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Esther Ngumbi, who now lives in Chicago, gets a taste of the big chill. She grew up in Kenya, where 60 degrees was about as cold as it got. Alex Mutiso hide caption

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Micheail Ward continued to deny his role as the gunman in the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at a sentencing hearing on Jan. 14. Ward was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated battery in August. Jose M. Osorio/AP hide caption

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The shooting at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center took the lives of three people. One of them was a physician at the hospital. Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering A Victim of the Mercy Hospital Shooting

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Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his murder trial for the shooting death of teenager Laquan McDonald. Antonio Perez/AP hide caption

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With wife Amy Rule by his side, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Tuesday at City Hall in Chicago that he will not seek a third term in office. Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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An artist's rendering shows the design of an "electric skate" vehicle that the Boring Company says could travel up to 150 mph and whisk passengers to and from Chicago's O'Hare Airport in minutes. The Boring Company hide caption

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A Chicago man has been charged with mail fraud and mail theft after allegedly changing UPS's corporate mailing address to the address of his own apartment. Here, mail is sorted at Chicago's main post office in 2006. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Level 1 adult trauma center will officially launch on May 1. Rob Hart/Courtesy of University of Chicago Medicine hide caption

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After Push From Activists, Chicago's South Side Gets An Adult Trauma Center

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In this Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, Chicago police officers line up outside the District 1 central headquarters in Chicago, during a protest for the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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