Channing Harris, creator of the app Excuse Me Officer, talks to teenagers at Gray Matter Experience, an entrepreneurial experience program at Blue1647. (Chicago Tribune - October 20, 2016)
John Yi, left, and his brother, James, creators of the NextMe app, attribute their work ethic to their mother, Anna Yi. (Chicago Tribune - September 8, 2016)
Kayla Gubov flips through her MAP grant information on June 9, 2016, in Skokie. Gubov said she plans to leave Illinois for a school that can provide more financial stability. (Chicago Tribune - June 17, 2016)
Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, from left, Amanda Jane Long and Amanda Drenth listen as the Illinois chapter of the Women's March on Washington meets for the first time on Nov. 19, 2016, at Kopi Travelers Cafe in Chicago. (Chicago Tribune - November 29, 2016)
Susan Bragg, an avid Hillary Clinton supporter, will be spending Thanksgiving with members of her family who voted for Donald Trump. (Chicago Tribune - November 23, 2016)
An early action project coming out of Englewood's Quality-of-LIfe planningis the African Drumming Circles – Cultural Lessons in Community Peace, which is part of the Public Safety and Security task force. The drum circles are scheduled throughout the community in public areas. (LISC Chicago - July 7, 2016)
A protestor and a police officer face off after the video is released of local teenager, Laquan McDonald, being shot by a Chicago police officer on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, IL.
Amid the protests for Laquan McDonald, a teenager breaks down in tears on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, IL.
Fireworks are lit in Door County, WI on July 25, 2013. While it's legal to buy fireworks, it's illegal to set them off.
Reed Malone of New Trier wins the 200 and 500-yard freestyle at the IHSA Boys Swimming & Diving State Championships on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Evanston, IL.
Skate park at Montrose Beach in Chicago, IL.
An Occupy Wall Street protestor and a business man exiting the Board of Trade share the space for a moment on October 14, 2011 in Chicago, IL.