Scott Whitehair, dressed as Jesus Christ, gives out free hugs to counter-protest a Christian hate group during Chicago's 50th Pride Parade on June 30, 2019. "I showed up because it's a chance to make people laugh and smile when they walk by instead of hearing this terrible stuff," Whitehair said.
1,414 people participate in the Guinness World Record attempt for "Most Sand Angels Made Simultaneously" at the beach in Ludington, Michigan on June 10, 2017. Ludington officially broke the record with 1,387 people, 27 people were disqualified for various reasons.
Employees rest inside "napping pods" at OpticsPlanet in Northbrook, Illinois on Sept. 20, 2019. The company sells technical and performance gear to law enforcement, military and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
Eddie Sanchez sits in his backyard with his neighbors on May 22, 2019. Sanchez has lived in Little Village for 35 years. The neighborhood's close proximity to a number of distribution centers means that a steady stream of semi-trucks travel through the area, contributing pollution to an area said to have the second-worst air quality in the state, according to the EPA.
Maggie Mead, 4, holds her mother Pam Mead's hand while getting her hair washed at Styles 4 Kidz in Oak Park, Illinois on May 25, 2019. The nonprofit salon provides hair care education and styling services for African American kids in transracial adoptive families and foster care.
A crucifier carries a processional cross during the entrance procession of a mass at St. Adalbert Church in Chicago on May 19, 2019. The church holds particular significance for the Polish community in Chicago, whose ancestors built the church more than a century ago, and for the Mexican parishioners who have long called the church home. It closed in July 2019 due to a decline in parishioners.