Kids from Girls Inc. try on Chicago Fire Department gear during “Firefighter for A Day” festivities at the Quinn Fire Academy, Thursday afternoon, July 21, 2022.

Kids from Girls Inc. try on Chicago Fire Department gear during “Firefighter for A Day” festivities at the Quinn Fire Academy, Thursday, July 21.

Brian Rich/Sun-Times

Picture Chicago: Must-see images from the last week in news

The Art Institute’s famous lions return to their pedestals good as new. The city says hello to NASCAR. And more from the Sun-Times’ photographers.

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Mitski performs on Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, Saturday, July 16.

Mitski performs on Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, Saturday, July 16.

Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

A couple lays down on a poncho after rain fell on Day 3 of the Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, Sunday, July 17.

A couple lays down on a poncho after rain fell on Day 3 of the Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, Sunday, July 17.

Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who won her fight to keep a lower ticket threshold for ticketing drivers caught by speed cameras, presides over a Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall, Wednesday, July 20.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who won her fight to keep a lower ticket threshold for ticketing drivers caught by speed cameras, presides over a Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall, Wednesday, July 20.

Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Tire marks at South Clinton and West Monroe streets in the West Loop, Monday, July 18. The marks stand as evidence of what had happened the night before, when, as a crowd gathered, cars drifted and spun around the intersection.

Tire marks at South Clinton and West Monroe streets in the West Loop, Monday, July 18. The marks stand as evidence of what had happened the night before, when, as a crowd gathered, cars drifted and spun around the intersection.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Mourners greet and hug one another outside Donnellan Family Funeral Services in Skokie before the funeral for Kevin McCarthy, Monday, July 18. McCarthy, 37, was one of seven people killed in the mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Mourners greet and hug one another outside Donnellan Family Funeral Services in Skokie before the funeral for Kevin McCarthy, Monday, July 18. McCarthy, 37, was one of seven people killed in the mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade.

Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

Crew members of Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio reinstall one of the Art Institute of Chicago’s lions on Tuesday. The iconic sculptures were removed for their first serious cleaning in 21 years.

Crew members of Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio reinstall one of the Art Institute of Chicago’s lions, Tuesday, July 19. The iconic sculptures were removed for their first serious cleaning in 21 years.

Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

A crew member from Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio looks at a time capsule placed on the base where one of the Art Institute of Chicago’s famous lion sculptures was being reinstalled after being removed for a cleaning, Tuesday morning, July 19, 2022.

A crew member from Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio looks at a time capsule placed on the base where one of the Art Institute of Chicago’s famous lion sculptures was being reinstalled after being removed for a cleaning, Tuesday, July 19.

Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

Dominique Sabbs, from the Marquette Park Running Crew, warms up on the track at Marquette Park on the Southwest Side, Tuesday afternoon, July 12, 2022.

Dominique Sabbs, from the Marquette Park Running Crew, warms up on the track at Marquette Park on the Southwest Side, Tuesday, July 12.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

The Roots perform on Day 3 of the Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, Sunday night, July 17, 2022.

The Roots perform on Day 3 of the Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, Sunday, July 17.

Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

Festival-goers walk through mud as it rains on day one of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Friday afternoon, July 15, 2022.

Festival-goers walk through mud as it rains on Day 1 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Friday, July 15.

Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Officials investigate after a gunman opened fire during a family reunion at a South Holland park and was subsequently shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, Saturday evening, July 16, 2022.

Officials investigate after a gunman opened fire during a family reunion at a South Holland park and was subsequently shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, Saturday, July 16.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace outside Soldier Field on Tuesday. He drove a stock car around the city to mark Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s announcement that the city will host three years of NASCAR races along the lakefront, the first set for July 2, 2023. The 2.2-mile showcase represents the first street course race in NASCAR’s 75-year history.

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace outside Soldier Field, Tuesday, July 19. He drove a stock car around the city to mark Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s announcement that the city will host three years of NASCAR races along the lakefront, the first set for July 2, 2023. The 2.2-mile showcase represents the first street course race in NASCAR’s 75-year history.

Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Festival-goers dance at Oakwood Beach during the Silver Room Block Party on the South Side, Sunday afternoon, July 17, 2022.

Festival-goers dance at Oakwood Beach during the Silver Room Block Party on the South Side, Sunday, July 17.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Walter Primous III, who organizes block parties and community gatherings in an effort to make his block a safe space, stands outside his home in North Lawndale on Wednesday. Primous’ home is plastered with funeral programs of neighbors, many of them who were killed. He’s been collecting the programs for at least 15 years.

Walter Primous III, who organizes block parties and community gatherings in an effort to make his block a safe space, stands outside his home in North Lawndale on the West Side, Wednesday, June 22. Primous’ home is plastered with funeral programs of neighbors, many of them who were killed. He’s been collecting the programs for at least 15 years.

Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

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