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  • Three-year-old Jack Hieronymus of Grayslake enjoys a cupcake at a fundraiser for Bridget Kennicott of Carpentersville. Kennicott is battling a rare disorder known as Batten disease. The event was held at Kohl's Children's Museum in Glenview on Saturday, November 13. Bridget's mother, Sara Kennicott, is a Barrington school teacher.

      Three-year-old Jack Hieronymus of Grayslake enjoys a cupcake at a fundraiser for Bridget Kennicott of Carpentersville. Kennicott is battling a rare disorder known as Batten disease. The event was held at Kohl's Children's Museum in Glenview on Saturday, November 13. Bridget's mother, Sara Kennicott, is a Barrington school teacher.
    George LeClaire@gleclaire@dailyherald.com

  • Olivia Cornelius, 6, of Carol Stream looks at the different types of beeswax in Kline Creek Farms new honey processing center after a ribbon cutting ceremony.

       Olivia Cornelius, 6, of Carol Stream looks at the different types of beeswax in Kline Creek Farms new honey processing center after a ribbon cutting ceremony.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • A group of young girls stopped to ask a Naperville police officer what the curfew was for underaged kids in Naperville Friday night.

       A group of young girls stopped to ask a Naperville police officer what the curfew was for underaged kids in Naperville Friday night.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Kara Zakin, right, and Kristin Arvanites, 10, along with other members of Girl Scout Troop 4192, load up donations and try to stay dry during the Thornwood community food drive in South Elgin Saturday.

       Kara Zakin, right, and Kristin Arvanites, 10, along with other members of Girl Scout Troop 4192, load up donations and try to stay dry during the Thornwood community food drive in South Elgin Saturday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Travis Ledet of Glen Ellyn drops off donations before Saturday's USO Supply Drive and Poker Run starting at Zylstra Harley-Davidson in St. Charles. Items were collected for the USO Care Package Program for troops both local and abroad.

       Travis Ledet of Glen Ellyn drops off donations before Saturday's USO Supply Drive and Poker Run starting at Zylstra Harley-Davidson in St. Charles. Items were collected for the USO Care Package Program for troops both local and abroad.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Serna Sheridan of Glencoe, left, and Eileen LaBarre, right, of Palatine check out the Guild Exhibit featuring the works of more than 150 artists Sunday at the Morton Arboretum's Thornhill Education Center in Lisle.

       Serna Sheridan of Glencoe, left, and Eileen LaBarre, right, of Palatine check out the Guild Exhibit featuring the works of more than 150 artists Sunday at the Morton Arboretum's Thornhill Education Center in Lisle.
    Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Pups line up and wait in their seated position for their owners' command during the rally competition at the Fox Valley Training Club's annual Obedience Club Sunday. The dogs were left to wait for their owners without coming out of their seated position until their owners came back. Nearly 178 different breeds participated in the Obedience Club's event with mostly purebred dogs.

       Pups line up and wait in their seated position for their owners' command during the rally competition at the Fox Valley Training Club's annual Obedience Club Sunday. The dogs were left to wait for their owners without coming out of their seated position until their owners came back. Nearly 178 different breeds participated in the Obedience Club's event with mostly purebred dogs.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Bakery manager Janet Behrick decorates chocolate cakes as Costco in Mettawa prepares to open Saturday morning.

       Bakery manager Janet Behrick decorates chocolate cakes as Costco in Mettawa prepares to open Saturday morning.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Linda Garcia-Martinez folds clothes in preparation for the opening of Costco in Mettawa Saturday morning.

       Linda Garcia-Martinez folds clothes in preparation for the opening of Costco in Mettawa Saturday morning.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Former Driscoll student Veronica Togtman hugs family friend Dave Faydash as demolition work began Monday morning at Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison. Former students and parents such as Faydash were on hand to watch and take photos.

       Former Driscoll student Veronica Togtman hugs family friend Dave Faydash as demolition work began Monday morning at Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison. Former students and parents such as Faydash were on hand to watch and take photos.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Danielle Gregory, 4, of Geneva follows the lead of teacher Katie Behrens during a pre-ballet class for girls aged 3-5 at Sunset Racquetball and Fitness Center in Geneva Monday. The girls in this class will be snowflakes in the Geneva Park District Sunset Dancers production of "The Nutcracker" at Geneva High School Dec. 19.

       Danielle Gregory, 4, of Geneva follows the lead of teacher Katie Behrens during a pre-ballet class for girls aged 3-5 at Sunset Racquetball and Fitness Center in Geneva Monday. The girls in this class will be snowflakes in the Geneva Park District Sunset Dancers production of "The Nutcracker" at Geneva High School Dec. 19.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Three-year-old Maaz Farooqui of Elgin prays Tuesday at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park.

       Three-year-old Maaz Farooqui of Elgin prays Tuesday at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park.
    Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • "I thought that I would get out one more time before it's too cold," remarked Mary Hernandez of Elgin. "I'm just not ready to put my bike away but I guess it is time." Hernandez was riding her recumbent bike along the Fox River Trail Tuesday, November 16 as temperatures reached into the mid 50's.

       "I thought that I would get out one more time before it's too cold," remarked Mary Hernandez of Elgin. "I'm just not ready to put my bike away but I guess it is time." Hernandez was riding her recumbent bike along the Fox River Trail Tuesday, November 16 as temperatures reached into the mid 50's.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Patricia Rosenberg, with husband Michael, fights back tears while a song is played for her late daughter, Andrea Will, during the candle light vigil at the Peg Bond Center in Batavia on Tuesday, November 16. Will was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Justin Boulay, in 1998. Boulay was released from prison 12 years into his 24 year sentence.

       Patricia Rosenberg, with husband Michael, fights back tears while a song is played for her late daughter, Andrea Will, during the candle light vigil at the Peg Bond Center in Batavia on Tuesday, November 16. Will was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Justin Boulay, in 1998. Boulay was released from prison 12 years into his 24 year sentence.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Natural Healing Whole Dog Wellness owner Lee Deaton pets Ringo, a 6-year-old black lab Friday as he takes a break from his recreational swim. Ringo has been coming to Natural Healing every week for the past four years.

       Natural Healing Whole Dog Wellness owner Lee Deaton pets Ringo, a 6-year-old black lab Friday as he takes a break from his recreational swim. Ringo has been coming to Natural Healing every week for the past four years.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Veronica Richter of Montgomery joined dozens of people at the candle light vigil for Andrea Will at the Peg Bond Center in Batavia on Tuesday, November 16. Will was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Justin Boulay, in 1998. Boulay was released from prison 12 years into his 24 year sentence. Richter's husband, Bryan, is a friend Andrea Will's family.

       Veronica Richter of Montgomery joined dozens of people at the candle light vigil for Andrea Will at the Peg Bond Center in Batavia on Tuesday, November 16. Will was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Justin Boulay, in 1998. Boulay was released from prison 12 years into his 24 year sentence. Richter's husband, Bryan, is a friend Andrea Will's family.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Aurora Street Department employee Don Sadler hangs ornaments on the holiday tree, in preparation for the ceremony at North Island Center in Aurora.

       Aurora Street Department employee Don Sadler hangs ornaments on the holiday tree, in preparation for the ceremony at North Island Center in Aurora.
    Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Royston, right, along with Bob Kerr, left, from Gleaners of the Lord at The Farm in Westmont, collect cauliflower for the DuPage Township food pantry in Romeoville.

       Joe Royston, right, along with Bob Kerr, left, from Gleaners of the Lord at The Farm in Westmont, collect cauliflower for the DuPage Township food pantry in Romeoville.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • McKenzie Palm, 15, and little brother, Keegan, 8, of Sycamore cuddle up and listen to Kane county judges read books aloud in the Law Library at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles on Wednesday, November 17. McKenzie has been coming to the annual reading event since she was a little girl.

       McKenzie Palm, 15, and little brother, Keegan, 8, of Sycamore cuddle up and listen to Kane county judges read books aloud in the Law Library at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles on Wednesday, November 17. McKenzie has been coming to the annual reading event since she was a little girl.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Ron Matekaitis reads the book "Piggie Pie!" to a large crowd of pajama-clad children at the annual reading night by Kane county judges in the Law Library at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles on Wednesday, November 17. Judge Melissa Barnhart and Judge Jordan Gallagher also took turns reading.

       16th Judicial Circuit Judge Ron Matekaitis reads the book "Piggie Pie!" to a large crowd of pajama-clad children at the annual reading night by Kane county judges in the Law Library at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles on Wednesday, November 17. Judge Melissa Barnhart and Judge Jordan Gallagher also took turns reading.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Fourth grader Akash Sureshkumar works on seventh grade fractions with teacher Dr. Lynn Shevelenko at Canterbury Elementary School in Crystal Lake. Sureshkumar, of Algonquin, is the youngest student to complete the college-level math course at Kumon, an after-school enrichment program with classrooms all over the world.

       Fourth grader Akash Sureshkumar works on seventh grade fractions with teacher Dr. Lynn Shevelenko at Canterbury Elementary School in Crystal Lake. Sureshkumar, of Algonquin, is the youngest student to complete the college-level math course at Kumon, an after-school enrichment program with classrooms all over the world.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Leonardo da Vinci, portrayed by Austin Rayman of Big Rock, signs autographs at Elgin Academy's 21st-annual Biographers Tea on Thursday, November 18. Rayman, 11, painted his own Mona Lisa for his presentation. He said it took him five weeks to paint it.

       Leonardo da Vinci, portrayed by Austin Rayman of Big Rock, signs autographs at Elgin Academy's 21st-annual Biographers Tea on Thursday, November 18. Rayman, 11, painted his own Mona Lisa for his presentation. He said it took him five weeks to paint it.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Nathan Agno, 12, of Streamwood, makes sure his mustache stays put after his presentation as photographer Solomon Butcher at Elgin Academy's 21st-annual Biographers Tea on Thursday, November 18. Fifth and sixth graders presented biographies about artists and musicians to a crowd of parents.

       Nathan Agno, 12, of Streamwood, makes sure his mustache stays put after his presentation as photographer Solomon Butcher at Elgin Academy's 21st-annual Biographers Tea on Thursday, November 18. Fifth and sixth graders presented biographies about artists and musicians to a crowd of parents.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Nicholas Kathrein, 11, of West Dundee portrays musician Louis Armstrong, complete with the voice, at the Biographers at Elgin Academy.

       Nicholas Kathrein, 11, of West Dundee portrays musician Louis Armstrong, complete with the voice, at the Biographers at Elgin Academy.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Sharene Gould Dulabaum, 10, of Elgin, portrays dancer Isadora Duncan at Elgin Academy's Biographers Tea. Ariana Esquivel, 10, left, waits to give her presentation as dancer Anna Pavlova.

       Sharene Gould Dulabaum, 10, of Elgin, portrays dancer Isadora Duncan at Elgin Academy's Biographers Tea. Ariana Esquivel, 10, left, waits to give her presentation as dancer Anna Pavlova.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Don "Snuffy" Smith's family, including several great-grandchildren, gathers at the prairie that bears his name in Dundee Township in honor of the street being re-named Snuffy's Prairie Road. Holding the new street sign are Don's widow Betty Smith and Dundee Township Highway Commissioner Larry Braasch. Nearby resident Steve Keibler and Dundee Township Supervisor Sue Harney, also in the photo, were instrumental in getting the road re-named for Don who was a lifelong resident of the township. The road was previously named Hickory Avenue. According to township rules, every resident of the subdivision needed to sign off on the new street name, and Keibler, in rear with baseball cap, got everyone on board with the change.

       Don "Snuffy" Smith's family, including several great-grandchildren, gathers at the prairie that bears his name in Dundee Township in honor of the street being re-named Snuffy's Prairie Road. Holding the new street sign are Don's widow Betty Smith and Dundee Township Highway Commissioner Larry Braasch. Nearby resident Steve Keibler and Dundee Township Supervisor Sue Harney, also in the photo, were instrumental in getting the road re-named for Don who was a lifelong resident of the township. The road was previously named Hickory Avenue. According to township rules, every resident of the subdivision needed to sign off on the new street name, and Keibler, in rear with baseball cap, got everyone on board with the change.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Townline Elementary School first graders put on their Thanksgiving Songfest Thursday in Vernon Hills.

       Townline Elementary School first graders put on their Thanksgiving Songfest Thursday in Vernon Hills.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Family members Nikkole Bennett and Al Martinez comfort each other outside the home of Josephine Guerra, who died in a house fire overnight at 653 Prospect Street in Elgin. Bennett, from Belvidere, is Guerra's niece and Martinez, from St. Charles is her brother-in-law.

      Family members Nikkole Bennett and Al Martinez comfort each other outside the home of Josephine Guerra, who died in a house fire overnight at 653 Prospect Street in Elgin. Bennett, from Belvidere, is Guerra's niece and Martinez, from St. Charles is her brother-in-law.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin Fire Lt. Robert Bedard leaves after stopping by to check out the scene of a house fire that claimed the life of an elderly woman at 653 Prospect Street in Elgin overnight.

      Elgin Fire Lt. Robert Bedard leaves after stopping by to check out the scene of a house fire that claimed the life of an elderly woman at 653 Prospect Street in Elgin overnight.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Kindergartners at Illinois Park School in Elgin play on the loading dock Wednesday. The school is thought to be the one of few, if not the only one in Illinois without a playground.

       Kindergartners at Illinois Park School in Elgin play on the loading dock Wednesday. The school is thought to be the one of few, if not the only one in Illinois without a playground.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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