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  • Three-year-old twins Joey, left, and Tommy Johnston of Palatine help mom pick out a pumpkin or two at Goebberts Pumpkin Farm in South Barrington.

       Three-year-old twins Joey, left, and Tommy Johnston of Palatine help mom pick out a pumpkin or two at Goebberts Pumpkin Farm in South Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Eric and Shanna Leezer of Rockford enjoy an affectionate moment at Goebberts Pumpkin Farm in South Barrington.

       Eric and Shanna Leezer of Rockford enjoy an affectionate moment at Goebberts Pumpkin Farm in South Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Dorthy Potts of Hawthorn Woods pulls weeds from the garden during Saturday's Make a Difference Day event at Prairie Crossing Learning Farm in Grayslake.

       Dorthy Potts of Hawthorn Woods pulls weeds from the garden during Saturday's Make a Difference Day event at Prairie Crossing Learning Farm in Grayslake.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Mikey Todorova, 5, of Buffalo Grove shovels mulch during Saturday's Make a Difference Day event at Prairie Crossing Learning Farm in Grayslake.

       Mikey Todorova, 5, of Buffalo Grove shovels mulch during Saturday's Make a Difference Day event at Prairie Crossing Learning Farm in Grayslake.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Jayden Burger, 3, of Elmhurst is amazed as he makes gooey worms at the Glenbard East High School booth at the Spooktacular Fall Festival in Lombard Saturday. The worms are a mixture of sugar from seaweed and calcium salt that causes the liquid to turn into a solid. The Key Club and National Honor Society volunteered to run the booth and help introduce science to the children.

       Jayden Burger, 3, of Elmhurst is amazed as he makes gooey worms at the Glenbard East High School booth at the Spooktacular Fall Festival in Lombard Saturday. The worms are a mixture of sugar from seaweed and calcium salt that causes the liquid to turn into a solid. The Key Club and National Honor Society volunteered to run the booth and help introduce science to the children.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Colin Maita, 9 months, of Naperville takes a nap after a day spent trick-or-treating at Lombard's Spooktacular Fall Festival Saturday in downtown Lombard.

       Colin Maita, 9 months, of Naperville takes a nap after a day spent trick-or-treating at Lombard's Spooktacular Fall Festival Saturday in downtown Lombard.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Corbin Servantez, 7, of Lombard tries to stay on the bull at the Spooktacular Fall Festival in Lombard Saturday. The event was open to the public and the town closed down the streets downtown for the event.

       Corbin Servantez, 7, of Lombard tries to stay on the bull at the Spooktacular Fall Festival in Lombard Saturday. The event was open to the public and the town closed down the streets downtown for the event.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Kyle Ruhl, 3, of Batavia whips his pumpkin down Houston Street in the 10th-annual Batfest Pumpkin Roll on Saturday, October 23. People paid $1 to roll a pumpkin, and Kyle decided to do it twice. Smaller pumpkins were found to roll easier and straighter. Well, most of the time.

       Kyle Ruhl, 3, of Batavia whips his pumpkin down Houston Street in the 10th-annual Batfest Pumpkin Roll on Saturday, October 23. People paid $1 to roll a pumpkin, and Kyle decided to do it twice. Smaller pumpkins were found to roll easier and straighter. Well, most of the time.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Simon Hoffman, 8 of Wheaton climbs the 32-foot climbing wall at Make a Difference Day in Wheaton.

       Simon Hoffman, 8 of Wheaton climbs the 32-foot climbing wall at Make a Difference Day in Wheaton.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Ezra Hill, 8, of Warrenville gets the saplings ready Saturday to be put in the natural fence that will surround his playground at his school, Four Winds Waldorf School in Warrenville.

       Ezra Hill, 8, of Warrenville gets the saplings ready Saturday to be put in the natural fence that will surround his playground at his school, Four Winds Waldorf School in Warrenville.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Sydney Alpers, 8, of Wheaton decorates the free pumpkin at Make a Difference Day in Wheaton.

       Sydney Alpers, 8, of Wheaton decorates the free pumpkin at Make a Difference Day in Wheaton.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Tony Volpentesta of Mundelein signals to a friend as he runs through the woods during the first-ever Advocate Condell Centre Club Pink Ribbon run at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. Tony eventually finished second in the 5k race.

       Tony Volpentesta of Mundelein signals to a friend as he runs through the woods during the first-ever Advocate Condell Centre Club Pink Ribbon run at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein. Tony eventually finished second in the 5k race.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • 7-year-old Sydney Boudreau of Mundelein donated $50.50 in honor of a family friend who is a breast cancer survivor, to run in the first-ever Advocate Condell Centre Club Pink Ribbon run at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein.

       7-year-old Sydney Boudreau of Mundelein donated $50.50 in honor of a family friend who is a breast cancer survivor, to run in the first-ever Advocate Condell Centre Club Pink Ribbon run at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Sandina Lewen, 2, of Willowbrook tries to put a gourd into the bucket at one of the children's activities at Morton Arboretum's Fall Festival Sunday. Lewen who was recently adopted from Haiti in January, and is celebrating her first American Halloween.

       Sandina Lewen, 2, of Willowbrook tries to put a gourd into the bucket at one of the children's activities at Morton Arboretum's Fall Festival Sunday. Lewen who was recently adopted from Haiti in January, and is celebrating her first American Halloween.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Maeve Seyer, 6, of LaGrange Park walks through a spider web in the kids area of the Morton Arboretum Sunday. The Arboretum held its Fall Festival which had a variety of activities and events for children to partake in.

       Maeve Seyer, 6, of LaGrange Park walks through a spider web in the kids area of the Morton Arboretum Sunday. The Arboretum held its Fall Festival which had a variety of activities and events for children to partake in.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Doll collector Linda Jungers of St. Charles checks over a doll at the Antique Collectable Toy and Doll World Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

       Doll collector Linda Jungers of St. Charles checks over a doll at the Antique Collectable Toy and Doll World Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • James Kaphengst, 4, dances in the bubbles at the Central DuPage Hospital's 24th annual reunion of neonatal intensive care unit patients and their families. Kaphengst was only 34 weeks along when his mother, Stephanie who is also a nurse at Central DuPage Hospital, gave birth.

       James Kaphengst, 4, dances in the bubbles at the Central DuPage Hospital's 24th annual reunion of neonatal intensive care unit patients and their families. Kaphengst was only 34 weeks along when his mother, Stephanie who is also a nurse at Central DuPage Hospital, gave birth.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Ava Gusel,4, of Downers Grove plays a Halloween bowling game Sunday as part of the Halloween Happening at the Grand Pavilion along Naperville's Riverwalk.

       Ava Gusel,4, of Downers Grove plays a Halloween bowling game Sunday as part of the Halloween Happening at the Grand Pavilion along Naperville's Riverwalk.
    TANIT JARUSAN | Staff Photographer

  • Madeline Cediker,9, of Naperville is plays a frankenstein ring toss game Sunday during Halloween Happening at the Grand Pavilion along Naperville's Riverwalk.

       Madeline Cediker,9, of Naperville is plays a frankenstein ring toss game Sunday during Halloween Happening at the Grand Pavilion along Naperville's Riverwalk.
    TANIT JARUSAN | Staff Photographer

  • The Great Horned Owl was one a several raptors on display during Raptor Sunday at the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington.

       The Great Horned Owl was one a several raptors on display during Raptor Sunday at the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Rita Mueller educates vistors on the barn owl she is holding during Raptor Sunday at the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington.

       Rita Mueller educates vistors on the barn owl she is holding during Raptor Sunday at the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • First-grader Nicky O'Keeff throws up his arms as he approaches the finish line during Heartland Elementary School's annual one-mile Run from the Heart in Geneva Monday. The event is part of Red Ribbon Week.

       First-grader Nicky O'Keeff throws up his arms as he approaches the finish line during Heartland Elementary School's annual one-mile Run from the Heart in Geneva Monday. The event is part of Red Ribbon Week.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Runners tear out around the first bend during Heartland Elementary School's annual one-mile Run from the Heart in Geneva Monday.

       Runners tear out around the first bend during Heartland Elementary School's annual one-mile Run from the Heart in Geneva Monday.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Rose Carr of Wheaton and her dog, Sierra, enjoy a nice day Monday at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton.

       Rose Carr of Wheaton and her dog, Sierra, enjoy a nice day Monday at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton.
    TANIT JARUSAN | Staff Photographer

  • Jim "Basketball" Jones spins a basketball on a cup while pouring a drink into fifth grader Drew Keirn's mouth during an assembly at Butterfield School in Libertyville Monday. Jones' message focuses on character building, making good choices and believing in yourself.

       Jim "Basketball" Jones spins a basketball on a cup while pouring a drink into fifth grader Drew Keirn's mouth during an assembly at Butterfield School in Libertyville Monday. Jones' message focuses on character building, making good choices and believing in yourself.
    STEVE LUNDY | Staff Photographer

  • Jim "Basketball" Jones helps third grader David Serrichia to spin two basketballs during an assembly at Butterfield School in Libertyville Monday.

       Jim "Basketball" Jones helps third grader David Serrichia to spin two basketballs during an assembly at Butterfield School in Libertyville Monday.
    STEVE LUNDY | Staff Photographer

  • High winds fuel a barn fire at 42W733 Il Route 38 in Elburn on Tuesday afternoon.

       High winds fuel a barn fire at 42W733 Il Route 38 in Elburn on Tuesday afternoon.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Leo Diana of Carpentersville works on a trampoline that was blown across Huntley Road Tuesday as high winds whipped through the area. He originally thought the trampoline had been abandoned since it was heavily damaged, but he decided to knock on some nearby doors to find out if anyone was missing it.

       Leo Diana of Carpentersville works on a trampoline that was blown across Huntley Road Tuesday as high winds whipped through the area. He originally thought the trampoline had been abandoned since it was heavily damaged, but he decided to knock on some nearby doors to find out if anyone was missing it.
    CHRISTOPHER HANKINS | Staff Photographer

  • Ryan Harvey, far right, leads Jimmy Hieber, center, and Martin Jones across a path carrying a buckthorn tree they just sawed down to put onto a brush pile. The boys, all 13, were part of the 130 eighth graders from Wredling Middle School in St. Charles who came out in shifts to help clear invasive buckthorn at the Hickory Knolls Natural Area in St. Charles on Thursday, October 28 as park of a community service effort.

       Ryan Harvey, far right, leads Jimmy Hieber, center, and Martin Jones across a path carrying a buckthorn tree they just sawed down to put onto a brush pile. The boys, all 13, were part of the 130 eighth graders from Wredling Middle School in St. Charles who came out in shifts to help clear invasive buckthorn at the Hickory Knolls Natural Area in St. Charles on Thursday, October 28 as park of a community service effort.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Margaret Carlisle, a third grader at Longfellow Elementary school in Wheaton bowls under one leg during physical education class in Wheaton.

       Margaret Carlisle, a third grader at Longfellow Elementary school in Wheaton bowls under one leg during physical education class in Wheaton.
    TANIT JARUSAN | Staff Photographer

  • Linda Russell of Palatine watches the show with her granddaughter Alina Weigle, 3, of Hoffman Estates at the Halloween Spooktacular Friday at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

       Linda Russell of Palatine watches the show with her granddaughter Alina Weigle, 3, of Hoffman Estates at the Halloween Spooktacular Friday at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Fourth graders from left, C.J. Mitchell, Jackson Rutowski, Trinity Lemm and Alan Tondryk judge decorated pumpkins at Wauconda Grade School Friday. Students and their parents decorated the pumpkins as characters from their favorite books. The contest was sponsored by the school's literacy committee.

       Fourth graders from left, C.J. Mitchell, Jackson Rutowski, Trinity Lemm and Alan Tondryk judge decorated pumpkins at Wauconda Grade School Friday. Students and their parents decorated the pumpkins as characters from their favorite books. The contest was sponsored by the school's literacy committee.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • One-year-old Hailey Deuter of Libertyvile makes her way down Milwaukee Avenue as kids trick-or-treat in downtown Libertyville Friday.

       One-year-old Hailey Deuter of Libertyvile makes her way down Milwaukee Avenue as kids trick-or-treat in downtown Libertyville Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Century Oaks Elementary principal Kathy Marden presents a thank-you card to Ashanti' Harris, left, Timothy Harris and Martha Wallace Friday morning after the three brought a cart full of school supplies and gift certificates worth $500 as a donation to a classroom at the school. Third-grade teacher Jen Stotlar's class was randomly chosen to receive the supplies that were donated by the brothers of the Order of the Eastern Star Watch City Lodge #131 and the sisters of Fox Valley Chapter #137. Harris is an OES past master and Wallace is a chaplain with the group which has adopted the school and plans to continue to donate supplies to help keep classrooms stocked.

       Century Oaks Elementary principal Kathy Marden presents a thank-you card to Ashanti' Harris, left, Timothy Harris and Martha Wallace Friday morning after the three brought a cart full of school supplies and gift certificates worth $500 as a donation to a classroom at the school. Third-grade teacher Jen Stotlar's class was randomly chosen to receive the supplies that were donated by the brothers of the Order of the Eastern Star Watch City Lodge #131 and the sisters of Fox Valley Chapter #137. Harris is an OES past master and Wallace is a chaplain with the group which has adopted the school and plans to continue to donate supplies to help keep classrooms stocked.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • David Luacas of Grayslake holds his 10-month-old daughter Avery as they trick-or-treat on Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville Friday.

       David Luacas of Grayslake holds his 10-month-old daughter Avery as they trick-or-treat on Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Annie, a 7-year-old chowchow takes a break during her therapy session at Natural Healing Whole Dog Wellness in West Chicago Friday. "This is helping her, no question about it," said Paul Mielke, Annie's grandfather, "She's much better because of it." Mielke has been bringing Annie to Natural Healing two times a week for the past two months.

       Annie, a 7-year-old chowchow takes a break during her therapy session at Natural Healing Whole Dog Wellness in West Chicago Friday. "This is helping her, no question about it," said Paul Mielke, Annie's grandfather, "She's much better because of it." Mielke has been bringing Annie to Natural Healing two times a week for the past two months.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

 

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