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  • Sue and Ron Herbes of Libertyville go out for a ride in an easy-in cart pulled by Spirit Monday along Buckley Road in Libertyville. "Spirit is a Hackney pony and we call her our green transportation," said Ron.

       Sue and Ron Herbes of Libertyville go out for a ride in an easy-in cart pulled by Spirit Monday along Buckley Road in Libertyville. "Spirit is a Hackney pony and we call her our green transportation," said Ron.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Keith Gill, 12, from Elmhurst tries to hold on while riding a fake bull during the Spooktacular Fall Festival Sunday in Lombard. Activities included a rock wall, carnival games, and trick-or-treating through local businesses.

       Keith Gill, 12, from Elmhurst tries to hold on while riding a fake bull during the Spooktacular Fall Festival Sunday in Lombard. Activities included a rock wall, carnival games, and trick-or-treating through local businesses.
    Steve Berczynski | Staff Photographer

  • The first few races left cranks and brakes full of mud Sunday during the Chicago Cyclocross Cup in Carpenters Park.

       The first few races left cranks and brakes full of mud Sunday during the Chicago Cyclocross Cup in Carpenters Park.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Some racers carry their bikes through the dark mud Sunday in Carpenters Park.

       Some racers carry their bikes through the dark mud Sunday in Carpenters Park.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Bears Offensive Tackle Gabe Carimi high fives the kids after playing "Simon Says" as members of the Chicago Bears and the United Way of Lake County hold a Hometown Huddle at Clearview Elementary School in Waukegan.

       Bears Offensive Tackle Gabe Carimi high fives the kids after playing "Simon Says" as members of the Chicago Bears and the United Way of Lake County hold a Hometown Huddle at Clearview Elementary School in Waukegan.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Thais (cq) Salinas, 3, of St. Charles tries on a cow costume for size at the Pottawatomie Community Center on Wednesday, October 19. Over 500 costumes were available to kids in need at the event. It is the fifth year for the event organized by St. Charles resident, Wendy Gruber.

       Thais (cq) Salinas, 3, of St. Charles tries on a cow costume for size at the Pottawatomie Community Center on Wednesday, October 19. Over 500 costumes were available to kids in need at the event. It is the fifth year for the event organized by St. Charles resident, Wendy Gruber.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • With the guidance of Chris Cooper, Bud Loek (cq), left, uses a Wii video game controller during a game of virtual bowling at the Oak Crest Atrium Apartments in Elgin on Wednesday, October 19. Several residents of the retirement and assisted living home tried their hand at the video game, presented by Elgin resident Trish Cooper of the GFWC Elgin Junior Woman's Club. Chris, Trish's husband, helped taking turns teaching the seniors how to play the game.

       With the guidance of Chris Cooper, Bud Loek (cq), left, uses a Wii video game controller during a game of virtual bowling at the Oak Crest Atrium Apartments in Elgin on Wednesday, October 19. Several residents of the retirement and assisted living home tried their hand at the video game, presented by Elgin resident Trish Cooper of the GFWC Elgin Junior Woman's Club. Chris, Trish's husband, helped taking turns teaching the seniors how to play the game.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A statue is appropriately designed for the weather in Geneva Wednesday.

       A statue is appropriately designed for the weather in Geneva Wednesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A pair of shoppers use umbrellas in downtown Geneva Wednesday.

       A pair of shoppers use umbrellas in downtown Geneva Wednesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Rich Sazaras of Round Lake sits in the cold, rainy weather fishing from his kayak Wednesday on Butler Lake in Libertyville.

       Rich Sazaras of Round Lake sits in the cold, rainy weather fishing from his kayak Wednesday on Butler Lake in Libertyville.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Janet Wagner of Glen Ellyn, and her 5-year-old daughter Sasha, who was adopted from Russia and has fetal alcohol syndrome, enjoy their morning together.

       Janet Wagner of Glen Ellyn, and her 5-year-old daughter Sasha, who was adopted from Russia and has fetal alcohol syndrome, enjoy their morning together.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Janet Wagner of Glen Ellyn reads to her 5-year-old daughter Sasha, who was adopted from Russia and has fetal alcohol syndrome.

       Janet Wagner of Glen Ellyn reads to her 5-year-old daughter Sasha, who was adopted from Russia and has fetal alcohol syndrome.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Sasha Wagner, 5, of Glen Ellyn, who was adopted from Russia and has fetal alcohol syndrome, creates artwork at the dining room table.

       Sasha Wagner, 5, of Glen Ellyn, who was adopted from Russia and has fetal alcohol syndrome, creates artwork at the dining room table.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Highland Elementary school in Naperville is known as "a whale of a school". On Thursday, Century Walk unveiled its' latest sculpture, a concrete whale by artist Victoria Fuller on the site of the school. "This is probably the best dedication we've ever had" said Brand Bobosky, president of Century Walk, to the students and teachers during the ceremony. On the left is Principal Susan Stuckey and students.

       Highland Elementary school in Naperville is known as "a whale of a school". On Thursday, Century Walk unveiled its' latest sculpture, a concrete whale by artist Victoria Fuller on the site of the school. "This is probably the best dedication we've ever had" said Brand Bobosky, president of Century Walk, to the students and teachers during the ceremony. On the left is Principal Susan Stuckey and students.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • After picture of Chris Pulikowski of Chicago at the Realm of Terror Haunted House in Round Lake Beach. It has been voted Illinois' Best Haunted House by HauntedIllinois.com.

       After picture of Chris Pulikowski of Chicago at the Realm of Terror Haunted House in Round Lake Beach. It has been voted Illinois' Best Haunted House by HauntedIllinois.com.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Fifth graders from Three Oaks School in Cary pet dairy cows during a tour of Golden Oaks Dairy Farm in Wauconda Thursday. The tour was sponsored by Senator Pamela J. Althoff (R) 32nd District and What we Make by the Lake, a group compiled of Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program Class of 2012 participants.

       Fifth graders from Three Oaks School in Cary pet dairy cows during a tour of Golden Oaks Dairy Farm in Wauconda Thursday. The tour was sponsored by Senator Pamela J. Althoff (R) 32nd District and What we Make by the Lake, a group compiled of Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program Class of 2012 participants.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

This installment of the week in pictures features various fall events and rainy weather.

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