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  • Tom Ciucci peers over his snow dusted glasses while clearing his sidewalk with a snowblower on Fairview Street in Arlington Heighs Friday morning. The first snowfall of the season dropped about six inches of snow on the area.

       Tom Ciucci peers over his snow dusted glasses while clearing his sidewalk with a snowblower on Fairview Street in Arlington Heighs Friday morning. The first snowfall of the season dropped about six inches of snow on the area.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Liz Semple of Glen Ellyn, gives a push to sons Colin, 4, left and Decklan, 2, as they sled at Newton park in Glen Ellyn on Friday.

       Liz Semple of Glen Ellyn, gives a push to sons Colin, 4, left and Decklan, 2, as they sled at Newton park in Glen Ellyn on Friday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • 5-year-old Sol Antunez plays along as childrenīs musician and author Jim Gill, a child development specialist, entertains kids at Woodland Primary in Gages Lake Friday.

       5-year-old Sol Antunez plays along as childrenīs musician and author Jim Gill, a child development specialist, entertains kids at Woodland Primary in Gages Lake Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Pre-kindergraten kids dance along with childrenīs musician Jim Gill during a show at Woodland Primary in Gages Lake Friday.

       Pre-kindergraten kids dance along with childrenīs musician Jim Gill during a show at Woodland Primary in Gages Lake Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Nicholas Krohn, 4, of Grayslake looks over a train as it moves around the track at the World's Greatest Hobby show at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center on Saturday.

       Nicholas Krohn, 4, of Grayslake looks over a train as it moves around the track at the World's Greatest Hobby show at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Thousands of train enthusiasts watch trains fly around the tracks at the World's Greatest Hobby show at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center on Saturday.

       Thousands of train enthusiasts watch trains fly around the tracks at the World's Greatest Hobby show at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Parents and their kids line up at the top of the hill getting ready to let go with a few screams as they slide down the sledding hill at Sunset Meadows park in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

       Parents and their kids line up at the top of the hill getting ready to let go with a few screams as they slide down the sledding hill at Sunset Meadows park in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dylan Rogers, 2-1/2, tastes a bit of snow while sledding with his family at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda Saturday.

       Dylan Rogers, 2-1/2, tastes a bit of snow while sledding with his family at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Ava Dewig, 3, of Aurora savors her cupcake, as the 300 Youth Services holds its ninth annual chocolate festival, at the Neuqua Valley High School Freshman Center.

       Ava Dewig, 3, of Aurora savors her cupcake, as the 300 Youth Services holds its ninth annual chocolate festival, at the Neuqua Valley High School Freshman Center.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Susan Lawrence, Senior Ranger with the DuPage County Forest Preserve leads an indoor archery class at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Sunday.

       Susan Lawrence, Senior Ranger with the DuPage County Forest Preserve leads an indoor archery class at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Local singer Zakia Moore performs onstage at the MLK Community Program Sunday at The Hemmens in Elgin.

       Local singer Zakia Moore performs onstage at the MLK Community Program Sunday at The Hemmens in Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Brian Whitkamack of Plainfield and his son Jackson, 5, enjoy a stroll in downtown Naperville during Wednesday's warm January temperatures. It was a different story 24 hours later as Cathy Gruenwald walks with her son Charlie, 5, and mother Yoko Nelson, all of Naperville during the first snowstorm of the season.

       Brian Whitkamack of Plainfield and his son Jackson, 5, enjoy a stroll in downtown Naperville during Wednesday's warm January temperatures. It was a different story 24 hours later as Cathy Gruenwald walks with her son Charlie, 5, and mother Yoko Nelson, all of Naperville during the first snowstorm of the season.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville High School students Patrick Slade, left, catches a Frisbee as he plays with Adam Cox, and Donanthony Witt at Nicholas-Dowden Park Wednesday in Libertyville when temperatures were in the mid-50s. 24 hours later, the snow and freezing temperatures kept the Frisbee players at home.

       Libertyville High School students Patrick Slade, left, catches a Frisbee as he plays with Adam Cox, and Donanthony Witt at Nicholas-Dowden Park Wednesday in Libertyville when temperatures were in the mid-50s. 24 hours later, the snow and freezing temperatures kept the Frisbee players at home.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville Central teachers Christine Bell, left and Gwen Wells jog on their lunch hour as they enjoy a warm January day Wednesday in Naperville. 24 hours later, snow pants replaced running shorts when the snow and freezing temperatures hit the area.

       Naperville Central teachers Christine Bell, left and Gwen Wells jog on their lunch hour as they enjoy a warm January day Wednesday in Naperville. 24 hours later, snow pants replaced running shorts when the snow and freezing temperatures hit the area.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • A view of intersection of Northwest Highway and Lee Street from the third floor of the Des Plaines Library on January 12th, 2012.

       A view of intersection of Northwest Highway and Lee Street from the third floor of the Des Plaines Library on January 12th, 2012.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Eric Marron, 3, of Rolling Meadows gets his first crack at sledding this winter Thursday afternoon at Sunset Meadows Park in Arlington Heights.

       Eric Marron, 3, of Rolling Meadows gets his first crack at sledding this winter Thursday afternoon at Sunset Meadows Park in Arlington Heights.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva was brimming with activity Wednesday afternoon with temperatures in the mid-50s. 24 hours later, give or take a few minutes, the scene was decidedly different as the suburbs experienced their first significant snowfall of the year.

       Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva was brimming with activity Wednesday afternoon with temperatures in the mid-50s. 24 hours later, give or take a few minutes, the scene was decidedly different as the suburbs experienced their first significant snowfall of the year.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • There was no sledding being done on Wednesday at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva when the temperatures hit 50 degrees. But 24 hours later the snow was flying and the sleds were shooting down the popular hill.

       There was no sledding being done on Wednesday at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva when the temperatures hit 50 degrees. But 24 hours later the snow was flying and the sleds were shooting down the popular hill.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The weather didn't stop Maureen Adamek of Schaumburg from her daily walk with her German Shepard Gracie through Town Square in Schaumburg.

       The weather didn't stop Maureen Adamek of Schaumburg from her daily walk with her German Shepard Gracie through Town Square in Schaumburg.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Snow bends this plant as the first winter storm of the year hit the area Thursday.

       Snow bends this plant as the first winter storm of the year hit the area Thursday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The rock, a symbol of the Willowbrook High School Warrior tradition, was painted red overnight in honor of freshman Darnell Holt, 16, whose family was murdered.

       The rock, a symbol of the Willowbrook High School Warrior tradition, was painted red overnight in honor of freshman Darnell Holt, 16, whose family was murdered.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Classmates hold a vigil for Willowbrook High School freshman Darnell Holt, 16, who was one of four people authorities said were shot to death in an unincorporated DuPage County home, that was later set on fire.

       Classmates hold a vigil for Willowbrook High School freshman Darnell Holt, 16, who was one of four people authorities said were shot to death in an unincorporated DuPage County home, that was later set on fire.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Kristin and Kaleigh Gill of Volo trudge through the blowing snow after visiting the Homer T. Cook Memorial Park Community Recreation Center in Wauconda.

       Kristin and Kaleigh Gill of Volo trudge through the blowing snow after visiting the Homer T. Cook Memorial Park Community Recreation Center in Wauconda.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Bell ringers Daniel Merz, left to right, his son Eli, 5, and Jim Jirak, 87, all of Arlington Heights ring the bell at First United Methodist Church at noon on Wednesday, January 18th, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the village of Arlington Heights. The bell was cased in 1895 and originally hung in the belfry at the Methodist church.

       Bell ringers Daniel Merz, left to right, his son Eli, 5, and Jim Jirak, 87, all of Arlington Heights ring the bell at First United Methodist Church at noon on Wednesday, January 18th, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the village of Arlington Heights. The bell was cased in 1895 and originally hung in the belfry at the Methodist church.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • Family members arrive at the scene of a fatal fire on Summit Ave in unincorporated DuPage County near Oakbrook Terrace. Investigators from the DuPage County Sheriff, ATF, and local fire departments were on the scene to investigate suspicious fatal fire that claimed the lives of four people early Tuesday morning.

      Family members arrive at the scene of a fatal fire on Summit Ave in unincorporated DuPage County near Oakbrook Terrace. Investigators from the DuPage County Sheriff, ATF, and local fire departments were on the scene to investigate suspicious fatal fire that claimed the lives of four people early Tuesday morning.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Jennifer Huber has overseen the 60-year old Fox Valley Park District's Friendly Center Club, for adults 55 and older. Above, Huber, right, talks with Delores Reier, seated. The club meets at the Prisco Community Center in downtown Aurora.

       Jennifer Huber has overseen the 60-year old Fox Valley Park District's Friendly Center Club, for adults 55 and older. Above, Huber, right, talks with Delores Reier, seated. The club meets at the Prisco Community Center in downtown Aurora.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • This couple was in a hurry to get out of the frigid temperatures Thursday while shopping at Elk Crossing in Elk Grove Village.

       This couple was in a hurry to get out of the frigid temperatures Thursday while shopping at Elk Crossing in Elk Grove Village.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Don Hennen of Geneva zips down the hill at Johnson's Mound in Elburn on Thursday afternoon, January 19. He's had the toboggan since he was a kid, modifying and fixing it up as needed.

       Don Hennen of Geneva zips down the hill at Johnson's Mound in Elburn on Thursday afternoon, January 19. He's had the toboggan since he was a kid, modifying and fixing it up as needed.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • An ice fisherman takes cover in his shanty as he braves temperatures in the teens to fish on Bangs Lake in Wauconda Thursday.

       An ice fisherman takes cover in his shanty as he braves temperatures in the teens to fish on Bangs Lake in Wauconda Thursday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

This edition of the week in pictures features lots of cold, sledding, and snow pictures, along with a variety of other events.

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