s dead body with Eartha Kitt’s controversial 1950s song 'Angelitos Negros' or 'Little Black Angels' playing in the backdrop, calling attention to the racial injustices that existed then and remain devastatingly relevant today." (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Members of the Recovery on Water breast cancer survivors rowing crew practice on the South Branch of the Chicago River August 26, 2015. The team practices on the river twice a week and launches from the area where the South Fork diverts from the South Branch. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Members of the Recovery on Water breast cancer survivors rowing crew practice on the South Branch of the Chicago River August 26, 2015. The team practices on the river twice a week and launches from the area where the South Fork diverts from the South Branch. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A house in the Coalfield subdivision damaged by the June 22 tornadoes is spray painted with the words "You can break the home not the spirit!" Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Coal City, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A house in the Coalfield subdivision damaged by the June 22 tornadoes is spray painted with the words "You can break the home not the spirit!" Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Coal City, Ill. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Aleck Persin, 3, gives his mother Lynn a kiss as he plays catch with her and his father Craig on the deck of their home in Logan Square Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Chicago. Aleck was born with arthrogryposis, a condition caused by multiple joint contractures and characterized by muscular fibrosis and inhibited movement of the joints. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Aleck Persin, 3, gives his mother Lynn a kiss as he plays catch with her and his father Craig on the deck of their home in Logan Square Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Chicago. Aleck was born with arthrogryposis, a condition caused by multiple joint contractures and characterized by muscular fibrosis and inhibited movement of the joints. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Lola, an inmate in the Women's Residential Program at the Cook County Jail who is pregnant with her seventh child, listens to other women talk about things they've learned about their health while incarcerated Monday, May 18, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Lola, an inmate in the Women's Residential Program at the Cook County Jail who is pregnant with her seventh child, listens to other women talk about things they've learned about their health while incarcerated Monday, May 18, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Scallop carpaccio is an appetizer at C Chicago modern seafood restaurant at 20 West Kinzie downtown Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Scallop carpaccio is an appetizer at C Chicago modern seafood restaurant at 20 West Kinzie downtown Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Kevin Martinez, 15, jumps into Lake Michigan at Calumet Park Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Kevin Martinez, 15, jumps into Lake Michigan at Calumet Park Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

From left, Kaitlyn Crnich, Sarah Crawford, Allison Isom, Carey Dwyer and Rachel Fimbianti walk through Montrose Park after meeting members of the band Mumford & Sons Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Chicago. The band was set to play a concert in the park Wednesday but the show has been postponed until Friday and the girls, who arrived early at the venue, said the band members came out to greet and personally apologize to fans for the postponement. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

From left, Kaitlyn Crnich, Sarah Crawford, Allison Isom, Carey Dwyer and Rachel Fimbianti walk through Montrose Park after meeting members of the band Mumford & Sons Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Chicago. The band was set to play a concert in the park Wednesday but the show has been postponed until Friday and the girls, who arrived early at the venue, said the band members came out to greet and personally apologize to fans for the postponement. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Audience members watch Chicago's Chance the Rapper perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park  Sunday, July 19, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Audience members watch Chicago's Chance the Rapper perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park  Sunday, July 19, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Festival goers relax in hammocks hanging from a large metal structure at Lollapalooza Music Festival in Grant Park Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Festival goers relax in hammocks hanging from a large metal structure at Lollapalooza Music Festival in Grant Park Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Florence Welch performs with her band Florence + the Machine at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Grant Park Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Florence Welch performs with her band Florence + the Machine at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Grant Park Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A man holds a bunch of roses in front of the Field Museum before the Grateful Dead's final show at Soldier Field Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A man holds a bunch of roses in front of the Field Museum before the Grateful Dead's final show at Soldier Field Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Lt. Daniel Reichenberger applauds with laughter during a play as he watches game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at the Wrigleyville firehouse, home of Engine Co. 78 and Ambulance Co. 6, across from Wrigley Field in Chicago. Lt. Reichenberger explained how the roar of fans across the street precedes what's happening on the television by an eleven-second broadcast delay.  (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Lt. Daniel Reichenberger applauds with laughter during a play as he watches game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at the Wrigleyville firehouse, home of Engine Co. 78 and Ambulance Co. 6, across from Wrigley Field in Chicago. Lt. Reichenberger explained how the roar of fans across the street precedes what's happening on the television by an eleven-second broadcast delay.  (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera dives for first base as Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez chases him down during the seventh inning of the Chicago White Sox versus the Tampa Bay Rays game at U.S. Cellular Field Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera dives for first base as Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez chases him down during the seventh inning of the Chicago White Sox versus the Tampa Bay Rays game at U.S. Cellular Field Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fellow officers stand in salute of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz during his funeral at Hillside East Cemetery Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 in Antioch, Ill. Officers responded to a radio call from Lt. Gliniewicz on September 1 that he was chasing three suspicious men into a swampy area and later found him fatally shot. After an extensive manhunt involving dogs and helicopters, the suspects were never caught and an investigation into the incident revealed two months later that Lt. Gliniewicz's death was a suicide. It also revealed he had been embezzling from the village's police youth program for seven years. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Fellow officers stand in salute of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz during his funeral at Hillside East Cemetery Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 in Antioch, Ill. Officers responded to a radio call from Lt. Gliniewicz on September 1 that he was chasing three suspicious men into a swampy area and later found him fatally shot. After an extensive manhunt involving dogs and helicopters, the suspects were never caught and an investigation into the incident revealed two months later that Lt. Gliniewicz's death was a suicide. It also revealed he had been embezzling from the village's police youth program for seven years. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Members of the Chicago Police Department work the scene of a shooting in the 5300 block of West North Avenue Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 in Chicago. According to the medical examiner's office, 43-year-old James K. Graham was shot in the head by assailants on foot and taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Members of the Chicago Police Department work the scene of a shooting in the 5300 block of West North Avenue Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 in Chicago. According to the medical examiner's office, 43-year-old James K. Graham was shot in the head by assailants on foot and taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Tania Contreras Guerrero, center, prays with her daughters Diana Ruiz, left, 11, Maryori Urbina Contreras, right, 15, and Valeria Ruiz, bottom, 6, as they prepare for the journey from their home in Waukegan to an immigration hearing at Chicago Immigration Court Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Fleeing violence in her home country of Honduras, Maryori travelled alone for several weeks in 2014 before reuniting with her mother, who has been in the United States since 2001. Her ongoing immigration case will eventually determine if she is allowed to stay in the U.S. or be forced to return to Honduras. Tania was worried her daughter might be deported. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Tania Contreras Guerrero, center, prays with her daughters Diana Ruiz, left, 11, Maryori Urbina Contreras, right, 15, and Valeria Ruiz, bottom, 6, as they prepare for the journey from their home in Waukegan to an immigration hearing at Chicago Immigration Court Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Fleeing violence in her home country of Honduras, Maryori travelled alone for several weeks in 2014 before reuniting with her mother, who has been in the United States since 2001. Her ongoing immigration case will eventually determine if she is allowed to stay in the U.S. or be forced to return to Honduras. Tania was worried her daughter might be deported. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Tania Contreras Guerrero presses her hand into her face as she sits in the car of  Julie Contreras (no relation), a volunteer with the League of United Latin American Citizens of Lake County, in Waukegan, before driving with her to an immigration hearing at Chicago Immigration Court Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Fleeing violence in her home country of Honduras, Tania's 15-year-old daughter Maryori Urbina Contreras travelled alone for several weeks in 2014 before reuniting with her mother, who has been in the United States since 2001. Her ongoing immigration case will eventually determine if she is allowed to stay in the U.S. or be forced to return to Honduras. Tania was worried her daughter might be deported. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Tania Contreras Guerrero presses her hand into her face as she sits in the car of  Julie Contreras (no relation), a volunteer with the League of United Latin American Citizens of Lake County, in Waukegan, before driving with her to an immigration hearing at Chicago Immigration Court Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Fleeing violence in her home country of Honduras, Tania's 15-year-old daughter Maryori Urbina Contreras travelled alone for several weeks in 2014 before reuniting with her mother, who has been in the United States since 2001. Her ongoing immigration case will eventually determine if she is allowed to stay in the U.S. or be forced to return to Honduras. Tania was worried her daughter might be deported. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

Protesters and police officers clash during a "Black Christmas" protest along Michigan Avenue Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 in Chicago. Protesters blocked streets and stores along the Magic Mile, calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel after the release of a video showing the death of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times and killed by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke last year. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Protesters and police officers clash during a "Black Christmas" protest along Michigan Avenue Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 in Chicago. Protesters blocked streets and stores along the Magic Mile, calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel after the release of a video showing the death of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times and killed by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke last year. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Vermont Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, right, walks with former candidate for mayor of Chicago Chuy Garcia in Little Village during a campaign stop Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Vermont Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, right, walks with former candidate for mayor of Chicago Chuy Garcia in Little Village during a campaign stop Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 in Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) gets the puck past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) to score the game-winning goal in overtime during the Chicago Blackhawks versus San Jose Sharks game at the United Center Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 in Chicago. The final score was 4-3. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) gets the puck past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) to score the game-winning goal in overtime during the Chicago Blackhawks versus San Jose Sharks game at the United Center Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 in Chicago. The final score was 4-3. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

A couple shares a kiss as fireworks go off over the Chicago River during the Chi-Town Rising New Year's Eve event shortly after midnight Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 in downtown Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A couple shares a kiss as fireworks go off over the Chicago River during the Chi-Town Rising New Year's Eve event shortly after midnight Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 in downtown Chicago. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) 

A few favorites from the past eight months here in Chicago.