The City of Chicago marks the beginning of Hanukkah, with the state’s annual menorah lighting ceremony.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White was on hand for the annual event.
The festivities included a menorah, with a base made of food cans, destined for victims of the tornadoes that struck here in the midwest a couple of weekends ago.
Later, he giant menorah lighting ceremony took place at Daley Plaza.
The eight-day Jewish holiday began at sundown.
One candle is lit each day on the menorah over the eight days of Hanukkah to commemorate the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem more than 21 centuries ago.