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Noah Strandberg, 3, of Warrenville gets a high-five from mascot Victor E. Huskie. A group of Northern Illinois University students, along with mascot Victor E. Huskie were in Naperville Friday. They were promoting the team's trip to the Orange Bowl and handing out oranges to fans. They handed out almost 1800 oranges throughout the day.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Kelly Whistler holds her daughter Kayli's face as stylist Gina Coleman shows off the 12-inch section she cut from Kayli's hair. The three-year-old Cary girl with Trisomy 18, had a 10 percent chance of living and doctors said that upon her death, she couldn't event donate any organs. Kelly is donating Kayli's hair to Wigs for Kids in Ohio. Coleman works for Blush Salon in Crystal Lake, where the event took place Friday afternoon.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Chief Ray Rose helps Aviyan Phillips, 4, of Mundelein pick out a Barbie during the Mundelein Police Department "Shop with a Cop" event at the Mundelein Super Target Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Elgin's Abbott Middle School team Robo Warriors react as their Lego project tries to accomplish some of the tasks during the FIRST TM Lego League 2012 "Super Seniors" event at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia Saturday December 15, 2012.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Captains Ellie Blumenfeld, center, and Ally Ripes hug after Hawthorn Middle School South won first place in the pom competition during the 13th Annual Hawthorn Spirit Invitational Sunday at Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills. The event featured Lake County middle school teams competing in pom and cheerleading routines.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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The DuPage Forest Preserve District celebrates Christmas on Kline Creek Farm with various traditional events including wagon rides, Sunday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Lucy Rubenstein, 5, of Naperville, meets Santa at the Naperville Park District's Santa House, along the downtown Riverwalk.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Matt Plackowski hugs a dappled Dachshund. He took this little guy home for his own. Petland Naperville donated this dog to the oldest son of Elzbieta Plackowski, who killed two of her children and their dog. The good folks at Petland also supplied him with all the dog items he will need to get started.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Sophomores Jocelyn Acosta, left, and Adriana Santoro practice elbow punches during a women's self-defense class conducted by the Mundelein Police Department Wednesday at Mundelein High School. The class taught basic defensive moves for teenage girls in case of attack.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Perla Martinez, 6, left, and Daisy Silva, 6, check out each other's new shoes that they received from the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township at Golfview Elementary School in Carpentersville Thursday. Payless Shoes donated 1.2 million shoes around the country, including about 300 to this branch of the Boys and Girls Club, who then passed them out at two locations.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 12/24/2012 1:00 AM

About this Gallery

This edition of The Week In Pictures features NIU Huskies Orange Bowl fever in Naperville, shopping with a cop in Mundelein, and a young girl who's donating her hair to the Wigs For Kids charity. And, a young Naperville resident is comforted by the gift of a new dog after his sister and dog were murdered recently.
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    • Noah Strandberg, 3, of Warrenville gets a high-five from mascot Victor E. Huskie. A group of Northern Illinois University students, along with mascot Victor E. Huskie were in Naperville Friday. They were promoting the team’s trip to the Orange Bowl and handing out oranges to fans. They handed out almost 1800 oranges throughout the day.
    • Kelly Whistler holds her daughter Kayli’s face as stylist Gina Coleman shows off the 12-inch section she cut from Kayli’s hair. The three-year-old Cary girl with Trisomy 18, had a 10 percent chance of living and doctors said that upon her death, she couldn’t event donate any organs. Kelly is donating Kayli’s hair to Wigs for Kids in Ohio. Coleman works for Blush Salon in Crystal Lake, where the event took place Friday afternoon.
    • Chief Ray Rose helps Aviyan Phillips, 4, of Mundelein pick out a Barbie during the Mundelein Police Department “Shop with a Cop” event at the Mundelein Super Target Saturday.
    • Elgin’s Abbott Middle School team Robo Warriors react as their Lego project tries to accomplish some of the tasks during the FIRST TM Lego League 2012 “Super Seniors” event at Rotolo Middle School in Batavia Saturday December 15, 2012.
    • Captains Ellie Blumenfeld, center, and Ally Ripes hug after Hawthorn Middle School South won first place in the pom competition during the 13th Annual Hawthorn Spirit Invitational Sunday at Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills. The event featured Lake County middle school teams competing in pom and cheerleading routines.
    • The DuPage Forest Preserve District celebrates Christmas on Kline Creek Farm with various traditional events including wagon rides, Sunday.
    • Lucy Rubenstein, 5, of Naperville, meets Santa at the Naperville Park District’s Santa House, along the downtown Riverwalk.
    • Matt Plackowski hugs a dappled Dachshund. He took this little guy home for his own. Petland Naperville donated this dog to the oldest son of Elzbieta Plackowski, who killed two of her children and their dog. The good folks at Petland also supplied him with all the dog items he will need to get started.
    • Sophomores Jocelyn Acosta, left, and Adriana Santoro practice elbow punches during a women’s self-defense class conducted by the Mundelein Police Department Wednesday at Mundelein High School. The class taught basic defensive moves for teenage girls in case of attack.
    • Perla Martinez, 6, left, and Daisy Silva, 6, check out each other’s new shoes that they received from the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township at Golfview Elementary School in Carpentersville Thursday. Payless Shoes donated 1.2 million shoes around the country, including about 300 to this branch of the Boys and Girls Club, who then passed them out at two locations.
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