Detainees at Cook County Jail wait to be processed Wednesday December 24, 2014. The Cook County Sheriff's department is screening all detainees for mental illness and PTSD.
The dawn breaks over Washington, IL November 18, 2013, where the day before a tornado ripped through the town leveling homes and businesses.
A woman smokes a cigarette at while using a video gambling machine at the Cheers bar in Chilton, Wisconsin.
Doctors examine the chest of a patient before taking him to surgery at Cook County Hospital.
Icicles form at North Avenue Beach following a polar vortex that moved through the region experiencing it lowest temperatures on record.
Demonstrators hold up their hands outside the burned and looted Quik Trip gas station Tuesday August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
The sons of Barbara Barker wait to be taken to jail after selling crack in front of their mother's house on Polk Street in Gary, Indiana.
Aerial view of Washington, IL the day after an EF-4 tornado devastated the town, Monday, November 17, 2013. The tornado damaged and destroyed 1,400 homes in the town.
A woman watches from her window as neighborhood church leaders, parents, and students from walk past her apartment complex from Tilton Elementary School to Marconi Elementary School, March 29, 2013.