Puppy Mill Project march

Puppy Mill Project march

Cari Meyers, founder of the Puppy Mill Project, speaks to protesters on Sep. 21 about the progress Illinois has made in outlawing puppy mills.

Puppy Mill Project march

Puppy Mill Project march

A rescue Yorkshire Terrier stands in a crowd of protesters on Michigan Avenue during a Sept. 21 Puppy Mill Project Protest.

Puppy Mill Project march

Puppy Mill Project march

Janina Farlinger, an animal advocate, cuddles her rescue Chihuahua, Ned on Sep. 21 during a silent march against puppy mills in the Midwest.

Puppy Mill Project march

Puppy Mill Project march

City Clerk, Susana Mendoza, joins protesters and Cari Meyers, founder of The Puppy Mill Project, on Michigan Avenue Sep. 21. In March Mendoza and Meyers spearheaded legislation for the Animal Care and Companion Act, which outlawed puppy mills in Illinois.

Puppy Mill Project march

Puppy Mill Project march

Jack Jack, an internet famous corgi, is blind in both eyes. He sits in a stroller during a silent march down Michigan Avenue on Sep. 21.

Puppy Mill Project march

Puppy Mill Project march

Animal advocates line up and prepare to march down Michigan Avenue on Sep. 21 in protest of puppy mills in the Midwest.

Puppy Mill Project march

Puppy Mill Project march

An English Bull Dog, sits up in a stroller during a silent march down Michigan Avenue against puppy mills in the Midwest on Sep. 21

Puppy Mill Project march

Puppy Mill Project march

Peggy Grandahl, an animal advocate, stands in front of the Chicago Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave., holding a sign saying, "Bred until dead," during a Sept. 21 protest.

Puppy Mill Project march

Puppy Mill Project march

A Golden Retriever stands in a crowd of protesters on Michigan Avenue during a Sept. 21 Puppy Mill Project Protest.

Humble Hearts

Humble Hearts

Carol Boyd is the founder of Humble Hearts, an organization that helps Chicago's homeless population by providing them with food, shelter, and kindness. Boyd drives around Chicago with food, snacks, and beverages to give out to the homeless multiple times a week. This multimedia piece is a part of my "Hungry for Understanding" feature.

Curb Auto

Curb Auto

Two blocks behind Chicago Midway International Airport is Curb Auto, 116 S. Lavergne St., a body shop that not only specializes in the renovation of classic hot rods, but also provides Chicago’s troubled youth and ex gang members with a place to learn life and job skills.

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