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  • Church volunteer Dee Gray of Palatine serves up a hot turkey dinner to Yenice Benitez,11, of Rolling Meadows at the All Saints Lutheran Church on Thanksgiving Day.

       Church volunteer Dee Gray of Palatine serves up a hot turkey dinner to Yenice Benitez,11, of Rolling Meadows at the All Saints Lutheran Church on Thanksgiving Day.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Former Naperville Central football coach Joe Bunge watches his wife and daughter as they take part in the 15th annual Turkey Trot in Naperville.

       Former Naperville Central football coach Joe Bunge watches his wife and daughter as they take part in the 15th annual Turkey Trot in Naperville.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Katie McKillen of Barrington was the first woman to cross the finish line in the 4-mile-run during the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot. Proceeds from the race went to the Wauconda Food Pantry.

       Katie McKillen of Barrington was the first woman to cross the finish line in the 4-mile-run during the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot. Proceeds from the race went to the Wauconda Food Pantry.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Morning shadows stretch down Main St. in downtown Wauconda as runners prepare for second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.

       Morning shadows stretch down Main St. in downtown Wauconda as runners prepare for second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Eric Halloran of Wauconda powers to the finish line of the 4-mile-run during the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.

       Eric Halloran of Wauconda powers to the finish line of the 4-mile-run during the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Seventeen-year-old Kevin Boyle of Grayslake finishes the 4-mile-run in first place with a time of 22:29:01 during the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.

       Seventeen-year-old Kevin Boyle of Grayslake finishes the 4-mile-run in first place with a time of 22:29:01 during the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Three-year-old Ryan Little of Wauconda cheers on her daddy during the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.

       Three-year-old Ryan Little of Wauconda cheers on her daddy during the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • About 800 runners dash at the start of the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.

       About 800 runners dash at the start of the second annual Wauconda Turkey Trot.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Parishoners take part in a Thanksgiving Day service at First Church of Christ Scientist in Glen Ellyn.

       Parishoners take part in a Thanksgiving Day service at First Church of Christ Scientist in Glen Ellyn.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Left to right, readers Craig Ghislin, Cindy Smith and soloist Solange Sior, lead the congregation in a hymn during Thanksgiving Day service at First Church of Christ Scientist in Glen Ellyn.

       Left to right, readers Craig Ghislin, Cindy Smith and soloist Solange Sior, lead the congregation in a hymn during Thanksgiving Day service at First Church of Christ Scientist in Glen Ellyn.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa and John Endrud of Naperville and their son William, 9, prepare for the 15th annual Turkey Trot in Naperville.

       Lisa and John Endrud of Naperville and their son William, 9, prepare for the 15th annual Turkey Trot in Naperville.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Camden Leahy, 14, of Naperville, takes off in the 15th annual Turkey Trot in Naperville.

       Camden Leahy, 14, of Naperville, takes off in the 15th annual Turkey Trot in Naperville.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • The Turkey Trot in Naperville draws thousands of runners, some dressing up, for the annual Thanksgiving 5K run.

       The Turkey Trot in Naperville draws thousands of runners, some dressing up, for the annual Thanksgiving 5K run.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Saul of Naperville gets warmed up with members of the Welch Elementary School running club, which includes grades 3-8. They were getting ready to run in the 15th annual Turkey Trot in Naperville.

       Steve Saul of Naperville gets warmed up with members of the Welch Elementary School running club, which includes grades 3-8. They were getting ready to run in the 15th annual Turkey Trot in Naperville.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Pastor Jennifer Moland-Kovash talks to the family members, left to right, Milton and Paulette Boeger and Mary and John Lofgren of Palatine at the All Saints Lutheran Church Thankgiving dinner.

       Pastor Jennifer Moland-Kovash talks to the family members, left to right, Milton and Paulette Boeger and Mary and John Lofgren of Palatine at the All Saints Lutheran Church Thankgiving dinner.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Carl Moland-Kovash, left, in charge of the whipped cream for the pumpkin pie slices, tops off the slice of Michael Berber ,12, of Palatine at the All Saints Lutheran Church Thankgiving dinner.

       Carl Moland-Kovash, left, in charge of the whipped cream for the pumpkin pie slices, tops off the slice of Michael Berber ,12, of Palatine at the All Saints Lutheran Church Thankgiving dinner.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A full house took part at the All Saints Lutheran Church in Palatine for a Thankgiving dinner.

       A full house took part at the All Saints Lutheran Church in Palatine for a Thankgiving dinner.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Seaman Recruit Gur Yilmaz of Newark, New Jersey serves himself some mashed potatoes as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.

       Seaman Recruit Gur Yilmaz of Newark, New Jersey serves himself some mashed potatoes as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Seaman Recruit Matt Sutherland gets his plate filled as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.

       Seaman Recruit Matt Sutherland gets his plate filled as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Seaman Recruits from left, Morena Illidge of Manchester, England, Trey Baker of Cincinnati, Ohio and Logan Hubbard of Herman, Missouri play Wii games as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast .

       Seaman Recruits from left, Morena Illidge of Manchester, England, Trey Baker of Cincinnati, Ohio and Logan Hubbard of Herman, Missouri play Wii games as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast .
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Pastor Chris Stephens claps as Seaman Recruits enter the dinning room as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.

       Pastor Chris Stephens claps as Seaman Recruits enter the dinning room as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Seaman Recruits enter to a round of applause as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.

       Seaman Recruits enter to a round of applause as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Seaman Recruits enter to a round of applause as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.

       Seaman Recruits enter to a round of applause as the Gurnee Community Church hosted 182 sailors from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for their 10th annual Thanksgiving Day feast.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Parker Woodworth of Geneva nears the finish line of the 16th annual Fox & Turkey 4-mile run in Batavia on Thanksgiving Day. This is Woodworth's second year running in the race, and he even got his family to run as well. They wore t-shirts saying, "Goofy Gobblers."

       Parker Woodworth of Geneva nears the finish line of the 16th annual Fox & Turkey 4-mile run in Batavia on Thanksgiving Day. This is Woodworth's second year running in the race, and he even got his family to run as well. They wore t-shirts saying, "Goofy Gobblers."
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Webb of St. Charles cheers runners in the youth division as they near the finish line at the 16th annual Fox & Turkey 4-mile run in Batavia on Thanksgiving Day.

       Jim Webb of St. Charles cheers runners in the youth division as they near the finish line at the 16th annual Fox & Turkey 4-mile run in Batavia on Thanksgiving Day.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A fox mascot from the 16th annual Fox & Turkey run offers a hand to a finishing youth runners in Batavia on Thanksgiving Day.

       A fox mascot from the 16th annual Fox & Turkey run offers a hand to a finishing youth runners in Batavia on Thanksgiving Day.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A tent city has been building in front of the Best Buy in Schaumburg since midnight Tuesday. Felipe Acosta,33, of Mt. Prospect was among the first in line for Black Friday deals on televisions and other electronics.

       A tent city has been building in front of the Best Buy in Schaumburg since midnight Tuesday. Felipe Acosta,33, of Mt. Prospect was among the first in line for Black Friday deals on televisions and other electronics.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Matt Runowski,20, of Streamwood keeps warm in his sleeping bag with the rest of his friends as they wait on Best Buy's Black Friday deal, a 40-inch flat screen television for 179.99.

       Matt Runowski,20, of Streamwood keeps warm in his sleeping bag with the rest of his friends as they wait on Best Buy's Black Friday deal, a 40-inch flat screen television for 179.99.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A tent city has been building in front of the Best Buy in Schaumburg since midnight Tuesday. Felipe Acosta,33, of Mt. Prospect was among the first in line for Black Friday deals on televisions and other electronics.

       A tent city has been building in front of the Best Buy in Schaumburg since midnight Tuesday. Felipe Acosta,33, of Mt. Prospect was among the first in line for Black Friday deals on televisions and other electronics.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Grady Babcock, 4, of St. Charles watches at his mom, Jill, fills up his plate Lazarus House's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Salvation Army in St. Charles. Members of the Babcock family have been attending the meal for the past seven years.

       Grady Babcock, 4, of St. Charles watches at his mom, Jill, fills up his plate Lazarus House's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Salvation Army in St. Charles. Members of the Babcock family have been attending the meal for the past seven years.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Glen Ostgaard of Geneva fills up a plate at Lazarus House's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Salvation Army in St. Charles. Ostgaard has been coming to the dinner for the past seven or eight years.

       Glen Ostgaard of Geneva fills up a plate at Lazarus House's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Salvation Army in St. Charles. Ostgaard has been coming to the dinner for the past seven or eight years.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Marlene Thanepohn of St. Charles fills her plate at Lazarus House's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Salvation Army in St. Charles. Thanepohn came by herself. After spending the past four years alone, she decided to come to the community dinner.

       Marlene Thanepohn of St. Charles fills her plate at Lazarus House's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Salvation Army in St. Charles. Thanepohn came by herself. After spending the past four years alone, she decided to come to the community dinner.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Families dine at Lazarus House's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Salvation Army in St. Charles .

       Families dine at Lazarus House's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Salvation Army in St. Charles .
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Beth Anderson of Streamwood, third from left, Carol Johnson and Marlene Hensrud, both of Elgin, bow their heads in prayer with fellow volunteers before serving at the fourth annual community dinner in Elgin at the First United Methodist Church. Johnson and Hensrud are residents of the Edgewood active adult community in Elgin, and they brought several volunteers to assist with the meal.

       Beth Anderson of Streamwood, third from left, Carol Johnson and Marlene Hensrud, both of Elgin, bow their heads in prayer with fellow volunteers before serving at the fourth annual community dinner in Elgin at the First United Methodist Church. Johnson and Hensrud are residents of the Edgewood active adult community in Elgin, and they brought several volunteers to assist with the meal.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Daniel Lopez, 9, of Elgin chows down on a slice of turkey at Elgin's fourth annual community dinner held at the First United Methodist Church. This is the third year his family has been coming to the dinner.

       Daniel Lopez, 9, of Elgin chows down on a slice of turkey at Elgin's fourth annual community dinner held at the First United Methodist Church. This is the third year his family has been coming to the dinner.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Amairani Dominquez, 6, has her plate filled by volunteer Marlene Hensrud at Elgin's fourth annual community dinner at the First United Methodist Church. Amairani and her mother, Olivia DeLaRosa, center, were the first in line. This is the first time they have attended the dinner.

       Amairani Dominquez, 6, has her plate filled by volunteer Marlene Hensrud at Elgin's fourth annual community dinner at the First United Methodist Church. Amairani and her mother, Olivia DeLaRosa, center, were the first in line. This is the first time they have attended the dinner.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Hadley Copeland, 14, of Elgin, tops off slices of pie with whipped cream at Elgin's fourth annual community dinner at the First United Methodist Church. This is the second year she has helped out.

       Hadley Copeland, 14, of Elgin, tops off slices of pie with whipped cream at Elgin's fourth annual community dinner at the First United Methodist Church. This is the second year she has helped out.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Daniel Lopez, 9, of Elgin chows down on a slice of turkey at Elgin's fourth annual community dinner held at the First United Methodist Church. This is the third year his family has been coming to the dinner.

       Daniel Lopez, 9, of Elgin chows down on a slice of turkey at Elgin's fourth annual community dinner held at the First United Methodist Church. This is the third year his family has been coming to the dinner.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

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