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Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com Drum Major Maggie Inman directs the Wheaton Warrenville South High School marching band's song selection of Class of Dreams at the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Nicole Sine, a member of the Ho-Chunk tribe who lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma, applies lipstick prior to the grand entrance Saturday's annual Harvest Pow Wow at the Naper Settlement in Naperville.

BRIAN HILL/bhill@dailyherald.com Ralph Grieco (father of Kevin) helps his grandson Joshua, 8, attach and raise the American flag during the ceremony. The Three Fires Council-Boy Scouts of America honor Eagle Scout and Illinois National Guardsman Kevin D. Grieco with a plaque and flagpole dedication at Camp Big Timber in Elgin Saturday September 22, 2012. Grieco who was an assistant scout master to Troop 575 in Winfield was killed in Afghanistan in 2008.

Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.com Jan Hanczar of St. Charles hugs her grandson, Calvin Carlson, 9, also of St. Charles, after speaking about her daughter and his mother, Stefani Hanczar, who passed away in 2008. Hanczar shared her story of how Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice helped their family through several grief stricken times. Hanczar also lost her son, Jamie Hall in 2008 and her brother, David Gordon in 2010. Close to 190 participants joined in the sixth annual Hike for Hospice 5K in Batavia on Saturday, September 22. Benefits go to Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice.

Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyherald.com Dana Allan, of Libertyville and her daughter, Indy, 2, in her lap drive a 1941 B John Deere tractor with Rebecca Swanson during the 20th Annual Farm Heritage Festival Sunday at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. The event was co-sponsored by the Lake County Discovery Museum and the Lake County Farm Heritage Association.

Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com Hunter Wark, 11, of Glen Ellyn shares a laugh with World Golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper as he signs his book for him at the Ryder Cup golf pro shop on Sunday.

John Starks/jstarks@dailyherald.com Jim Anderson lays in an antique bed on a hill in Bluff City Cemetery Sunday during the 25th Annual Cemetery Walk. He was portraying Francis "Shanty" Pask, who was a carpenter paralyzed in a fall, and whose wife Maryann donated a house to Sherman Hospital with the stipulation that her husband would be cared for until his death. He died in 1940. She died in 1919, and was portrayed by Maryann Pask. The Elgin Historical Society sponsors the event every year.

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Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com Olivia DiCristo, 7, of St. Charles leads the charge through the corn maze while her friends and sister Isabelle DiCristo follows behind at Marmion's Abbey Farms Pumpkin Daze in Aurora on Sunday.

Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyherald.com Brett Wilkinson, 13, of Arlington Heights, makes a back bridge as he exercises with Chicago Bears cornerback D.J. Moore and other children Monday at the Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 fitness program. The 10th Annual Midtown 5k Run and Walk will kickoff on Saturday, September 29th, to raise money for the Bears Care charity.

Scott Sanders/ssanders@dailyherald.com Korean Ambassador Y.J. Choi, 2nd left, honored local Korean War vets at a ceremony in Wheaton organized by Congressman Peter Roskam on Monday. Choi presented the Korean Peace Medal to Robert L. Hoffman, 2nd right, from Glen Ellyn. He presented the medal to each Korean War vet in attendance.

Mark Black/mblack@dailyherald.com Justin Timberlake and Bill Murray have some fun with a young golf fan before teeing off Tuesday at Medinah Country Club.

BRIAN HILL/bhill@dailyherald.com Owner Bruce Oehlerking takes some last minute photos of the water tower as Able Contractors takes down the 40,000 gallon water tower that was used for the fire sprinkler system at the Milk Pail in un-Incorporated Kane County Tuesday September 25, 2012. The 120 foot tall tower which was built in 1952 functioned until the early 90s when they connected to East Dundee water system.

BRIAN HILL/bhill@dailyherald.com Able Contractors takes down the 40,000 gallon water tower that was used for the fire sprinkler system at the Milk Pail in un-Incorporated Kane County Tuesday September 25, 2012. The 120 foot tall tower which was built in 1952 functioned until the early 90s when they connected to East Dundee water system.

BRIAN HILL/bhill@dailyherald.com Brendan Sneft, 3, shares a giggle as he works with his occupational therapist and his physical therapist at the center. The DeLacy Learning Center in Carpentersville is celebrating their 20th anniversary this coming weekend.

George LeClaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.com Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Schwartz, U.S. Navy, surprised his younger sister Jacqueline Trujillio, a freshman at Fremd High School by showing up at the school in Palatine just after surprising his younger brother at Hunting Ridge School on Tuesday, Schwartz first day back in the Chicago suburbs.

George LeClaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.com Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Schwartz, U.S. Navy, surprised his younger brother Julian Trujillio, a fourth grader at Hunting Ridge School by showing up at the school in Palatine right after arriving in the Chicago area on Tuesday.

Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.com Livia Jensen, 4 meets Aurora 911 dispatcher Jill Schmidt on Wednesday. Livia called 911 last Sunday and helped save her mom Diana when she suddenly felt intense pain.

Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyherald.com Diana Jensen of Aurora gives her daughter Livia, 4, a hug. Livia helped her mom by calling 911 for her last Sunday after she suddenly felt intense pain.

Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyherald.com Traci Sikorski places a wreath at the memorial with Paula Rothacker and Anthony Fanella, members of the memorial committee, during the first annual ceremony for the Northern IL Police K-9 Memorial Wednesday at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Gurnee. A memorial statue was unveiled and 79 dogs were given tribute for their service.

Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyherald.com Seventh grade students Brett Lay, below, and Rayyan Talha place markers for the water line of a pond as the class from Prairie Crossing Charter School survey a sanctuary pond Wednesday in Grayslake. The project was part of Geography Week at the school.

Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com Davis Love III captain of Team USA signs autographs before the start of the opening ceremonies at the Ryder Cup in Medinah on Thursday.

Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.com Colin Day, Barry Baker, Ashlen Roughley and Chris Parrish from Liverpool, England dress the part for the opening ceremonies of the Ryder Cup in Medinah on Thursday.

Gallery posted: 10/1/2012 1:00 AM

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This edition of The Week In Pictures features a soldier's welcome home surprise, 911 dispatcher meets young rescuer, Korean vets honored, and a memorial to 79 K-9 police dogs, and of course, Ryder Cup hoopla.
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