Demonstrators confront police during a protest following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder for the October 20, 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda performs his blindfolded walk along a tightrope between two skyscrapers suspended 500 feet (152.4 meters) above the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois.
Visitors walk through the holiday lights display “ZooLights” at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois.
A nightime aerial view of downtown in the US city of Chicago
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Lightning strikes the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) on early Thursday morning in Chicago, Illinois. A massive storm system with heavy rain, high winds, hail and possible tornadoes is expected to move into Illinois and much of the central part of the Midwest.