2013 was an eventful year in Chicago. As we look to 2014, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on the year that was, including some of the incredible stories that helped make this year, for better or worse, so special. We reached out to some of the city's most respected trendsetters and influencers in music, food and drink and more to share some of their "year's best" picks, in addition to weighing in ourselves. We'll be rolling them out on the daily through New Year's Day.
Because sometimes words just aren't necessary, we again this year reached out to our readers and some of our favorite photographers around town to submit some of their best shots taken of Chicago in 2013.
We selected 50 of our favorite shots for the final cut below. We hope you enjoy this view of our fair city. Here's to 2014!