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Last year’s Power 25 list was full of influencers who would set the course for Chicago and the state through the height of the pandemic and racial reckoning, including leaders like Dr. Ngozi Ezike of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Abbott CEO Robert Ford and My Block My Hood My City’s Jahmal Cole. With vaccines now widely available and an economic recovery underway, this year’s list focuses on those who found ways to adapt, rebound or build resilience in their power base.