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  • Santa arrives at the 14th-annual Caroling & Caring event at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin Tuesday night. High school volunteers from Larkin, Bartlett, and St. Edward brought donations for crisis centers with the support of friends and family of the community donating as well. Guests enjoyed pictures with Santa, Christmas stories, and cookies.

       Santa arrives at the 14th-annual Caroling & Caring event at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin Tuesday night. High school volunteers from Larkin, Bartlett, and St. Edward brought donations for crisis centers with the support of friends and family of the community donating as well. Guests enjoyed pictures with Santa, Christmas stories, and cookies.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Staley the Chicago Bears mascot presents River Trails Middle School Heroes in the Classroom winner Mrs. Jennifer Ritchie, eighth-grade teacher of Lombard to the entire eighth-grade student body on Tuesday in Mt. Prospect.

       Staley the Chicago Bears mascot presents River Trails Middle School Heroes in the Classroom winner Mrs. Jennifer Ritchie, eighth-grade teacher of Lombard to the entire eighth-grade student body on Tuesday in Mt. Prospect.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Katherine Moran is helped with her new robe by husband Mark Smith after being sworn in as an associate judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit on Tuesday, November 30 at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles.

       Katherine Moran is helped with her new robe by husband Mark Smith after being sworn in as an associate judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit on Tuesday, November 30 at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Former State's Attorney John Barsanti is sworn in by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Bob Thomas to be a Circuit Court judge on Tuesday, November 30 at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles. Barsanti's wife, Dawn, stands by ready to help him with his new robe.

       Former State's Attorney John Barsanti is sworn in by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Bob Thomas to be a Circuit Court judge on Tuesday, November 30 at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles. Barsanti's wife, Dawn, stands by ready to help him with his new robe.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Cook County Board President Todd Stroger shares a laugh with fellow board members and says goodbye to friends and well-wishers as he presided over his final board meeting in Chicago on Wednesday.

       Cook County Board President Todd Stroger shares a laugh with fellow board members and says goodbye to friends and well-wishers as he presided over his final board meeting in Chicago on Wednesday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Greg Ignatius of Mount Prospect takes his dog Houdini along with him for a bike ride on Lincoln Street on a cold start to December.

       Greg Ignatius of Mount Prospect takes his dog Houdini along with him for a bike ride on Lincoln Street on a cold start to December.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Laura Reyes, left, and Ian Eppen, both 10, receive sprinkles and whip cream as the Gurnee Fire Department provided free ice cream to fourth-grade students Wednesday at Woodland Intermediate School during its annual Fire Safety Ice Cream Social.

       Laura Reyes, left, and Ian Eppen, both 10, receive sprinkles and whip cream as the Gurnee Fire Department provided free ice cream to fourth-grade students Wednesday at Woodland Intermediate School during its annual Fire Safety Ice Cream Social.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Dianna Conlon of Gurnee applies makeup to her daughter, Maura, 9, who plays a part in "The Magic of the Nutcracker" presented by the Dancenter North beginning Saturday at Libertyville High School.

       Dianna Conlon of Gurnee applies makeup to her daughter, Maura, 9, who plays a part in "The Magic of the Nutcracker" presented by the Dancenter North beginning Saturday at Libertyville High School.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Biology teacher Janice Young holds up the plaque that St. Charles North High School received for the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award Thursday, December 2.

       Biology teacher Janice Young holds up the plaque that St. Charles North High School received for the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award Thursday, December 2.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Jerry Hobbs, a former Zion resident who spent five years in jail for the murder of his daughter and another girl, becomes emotional as he is asked about the forced confession he gave during a press conference at Northwestern School of Law in Chicago.

       Jerry Hobbs, a former Zion resident who spent five years in jail for the murder of his daughter and another girl, becomes emotional as he is asked about the forced confession he gave during a press conference at Northwestern School of Law in Chicago.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Enjoying the Rolling Meadows Christmas tree annual lighting festival are Joann Grasse of Rolling Meadows with son Kyle, 3, and Nicholas, 8, soaking in the colors of the lights and the sounds of Christmas songs in the air.

       Enjoying the Rolling Meadows Christmas tree annual lighting festival are Joann Grasse of Rolling Meadows with son Kyle, 3, and Nicholas, 8, soaking in the colors of the lights and the sounds of Christmas songs in the air.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Nine-year-old Jacob Roscizewski of Franklin, Wisconsin builds Christmas ornaments out of LEGOs with employee Chris Sliga on the first day of Holiday Workshops at Legoland in the Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg.

       Nine-year-old Jacob Roscizewski of Franklin, Wisconsin builds Christmas ornaments out of LEGOs with employee Chris Sliga on the first day of Holiday Workshops at Legoland in the Streets of Woodfield in Schaumburg.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • South Elgin High School athletes run across the Fox River bridge Monday afternoon on a training run.

       South Elgin High School athletes run across the Fox River bridge Monday afternoon on a training run.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Part of the entertainment at the fifth-annual tree lighting ceremony in Hanover Park, Sophia Alvarado, 7, in front dances with the rest of the Hanover Park School of Dance bringing smiles and good cheer to all who attended the gala event.

       Part of the entertainment at the fifth-annual tree lighting ceremony in Hanover Park, Sophia Alvarado, 7, in front dances with the rest of the Hanover Park School of Dance bringing smiles and good cheer to all who attended the gala event.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Third-grade students at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville held a Grandparents Day event Monday. Student Maeve Rattin gets a hug from her grandfather Tony Rattin of Libertyville. The event included an activity comparing school from when the grandparents were in school to now.

       Third-grade students at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville held a Grandparents Day event Monday. Student Maeve Rattin gets a hug from her grandfather Tony Rattin of Libertyville. The event included an activity comparing school from when the grandparents were in school to now.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville Park District workers set up a Christmas tree on the fountain near Main Street Monday at the Naperville Riverwalk in downtown Naperville.

       Naperville Park District workers set up a Christmas tree on the fountain near Main Street Monday at the Naperville Riverwalk in downtown Naperville.
    Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Jesse Dean of Wheaton hangs Christmas lights on the tree in his front yard Sunday in Wheaton.

       Jesse Dean of Wheaton hangs Christmas lights on the tree in his front yard Sunday in Wheaton.
    Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Two-year-old Ethan Burke of Batavia presents his gift to Santa during the Lights in Batavia gathering at the Riverwalk Sunday night.

       Two-year-old Ethan Burke of Batavia presents his gift to Santa during the Lights in Batavia gathering at the Riverwalk Sunday night.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • The St. Charles Holiday Homecoming Electric Christmas Parade makes it way through downtown St. Charles on Main Street on Saturday, November 27.

       The St. Charles Holiday Homecoming Electric Christmas Parade makes it way through downtown St. Charles on Main Street on Saturday, November 27.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Kelly Kellett, 5, of St. Charles leans into the street in hopes the St. Charles Holiday Homecoming Electric Christmas Parade is starting to make its way down Main Street on Saturday, November 27. Kelly, her sister, Mikayla, 3, and parents Dianne and Sean come to the parade every year.

       Kelly Kellett, 5, of St. Charles leans into the street in hopes the St. Charles Holiday Homecoming Electric Christmas Parade is starting to make its way down Main Street on Saturday, November 27. Kelly, her sister, Mikayla, 3, and parents Dianne and Sean come to the parade every year.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Dayton Diaz, 4, of Buffalo Grove attends Saturday evening's tree lighting ceremony in Prospect Heights.

       Dayton Diaz, 4, of Buffalo Grove attends Saturday evening's tree lighting ceremony in Prospect Heights.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Kayla Nelesen, 6, of Gurnee visits with Santa Saturday evening in Prospect Heights while attending the tree lighting ceremony with her grandmother.

       Kayla Nelesen, 6, of Gurnee visits with Santa Saturday evening in Prospect Heights while attending the tree lighting ceremony with her grandmother.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Carmen Caputo of Lombard, and member of Studio Mechanics Local 476, unveils the sign for the set of the movie "Contagion" filming Friday through Tuesday at the old Sherman Hospital in Elgin. He and other workers were putting the finishing touches on the sign Friday morning, December 3.

       Carmen Caputo of Lombard, and member of Studio Mechanics Local 476, unveils the sign for the set of the movie "Contagion" filming Friday through Tuesday at the old Sherman Hospital in Elgin. He and other workers were putting the finishing touches on the sign Friday morning, December 3.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Signage inside the lobby on the set of the movie "Contagion" shows the name of the fictitious hospital where filming took place Friday in Elgin.

       Signage inside the lobby on the set of the movie "Contagion" shows the name of the fictitious hospital where filming took place Friday in Elgin.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Carmen Caputo of Lombard, and member of Studio Mechanics Local 476, unveils the sign for the set of the movie "Contagion" filming Friday through Tuesday at the old Sherman Hospital in Elgin. The union has worked on about 10 signs, large and small, to be used on the movie set.

       Carmen Caputo of Lombard, and member of Studio Mechanics Local 476, unveils the sign for the set of the movie "Contagion" filming Friday through Tuesday at the old Sherman Hospital in Elgin. The union has worked on about 10 signs, large and small, to be used on the movie set.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Luis Vale takes a photo of his daughter's front lawn in Elgin partly covered in fake snow. The home is across the street from the emergency bay of the old Sherman Hospital on Spring Street, where it will be in the background shot for the movie "Contagion."

       Luis Vale takes a photo of his daughter's front lawn in Elgin partly covered in fake snow. The home is across the street from the emergency bay of the old Sherman Hospital on Spring Street, where it will be in the background shot for the movie "Contagion."
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Jeffrey Hurt shovels freshly made snow while Ted Corso sprays more onto the front lawns of homes across the street from the emergency bay of the old Sherman Hospital on Spring Street for the movie "Contagion." Both are from Chicago and members of the Studio Mechanics Local 476.

       Jeffrey Hurt shovels freshly made snow while Ted Corso sprays more onto the front lawns of homes across the street from the emergency bay of the old Sherman Hospital on Spring Street for the movie "Contagion." Both are from Chicago and members of the Studio Mechanics Local 476.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

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