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  • Victor Rodriguez, and Danza Devocion Guadalupana, perform an indigenous Mexican Indian ritual dance in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Des Plaines.

       Victor Rodriguez, and Danza Devocion Guadalupana, perform an indigenous Mexican Indian ritual dance in front of Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Pearl Harbor attack survivors Ed Block, USS Medussa, of LaGrange; James Lyle Hancock, Navy Yard Dispensary, of Skokie; Joe Triolo, USS Tangier, Waukegan listen to speakers at a remembrance ceremony at Oakton Place retirement home in Des Plaines.

       Pearl Harbor attack survivors Ed Block, USS Medussa, of LaGrange; James Lyle Hancock, Navy Yard Dispensary, of Skokie; Joe Triolo, USS Tangier, Waukegan listen to speakers at a remembrance ceremony at Oakton Place retirement home in Des Plaines.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • The U.S. Navy firing battery from Great Lakes Naval Base presents arms during the playing of taps at the Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at Oakton Place retirement home in Des Plaines.

       The U.S. Navy firing battery from Great Lakes Naval Base presents arms during the playing of taps at the Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at Oakton Place retirement home in Des Plaines.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Jason Thompson, 10, of Streamwood lights the luminaria candles before the ceremony at the Streamwood Village Hall on Friday.

       Jason Thompson, 10, of Streamwood lights the luminaria candles before the ceremony at the Streamwood Village Hall on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Frank and Kim Alonso's pet bird, a cockatiel named Tango, went missing Thanksgiving Day and ended up back in their Lombard home a few days later after being chased by a hawk and cared for by a guest at the Westin Hotel. Above, Tango has perfected skateboarding.

       Frank and Kim Alonso's pet bird, a cockatiel named Tango, went missing Thanksgiving Day and ended up back in their Lombard home a few days later after being chased by a hawk and cared for by a guest at the Westin Hotel. Above, Tango has perfected skateboarding.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Chuck Greenhill of Mettawa is the first person to sit in the cockpit of this World War II era FM-2 Wildcat after it was pulled out of the water at Larsen Marine in Waukegan Friday. Greenhill sponsored the salvage.

       Chuck Greenhill of Mettawa is the first person to sit in the cockpit of this World War II era FM-2 Wildcat after it was pulled out of the water at Larsen Marine in Waukegan Friday. Greenhill sponsored the salvage.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A World War II era FM-2 Wildcat is pulled out of the water at Larsen Marine in Waukegan Friday during a salvage mission sponsored by Chuck Greenhill of Mettawa.

       A World War II era FM-2 Wildcat is pulled out of the water at Larsen Marine in Waukegan Friday during a salvage mission sponsored by Chuck Greenhill of Mettawa.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Mom Victoria Foster helps an unhappy 1-year-old Luke off Santa's lap while visiting him at Cook Park in Libertyville.

       Mom Victoria Foster helps an unhappy 1-year-old Luke off Santa's lap while visiting him at Cook Park in Libertyville.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Landon Atwell, 7 months, holds on to the uneven parallel bars with the help of his mother Bridgett Atwell, of Mokena, as the Naperville Park District holds its grand opening at its new 95th Street Center.

       Landon Atwell, 7 months, holds on to the uneven parallel bars with the help of his mother Bridgett Atwell, of Mokena, as the Naperville Park District holds its grand opening at its new 95th Street Center.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • St. Edward's Jr. High division celebrates their first place win Sunday at the Cadet Holiday cheer Invitation at Marmion Academy in Aurora.

       St. Edward's Jr. High division celebrates their first place win Sunday at the Cadet Holiday cheer Invitation at Marmion Academy in Aurora.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Harney of Des Plaines gives a hug to some of the teddy bears that will given to children this year. He has carried on a toy drive that was begun by WGN radio host Wally Phillips and known as the Neediest Kids Fund.

       Jim Harney of Des Plaines gives a hug to some of the teddy bears that will given to children this year. He has carried on a toy drive that was begun by WGN radio host Wally Phillips and known as the Neediest Kids Fund.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Round Lake Beach deputy chief Richard Chiarello helps 9-year-old Haley Falcon, right, and her brother 8-year-old Andrew shop for dvd's during shop-with-a-cop at Walmart in Round Lake Beach Monday. The Round Lake Park police department sponsored event served about 100 kids from low-income families.

       Round Lake Beach deputy chief Richard Chiarello helps 9-year-old Haley Falcon, right, and her brother 8-year-old Andrew shop for dvd's during shop-with-a-cop at Walmart in Round Lake Beach Monday. The Round Lake Park police department sponsored event served about 100 kids from low-income families.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Jan Dimaano plays the song "Let It Be" on the piano as other friends of Schaumburg student Mikias Tibebu join in at the memorial service for in the school gym.

       Jan Dimaano plays the song "Let It Be" on the piano as other friends of Schaumburg student Mikias Tibebu join in at the memorial service for in the school gym.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Rabbi Mendy Goldstein from Chabad of Naperville helps with the lighting of an 8-foot menorah along the Riverwalk next to the village hall, Thursday in celebration of Hanukkah.

       Rabbi Mendy Goldstein from Chabad of Naperville helps with the lighting of an 8-foot menorah along the Riverwalk next to the village hall, Thursday in celebration of Hanukkah.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Santa listens to what Makayla Mudd, 3 wants for Christmas, during a visit at Hesed House in Aurora, Thursday.Ted and Marianne Wilkinson have been playing Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Aurora area for 24 years and after this Christmas season the two will be retiring to Tennessee.

       Santa listens to what Makayla Mudd, 3 wants for Christmas, during a visit at Hesed House in Aurora, Thursday.Ted and Marianne Wilkinson have been playing Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Aurora area for 24 years and after this Christmas season the two will be retiring to Tennessee.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Rene Cruz hugs his father Florencio after being sworn in as Kane County's first Hispanic judge at a ceremony at the Kane County branch court in Geneva Thursday.

       Rene Cruz hugs his father Florencio after being sworn in as Kane County's first Hispanic judge at a ceremony at the Kane County branch court in Geneva Thursday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • 3-year-old Violet Berry of Mundelein puts together a beaded necklace as Mundelein Park District's learning center preschool made special holiday crafts Thursday morning.

       3-year-old Violet Berry of Mundelein puts together a beaded necklace as Mundelein Park District's learning center preschool made special holiday crafts Thursday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • 17-month-old John Ryan of St. Charles gets a boost from his mom Maria to get a closer look at the tree lights during the annual Christmas Walk in downtown Geneva Friday evening.

       17-month-old John Ryan of St. Charles gets a boost from his mom Maria to get a closer look at the tree lights during the annual Christmas Walk in downtown Geneva Friday evening.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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