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  • Lindsay Crowther, 5, of Gurnee, paints a pumpkin at the pumpkins, pictures and live entertainment family event Saturday at Cook Park in Libertyville.

       Lindsay Crowther, 5, of Gurnee, paints a pumpkin at the pumpkins, pictures and live entertainment family event Saturday at Cook Park in Libertyville.
    George LeClaire

  • Connie Gush portrays owner and publisher of the Valley Chronicle Lina Paschel during the St. Charles Heritage Center Grave Reminders: A Pathway to the Past Cemetery walk at the North Cemetery in St. Charles Saturday, October 9.

       Connie Gush portrays owner and publisher of the Valley Chronicle Lina Paschel during the St. Charles Heritage Center Grave Reminders: A Pathway to the Past Cemetery walk at the North Cemetery in St. Charles Saturday, October 9.
    Brian Hill

  • Children dance to music on the steps of the Ansel B. Cook Home at the pumpkins, pictures and live entertainment family event at Cook Park in Libertyville.

       Children dance to music on the steps of the Ansel B. Cook Home at the pumpkins, pictures and live entertainment family event at Cook Park in Libertyville.
    George LeClaire

  • Joe Smedinghoff of West Dundee, Melvin Faulkner of Huntley and Austin Minella, 11, of Carpentersville use teamwork to sweep up debris from the parking lot of the Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Elgin. The men, from Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee, were a part of dozens of volunteers who were spread throughout Elgin and neighboring towns during the congregation's The Big Serve day on Saturday, October 9.

       Joe Smedinghoff of West Dundee, Melvin Faulkner of Huntley and Austin Minella, 11, of Carpentersville use teamwork to sweep up debris from the parking lot of the Life Choices Pregnancy Center in Elgin. The men, from Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee, were a part of dozens of volunteers who were spread throughout Elgin and neighboring towns during the congregation's The Big Serve day on Saturday, October 9.
    Laura Stoecker

  • Kelley Spiro and her daughter Sydney, 7, finish their first fleece blanket of the day together during their volunteer time at Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee's The Big Serve day on Saturday, October 9. This was one of many activities and the blankets were going to children in foster care as well as the Ronald McDonald House.

       Kelley Spiro and her daughter Sydney, 7, finish their first fleece blanket of the day together during their volunteer time at Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee's The Big Serve day on Saturday, October 9. This was one of many activities and the blankets were going to children in foster care as well as the Ronald McDonald House.
    Laura Stoecker

  • Sophia Opila, 4, of Lombard, tries on the firefighter's gear made smaller for the children at the Villa Park Fire Department's open house on fire safety Saturday in Villa Park.

       Sophia Opila, 4, of Lombard, tries on the firefighter's gear made smaller for the children at the Villa Park Fire Department's open house on fire safety Saturday in Villa Park.
    Suzanne Caraker

  • Cole Williams, 1 of Lombard, tries to pick up the fire hose when no one was looking at the Villa Park Fire Department's open house on fire safety held Saturday in Villa Park.

       Cole Williams, 1 of Lombard, tries to pick up the fire hose when no one was looking at the Villa Park Fire Department's open house on fire safety held Saturday in Villa Park.
    Suzanne Caraker

  • Natalie Elste, 2, of Lombard plays in the hay at Lombard Park Districts fall festival Saturday at Lombard Common Park.

       Natalie Elste, 2, of Lombard plays in the hay at Lombard Park Districts fall festival Saturday at Lombard Common Park.
    Suzanne Caraker

  • Wyatt Wezeman, 3, laughs after being buried by his brother Jackson Wezeman, 5, in the hay at Lombard Park Districts fall festival Saturday.

       Wyatt Wezeman, 3, laughs after being buried by his brother Jackson Wezeman, 5, in the hay at Lombard Park Districts fall festival Saturday.
    Suzanne Caraker

  • Carol Barbahen, right, and Donovan Wasilevich, both of Forest Park, stuff straw into a scarecrow during the Lake County Forest Preserve Fall Festival Sunday at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods.

       Carol Barbahen, right, and Donovan Wasilevich, both of Forest Park, stuff straw into a scarecrow during the Lake County Forest Preserve Fall Festival Sunday at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II

  • Joseph Posey of Mundelein tries walking on stilts during the Lake County Forest Preserve Fall Festival Sunday at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods.

       Joseph Posey of Mundelein tries walking on stilts during the Lake County Forest Preserve Fall Festival Sunday at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II

  • Jayde Grant, 5, of Naperville puts the finishing touches on her pumpkin at the Danada Fall Festival Sunday at Danada Equestrian Center.

       Jayde Grant, 5, of Naperville puts the finishing touches on her pumpkin at the Danada Fall Festival Sunday at Danada Equestrian Center.
    Suzanne Caraker

  • Kendall Pemberton of Elgin, 2, runs through the pumpkin patch at Randy's Vegetables in Elgin Sunday morning. Her family has traditionally picked out their pumpkins from Randy's for the last 10 years.

       Kendall Pemberton of Elgin, 2, runs through the pumpkin patch at Randy's Vegetables in Elgin Sunday morning. Her family has traditionally picked out their pumpkins from Randy's for the last 10 years.
    Rena Naltas

  • Jolina Mueller, 7, of Woodridge looks down after getting to the top of the tree with a rope and pulley system. Forest Preserve botanists were on hand showing the children how they get to the tops of trees by giving them a first-hand experience.

       Jolina Mueller, 7, of Woodridge looks down after getting to the top of the tree with a rope and pulley system. Forest Preserve botanists were on hand showing the children how they get to the tops of trees by giving them a first-hand experience.
    Suzanne Caraker

  • Across the field a little girl points at a horse during the horse jumping that took place in the main arena at the Danada Fall Festival Sunday at Danada Equestrian Center.

       Across the field a little girl points at a horse during the horse jumping that took place in the main arena at the Danada Fall Festival Sunday at Danada Equestrian Center.
    Suzanne Caraker

  • Anne Kauff of Arlington Heights is silhouetted against the colorful foliage as she paints a fall scene at Busse Woods in Elk Grove.

       Anne Kauff of Arlington Heights is silhouetted against the colorful foliage as she paints a fall scene at Busse Woods in Elk Grove.
    Mark Black

  • Angela Berzanski of Lake Forest and her daughter Brianna, 4, look at the fall leaves during a nature hike in Ryerson Woods during the Lake County Forest Preserve Fall Festival Sunday in Riverwoods.

       Angela Berzanski of Lake Forest and her daughter Brianna, 4, look at the fall leaves during a nature hike in Ryerson Woods during the Lake County Forest Preserve Fall Festival Sunday in Riverwoods.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II

  • Katie Zaban, environmental education specialist, leads a group of children and parents on a camouflage hike as they look for animal habitats during the Lake County Forest Preserve Fall Festival Sunday at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods.

       Katie Zaban, environmental education specialist, leads a group of children and parents on a camouflage hike as they look for animal habitats during the Lake County Forest Preserve Fall Festival Sunday at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II

  • Kindergarten, first and second grade students participate in a program put on by The Mystery Shop at Fremont Public Library Monday afternoon. Kids used clues and puzzles to solve the mystery of the missing moon.

       Kindergarten, first and second grade students participate in a program put on by The Mystery Shop at Fremont Public Library Monday afternoon. Kids used clues and puzzles to solve the mystery of the missing moon.
    Steve Lundy

  • Actor Mary Heitert of Carol Stream with The Mystery Shop helps kids solve the mystery of the missing moon with the help of Jasmine Khaytin, 7 of Barrington, left, Morya Odak, 6 of Mundelein and Shaina Khaytin, 5 of Barrington during a program at Fremont Public Library Monday afternoon.

       Actor Mary Heitert of Carol Stream with The Mystery Shop helps kids solve the mystery of the missing moon with the help of Jasmine Khaytin, 7 of Barrington, left, Morya Odak, 6 of Mundelein and Shaina Khaytin, 5 of Barrington during a program at Fremont Public Library Monday afternoon.
    Steve Lundy

  • Actors with the Mystery Shop from left, Diana Oshiro of Naperville, Irene Currie of Mount Prospect and Carolyn Larsen of Glen Ellyn perform for students at Fremont Public Library Monday.

       Actors with the Mystery Shop from left, Diana Oshiro of Naperville, Irene Currie of Mount Prospect and Carolyn Larsen of Glen Ellyn perform for students at Fremont Public Library Monday.
    Steve Lundy

  • Jen Clark and her son Nathan, 2, of Chicago play with Mother Earth by Troop #50223 in Lombard during Scarecrows decorated by area Girl Scouts around Meadow Lake at the Morton Arboretum Sunday in Lisle.

       Jen Clark and her son Nathan, 2, of Chicago play with Mother Earth by Troop #50223 in Lombard during Scarecrows decorated by area Girl Scouts around Meadow Lake at the Morton Arboretum Sunday in Lisle.
    Tanit Jarusan

  • Jason McIntyre, golf course superintendent at Highland Woods Forest Preserve drives a golf cart pulling a large leaf blower near the parking lot of the course in Hoffman Estates on Tuesday, October 12.

       Jason McIntyre, golf course superintendent at Highland Woods Forest Preserve drives a golf cart pulling a large leaf blower near the parking lot of the course in Hoffman Estates on Tuesday, October 12.
    George LeClaire

  • Naturalist David Stokes plays a trout guitar and wears a grasshopper hat while entertaining kindergarten students and teaching them about bugs and insects Tuesday at Woodland Primary School in Gurnee.

       Naturalist David Stokes plays a trout guitar and wears a grasshopper hat while entertaining kindergarten students and teaching them about bugs and insects Tuesday at Woodland Primary School in Gurnee.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II

  • Lindsay Crowther, 5, of Gurnee, checks out her painting job on her pumpkin at Cook Park in Libertyville on Saturday, October 9.

       Lindsay Crowther, 5, of Gurnee, checks out her painting job on her pumpkin at Cook Park in Libertyville on Saturday, October 9.
    George LeClaire

  • Lisa Kuriankose wears compound insect eye glasses as naturalist David Stokes talks to kindergarten students about bugs and insects Tuesday at Woodland Primary School in Gurnee.

       Lisa Kuriankose wears compound insect eye glasses as naturalist David Stokes talks to kindergarten students about bugs and insects Tuesday at Woodland Primary School in Gurnee.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II

  • Zach DePue, Ranaan Meyer and Nick Kendall perform for District 300 string orchestra students at Carpentersville Middle School Tuesday morning. The band, which blends elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz music are in town to perform with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra over the weekend. They are also partnering with the ESO in an education residency program all week, reaching more than 1,000 local music students, including all the string orchestra members from the various schools in district 300.

       Zach DePue, Ranaan Meyer and Nick Kendall perform for District 300 string orchestra students at Carpentersville Middle School Tuesday morning. The band, which blends elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz music are in town to perform with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra over the weekend. They are also partnering with the ESO in an education residency program all week, reaching more than 1,000 local music students, including all the string orchestra members from the various schools in district 300.
    Rick West

  • A kayaker paddles upstream Tuesday along the calm Fox River with the fall foliage as a backdrop in Geneva. Temperatures in the high 70s were once again about 15-20 degrees above normal for this time of year.

       A kayaker paddles upstream Tuesday along the calm Fox River with the fall foliage as a backdrop in Geneva. Temperatures in the high 70s were once again about 15-20 degrees above normal for this time of year.
    Rick West

  • Staff at Forever Smiles, the orthodontic practice of Dr. Yan Razdolsky, and George White, right, owner of Country Bumpkin in Grayslake Thursday position an atlantic giant pumpkin in front of their office in Grayslake Thursday. People can guess the weight of the pumpkin through October to win a prize package containing gift certificates from local businesses.

       Staff at Forever Smiles, the orthodontic practice of Dr. Yan Razdolsky, and George White, right, owner of Country Bumpkin in Grayslake Thursday position an atlantic giant pumpkin in front of their office in Grayslake Thursday. People can guess the weight of the pumpkin through October to win a prize package containing gift certificates from local businesses.
    Steve Lundy

  • Riley Peppers of Dekalb, Kaleb Jungkans of Sandwich and Ben Hammarberg of Dekalb, all five years old, watch the Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur at Goebberts Pumpkin Farm on Route 47, west of Gilberts Thursday. All the boys have been to the farm in past seasons. The business offers many attractions as well as pumpkin picking.

       Riley Peppers of Dekalb, Kaleb Jungkans of Sandwich and Ben Hammarberg of Dekalb, all five years old, watch the Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur at Goebberts Pumpkin Farm on Route 47, west of Gilberts Thursday. All the boys have been to the farm in past seasons. The business offers many attractions as well as pumpkin picking.
    John Starks

  • Judson University student Kristen Semrich of Lake in the Hills asks Andrea Llavona what she drew in her journal during Imelda Callazo's kindergarten class at Liberty Elementary School in Carpentersville while classmate Sarina Simonelli waits her turn. Semrich is studying elementary education. The teacher has a large class size and Semrich comes a few times a week to help her out.

       Judson University student Kristen Semrich of Lake in the Hills asks Andrea Llavona what she drew in her journal during Imelda Callazo's kindergarten class at Liberty Elementary School in Carpentersville while classmate Sarina Simonelli waits her turn. Semrich is studying elementary education. The teacher has a large class size and Semrich comes a few times a week to help her out.
    Laura Stoecker

  • Teacher Margie McAndrew, left, and teacher's assistant Dawn Sasser are happy they're moving into their new digs at District 220's new Early Learning Center in Barrington.

       Teacher Margie McAndrew, left, and teacher's assistant Dawn Sasser are happy they're moving into their new digs at District 220's new Early Learning Center in Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk

  • Kane County Forest Preserve naturalist Erica Lemon shows her son, Owen, 1, a woolly bear caterpillar during her Nature by Stroller program at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Plato Township on Friday, October 15. Lemon started the program this year for the forest preserve because there weren't any like it for her son to enjoy. This was the last stroll of the season but they will return in the spring, each time being at a different preserve.

       Kane County Forest Preserve naturalist Erica Lemon shows her son, Owen, 1, a woolly bear caterpillar during her Nature by Stroller program at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Plato Township on Friday, October 15. Lemon started the program this year for the forest preserve because there weren't any like it for her son to enjoy. This was the last stroll of the season but they will return in the spring, each time being at a different preserve.
    Laura Stoecker

  • Madison Mackall, 17 months, of Oswego walks with her grandmother Penny Mackall of Elgin during a Nature by Stroller walk with naturalist Erica Lemon at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Plato Township on Friday, October 15. Madison decided to leave her stroller behind so she could walk and collect rocks and leaves in her bag.

       Madison Mackall, 17 months, of Oswego walks with her grandmother Penny Mackall of Elgin during a Nature by Stroller walk with naturalist Erica Lemon at Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve in Plato Township on Friday, October 15. Madison decided to leave her stroller behind so she could walk and collect rocks and leaves in her bag.
    Laura Stoecker

  • Cross country team members at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Mundelein received a formal sendoff Friday in the halls of the school. The runners ran a lap to the cheers of fellow students, staff and parents. The Illinois Elementary School Association cross country meet is Saturday at Illinois State University.

       Cross country team members at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Mundelein received a formal sendoff Friday in the halls of the school. The runners ran a lap to the cheers of fellow students, staff and parents. The Illinois Elementary School Association cross country meet is Saturday at Illinois State University.
    Paul Valade

  • High temperatures in the upper 70s made for a great day to watch the action during the Westminster Christian Class 1A boys golf sectional at Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin Monday. Last year's sectional was held in a cold drizzle.

       High temperatures in the upper 70s made for a great day to watch the action during the Westminster Christian Class 1A boys golf sectional at Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin Monday. Last year's sectional was held in a cold drizzle.
    Rick West

  • Sawyer Hill, 14, of Roselle, left, photographs her friend Abie Churchwell, 14, of Geneva as they take turns striking poses along the Fox River in Geneva Monday. They said they were both photography enthusiasts who took advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures and the day off from school to "amuse ourselves."

       Sawyer Hill, 14, of Roselle, left, photographs her friend Abie Churchwell, 14, of Geneva as they take turns striking poses along the Fox River in Geneva Monday. They said they were both photography enthusiasts who took advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures and the day off from school to "amuse ourselves."
    Rick West

  • A new American flag is raised by American Legion Post 57 members Don Sleeman, left, and Gordon Steinway at Willow Lake in Elgin Monday morning after retiring the old flag that had flown over the community for the past 20-plus years.

       A new American flag is raised by American Legion Post 57 members Don Sleeman, left, and Gordon Steinway at Willow Lake in Elgin Monday morning after retiring the old flag that had flown over the community for the past 20-plus years.
    Rick West

  • Three-year-old Henrietta Schultz of Batavia makes faces for her mom Sarah as she swings at Memorial Park in Batavia Monday. She and her older brothers and younger sister were enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures.

       Three-year-old Henrietta Schultz of Batavia makes faces for her mom Sarah as she swings at Memorial Park in Batavia Monday. She and her older brothers and younger sister were enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures.
    Rick West

 

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