updated: 11/11/2010 4:44 PM
Daily Herald's Week in Photos
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Cooks Todd Freedlund of Wheaton, left, and Jeff Kirscher of Palos Hills place cod into boiling pots full of potatoes and onions for the 10th-annual Fish Boil & Harvest Fest at Vasa Park in South Elgin on Saturday, October 16. The fish cooked for 15 minutes and was served right away to about 120 people.
5-year-old Emma Watychowicz hands out candy to 7-year-old Anthony Morandi in the never-ending trick-or-treat line at Mount Prospect's sixth-annual Fall Festival.
13-year-old Meghan Lecey tries her luck at hula hooping at Mount Prospect's sixth-annual Fall Festival.
Evan Fahey, left, and bat brothers Nathaniel and Carter Cremascoli wait in the candy line at Mount Prospect's sixth-annual Fall Festival.
Pat Spaeth of Round Lake entertains guests as they arrive to the 10th-annual Fish Boil & Harvest Fest at Vasa Park in South Elgin. Spaeth is a professional musician and has been playing the accordion since she was 15.
Isabella Rechtin and Ilana Greenstein, both 8 from Winnetka, play a game before the Halloween Hiawatha Ghost Story Train takes off from the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin on Saturday evening, October 16. The train took passengers to the end of the rail line where they were told ghost stories around a campfire.
Motioning to a hand hanging out of a closet, Fox River Trolley Museum train conductor Bill Minerly warns children in the front seats what they do with those who badly behave on the Halloween Hiawatha Ghost Story Train. Minerly is from St. Charles.
Steve Dahlke of Lombard carves a huge pumpkin Sunday at Brookfield Zoo.
Michael Welch of Chicago crashes on Heckle Hill at Sunday's fifth stop of the Chicago Cyclocross at Carpenters Park in Carpentersville.
A runner comes to the finish line at the seventh-annual This Run's for Jack 5K run/walk Sunday at Ackerman Park in Glen Ellyn.
Paul Anderson starts a 1952A Farmall tractor Sunday evening for a hayride at Primrose Farm in St. Charles. He is a park district employee. At right is farm manager Kirk Bunke. The historic 150-year-old farm also provided hayrides with new tractors.
Benjamin Clemens carries his bike over a creek at Sunday's fifth stop of the Chicago Cyclocross at Carpenters Park in Carpentersville. He finished fourth in his race.
Karl Irwin of Glen Ellyn and his eight-year-old son Kyle stroll to the finish line at the seventh-annual This Run's for Jack 5K run/walk Sunday at Ackerman Park in Glen Ellyn.
Farm manager Kirk Bunke cleans the barn after turning out the cows at Primrose Farm in St. Charles.
Bohdan Gnyra of Arlington Heights takes advantage of the late afternoon good weather to hit a couple buckets of balls at the Sunset Meadows Driving Range in Arlington Heights.
Fremont Intermediate School fourth grade student Brenna Faber, left, helps dig holes to plant some of the 250 tulip bulbs in the school's butterfly garden. The planting is part of a beautification project for the Mundelein school's courtyard.
Beekeeper Greg Fischer shakes honey bees from their comb as he harvests honey from the hive at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort Monday. Executive chef Joe Plucinski started the bee hives to add locally grown honey to their menu items.
Fifty students at Fremont Intermediate School planted 250 tulip bulbs in the school's butterfly garden. Students Jenna Yefsky, left, and Amelia Lee dig holes for the bulbs Monday.
Annika Swanson, 8, of Naperville takes a Little Miss Manners course at the Naperville Park District hosted by Cafe Buonaro's Restaurant Tuesday night.
Perry Elementary third graders Solomon Payton, left, Alex Rivas, Vanancio Mejia and Alexis Garcia reach for bergamot seeds Tuesday as they work with Dundee-Crown honors environmental research students to gather prairie seeds at Snuffy's Prairie in Carpentersville.
Dundee-Crown senior Claira Himmel shows Perry Elementary third-grader Keywan Riggins how to collect cone flower seeds Tuesday at Snuffy's Prairie in Carpentersville.
Tina Larsen videotapes what will possibly become her guest home as it's slowly moved down La Fox Road Tuesday, October 19.
For the second time in a little more than two and a half years, the more than 30-ton home has moved to a new location. Originally close to the new train station in La Fox the home was moved to lot on La Fox Road. Dan Larsen, who bought the house for a dollar is planning on turning it into a guest house behind his La Fox home. "I'd rather see it in my yard than see it out there" said Larsen who hopes to have the exterior finished by winter. The 1849 home is believed to be the oldest frame structure in Kane County.
Alison Deluca, 13, left, Jessica Schwartz 13, Peyton Friedlander, 9, and Diya Verma, 13, all of Gurnee, prepare lasagna for the two Gurnee fire departments and one Gurnee police department for their charity called Cheers for Heros.
Peter Rolewicz of Chicago of the Start2Finish race team carries his bike up the fly-over bridge during the Masters 40+ race during the Chicago Cyclocross Cup Race at The Golf Farm in Wauconda on Saturday, October 16.
Karla Edmondson of Aurora gets her front yard ready for Halloween.
Fourth grader Sarah Brodson juggles scarfs during an assembly Thursday by juggling expert Mike Vondruska at Diamond Lake School in Mundelein.
Third grader Gerardo Gil performs with juggling expert Mike Vondruska during an assembly at Diamond Lake School in Mundelein.
Five-year-old Sammy Wederich of St. Charles narrows in on his scary monster jack o' lantern with his dad, Bob Werderich, at Hosanna! Lutheren Church's 22nd-annual Dad Pumpkin Carving Night Thursday evening. The preschool students at Hosanna! went on a field trip to Goebbert's Farm last week to pick out their pumpkins for carving night.
Claire Escaro, 4, from South Elgin hugs her jack o' lantern at Hosanna! Lutheren Church's 22nd annual Dad Pumpkin Carving Night Thursday evening.
Riley Ellison, left, and Ella Walker of Girl Scout Troop 1332 from Springhill School in Roselle plant pink tulips Thursday in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The bulbs were planted in memory of Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, and to their third-grade teacher, Darlene Fraser, who passed away last year from cancer. Both girls are nine.
Three-year-old Nathan Sanchez of Elgin wades through a sea of pumpkins to help pick out the best one Thursday at Randy's Vegetables in Elgin.
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