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Holiday lights flashback: 2008 winner

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  • Tom Johnson, 7 Dover Court, Streamwood, won the Daily Herald's holiday lights contest in 2008.

       Tom Johnson, 7 Dover Court, Streamwood, won the Daily Herald's holiday lights contest in 2008.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
 

About 7,000 lights and a yard full of reindeer and candy canes helped Tom Johnson of Streamwood win the Daily Herald holiday lights contest in 2008.

Johnson didn't rely just on the lights; he invested nearly 500 hours in building his display with artistry and detail.

"Many houses rely heavily on lights but I want to give people more to look at," said Johnson. "There are several themes throughout."

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