CHICAGO (WLS) — The year 2021 is quickly coming to a close. ABC7’s Alan Krashesky took us through highs and lows.

The year started on the right foot thanks to Cheryl Scott and Terrell Brown and their always energetic New Year’s kickoff.

Just five days into January, Kenosha’s top prosecutor announced that Officer Rusten Sheskey would not be charged in the shooting of Jacob Blake. One day after that, insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol. Seventeen people from Illinois were charged with taking part.

In February, Mike Madigan resigned from his Illinois House seat, ending 50 years in the legislature and decades as the powerful house speaker.

It was March when Chicago responded to the police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, leading to changes in policies regarding foot chases of suspects. Also in the spring, high school athletes were playing their traditional fall sports due to COVID-19 scheduling.

Chicago restaurants opened for indoor dining in stages. Many in Chicago welcomed available vaccines, and then second shots along with boosters. But others have still resisted the shots. And “omicron” is a name everyone has come to know.

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