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  • Sean Traynor,5, sits on a fire truck during National Night Out in Naperville in the High Meadow subdivision.

       Sean Traynor,5, sits on a fire truck during National Night Out in Naperville in the High Meadow subdivision.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Mischa Schlichting of Arlington Heights wears "Fatal Vision" goggles while participating in a demonstration to show the effects of impaired driving during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park Tuesday.

       Mischa Schlichting of Arlington Heights wears "Fatal Vision" goggles while participating in a demonstration to show the effects of impaired driving during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Pax Stukenberg, age 2, of Arlington Heights sits on Officer Tom Henderson's police motorcycle during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park Tuesday.

       Pax Stukenberg, age 2, of Arlington Heights sits on Officer Tom Henderson's police motorcycle during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Off-duty Arlington Heights Police Officer Brian Brosnan gives his son Mason a spin in a pedal car used to demonstrate the effects of impaired driving during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park Tuesday.

       Off-duty Arlington Heights Police Officer Brian Brosnan gives his son Mason a spin in a pedal car used to demonstrate the effects of impaired driving during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Jamie Siebert, 11, of Arlington Heights sits in an Army truck during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park Tuesday.

       Jamie Siebert, 11, of Arlington Heights sits in an Army truck during the Arlington Heights National Night Out at North School Park Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Sabrina Panariella and her son Marco, 4, of Bensenville watch the Division BMX Stunt Show during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.

       Sabrina Panariella and her son Marco, 4, of Bensenville watch the Division BMX Stunt Show during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Vincenza Principato, 3, of Roselle smiles while watching the BMX bike stunt show during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.

       Vincenza Principato, 3, of Roselle smiles while watching the BMX bike stunt show during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Breyden Velna, age 1, "pans for gold" during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.

       Breyden Velna, age 1, "pans for gold" during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Koji Kraft of Addison performs a stunt during the Division BMX Stunt Show during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.

       Koji Kraft of Addison performs a stunt during the Division BMX Stunt Show during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Gina Giuseffi, 9, of Bartlett rides a police Segway with the help of Officer Brian Camarata during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.

       Gina Giuseffi, 9, of Bartlett rides a police Segway with the help of Officer Brian Camarata during the Bartlett National Night Out at Bartlett Park Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Anish Basety, 7, gets a look inside a fire truck, with the help of firefighter/paramedic Bob Holliger during National Night Out in Naperville in the High Meadow subdivision.

       Anish Basety, 7, gets a look inside a fire truck, with the help of firefighter/paramedic Bob Holliger during National Night Out in Naperville in the High Meadow subdivision.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Mayor George Pradel gives a high-five to Chase Accardi, 3, with his parents Joe and Lisa Accardi, during National Night Out in Naperville in the High Meadow subdivision.

       Mayor George Pradel gives a high-five to Chase Accardi, 3, with his parents Joe and Lisa Accardi, during National Night Out in Naperville in the High Meadow subdivision.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Deputy Sergeant Sheriff and Bomb Technician, Willie Mayes, operates the Andros F6A, a robot used by the department when conditions are deemed too dangerous, via remote control at the Kane County Sheriff Office's National Night Out event in St. Charles on Tuesday, August 6. Mayes can view the situation via a camera mounted on the robot, such as he is viewing Gabriel Seidelman, 3, of Aurora, watch the robot operate. Gabriel's grandfather, standing next to him on the screen, is Deputy Sheriff James Seidelman, who is also a bomb technician.

       Kane County Deputy Sergeant Sheriff and Bomb Technician, Willie Mayes, operates the Andros F6A, a robot used by the department when conditions are deemed too dangerous, via remote control at the Kane County Sheriff Office's National Night Out event in St. Charles on Tuesday, August 6. Mayes can view the situation via a camera mounted on the robot, such as he is viewing Gabriel Seidelman, 3, of Aurora, watch the robot operate. Gabriel's grandfather, standing next to him on the screen, is Deputy Sheriff James Seidelman, who is also a bomb technician.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Jenna Kloese, 3, of St. Charles tries out an ATV recently acquired by the Kane County S.W.A.T team at the Kane County Sheriff Office's National Night Out event at the Kane County Judicial Center on Tuesday, August 6. The ATV is equipped with infrared vision.

       Jenna Kloese, 3, of St. Charles tries out an ATV recently acquired by the Kane County S.W.A.T team at the Kane County Sheriff Office's National Night Out event at the Kane County Judicial Center on Tuesday, August 6. The ATV is equipped with infrared vision.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Scott Diehl, a South Elgin fire fighter/paramedic and member of the dive team, brings a retrieved weight out of the water during an interactive dive exercise with the public at South Elgin's National Night Out event in Concord Park on Tuesday, August 6.

       Scott Diehl, a South Elgin fire fighter/paramedic and member of the dive team, brings a retrieved weight out of the water during an interactive dive exercise with the public at South Elgin's National Night Out event in Concord Park on Tuesday, August 6.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Rich Johnson, a pilot for Superior Ambulance Service, talks to families at South Elgin's National Night Out event at Concord Park on Tuesday, August 6. Johnson has been a pilot for 20 years, and an ambulance pilot for six years.

       Rich Johnson, a pilot for Superior Ambulance Service, talks to families at South Elgin's National Night Out event at Concord Park on Tuesday, August 6. Johnson has been a pilot for 20 years, and an ambulance pilot for six years.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • People flock to the edge of the baseball field at Concord Park in South Elgin as an ambulance from Superior Ambulance Service lands for a meet and greet at the town's National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6.

       People flock to the edge of the baseball field at Concord Park in South Elgin as an ambulance from Superior Ambulance Service lands for a meet and greet at the town's National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Scott Diehl, a South Elgin fire fighter/paramedic and member of the dive team, brings a retrieved weight from the bottom of the pool to Davin Birkett, 5, and his father, South Elgin fire fighter/paramedic and team diver, Ray Birkett, at South Elgin's National Night Out event in Concord Park on Tuesday, August 6. Davin spoke through a headphone system directing Diehl to find the weight in the cloudy water.

       Scott Diehl, a South Elgin fire fighter/paramedic and member of the dive team, brings a retrieved weight from the bottom of the pool to Davin Birkett, 5, and his father, South Elgin fire fighter/paramedic and team diver, Ray Birkett, at South Elgin's National Night Out event in Concord Park on Tuesday, August 6. Davin spoke through a headphone system directing Diehl to find the weight in the cloudy water.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Lincolnshire Police Ofc. Brian Balinski greets twins David and Brad Simmons, 7, during the Lincolnshire National Night Out Tuesday at North Park. The event offered child identification cards, mock crime scenes, police dog demonstrations, a chance to see a Flight For Life helicopter and more.

       Lincolnshire Police Ofc. Brian Balinski greets twins David and Brad Simmons, 7, during the Lincolnshire National Night Out Tuesday at North Park. The event offered child identification cards, mock crime scenes, police dog demonstrations, a chance to see a Flight For Life helicopter and more.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Lincolnshire Police Ofc. T. J. Beale describes the interior of a police car with Josh Cohen, 8, and his brother, Dylan, 4, of Buffalo Grove during the Lincolnshire National Night Out Tuesday at North Park. The event offered child identification cards, mock crime scenes, police dog demonstrations, a chance to see a Flight For Life helicopter and more.

       Lincolnshire Police Ofc. T. J. Beale describes the interior of a police car with Josh Cohen, 8, and his brother, Dylan, 4, of Buffalo Grove during the Lincolnshire National Night Out Tuesday at North Park. The event offered child identification cards, mock crime scenes, police dog demonstrations, a chance to see a Flight For Life helicopter and more.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • James Bonner, 3, watches as he is fingerprinted by a Boy Scout from Troop 78 during the Lincolnshire National Night Out Tuesday at North Park. The event offered child identification cards, mock crime scenes, police dog demonstrations, a chance to see a Flight For Life helicopter and more.

       James Bonner, 3, watches as he is fingerprinted by a Boy Scout from Troop 78 during the Lincolnshire National Night Out Tuesday at North Park. The event offered child identification cards, mock crime scenes, police dog demonstrations, a chance to see a Flight For Life helicopter and more.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Tommy Jackson, 8, of Lake in the Hills, Kaleb Mathews, 6, of Lake in the Hills, and Caleb Olandese, 7, of Crystal Lake delight to bearded dragons dressed in Irish, party, and safari caps as part of a National Night Out event on Starwood Pass in Lake in the Hills Tuesday evening. Deb Krohn, the "Frog Lady" of Froglady Presentations spoke to youngsters about various species.

       From left, Tommy Jackson, 8, of Lake in the Hills, Kaleb Mathews, 6, of Lake in the Hills, and Caleb Olandese, 7, of Crystal Lake delight to bearded dragons dressed in Irish, party, and safari caps as part of a National Night Out event on Starwood Pass in Lake in the Hills Tuesday evening. Deb Krohn, the "Frog Lady" of Froglady Presentations spoke to youngsters about various species.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Families enjoy the evening during the Mundelein National Night Out Tuesday at Kracklauer Park. The event offered a dunk tank, games, food, a chance to meet police officers and more.

       Families enjoy the evening during the Mundelein National Night Out Tuesday at Kracklauer Park. The event offered a dunk tank, games, food, a chance to meet police officers and more.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein residents Sophie Hammer, 6, makes a bead necklace with her mom, Laura, during the Mundelein National Night Out Tuesday at Kracklauer Park. The event offered a dunk tank, games, food, a chance to meet police officers and more.

       Mundelein residents Sophie Hammer, 6, makes a bead necklace with her mom, Laura, during the Mundelein National Night Out Tuesday at Kracklauer Park. The event offered a dunk tank, games, food, a chance to meet police officers and more.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther is knocked in the water in the dunk tank during the Mundelein National Night Out Tuesday at Kracklauer Park. The event offered a dunk tank, games, food, a chance to meet police officers and more.

       Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther is knocked in the water in the dunk tank during the Mundelein National Night Out Tuesday at Kracklauer Park. The event offered a dunk tank, games, food, a chance to meet police officers and more.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mary Trapp, Lutheran Church Charities, holds Golden Retriever puppy Shiloh, a comfort dog, at the Des Plaines Police Department's National Night Out.  Comfort dogs are brought in to assist during emergency situations.

      Mary Trapp, Lutheran Church Charities, holds Golden Retriever puppy Shiloh, a comfort dog, at the Des Plaines Police Department's National Night Out.  Comfort dogs are brought in to assist during emergency situations.
    Photo by Karen Kozenczak, City of Des Plaines  

  • The Des Plaines Crime Stopper organization was present at Des Plaines National Night Out, August 6, 2013, at Maine West High School.  (pictured left to right) Crime Stopper and retired Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Des Plaines Richard Mau, Crime Stopper volunteer Maria Lomblad, and Crime Stopper Treasurer Bob Thomssen pose for a photograph while making popcorn at the National Night Out in Des Plaines.  Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest/and or conviction.  Tipsters remain anonymous.  Call 847-699-7867 (STOP) with information.  

      The Des Plaines Crime Stopper organization was present at Des Plaines National Night Out, August 6, 2013, at Maine West High School.  (pictured left to right) Crime Stopper and retired Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Des Plaines Richard Mau, Crime Stopper volunteer Maria Lomblad, and Crime Stopper Treasurer Bob Thomssen pose for a photograph while making popcorn at the National Night Out in Des Plaines.  Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest/and or conviction.  Tipsters remain anonymous.  Call 847-699-7867 (STOP) with information.  
    Photo by Karen Kozenczak, City of Des Plaines    

  • Pictured left to right , Janice Wissert, Handler for the Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dogs, Helen Rzeczkowski, Des Plaines resident of 61 years, and Joan Potempa, 64 year resident of Des Plaines Illinois, pose for a photograph at the National Night Out, the annual event sponsored by the Des Plaines Police Department.  Kids of all ages enjoyed the comfort dogs. 

      Pictured left to right , Janice Wissert, Handler for the Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dogs, Helen Rzeczkowski, Des Plaines resident of 61 years, and Joan Potempa, 64 year resident of Des Plaines Illinois, pose for a photograph at the National Night Out, the annual event sponsored by the Des Plaines Police Department.  Kids of all ages enjoyed the comfort dogs. 
    Photo by Karen Kozenczak, City of Des Plaines    

  • Des Plaines National Night Out brought out 100s including graduates of the Des Plaines Citizens Police Academy.  (pictured above left to right) Des Plaines Citizens Police Academy Graduates John Mancheff, Helen Rzeczkowski, Norma Tsuhako, Warren Schurz, Jean Schurz and Mike Shearn pose for a photograph in front of the Rand Red Hots booth at the Des Plaines National Night Out event at Maine West High School.

      Des Plaines National Night Out brought out 100s including graduates of the Des Plaines Citizens Police Academy.  (pictured above left to right) Des Plaines Citizens Police Academy Graduates John Mancheff, Helen Rzeczkowski, Norma Tsuhako, Warren Schurz, Jean Schurz and Mike Shearn pose for a photograph in front of the Rand Red Hots booth at the Des Plaines National Night Out event at Maine West High School.
    Photo by Karen Kozenczak, City of Des Plaines    

  • Left to right, Dr. Rose Gariasco, Assistant Principal, Maine West High School and Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation (MCYAF) Board Member speaks to Razia and Ayyad Ahsan at National Night Out.  MCYAF promotes healthy choices and lifestyles in the community.  They were one of many not-for-profit organizations represented at Des Plaines National Night Out.

      Left to right, Dr. Rose Gariasco, Assistant Principal, Maine West High School and Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation (MCYAF) Board Member speaks to Razia and Ayyad Ahsan at National Night Out.  MCYAF promotes healthy choices and lifestyles in the community.  They were one of many not-for-profit organizations represented at Des Plaines National Night Out.
    Photo by Karen Kozenczak, City of Des Plaines    

  • Left to right, Des Plaines Firefighter Jim Utinans discusses safety and fire prevention with Gary Caceres at National Night Out. 

      Left to right, Des Plaines Firefighter Jim Utinans discusses safety and fire prevention with Gary Caceres at National Night Out. 
    Photo by Karen Kozenczak, City of Des Plaines    

 

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