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Weyes Blood perform on the Red Stage on the second day of Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Saturday, July 22.

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Picture Chicago: This week’s 26 can’t miss Sun-Times photos

Beyoncé came to town, a heatwave hit the Chicago area, and thousands flocked to Union Park for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival.

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A girl jumps into the lake on the lakefront, Monday, July 24.

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Engineer/EMT Laura Alonso helps 12-year-old Krystal-Marie Grant spray the Chicago Fire Department hose during the 2023 Girls Inc. Firefighter for A Day event at the Quinn Fire Academy, Thursday, July 27.

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Fans run for shelter as rain pours before Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour outside Soldier Field, Saturday, July 22.

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Killer Mike performs on the Red Stage on the third day of Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Sunday, July 23.

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Festival goers take photos while sitting on the grass on the first day of Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park in the Near West Side, Friday, July 21.

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Sara Rojas, owner of Bala Bling, shows off her tooth gems on the second day of Pitchfork in Union Park, Saturday, July 22.

Sara Rojas, owner of Bala Bling, shows off her tooth gems on the second day of Pitchfork in Union Park, Saturday, July 22.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields speaks to reporters during a news conference on training camp arrival day at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Tuesday, July 25.

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Chicago Bears linebacker Dylan Cole catches a pass on the first day of practice during training camp at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Wednesday, July 26.

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Chicago police work the scene where a police officer was shot in the 5600 block of S. Shields Ave. in the Englewood neighborhood, Monday, July 24. The officer was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Margie Perez takes photos with her dog Louie during PetCon at Morgan MFG in the West Town neighborhood, Saturday, July 22.

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Jenni Pennino gets a peck from Wrinkle the Duck (@seducktive) during PetCon at Morgan MFG in the West Town neighborhood, Saturday, July 22.

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Mayor Brandon Johnson speaks in East Garfield Park Wednesday, July 26 regarding the mixed-income development that the nonprofit Preservation of Affordable Housing is building on vacant land.

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Carlos Juarez, a second-grade student at Florence Nightingale Elementary School, slides down a blow-up slide during a Chicago Public Schools back-to-school bash in Davis Square Park on the South Side, Friday, July 21.

Carlos Juarez, a second-grade student at Florence Nightingale Elementary School, slides down a blow-up slide during a Chicago Public Schools back-to-school bash in Davis Square Park on the South Side, Friday, July 21.

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Lulu Parks, 8, left, and her sister Nora, 6, show their mother, Amanda Parks, Lego pieces during a dinosaur-themed meeting of the Lego club in the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library at Harold Washington Library, Tuesday, July 25.

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Tim Mapes, the former Chief of Staff of former speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Michael Madigan, leaves the courthouse after for a pretrial hearing at the Dirksen Federal Court Building, Tuesday, July 25.

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Eddie Speno (left) and Joan (right) play in the splash pad in the 90-degree weather at Wicker Park, Thursday, July 27. Eddie’s parents made their way up from St. Louis to escape the heat and visit the old neighborhood while Joan’s mom decided to take a break while waiting for the grandparents.

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Hundreds of people enjoy the cool waters of Lake Michigan at Montrose Beach ahead of a heatwave that’ll affect much of the Chicago metro area later this week, Monday, July 24.

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Adam Driver stands in his basement in the Austin neighborhood, Tuesday, July 25. The Drivers’ basement, which doubled as a room, flooded in early July due to heavy rainfall. They have not finished cleaning or repairing the basement, and parts of it are covered in mold.

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A pair of boys, who live in the migrant shelter at 2035 S. Racine, ride a bicycle together on Monday, July 17.

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Mdou Moctar performs on the Blue Stage on the third day of Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Sunday, July 23.

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Festivalgoers evacuate from Union Park due to inclement weather on the second day of Pitchfork Music Festival, Saturday, July 22.

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JPEGMafia performs on the third and final day of Pitchfork in Union Park, Sunday, July 23.

JPEGMafia performs on the third and final day of Pitchfork in Union Park, Sunday, July 23.

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Fans jumps up and down as water is sprayed while Soul Glo performs on the Blue Stage on the third day of Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Sunday, July 23.

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Grace Ives performs on the first day of Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park in the Near West Side, Friday, July 21.

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A fan jumps up and down as Soul Glo performs on the Blue Stage on the third day of Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Sunday, July 23.

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