The 30 best photos in the month of January by Chicago Tribune photographers

From the city to the suburbs and beyond, Chicago Tribune photojournalists visually document what is happening in our neighborhoods, tell the stories of those who live and work in our communities and show the impact that the arts, politics and sports have throughout northern Illinois.

In this installment of the best photos of the month, you’ll find coverage of the the frigid temperatures that took hold in the Chicago area, the final game of the season for the Chicago Bears and many other moments that tell the story of the lives of people who live in the Chicagoland area.