Heavy snow falls as members of the Chicago Police Department work the scene of a shooting in the 7200 block of South Sangamon Street Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Officers were driving down the block Wednesday night, checking out a report about shots fired, when a man ran up and told them, “They just got my gramma.” 72-year-old Emagene Jackson was shot in the chest and wrist and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where she recovered.
Selena Guajardo, 7, left, and Anjeliah Flores, 8, play together in downtown Ogden, Utah in the summer of 2011.
Sergio Arruda De Souza, father of Raphael Rodrigues Arruda, a soldier killed in Afghanistan, clutches the flag that covered his son’s casket during the interment at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park Saturday, July 30, 2010, in Ogden, Utah. Arruda, who was born in Brazil, graduated from Bonneville High School in 2008 and enlisted in the Army Reserves. He was assigned to the 744th Engineer Company as a Combat Engineer. He was deployed in 2010 to participate in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and was killed in action.
At Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah, the Holder boys patiently wait for airmen to step off their flight from Balad, Iraq as members of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings and about 20 reservists return to the States after their deployment in the war.
A man clings to a woman near the body of a gunshot victim laying in the grass at the scene of a fatal double shooting in Ogden Park Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2016, in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. The 47-year-old man was walking his dog in the crowded park as people celebrated the holiday when shots were fired from a vehicle and he was struck in the chest. He likely died at the scene. Lacoah Curtis packed up food and picnic supplies as the sun set over the park and police nearby told people the park was closed. Curtis grew up here but hasn’t been to a barbecue in a park in 10 or so years because she fears shootings. When she was in high school, she said, someone who wanted to kill someone else went and found that person, and shot them. But now, “people don’t care about shooting into a crowded park” and hitting innocent bystanders.
Paramedics prepare to transport a gunshot victim at the scene of a shooting in the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard Saturday, August 6, 2016, in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. A 19-year-old man was shot in the thigh and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
Brendan Taylor dances as his coworkers, clockwise from top left, David Johnson, Dimitri Chavez, Vincent Glover, Kyline Puritt and Antonio Barr laugh at him as they take a break from deconstructing a house Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. About 28 young men are participating in a pilot program launched by the Emerson Collective meant to help them learn job skills and find future employment while participating community renewal in many Chicago neighborhoods. One participant, Darius Fox, who was shot four times when he was 17 and spent several years in prison on a gun charge, said “I like working a job. Just to have a job, that feels good, that help you feel better as a man…I ain’t gotta look over my back, I ain’t gotta watch out for the police, I ain’t gotta worry about the police kicking in my door, nobody’s trying to rob me. It’s a blessing. I feel good. I feel like a man.”
Kevin Higley of Hooper, Utah has been a rodeo clown and barrelman for almost 30 years. He travels all over the western United States on different rodeo circuits and is most famous for his animal acts, including Frank the frankfurter dachshund and Dipstick the barrel racing dog.
Lez Zeppelin, aka Jilyon Keesler, 22, of Ogden, Utah, is a jammer for the Leave it to Cleavers roller derby team in Salt Lake City. Keesler said derby is a very athletic sport now and requires strength, quick thinking and good balance. She had never been on skates before joining.
A diver flips into the water during a swim meet between Windsor and Valley High Schools at Valley High School in Gilcrest, Colo.
A boy is stained with primary colors during the festival of Holi at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. Holi is the Hindu festival of colors, celebrating the passing of winter and coming of spring. Anyone and everyone is invited, and a few thousand people gather each year in Spanish Fork to throw colored chalk at each other and sing, dance and eat.
Syrian refugee Aya Haj Khalaf holds her niece Sham, 19 months, at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Haj Khalaf moved to Chicago with her parents and two siblings in September 2016, but her oldest sister, Baraa Haj Khalaf, Sham’s mother, was denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump’s immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa and her family spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp waiting for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building.
Festival goers relax in hammocks hanging from a large metal structure at Lollapalooza Music Festival Saturday, August 1, 2015, in Grant Park in Chicago.
Herman Enninga, a veteran of World War II, sits on his bed Jan. 31, 2006, in Fort Morgan, Colo. in front of a Japanese flag signed by the residents of the village where he was stationed. Enninga received a Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in an ambush.
Lola, an inmate in the Women’s Residential Program at the Cook County Jail who is pregnant with her seventh child, listens to other women talk about things they’ve learned about their health while incarcerated Monday, May 18, 2015, in Chicago.
Jose Moreno, left, 17, huddles together with other members of the John Overton High School of Nashville marching band as they wait in the cold for their turn to join the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Chicago.
Maria Torres lies on the ground with other members of The Community Renewal Society as they stage a “die-in” as part of their “Faith in Action” campaign at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Springfield. The faith-based organization involves members from many different churches and works “to eliminate race and class barriers.”
Three Chicago police officers walk by pictures demonstrators taped to the wall of Chicago police union headquarters Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Chicago. Demonstrators were protesting the hiring of Jason Van Dyke, the officer charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, as a janitor, and said the pictures were all of individuals that were shot by Chicago police officers. Dash-cam footage was released that shows Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times at close range.
A member of the Chicago Police Department puts out kibble for a cat at the scene of a shooting in the 7100 block of South Paulina Street Friday, August 26, in the West Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.
Mattie McClinton sways her arms and calls out during a tent revival service at Union Missionary Baptist Church Thursday, July 21, 2016, in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. Pastor Raymond Hillman helped organize the revival in response to violence in the area. 34-year-old Lanarris Webster was shot and killed less than two blocks from the church a month prior.
Volunteer firefighters in the tiny Alaska Native town of Elim race to put out a house fire in the winter of 2013. Many of the volunteers had never had to jump into action before and low water pressure in the fire hoses was not much help. The house burned to the ground, but no one was injured.
Tania Contreras Guerrero, center, prays with her daughters Diana Ruiz, left, 11, Maryori Urbina Contreras, right, 15, and Valeria Ruiz, bottom, 6, as they prepare for the journey from their home in Waukegan to an immigration hearing at Chicago Immigration Court Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Fleeing violence in her home country of Honduras, Maryori travelled alone for several weeks in 2014 before reuniting with her mother, who has been in the United States since 2001. Tania left their home in Honduras when Maryori was just a baby to look for work in the United States. Maryori was raised by her father and eventually her aunt, but said she spoke to her mother on the telephone almost every day. As she grew older, gang violence in Honduras rose to an all-time high and Maryori was never allowed outside alone except for school. When she was 12, she was robbed at gunpoint on her way to classes. Not long after, she witnessed three young men shoot an older man in the head over a cellphone. Her ongoing immigration case will eventually determine if she is allowed to stay in the U.S. or be forced to return to Honduras. Tania was worried her daughter might be deported. Quietly, she said, “Don’t take her from me, Lord. You know how much I’ve struggled. I don’t want to lose her, to lose my heart.”
Girl in window. Ogden, Utah, 2011.
Georgi Davis hula hoops at North Avenue Beach as crowds of people celebrate Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2016, in Chicago.
Becca Butcher performs at the first annual Miss Pole Dance Utah in Layton in 2009. 19 women from around the country competed.
The sunrise is reflected in the overflowing waters of Lake Michigan near Oak Street Beach Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner poses for a portrait at Escape Artistry’s “The Railcar” room puzzle Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Chicago. Blatner’s other job is host of WGN’s “See Chicago” TV show, which explores different activities and events around Chicago.
Ogden, Utah Mayor Mike Caldwell poses for a portrait with his dog, Roubaix, named after a cycling race in France, on a trail in Ogden during his morning workout.
Erzsebet Czibolia, posing in her blue fox stole at her home in Roy, Utah, is married to Dick Schaffert, who she met in Germany. Schaffert said he was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, studied counter-terrorism in the Philippines and spied on East German Premier Erich Honecker for NATO.
A cross is buried under wind-swept snow in the village of Unalakleet, Alaska.