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Video feature: What do kids want for Christmas?

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Julia Olson, 7, and her brother Erick, 4, of Arlington Heights sit with Santa Claus at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg Thursday. "I wanted a robot and squinkies" Julia said afterward, and "I asked for a racetrack," Erick said.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Allura Magsino, 11, Hoffman Estates wants a laptop and Justin Bieber (himself)

Brianna Lucansky, 3, Wood Dale asks for pajamas, Mickey Mouse, Dora and Happy Feet 2.

Chloe Lucansky, 8, Wood Dale ponders Adidas, Justin Bieber tickets, Play-Doh and a wallet.

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Teona Markoski, 3, Libertyville is asking Santa for a lollipop, a horse, Minnie Mouse and a princess.

Dillion Magsino, 6, Hoffman Estates has just two things on his Christmas list: Transformers and a doggy.

Caleigh Chesnutt, 3, North Aurora wants a princess bike, a drum set and Barbie.

Miriam Anderson, 4, Arlington Heights wants a few Barbie dolls, a pair of ice skates, an Ultimate Dream Castle, a remote control car, and a Happer Napper (whew!).

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What do kids want Santa Claus to bring them these days? There's only one way to find out: Find Santa, because where there's Santa before Christmas, there are kids presenting their wish lists. We spent a day with Kris Kringle and listened in to the fervent hopes and wishes whispered in his ear. Here's what suburban kids are hoping to find under their trees.
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    • Julia Olson, 7, and her brother Erick, 4, of Arlington Heights sit with Santa Claus at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg Thursday. “I wanted a robot and squinkies” Julia said afterward, and “I asked for a racetrack,” Erick said.
    • Allura Magsino, 11, Hoffman Estates wants a laptop and Justin Bieber (himself)
    • Brianna Lucansky, 3, Wood Dale asks for pajamas, Mickey Mouse, Dora and Happy Feet 2.
    • Chloe Lucansky, 8, Wood Dale ponders Adidas, Justin Bieber tickets, Play-Doh and a wallet.
    • Teona Markoski, 3, Libertyville is asking Santa for a lollipop, a horse, Minnie Mouse and a princess.
    • Dillion Magsino, 6, Hoffman Estates has just two things on his Christmas list: Transformers and a doggy.
    • Caleigh Chesnutt, 3, North Aurora wants a princess bike, a drum set and Barbie.
    • Miriam Anderson, 4, Arlington Heights wants a few Barbie dolls, a pair of ice skates, an Ultimate Dream Castle, a remote control car, and a Happer Napper (whew!).
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