Viewfinder is Pacific Standard's daily photo feature, showcasing one image from the news.
A police officer stands guard in front of R. Kelly's recording studio in the West Loop as city inspectors go through the property on January 16th, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
Lori Lightfoot addresses guests after being sworn in as mayor of Chicago during a ceremony at the Wintrust Arena on May 20th, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
Protesters organized by the Fraternal Order of Police call for the removal of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on April 1st, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
A couple watches as water gushes from a pipe into the former Cottbus Nord open-cast coal mine in order to create the Cottbuser Ostsee artificial lake on April 24th, 2019, near Cottbus, Germany.