21 ‘Grams: January

The 21 photos that define the month that was in Chicago

By The Editors
January 31, 2017 9:00 am

One month of 2017 is officially on the book.

On 30 days’ evidence, safe to say it’s going to be an eventful year

Below you’ll find 21 ‘Grams, our compendium of the month that was, as told by 21 of our favorite social media-savvy shutterbugs.

Buckle up. We’re just getting started. 

Because star-gazing ain’t a bad way to start off the New Year.

Chicago you’re cooler than being cool

A photo posted by John Philp Thompson III (@johnphilp3) on

Because we don’t care what anyone says: Chicago is pretty all year round. 

A peaceful and positive environment out there yesterday. The energy was amazing #womensmarch

A photo posted by Chicago Based (@kbucklandphoto) on

Because you showed up.

Because ♫ this is what democracy looks like!

Because until we meet again.

Bittersweet, a night I will never forget. #ObamaFarewell #YesWeCan #Obama / thank you @duncan @wilce92

A photo posted by Chuck Anderson | Chicago (@nopattern) on

Because we can’t wait to see what’s next.

Fellow No. 44. #CubsInDC

A photo posted by cubs (@cubs) on

Because you never thought you’d see this, did ya?

Because this year’s Cub’s Convention was one for the books.

Because pro tip: SUP in the winter and you get Lake Michigan all to yourself.

Because when Taylor Stitch and Heritage Bicycles get together, you get handsome.

Because Wilmot Mountain spruced the place up a bit, and you should go.

Hamachi | Yuzu, Hazelnut, Sugar Cookie Crumbled, and more.

A photo posted by Temporis Chicago (@temporischicago) on

Because something fancy is afoot in West Town.

Because winter never stopped us from going to a music festival.

Because there are legends, then there’s Buddy Guy.

Because nothing warms the soul like Carolina Gold rice and Yellowtail sashimi

Because here’s to celebrating the city’s unsung artists.

Because this Loop building is worth saving.

My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn’t pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn’t take days off. My vets didn’t care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn’t blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym. They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn’t have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn’t change the plan because it didn’t work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can’t win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I’m not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don’t deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it’s the leadership.

A photo posted by Rajon Rondo (@rajonrondo) on

Because you thought your month was bad? The Bulls imploded on Instagram.

Because President Trump’s first week sure was interesting.

Because this is Chicago: the city of big shoulders and open arms.

I’ll take all the rainy days @lgusamobile #ManualMode #sp #LGV20 ISO 100 | 1/100s | f1.8

A photo posted by Alina Tsvor (@alinatsvor) on

Because we’ll take rain over a #PolarVortex any day. 

Main Photo: Darren Hauck/Getty Images

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