The Chicago River swells after heavy spring rains, submurging the trunks of shoreline trees between Rockwell and Horner Park.
Water levels surged on the Chicago River as spring storms brought torrential downpours to the area. Docks were completely submerged in the above photo, taken as the the river was near its peak. Below, the river flows closer to its normal depth after a week of dryer weather.
A typical spring street scene in North Center, just west of Ravenswood.
A line of backyards in Lincoln Square begin to show signs of spring growth.
Heavy rains turn the Advocate Health Center parking lot at Western & Irving Park into a duck pond.
Flowers bloom on a neighborhood tree as spring finally takes hold.
A classic ride parked on a side street in Northcenter.
A little league coach gives his team a pep talk before their first game of the season at Horner Park.
Neighborhood parents and their kids practice for T-ball season in the baseball field at Coonley Elementary School.
Mike Innocenzi is a fine art and portrait photographer based in Northcenter, where he has been living and working for more than six years. He specializes in environmental photography utilizing only natural light. His website is www.mikeinnocenzi.com.