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Alex Schultz, 12, of Villa Park takes a look at his bloody face. He said," I like looking hurt!" Children ages 12 to 19 get zombified by professional makeup artist Daniel Dudych at Helen Plum Library in Lombard Friday. Nearly a dozen children took part in this event.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Abigail Knox of Elmwood Park is all smiles while taking part in the Naperville's Junior Women's Club annual trick or treat at Safety Town in Naperville Saturday. She was dressed like a dog.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Cody Rummel, 4, of North Aurora winds up to release a pumpkin-faced ball in a game of ghost bowling at Batavia's annual Batfest on Saturday, October 20. Rummel and his family have been coming for the past few years.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Larry Littrell, of Lake Villa, reacts to a scene as he watches with his daughter, Zoe, 5, during the program "This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing" by the Lakes Community High School theater department Sunday at the Lake Villa District Library. The play is a modern Australian folk tale.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Lydia Penosky, 21 of Wheaton votes for the first time with some of her bothers and sisters at her side, Daniel, 9, Liberty, 11 and Patrick, 7, on the first day of early voting at the DuPage County government building in Wheaton. As of 2:30 p.m. over 334 DuPage County residents had voted at the government building location.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Landscaped area underneath fabric shade shelter at the new Tropicana Park in Hoffman Estates.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Lynne Panega, superintendent of Lake Park, gets a closer look after a fire was put out quickly with sprinklers and had very little fire damage. Bloomingdale firefighters had a side by side sprinkler burn demonstration on Thursday at the fire station for the Bloomingdale Intergovernmental Group. The fire department will hold an open house this Saturday, which will include a repeat of the fire demonstration.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Sixth grade science teacher Sharon Page has fun with her class as she conducts a science game at Emmons School in Antioch Thursday.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Meaghen Dahm holds five-month-old Emerson, dressed as an elephant, during the 5th Annual Pumpkin Fest Thursday at the Grayslake Recreation Center. The Halloween event featured costumed characters, Halloween crafts, games, and trick or treats.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Christine and Cesilio Acosta's house at 38W207 Oak Drive on the west side of St. Charles joins the St. Charles Park District's 14th annual Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour starting Friday, October 19. This is the fourth year the family has been in the contest, winning Judges Pick and People's Choice awards in 2010.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Open face sandwiches and finger sandwiches are on the "menu" for Sue Villanova's "Dead End Diner" themed Halloween house at 920 Ash Street in St. Charles. Villanova has been part of the event for the past 12 years, and is known by many as the Queen of Halloween. This year's theme came to her as she lives on a dead end street. She will be the hostess of the diner on her front lawn. is a part of the St. Charles Park District's 14th annual Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour starting Friday, October 19. Judging will be on Saturday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Matt Seidel, 7, of Sugar Grove stands still while Hayley Kyle, 15, of the Batavia High School Key Club wraps him up like a mummy using toilet paper at Batavia's annual Batfest on Saturday, October 20. Kids then broke free of the wrappings.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Seen through a knothole, Dave Baur, a staff member and barn expert at Garfield Farm Museum, leads a tour through a barn built in 1842 at the farm in Campton Hills Sunday, during a lecture called Barns 101. He showed slides during a one-hour lecture and then lead a tour through the old barns on site.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Friends and students of Metea Valley High School football player and fellow student Devin Meadows stop by the house in the 2700 block of Hamman Way in Aurora Tuesday morning. Meadows was killed earlier this morning when a car he was riding in went out of control and smashed into a house.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Second-grader Jasmin Casañas grins as she tries on her new winter coat Wednesday at Sheridan Elementary in Elgin.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Brother Rob Robertson of St. Viator High School and Archie are best buddies.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 10/29/2012 1:01 AM

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This edition of The Week In Pictures features a variety of photos including several Halloween events.
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