Daily Herald's Week in Photos

 
 
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Fiona Keane, 9, of Aurora focuses on painting her custom pottery at Blackberry Farm Sunday morning.

    Fiona Keane, 9, of Aurora focuses on painting her custom pottery at Blackberry Farm Sunday morning. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

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Chris Owens, 3, of Berwyn feeds goats at the petting zoo during Depot Days Saturday in Lisle.

    Chris Owens, 3, of Berwyn feeds goats at the petting zoo during Depot Days Saturday in Lisle. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

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Dick Navarre of team This Old Bone team enjoys a light moment during the Grayslake Downtown Rib Throwdown Saturday.

    Dick Navarre of team This Old Bone team enjoys a light moment during the Grayslake Downtown Rib Throwdown Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

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Tony Zingrone of Round Lake sings and plays guitar during the Grayslake Downtown Rib Throwdown Saturday.

    Tony Zingrone of Round Lake sings and plays guitar during the Grayslake Downtown Rib Throwdown Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Joel Davidson of Harvard helps put up a tent that had been blown down more than once at the Heritage Farm Fest in Campton Hills Saturday. Many of the activities planned had been scaled back or canceled due to the nasty weather.

    Joel Davidson of Harvard helps put up a tent that had been blown down more than once at the Heritage Farm Fest in Campton Hills Saturday. Many of the activities planned had been scaled back or canceled due to the nasty weather. Rick West | Staff Photographer

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Susan Emore of Woodridge does some finger weaving at Depot Days in Lisle Saturday.

    Susan Emore of Woodridge does some finger weaving at Depot Days in Lisle Saturday. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

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Behind the shaving cream is good sport John Burke, president of the Des Plaines historical society. For a small donation you could toss a pie full of shaving cream in his face just like Yuliya Klishch, 11, of Glenview.

    Behind the shaving cream is good sport John Burke, president of the Des Plaines historical society. For a small donation you could toss a pie full of shaving cream in his face just like Yuliya Klishch, 11, of Glenview. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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Buttercup the jersey cow gets a friendly pat from sisters Hailey, 8, and Emily Walters, 10, of Des Plaines at the second-annual Fall Fest on Saturday.

    Buttercup the jersey cow gets a friendly pat from sisters Hailey, 8, and Emily Walters, 10, of Des Plaines at the second-annual Fall Fest on Saturday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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Kevin Bickner of the Norge Ski Club rockets off the ski jump as jumpers from around North America compete for the title of Norge Ski Jump Champion in Fox River Grove.

    Kevin Bickner of the Norge Ski Club rockets off the ski jump as jumpers from around North America compete for the title of Norge Ski Jump Champion in Fox River Grove. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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Christian Friberg of the St. Paul Ski Club rockets off the jump as ski jumpers from around the U.S. and Canada compete for the title of Norge Ski Jump Champion in Fox River Grove.

    Christian Friberg of the St. Paul Ski Club rockets off the jump as ski jumpers from around the U.S. and Canada compete for the title of Norge Ski Jump Champion in Fox River Grove. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Carla Wittsteock from Wayne receives her ribbon from nine-year-old Alyssa Robinson of St. Chalres at the Dick Pond Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles Sunday morning. More than 1,000 participants took part in the inaugural race.

    Carla Wittsteock from Wayne receives her ribbon from nine-year-old Alyssa Robinson of St. Chalres at the Dick Pond Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles Sunday morning. More than 1,000 participants took part in the inaugural race. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Four-year-old Brigid Rogers waits for her father at the finish line with her mother, Theresa Rogers, at the Dick Pond Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles Sunday morning.

    Four-year-old Brigid Rogers waits for her father at the finish line with her mother, Theresa Rogers, at the Dick Pond Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles Sunday morning. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

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Matt and Rosanne Gulisano from St. Charles cheer on their friend at the finish line at the Dick Pond Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles Sunday morning.

    Matt and Rosanne Gulisano from St. Charles cheer on their friend at the finish line at the Dick Pond Fox Valley Marathon in St. Charles Sunday morning. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

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Cub Scout Pack 355 member John Prusko salutes during the National Anthem sung by Paula Szum during Glendale Heights International Day festival at Camera Park Sunday in Glendale Heights.

    Cub Scout Pack 355 member John Prusko salutes during the National Anthem sung by Paula Szum during Glendale Heights International Day festival at Camera Park Sunday in Glendale Heights. Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

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Spectator Eli Ornstein, 8, of Milwaukee loads his cap pistol while waiting for the battle re-enactment to start during Civil War Days at Lehmann Mansion Sunday in Lake Villa.

    Spectator Eli Ornstein, 8, of Milwaukee loads his cap pistol while waiting for the battle re-enactment to start during Civil War Days at Lehmann Mansion Sunday in Lake Villa. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Lydia Liniewicz of Antioch and Edwin Carlson of Woodstock compete against other brides and grooms in a Battle of the Brides at Key Lime Cove in Gurnee.

    Lydia Liniewicz of Antioch and Edwin Carlson of Woodstock compete against other brides and grooms in a Battle of the Brides at Key Lime Cove in Gurnee. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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Confederate troops fire on Union positions in a battle re-enactment during Civil War Days at Lehmann Mansion Sunday in Lake Villa.

    Confederate troops fire on Union positions in a battle re-enactment during Civil War Days at Lehmann Mansion Sunday in Lake Villa. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

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Amanda Rylek of Villa Park watches her dog Lulu having fun in the pool Sunday as part of Bark Fest in Carol Stream.

    Amanda Rylek of Villa Park watches her dog Lulu having fun in the pool Sunday as part of Bark Fest in Carol Stream. Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

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The Dundee-Crown High School homecoming parade makes its way west on Main Street Sunday afternoon.

    The Dundee-Crown High School homecoming parade makes its way west on Main Street Sunday afternoon. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

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Tim Pfiffner and Cindy Wilkins work together in demonstrating the process of Raku pottery Sunday during pottery day at Blackberry Farm in Aurora.

    Tim Pfiffner and Cindy Wilkins work together in demonstrating the process of Raku pottery Sunday during pottery day at Blackberry Farm in Aurora. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • One-year-old Blake Brewer East Dundee scans the play area as his dad Peter gives him a push on the swing at Grafelman Park in West Dundee Monday evening.

    One-year-old Blake Brewer East Dundee scans the play area as his dad Peter gives him a push on the swing at Grafelman Park in West Dundee Monday evening. Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

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Seniors Derek Backer and Mallory Speck smile after being crowned homecoming king and queen during halftime of St. Charles North's game against Streamwood Friday in St. Charles.

    Seniors Derek Backer and Mallory Speck smile after being crowned homecoming king and queen during halftime of St. Charles North's game against Streamwood Friday in St. Charles. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Freshmen Mikaela Dahlman, left, Cassidy Finnegan, Maddie King and Claire Speweik celebrate their class's win over the seniors during the annual class tug of war as part of homecoming activities at Westminster Christian School in Elgin Tuesday.

    Freshmen Mikaela Dahlman, left, Cassidy Finnegan, Maddie King and Claire Speweik celebrate their class's win over the seniors during the annual class tug of war as part of homecoming activities at Westminster Christian School in Elgin Tuesday. Rick West | Staff Photographer

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Seniors Maureen Sleeting, left, and Ellie Fick put their backs into it during the annual class tug of war as part of homecoming activities at Westminster Christian School in Elgin Tuesday.

    Seniors Maureen Sleeting, left, and Ellie Fick put their backs into it during the annual class tug of war as part of homecoming activities at Westminster Christian School in Elgin Tuesday. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Korky Cunningham looks on with her one-year-old son Sullivan as her daughter Kaylie Cunningham, 4, left, has a playdate with her friend Sara Scornavacco, right, at Kaylie's home in Wheaton on Tuesday. They were able to play around in the pool due to the unseasonably-warm temperatures.

    Korky Cunningham looks on with her one-year-old son Sullivan as her daughter Kaylie Cunningham, 4, left, has a playdate with her friend Sara Scornavacco, right, at Kaylie's home in Wheaton on Tuesday. They were able to play around in the pool due to the unseasonably-warm temperatures. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

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George Deihs from West Dundee serves John Johnson from East Dundee smothered barbecue pork chops at the Annual Pork Chop BBQ hosted by Fay's Pork Chop Bar-B-Que Tuesday evening.

    George Deihs from West Dundee serves John Johnson from East Dundee smothered barbecue pork chops at the Annual Pork Chop BBQ hosted by Fay's Pork Chop Bar-B-Que Tuesday evening. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

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Anna Czapiuk, an employee at the Granite Counter Tops in the Wheeling looks over the storm damage last week at the store. She was worried about how long she would be out of work.

    Anna Czapiuk, an employee at the Granite Counter Tops in the Wheeling looks over the storm damage last week at the store. She was worried about how long she would be out of work. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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Naperville Mayor George Pradel looks blown away after watching Darlene Senger and Joshua Torres do the tango during the Dancing with Celebrities at Meson Sabika in Naperville Wednesday.

    Naperville Mayor George Pradel looks blown away after watching Darlene Senger and Joshua Torres do the tango during the Dancing with Celebrities at Meson Sabika in Naperville Wednesday. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

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Mark Puknaitis and Kelly Lakomy do the hustle during the Dancing with Celebrities at Meson Sabika in Naperville Wednesday.

    Mark Puknaitis and Kelly Lakomy do the hustle during the Dancing with Celebrities at Meson Sabika in Naperville Wednesday. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Kenedi Gomez, left, pretends to call the dispatcher on officer Joseph Melone's police two-way radio before the grand opening of the Police Neighborhood Resource Center at the Elm Court apartments in Bensenville.

    Kenedi Gomez, left, pretends to call the dispatcher on officer Joseph Melone's police two-way radio before the grand opening of the Police Neighborhood Resource Center at the Elm Court apartments in Bensenville. Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

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St. Edward cheerleaders hoist Fred De La Cruz into the air for seven mid-air push ups after a touchdown is scored in the freshman vs sophomores powder puff game on Thursday.

    St. Edward cheerleaders hoist Fred De La Cruz into the air for seven mid-air push ups after a touchdown is scored in the freshman vs sophomores powder puff game on Thursday. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Les Eastwood of Barrington Hills pedals north on the Prairie Trail near the Fox River Thursday afternoon in Carpentersville. Near-record warm temperatures provided an unusual twist on the first full day of autumn in the Fox Valley.

    Les Eastwood of Barrington Hills pedals north on the Prairie Trail near the Fox River Thursday afternoon in Carpentersville. Near-record warm temperatures provided an unusual twist on the first full day of autumn in the Fox Valley. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Cadie Garcia, 11, left, and Joanna Barajas, 11, both sixth graders from Elgin, check out a chimpanzee skull during a presentation by Dr. Daniel Gebo, Professor of Anthology at Northern Illinois University Monday at Lincoln Elementary School in Hoffman Estates.

    Cadie Garcia, 11, left, and Joanna Barajas, 11, both sixth graders from Elgin, check out a chimpanzee skull during a presentation by Dr. Daniel Gebo, Professor of Anthology at Northern Illinois University Monday at Lincoln Elementary School in Hoffman Estates. Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

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St. Edward junior Darcy Gaige takes off towards the goal line in the juniors vs seniors powder puff game on Thursday, September 23.

    St. Edward junior Darcy Gaige takes off towards the goal line in the juniors vs seniors powder puff game on Thursday, September 23. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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St. Edward junior Blase Horn stirs up the crowd in the stands for the powder puff games on Thursday, September 23.

    St. Edward junior Blase Horn stirs up the crowd in the stands for the powder puff games on Thursday, September 23. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Luke Koller, 13, of Gurnee enjoys the warm day while on his skateboard Thursday at the Warren Township Skate Plaza and Trail in Gurnee.

    Luke Koller, 13, of Gurnee enjoys the warm day while on his skateboard Thursday at the Warren Township Skate Plaza and Trail in Gurnee. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • 15-month-old Jeremias Marcial of Elgin greets the new billy goats with treats at the soft opening of the new Azoosment Park in the former Santa's Village Thursday afternoon in East Dundee.

    15-month-old Jeremias Marcial of Elgin greets the new billy goats with treats at the soft opening of the new Azoosment Park in the former Santa's Village Thursday afternoon in East Dundee. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

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Several animals such as pot bellied pigs and foxes are on display for the visitors at the soft opening of the new Azoosment Park in Santa's Village Thursday afternoon.

    Several animals such as pot bellied pigs and foxes are on display for the visitors at the soft opening of the new Azoosment Park in Santa's Village Thursday afternoon. Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

Published: 9/27/2010 12:03 AM | Updated: 9/29/2010 8:41 AM