Chicago Bears kicker Cairo Santos #2 causes a splash on the field as he kicks in warmups before the season opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field, Sunday, Sept. 11.

Chicago Bears kicker Cairo Santos #2 causes a splash on the field as he kicks in warmups before the season opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Soldier Field, Sunday, Sept. 11.

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Picture Chicago: The Sun-Times’ photos of the week

Illinois takes in immigrants sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Bears beat the 49ers in a rain-soaked season opener in our best photos of the week.

SHARE Picture Chicago: The Sun-Times’ photos of the week
SHARE Picture Chicago: The Sun-Times’ photos of the week
Darren Bailey, the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois, speaks to the media about crime in Chicago during a press conference in the West Loop, Tuesday, Sept. 13. Bailey has repeatedly called Chicago a “hellhole.”

Darren Bailey, the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois, speaks to the media about crime in Chicago during a press conference in the West Loop, Tuesday, Sept. 13. Bailey has repeatedly called Chicago a “hellhole.”

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot look at each other during a press conference in the Greektown neighborhood, where Pritzker announced that he signed a disaster proclamation and called on the Illinois National Guard to support over 500 migrants who were sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Illinois, Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot look at each other during a press conference in the Greektown neighborhood, where Pritzker announced that he signed a disaster proclamation and called on the Illinois National Guard to support over 500 migrants who were sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Illinois, Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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Dancers peform with the Willis Tower in the background during the 20th annual Mexican Independence Day Parade along West 18th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood, Saturday, Sept. 10.

Dancers peform with the Willis Tower in the background during the 20th annual Mexican Independence Day Parade along West 18th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood, Saturday, Sept. 10.

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A person goes fishing by Lake Michigan near Montrose Beach, Thursday, Sept. 8.

A person goes fishing by Lake Michigan near Montrose Beach, Thursday, Sept. 8.

Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

Lil Nas X performs at the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom in Uptown, Saturday, Sept. 10.

Lil Nas X performs at the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom in Uptown, Saturday, Sept. 10.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields #1 celebrates after the Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers, 19 - 10, at Soldier Field, Sunday, Sept. 11.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields #1 celebrates after the Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers, 19 - 10, at Soldier Field, Sunday, Sept. 11.

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Grorias, right, leans in on Frank, left, for a photo as they sit at their encampment at Montrose Beach park in Uptown, Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Grorias, right, hugs Frank, as they sit near their tents at a homeless encampment near Montrose Beach park in Uptown, Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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Monique Brinkman-Hill, executive director of the South Side Community Art Center, sits in the 82-year-old institution, Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Monique Brinkman-Hill, executive director of the South Side Community Art Center, sits in the 82-year-old institution, Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

Chicago police investigate near a baseball field in Washington Park, where two men were killed and seven others were wounded in a mass shooting, Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Chicago police investigate near a baseball field in Washington Park, where two men were killed and seven others were wounded in a mass shooting, Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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Cyclists ride by a memorial for Sam Bell, near the scene where Bell was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding his bike in the 700 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Friday, Sept. 9.

Cyclists ride by a memorial for Sam Bell, near the scene where Bell was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding his bike in the 700 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Friday, Sept. 9.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

U.S. Attorney John Lausch speaks to reporters after R. Kelly was convicted on six of 13 counts in his indictment, including counts alleging he recorded his sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl in the late 1990s, Wednesday, Sept. 14.

U.S. Attorney John Lausch speaks to reporters after R. Kelly was convicted on six of 13 counts in his indictment, including counts alleging he recorded his sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl in the late 1990s, Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Commuters board an outbound Metra train at Union Station in Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Commuters board an outbound Metra train at Union Station in Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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