Daily Herald's Week in Photos

 
 
  • Joyce Hopper of Elgin gets a helping hand form Miguel Alvarez of Davey Tree as she tries to stay upright on a tree limb. There were also music, games, food and fun at Elgin's Largest Block Party at Festival Park Elgin Saturday, September 11.

    Joyce Hopper of Elgin gets a helping hand form Miguel Alvarez of Davey Tree as she tries to stay upright on a tree limb. There were also music, games, food and fun at Elgin's Largest Block Party at Festival Park Elgin Saturday, September 11. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Completely soaked, Myka Suarez, 6, of Elgin makes her way to turn in her duck during the Duck Pluck 2010 at Festival Park in Elgin Saturday, September 11, 2010. The event was a fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin.

    Completely soaked, Myka Suarez, 6, of Elgin makes her way to turn in her duck during the Duck Pluck 2010 at Festival Park in Elgin Saturday, September 11, 2010. The event was a fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Five-year-old Gerado Morales, of Elgin, attempts some climbing during Elgin's Largest Block Party at Festival Park in Elgin.

    Five-year-old Gerado Morales, of Elgin, attempts some climbing during Elgin's Largest Block Party at Festival Park in Elgin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Seventeen-year-old Brittney Allen of South Elgin makes her way through the water after picking a duck during the Duck Pluck 2010.

    Seventeen-year-old Brittney Allen of South Elgin makes her way through the water after picking a duck during the Duck Pluck 2010. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Visitors approach the home at 223 N. Worth Ave, part of the Gifford Park Association's 29th-annual Historic Home Tour. The home was built in 1923 by architect Ralph E. Abell.

    Visitors approach the home at 223 N. Worth Ave, part of the Gifford Park Association's 29th-annual Historic Home Tour. The home was built in 1923 by architect Ralph E. Abell. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Championship dancer Mairenn Finnegan, 15, of Inverness performs at the St. Catherine of Siena Church's Fox Valley Irish Festival in West Dundee on September 10.

    Championship dancer Mairenn Finnegan, 15, of Inverness performs at the St. Catherine of Siena Church's Fox Valley Irish Festival in West Dundee on September 10. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Sue Korte of Wheeling gets a hot dog in addition to a small serving of pork as Wheeling pays tribute to its police and firefighters while raising money for the Illinois Burn Camp during a pig roast Saturday.

    Sue Korte of Wheeling gets a hot dog in addition to a small serving of pork as Wheeling pays tribute to its police and firefighters while raising money for the Illinois Burn Camp during a pig roast Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

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Reenactors portray British soldiers during the Revolutionary War reenactment at Cantigny in Wheaton Saturday.

    Reenactors portray British soldiers during the Revolutionary War reenactment at Cantigny in Wheaton Saturday. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

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Janet Nakai, a student of Joyce Kubose who teaches this ceremony out of her house in Chicago, performs a demonstration of the traditional tea ceremony at the Japanese Gardens in Geneva Sunday afternoon.

    Janet Nakai, a student of Joyce Kubose who teaches this ceremony out of her house in Chicago, performs a demonstration of the traditional tea ceremony at the Japanese Gardens in Geneva Sunday afternoon. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

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Fox Valley residents enjoy Scandinavian Days in South Elgin Sunday afternoon.

    Fox Valley residents enjoy Scandinavian Days in South Elgin Sunday afternoon. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Chicago Wolves community relations assistant Dan Harris races with kids at the Run 4 Kids walk/run Sunday morning. The 5K race benefits the Lexi Kazian Foundation that helps improves the comfort and quality of life of special needs children.

    Chicago Wolves community relations assistant Dan Harris races with kids at the Run 4 Kids walk/run Sunday morning. The 5K race benefits the Lexi Kazian Foundation that helps improves the comfort and quality of life of special needs children. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Molly Koch, age 4 from Libertyville, wins a ribbon at the Run 4 Kids walk/run race Sunday morning. The 5K race benefits the The Lexi Kazian Foundation that helps improves the comfort and quality for life of special needs children.

    Molly Koch, age 4 from Libertyville, wins a ribbon at the Run 4 Kids walk/run race Sunday morning. The 5K race benefits the The Lexi Kazian Foundation that helps improves the comfort and quality for life of special needs children. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

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John Holms of Winfield plays bags as part of Winfield's Good Old Days festival Sunday in downtown Winfield.

    John Holms of Winfield plays bags as part of Winfield's Good Old Days festival Sunday in downtown Winfield. Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

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West Chicago's Mexican Independence Day parade makes its way through downtown Sunday in West Chicago.

    West Chicago's Mexican Independence Day parade makes its way through downtown Sunday in West Chicago. Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

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From left, Matt Ackerman, Chris Manheim, Betsy Penny, and Nathaniel Engel end the St. Charles Tree Planting Ceremony by tossing in the first shovels of dirt Friday afternoon.

    From left, Matt Ackerman, Chris Manheim, Betsy Penny, and Nathaniel Engel end the St. Charles Tree Planting Ceremony by tossing in the first shovels of dirt Friday afternoon. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Although only five years old, Stefan Maca of Bloomingdale gets the hang of the ramps on his scooter during his first trip to a skate park Monday afternoon. His mom Karen Maca and sister Lily, 3 look on during their outing at Newton Skate Park in Glen Ellyn .

    Although only five years old, Stefan Maca of Bloomingdale gets the hang of the ramps on his scooter during his first trip to a skate park Monday afternoon. His mom Karen Maca and sister Lily, 3 look on during their outing at Newton Skate Park in Glen Ellyn . Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Daniel Chojnacki's Yorkie Maja fetches a tennis ball during a romp at the Busse Lake Boating Center on Monday evening.

    Daniel Chojnacki's Yorkie Maja fetches a tennis ball during a romp at the Busse Lake Boating Center on Monday evening. Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Gerardi, left of Addison and Kyle Gribble, 14, right of Hoffman Estates, with the Chicago Wheelchair Bulls practice at the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association in Addison.

    Joe Gerardi, left of Addison and Kyle Gribble, 14, right of Hoffman Estates, with the Chicago Wheelchair Bulls practice at the Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association in Addison. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Julia Cleeton, 3 of Grayslake, makes her magnet butterfly take off during craft time with her mother, Melissa, and twin sister Lauren, right, during the Lake County Forest Preserve  Hikin' Tykes program at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.

    Julia Cleeton, 3 of Grayslake, makes her magnet butterfly take off during craft time with her mother, Melissa, and twin sister Lauren, right, during the Lake County Forest Preserve Hikin' Tykes program at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Left to right, nurses Karen Torres, Sue Kotecki and Suzanne Deese react as Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield receives a Magnet designation on Tuesday, the highest honor given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    Left to right, nurses Karen Torres, Sue Kotecki and Suzanne Deese react as Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield receives a Magnet designation on Tuesday, the highest honor given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

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Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould signs an autograph for Nathan Quint, 9, of Long Grove at the Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine Tuesday.

    Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould signs an autograph for Nathan Quint, 9, of Long Grove at the Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine Tuesday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

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A black swallowtail butterfly perches on a flower not far from the butterfly house at Peck Farm Park in Geneva Tuesday.

    A black swallowtail butterfly perches on a flower not far from the butterfly house at Peck Farm Park in Geneva Tuesday. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Cassie Kemmler, 13, a congregation member of First Congregational Church of Elgin, hands out a watermelon as she helps distribute food Tuesday evening for the Northern Illinois Mobile Food Bank. At least 200 families were served.

    Cassie Kemmler, 13, a congregation member of First Congregational Church of Elgin, hands out a watermelon as she helps distribute food Tuesday evening for the Northern Illinois Mobile Food Bank. At least 200 families were served. John Starks | Staff Photographer

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A grasshopper sits on a fence post at Peck Farm Park in Geneva Tuesday.

    A grasshopper sits on a fence post at Peck Farm Park in Geneva Tuesday. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Kevin Feldkamp of Cincinnati, Ohio, left, and Conor McLaughlin, right of Naperville spend time playing bags in preparation for the grand opening of the first Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the Chicago area, located on the Rt.59 side of the Fox Valley Mall.

    Kevin Feldkamp of Cincinnati, Ohio, left, and Conor McLaughlin, right of Naperville spend time playing bags in preparation for the grand opening of the first Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the Chicago area, located on the Rt.59 side of the Fox Valley Mall. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

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Judy Porter of St. Charles readies a bed of mums as members of the Pottawatomie Garden Club do their fall planting in downtown St. Charles Wednesday morning. Porter has been a member for three years.

    Judy Porter of St. Charles readies a bed of mums as members of the Pottawatomie Garden Club do their fall planting in downtown St. Charles Wednesday morning. Porter has been a member for three years. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • New Provena St. Joseph Hospital President and CEO Steve Scogna receives the blessings of Sr. Evelyn Varboncouer, left and Sr. Lois Graver Wednesday during a commissioning ritual for Scogna at the Elgin hospital.

    New Provena St. Joseph Hospital President and CEO Steve Scogna receives the blessings of Sr. Evelyn Varboncouer, left and Sr. Lois Graver Wednesday during a commissioning ritual for Scogna at the Elgin hospital. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

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Lisa Odebode, 4, of Prospect Heights plays on the slide section of the playground equipment during the grand opening at the Wheeling Park District Preschool on Wednesday.

    Lisa Odebode, 4, of Prospect Heights plays on the slide section of the playground equipment during the grand opening at the Wheeling Park District Preschool on Wednesday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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Ashley Noel, 4, of Wheeling, plays in the tube section of the playground equipment during the grand opening at the Wheeling Park District Preschool on Wednesday.

    Ashley Noel, 4, of Wheeling, plays in the tube section of the playground equipment during the grand opening at the Wheeling Park District Preschool on Wednesday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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Newly-commissioned Provena St. Joseph Hospital President and CEO Steve Scogna enjoys a laugh with friends and co-workers Wednesday following a ceremony in his honor at the Elgin hospital.

    Newly-commissioned Provena St. Joseph Hospital President and CEO Steve Scogna enjoys a laugh with friends and co-workers Wednesday following a ceremony in his honor at the Elgin hospital. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

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Steve Scogna chats with friends and co-workers Wednesday in Elgin following a ceremony in his honor.

    Steve Scogna chats with friends and co-workers Wednesday in Elgin following a ceremony in his honor. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Italian exchange student Nicolo Zuffellato, left, wearing a shirt he got at a White Sox game Sunday, and fellow student Beatrice Bovo, share a laugh while visiting South Middle School in Arlington Heights during a meet and greet for the exchange students.

    Italian exchange student Nicolo Zuffellato, left, wearing a shirt he got at a White Sox game Sunday, and fellow student Beatrice Bovo, share a laugh while visiting South Middle School in Arlington Heights during a meet and greet for the exchange students. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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Patti Gruber spends time with her horse Padre, a wild mustang stallion adopted through the Bureau of Land Management.

    Patti Gruber spends time with her horse Padre, a wild mustang stallion adopted through the Bureau of Land Management. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

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Polly Thorne of Carpentersville digs through the remains of her bedroom Thursday after fire destroyed it Monday night.

    Polly Thorne of Carpentersville digs through the remains of her bedroom Thursday after fire destroyed it Monday night. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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George Thorme of Carpentersville tries to put his belongings in order Thursday while combing through what's left of his home that burned Monday night.

    George Thorme of Carpentersville tries to put his belongings in order Thursday while combing through what's left of his home that burned Monday night. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Officer Jason Lentz, left, and Sgt. Jim Lullo show the media the spoils of an Elgin Police bust at four west-side Elgin homes that yielded about 550 marijuana plants and sophisticated growing equipment.

    Officer Jason Lentz, left, and Sgt. Jim Lullo show the media the spoils of an Elgin Police bust at four west-side Elgin homes that yielded about 550 marijuana plants and sophisticated growing equipment. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Dean Froehlich of Froehlich's Produce in Three Oaks, Michigan makes a dash for his van in the rain during the farmers market Thursday morning in downtown Libertyville.

    Dean Froehlich of Froehlich's Produce in Three Oaks, Michigan makes a dash for his van in the rain during the farmers market Thursday morning in downtown Libertyville. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • "I'm happy to be alive" said John Kaiser as he celebrates his 105th birthday Thursday at the Lexington Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lombard. At left is his grandson Keith Spale and center is Lombard Mayor Bill Mueller giving congratulations. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Terry Evanswood looks over the plaque that he was hoping to find on the large rock in North Cemetery.

    Terry Evanswood looks over the plaque that he was hoping to find on the large rock in North Cemetery. "This is my brother's magic," said Terry of his brother Mike who help coordinate the moving of the extremely large stone. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Sumac has started to turn to shades of red at Ferson Creek Fen in St. Charles.

    Sumac has started to turn to shades of red at Ferson Creek Fen in St. Charles. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Wild flowers bloom amongst a field of goldenrod in Wasco.

    Wild flowers bloom amongst a field of goldenrod in Wasco. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Published: 9/20/2010 12:01 AM