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  • John Cichowski labels save signs on a few of the trees at the West Dundee and Carpentersville Lions Christmas tree sale at Grafelman Park in West Dundee. They will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 6-8 P.M. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. The trees are being saved for the Festival of Trees next Friday.

       John Cichowski labels save signs on a few of the trees at the West Dundee and Carpentersville Lions Christmas tree sale at Grafelman Park in West Dundee. They will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 6-8 P.M. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. The trees are being saved for the Festival of Trees next Friday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Sadia Zafer, 13, helps warm the ears of her sister, Yasmin, 8, as they wait with other residents of Naperville to take a community picture spelling out the word "Peace" Friday at Rotary Hill.

       Sadia Zafer, 13, helps warm the ears of her sister, Yasmin, 8, as they wait with other residents of Naperville to take a community picture spelling out the word "Peace" Friday at Rotary Hill.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Brigette Boyle, left, and Marybeth Boyle were assigned to the letter "A" Friday as residents of Naperville assembled at Rotary Hill to spell out the word "Peace" in a community photo.

       Brigette Boyle, left, and Marybeth Boyle were assigned to the letter "A" Friday as residents of Naperville assembled at Rotary Hill to spell out the word "Peace" in a community photo.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Residents of Naperville assemble at Rotary Hill to spell out the word "Peace" in a town group picture Friday.

       Residents of Naperville assemble at Rotary Hill to spell out the word "Peace" in a town group picture Friday.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville residents participate in a community photo at Rotary Hill near the downtown Millenniumn Carillion to spell out the word "Peace" on Friday.

       Naperville residents participate in a community photo at Rotary Hill near the downtown Millenniumn Carillion to spell out the word "Peace" on Friday.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer

  • Sammi Miles, 7, left, and her sister Meghan, 3, covered their ears while the bells rang at Rotary Hill Friday. Residents of Naperville assembled to spell out the word "Peace" for a community picture.

       Sammi Miles, 7, left, and her sister Meghan, 3, covered their ears while the bells rang at Rotary Hill Friday. Residents of Naperville assembled to spell out the word "Peace" for a community picture.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Residents of Naperville assemble at Rotary Hill to spell out the word "Peace" in a town group picture Friday.

       Residents of Naperville assemble at Rotary Hill to spell out the word "Peace" in a town group picture Friday.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer

  • Rachel Witkowski is entertained by her daughter Mckenna, 7 mos., as they wait with other community members to spell out the word "Peace" for a community photo Friday at Rotary Hill in Naperville. "My mom heard about it, thought it would be really fun, be part of the community...it's kinda cool," Rachel said.

       Rachel Witkowski is entertained by her daughter Mckenna, 7 mos., as they wait with other community members to spell out the word "Peace" for a community photo Friday at Rotary Hill in Naperville. "My mom heard about it, thought it would be really fun, be part of the community...it's kinda cool," Rachel said.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Lori Ziffra waits with her children, twins Kaitlyn and Ryan, 4, as residents of Naperville assemble Friday to spell out the word "Peace" in a community picture at Rotary Hill.

       Lori Ziffra waits with her children, twins Kaitlyn and Ryan, 4, as residents of Naperville assemble Friday to spell out the word "Peace" in a community picture at Rotary Hill.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • The John Hersey High School Dickens Carolers sing during the Arlington Heights tree lighting at North School Park Friday.

       The John Hersey High School Dickens Carolers sing during the Arlington Heights tree lighting at North School Park Friday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The Arlington Heights Christmas Tree looms over North School Park following Friday's tree lighting ceremony.

       The Arlington Heights Christmas Tree looms over North School Park following Friday's tree lighting ceremony.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A crowd gathers for the lighting of the holiday lights at Lincoln Park in St. Charles Friday night.

       A crowd gathers for the lighting of the holiday lights at Lincoln Park in St. Charles Friday night.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • A crowd gathers for the lighting of the holiday lights at Lincoln Park in St. Charles Friday night.

       A crowd gathers for the lighting of the holiday lights at Lincoln Park in St. Charles Friday night.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Six-year-old Giulia Ayala from St. Charles, and her friend, five-year-old Joey Jensen from St. Charles play with their flash llight torches that they received at the lighting of the holiday lights in Lincoln Park in St. Charles on Friday night.

       Six-year-old Giulia Ayala from St. Charles, and her friend, five-year-old Joey Jensen from St. Charles play with their flash llight torches that they received at the lighting of the holiday lights in Lincoln Park in St. Charles on Friday night.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Santa poses for pictures after arriving on a fire truck for the official tree lighting ceremony on Center Street in downtown Grayslake Friday night.

       Santa poses for pictures after arriving on a fire truck for the official tree lighting ceremony on Center Street in downtown Grayslake Friday night.
    Steve Lundy@dailyherald.com

  • Aidan Rogalski, 5 of Lindenhurst, looks up at the Christmas tree at Seymour Ave. and Center St. in downtown Grayslake during the official tree lighting ceremony Friday night.

       Aidan Rogalski, 5 of Lindenhurst, looks up at the Christmas tree at Seymour Ave. and Center St. in downtown Grayslake during the official tree lighting ceremony Friday night.
    Steve Lundy@dailyherald.com

  • Santa raises his arms as the tree is lit at Seymour Ave. and Center St. in downtown Grayslake during the official tree lighting ceremony Friday night.

       Santa raises his arms as the tree is lit at Seymour Ave. and Center St. in downtown Grayslake during the official tree lighting ceremony Friday night.
    Steve Lundy@dailyherald.com

  • Louis Begin and his daughter Mira watch as santa arrives on a fire truck at Seymour Ave. and Center St. in downtown Grayslake Friday night.

       Louis Begin and his daughter Mira watch as santa arrives on a fire truck at Seymour Ave. and Center St. in downtown Grayslake Friday night.
    Steve Lundy@dailyherald.com

  • Santa waves to the crowd after arriving on a fire truck in downtown Grayslake Friday night.

       Santa waves to the crowd after arriving on a fire truck in downtown Grayslake Friday night.
    Steve Lundy@dailyherald.com

  • Luke Coffey, 8, of Park Ridge skates at the Rosemont ice rink Friday.

       Luke Coffey, 8, of Park Ridge skates at the Rosemont ice rink Friday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Julie Reinhardt, Downtown Wheaton Association's Volunteer of the Year, kicked off the "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration in Wheaton off by lighting the tree at Martin Plaza Friday.

       Julie Reinhardt, Downtown Wheaton Association's Volunteer of the Year, kicked off the "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration in Wheaton off by lighting the tree at Martin Plaza Friday.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Children are all smiles during the parade at Naperville's Hometown Holidays celebration Friday. They were watching Santa drive the route.

       Children are all smiles during the parade at Naperville's Hometown Holidays celebration Friday. They were watching Santa drive the route.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus wave during the parade at Naperville's Hometown Holidays celebration Friday. Well over 500 people took part in the event.

       Santa and Mrs. Claus wave during the parade at Naperville's Hometown Holidays celebration Friday. Well over 500 people took part in the event.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Monika Sofia and her daughter Blacha, both of Downers Grove, cuddle to keep warm during the Naperville's Hometown Holidays celebration Friday.

       Monika Sofia and her daughter Blacha, both of Downers Grove, cuddle to keep warm during the Naperville's Hometown Holidays celebration Friday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Devon Lloyd of Naperville takes part in Naperville's Hometown Holidays celebration Friday.

       Devon Lloyd of Naperville takes part in Naperville's Hometown Holidays celebration Friday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Driza and his Grandson James Lewis ,1, of Glen Ellyn check out the Christmas tree during the Glen Ellyn tree lighting Friday.

       Steve Driza and his Grandson James Lewis ,1, of Glen Ellyn check out the Christmas tree during the Glen Ellyn tree lighting Friday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Santa waves to a crowd gathered for the Glen Ellyn Tree lighting Friday.

       Santa waves to a crowd gathered for the Glen Ellyn Tree lighting Friday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Melody Martinez holds Marley Martinez ,4, of Palatine under one of the trees that was part of the tree lighting ceremony in Schaumburg at the Prairie Center for the Arts on Friday.

       Melody Martinez holds Marley Martinez ,4, of Palatine under one of the trees that was part of the tree lighting ceremony in Schaumburg at the Prairie Center for the Arts on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Allison Mamrot ,7, of Huntley takes part in the tree lighting ceremony and sings Christmas songs in Schaumburg at the Prairie Center for the Arts on Friday.

       Allison Mamrot ,7, of Huntley takes part in the tree lighting ceremony and sings Christmas songs in Schaumburg at the Prairie Center for the Arts on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Marilyn Karr, village clerk for Schaumburg, takes part in the tree lighting ceremony singing Christmas carols in Schaumburg at the Prairie Center for the Arts on Friday.

       Marilyn Karr, village clerk for Schaumburg, takes part in the tree lighting ceremony singing Christmas carols in Schaumburg at the Prairie Center for the Arts on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

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