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  • Will Shasteen, 5, and his sister Lauren, 2, of Glen Ellyn wait to ask shop keepers for candy along the Kid's Halloween Parade route Saturday in Glen Ellyn. "It's been going on for a long time, it's history," said Georgia Koch, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce in Glen Ellyn, said. "Kids grew up doing this and probably are back bringing their own kids," Koch said.

       Will Shasteen, 5, and his sister Lauren, 2, of Glen Ellyn wait to ask shop keepers for candy along the Kid's Halloween Parade route Saturday in Glen Ellyn. "It's been going on for a long time, it's history," said Georgia Koch, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce in Glen Ellyn, said. "Kids grew up doing this and probably are back bringing their own kids," Koch said.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Caleb Yi, 2, of Geneva sits with his yorkie Maddie as they wait for festivities to begin during the Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade event at Peck Farm Park in Geneva on Saturday.

       Caleb Yi, 2, of Geneva sits with his yorkie Maddie as they wait for festivities to begin during the Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade event at Peck Farm Park in Geneva on Saturday.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Hailey Hernandez, 4, attempts to spook her cousin David Garcia, 2, while waiting for the costume contest at Spring Hill Mall's Fall Family Festival in West Dundee Saturday. Close to 200 children showed to enter the costume contest. There were 5 top prizes for the best costumes in the categories of funniest, cutest, most creative, look-alike and scariest.

       Hailey Hernandez, 4, attempts to spook her cousin David Garcia, 2, while waiting for the costume contest at Spring Hill Mall's Fall Family Festival in West Dundee Saturday. Close to 200 children showed to enter the costume contest. There were 5 top prizes for the best costumes in the categories of funniest, cutest, most creative, look-alike and scariest.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Rudy the chihuahua mix, left, and Owen the jack russell terrier, right, don costumes dressed as a fisherman and his lobster during the Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade event at Peck Farm Park in Geneva on Saturday. The two dogs are owned by Molly and Kevin Conner of Elgin.

       Rudy the chihuahua mix, left, and Owen the jack russell terrier, right, don costumes dressed as a fisherman and his lobster during the Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade event at Peck Farm Park in Geneva on Saturday. The two dogs are owned by Molly and Kevin Conner of Elgin.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Noel Leon of Carpentersville dressed as the Mad Hatter while attending Spring Hill Mall's Fall Family Festival in West Dundee with on Saturday. Leon used to come to the Halloween events at the mall when he was a kid and now comes back with his sister and nieces.

       Noel Leon of Carpentersville dressed as the Mad Hatter while attending Spring Hill Mall's Fall Family Festival in West Dundee with on Saturday. Leon used to come to the Halloween events at the mall when he was a kid and now comes back with his sister and nieces.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Angelina Rivera, 3, of Batavia is tickled by her mom, Elizabeth, right and family friend Stephany Chalcraft of Carpentersville at Spring Hill Mall's Fall Family Festival. Angelina was entered in the costume contest for kids.

       Angelina Rivera, 3, of Batavia is tickled by her mom, Elizabeth, right and family friend Stephany Chalcraft of Carpentersville at Spring Hill Mall's Fall Family Festival. Angelina was entered in the costume contest for kids.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Tracy Whalen, of Bloomingdale, looks on as her son Luke Brennecke, 1, takes a duck from the pond to win a prize at the Bloomingdale police and fire departments' annual open house Saturday.

       Tracy Whalen, of Bloomingdale, looks on as her son Luke Brennecke, 1, takes a duck from the pond to win a prize at the Bloomingdale police and fire departments' annual open house Saturday.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Nine-year-old Ryan Politzki of Arlington Heights and his mom Stacey meet Chicago Bear Tommie Harris for some trick-or-treating. Ryan won a contest sponsored by Goodwill to go trick-or-treating with the football star.

       Nine-year-old Ryan Politzki of Arlington Heights and his mom Stacey meet Chicago Bear Tommie Harris for some trick-or-treating. Ryan won a contest sponsored by Goodwill to go trick-or-treating with the football star.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Addison Becker, 2, of Antioch looks at a skeleton sitting in a lounge chair outside Laura's Flower Shoppe during the Lake Villa Halloween Celebration Sunday in the downtown area.

       Addison Becker, 2, of Antioch looks at a skeleton sitting in a lounge chair outside Laura's Flower Shoppe during the Lake Villa Halloween Celebration Sunday in the downtown area.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Paster Jan Comerford of Community United Methodist Church in South Elgin hands out candy dressed as a worm in her 'Pontiac apple' to 5-year-old Donald Lux during the Trunk-or-Treat event Sunday.

       Paster Jan Comerford of Community United Methodist Church in South Elgin hands out candy dressed as a worm in her 'Pontiac apple' to 5-year-old Donald Lux during the Trunk-or-Treat event Sunday.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Senator-elect Mark Kirk and State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias meet for a beer Wednesday at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago. Kirk had made a campaign promise to buy his opponent a beer if he won.

       Senator-elect Mark Kirk and State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias meet for a beer Wednesday at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago. Kirk had made a campaign promise to buy his opponent a beer if he won.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Shadows of the Zion-Benton ROTC soldiers highlight a WWII 48 star flag which was used as a backdrop at Mark Kirk's campaign headquarters on election night.

       Shadows of the Zion-Benton ROTC soldiers highlight a WWII 48 star flag which was used as a backdrop at Mark Kirk's campaign headquarters on election night.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Two-year-old Liam McClane enjoys the time-honored tradition of throwing rocks into a creek while playing with, and nearly injuring, his grandfather Michael McClane Wednesday at South End Park in West Dundee. "This is our daily excursion to the park," Michael said after walking with Liam from his home nearby.

       Two-year-old Liam McClane enjoys the time-honored tradition of throwing rocks into a creek while playing with, and nearly injuring, his grandfather Michael McClane Wednesday at South End Park in West Dundee. "This is our daily excursion to the park," Michael said after walking with Liam from his home nearby.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Nix of Palatine watches his grandson Ryan Hodes tee off while playing a round of golf at Twin Lakes Golf and Recreation Area in Palatine.

       Jim Nix of Palatine watches his grandson Ryan Hodes tee off while playing a round of golf at Twin Lakes Golf and Recreation Area in Palatine.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Janusz Chorabik, a contractor with Carden Exteriors, helps install a new portion of fencing along the third base line Thursday at Judson University's baseball field in Elgin. Chorabik lives in Chicago.

       Janusz Chorabik, a contractor with Carden Exteriors, helps install a new portion of fencing along the third base line Thursday at Judson University's baseball field in Elgin. Chorabik lives in Chicago.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Wiegand, as President Theodore Roosevelt, does a meet and greet with eighth graders at Larsen Middle School in Elgin before his performance on Friday, November 5. Wiegand, who looks strikingly like Roosevelt, has been performing professionally as the former president for the past four years. He finds him, "Such an amazing and rich character," and enjoys bringing him to life for his audiences. In 2008, he performed in all 50 states culminating in a performance at the White House. Wiegand will perform for the Elgin Area Historical Society Museum's fundraiser on Saturday at The Centre.

       Joe Wiegand, as President Theodore Roosevelt, does a meet and greet with eighth graders at Larsen Middle School in Elgin before his performance on Friday, November 5. Wiegand, who looks strikingly like Roosevelt, has been performing professionally as the former president for the past four years. He finds him, "Such an amazing and rich character," and enjoys bringing him to life for his audiences. In 2008, he performed in all 50 states culminating in a performance at the White House. Wiegand will perform for the Elgin Area Historical Society Museum's fundraiser on Saturday at The Centre.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Sarah Giachino breaks out in laughter as WWII Marine veteran William Faulkner tells her a story of how he stirred up a dinner conversation one evening at Delnor Glen Senior Living. Giachino struck up a friendship with Faulkner after reading a Daily Herald story about him. She visits him often, sometimes going out for lunch and he writes her letters.

       Sarah Giachino breaks out in laughter as WWII Marine veteran William Faulkner tells her a story of how he stirred up a dinner conversation one evening at Delnor Glen Senior Living. Giachino struck up a friendship with Faulkner after reading a Daily Herald story about him. She visits him often, sometimes going out for lunch and he writes her letters.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

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