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Turkeys, chickens and pigs share The Week in Pictures

Some of my favorite pictures have nothing to do with the assignment that I was shooting at the time. In this case I was at Brookdale Road Farm in Woodstock, shooting a portrait of owners Gennifer and Scott Johnson when their 6-year-old son Solomon acquiesced to joining them in the photo. Gennifer was going to hand him a chicken to hold but the chicken wasn't being cooperative and flapped his wings in Solomon's face. Not to be outdone, Solomon put on his scary face to show the chicken who is boss. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald. To comment, please contact Rick West, rwest@dailyherald.com. Follow me on Twitter @dhrickwest or Instagram @rickwest. You like the Facebook? www.facebook.com/rick.west.7393.
  Some of my favorite pictures have nothing to do with the assignment that I was shooting at the time. In this case I was at Brookdale Road Farm in Woodstock, shooting a portrait of owners Gennifer and Scott Johnson when their 6-year-old son Solomon acquiesced to joining them in the photo. Gennifer was going to hand him a chicken to hold but the chicken wasn't being cooperative and flapped his wings in Solomon's face. Not to be outdone, Solomon put on his scary face to show the chicken who is boss. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald. To comment, please contact Rick West, rwest@dailyherald.com. Follow me on Twitter @dhrickwest or Instagram @rickwest. You like the Facebook? www.facebook.com/rick.west.7393.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Bubbleologist Geoff Akins Hannah amazed children as he created bubbles during "Bubble Wonders" Monday at the Lake Villa Public Library. Akins created a bubble volcano, a bubble merry-go-round, and captured a kid in a bubble at the show.
  Bubbleologist Geoff Akins Hannah amazed children as he created bubbles during "Bubble Wonders" Monday at the Lake Villa Public Library. Akins created a bubble volcano, a bubble merry-go-round, and captured a kid in a bubble at the show.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Elk Grove High School Principal Paul Kelly enjoys his pool time after he jumped off the high dive in a promise he made with over 300 students who signed up for the Relay for Live event.
  Elk Grove High School Principal Paul Kelly enjoys his pool time after he jumped off the high dive in a promise he made with over 300 students who signed up for the Relay for Live event.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Director Carol Janossy leads the Highland Strings as they performed at Copeland Manor Elementary School in Libertyville Friday. The orchestra is made up of students from Highland Middle School in Libertyville.
  Director Carol Janossy leads the Highland Strings as they performed at Copeland Manor Elementary School in Libertyville Friday. The orchestra is made up of students from Highland Middle School in Libertyville.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
As a snow creature stands by, Tim Lee, of South Elgin looks to see if he can move a tree limb blocking the Great Western Trail in Wasco Saturday morning. Lee and his wife, Julie, had just passed by the tree on their 10-mile run when it crashed down behind them. The couple are members of the PR Performance Running group based in St. Charles.
  As a snow creature stands by, Tim Lee, of South Elgin looks to see if he can move a tree limb blocking the Great Western Trail in Wasco Saturday morning. Lee and his wife, Julie, had just passed by the tree on their 10-mile run when it crashed down behind them. The couple are members of the PR Performance Running group based in St. Charles.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Eight-month-old Henry Otto reaches for four-year-old greyhound Argo Sunday in Naperville at a greyhound adoption event and blood donation in the memory of Emily Driscoll, who was killed by a motorist while walking her adopted greyhound one year ago. Henry and his parents Ryan and Mary, of Wheaton have two cats. The greyhounds are all former racing dogs from Greyhounds Only, Inc., a rescue and adoption group from Carol Stream.
  Eight-month-old Henry Otto reaches for four-year-old greyhound Argo Sunday in Naperville at a greyhound adoption event and blood donation in the memory of Emily Driscoll, who was killed by a motorist while walking her adopted greyhound one year ago. Henry and his parents Ryan and Mary, of Wheaton have two cats. The greyhounds are all former racing dogs from Greyhounds Only, Inc., a rescue and adoption group from Carol Stream.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Snow continues to fall as Madonna Spayd, left, and Ann Marie Stephenson, both of Mount Prospect, wait for an inbound Metra train in Mount Prospect Saturday morning.
  Snow continues to fall as Madonna Spayd, left, and Ann Marie Stephenson, both of Mount Prospect, wait for an inbound Metra train in Mount Prospect Saturday morning.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before the Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
  Crews at Montini High School work to remove snow from the field before the Class 6A semifinal football matchup between the Broncos and Prairie Ridge in Lombard.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Ed Podrasky, of Arlington Heights clears snow off his car as he gets ready to go to the store Saturday morning.
  Ed Podrasky, of Arlington Heights clears snow off his car as he gets ready to go to the store Saturday morning.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Round Lake Beach artist John Hennessey uses markers to create a one-of-a kind wall hanging Sunday at the Festival of Arts and Crafts show at the the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Hennessey and his wife Sharon operate The Whimsical Farm Studio, making specialty murals and wall art as well as repurposed furniture art.
  Round Lake Beach artist John Hennessey uses markers to create a one-of-a kind wall hanging Sunday at the Festival of Arts and Crafts show at the the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Hennessey and his wife Sharon operate The Whimsical Farm Studio, making specialty murals and wall art as well as repurposed furniture art.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Kathy Ryg, of Vernon Hills sits with her granddaughter, Alice Knowles, 3, during the 25th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration by the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council Sunday at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Ten area houses of worship came together representing synagogues and churches for the service.
  Kathy Ryg, of Vernon Hills sits with her granddaughter, Alice Knowles, 3, during the 25th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration by the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council Sunday at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Ten area houses of worship came together representing synagogues and churches for the service.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
It sure is nice to see moments like this in high school sports, team spirit, amazing sportsmanship and heroes of the game being born in the blink of the eye. Libertyville's Ryan Wittenbrink scored on a header into the net past Quincy's goalie, and celebrates with his teammates in the boys Class 3A championship game at Hoffman Estates. In the past two weeks I have witnessed Libertyville's soccer and football team do some pretty amazing things. The soccer team winning their first ever state soccer championship, and the football team on the verge of claiming a state title of their own. One could say that it's something in the water at Libertyville High School, but I like to think that it's great coaching and pure, raw talent by kids with even bigger hearts. I hope that these memories stay with them a lifetime. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
  It sure is nice to see moments like this in high school sports, team spirit, amazing sportsmanship and heroes of the game being born in the blink of the eye. Libertyville's Ryan Wittenbrink scored on a header into the net past Quincy's goalie, and celebrates with his teammates in the boys Class 3A championship game at Hoffman Estates. In the past two weeks I have witnessed Libertyville's soccer and football team do some pretty amazing things. The soccer team winning their first ever state soccer championship, and the football team on the verge of claiming a state title of their own. One could say that it's something in the water at Libertyville High School, but I like to think that it's great coaching and pure, raw talent by kids with even bigger hearts. I hope that these memories stay with them a lifetime. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Carol Stream Elementary District 93 Student Liliana Alvarado, 10, of Carol Stream helps a flummoxed Mary Anne Phemister with a power point demo at Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream Wednesday.
  Carol Stream Elementary District 93 Student Liliana Alvarado, 10, of Carol Stream helps a flummoxed Mary Anne Phemister with a power point demo at Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream Wednesday.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
Running coach Jenny Wachter watches for 17 runners with the Run 101 club out of Naperville Running Company, during the 18th annual Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot 5K run on Thursday.
  Running coach Jenny Wachter watches for 17 runners with the Run 101 club out of Naperville Running Company, during the 18th annual Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot 5K run on Thursday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Jayden Ramirez, 9, of Elgin peeks to see what his grandmother, Linda Algepeter, is putting on his plate at the annual Elgin Community Thanksgiving Feast at First United Methodist Church. Jayden and his family have been coming to the event since it started eight years ago.
  Jayden Ramirez, 9, of Elgin peeks to see what his grandmother, Linda Algepeter, is putting on his plate at the annual Elgin Community Thanksgiving Feast at First United Methodist Church. Jayden and his family have been coming to the event since it started eight years ago.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Jeanmarie Walsh, from the People's Resource Center in Wheaton looks over some of the wooden toys made by members of the DuPage Woodworkers. The over 1,600 wooden toys will be donated to several charities including People's Resource Center.
  Jeanmarie Walsh, from the People's Resource Center in Wheaton looks over some of the wooden toys made by members of the DuPage Woodworkers. The over 1,600 wooden toys will be donated to several charities including People's Resource Center.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Visitors to the Santa House at Oakbrook Center, Mike Yelton and his daughter Kendall, 3, of Aurora learn how to fly the rocket powered sled for a trip to the North Pole to visit Santa.
  Visitors to the Santa House at Oakbrook Center, Mike Yelton and his daughter Kendall, 3, of Aurora learn how to fly the rocket powered sled for a trip to the North Pole to visit Santa.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Fifth grader Landon Schultz laughs after participating in a demonstration with author Tim Shoemaker who spoke to students about being a hero Tuesday at Stanton School in Fox Lake. Shoemaker writes mystery books intended for middle school students.
  Fifth grader Landon Schultz laughs after participating in a demonstration with author Tim Shoemaker who spoke to students about being a hero Tuesday at Stanton School in Fox Lake. Shoemaker writes mystery books intended for middle school students.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Karyn Eckman and her son Jacob, 2, of Naperville enjoy the newly renovated DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville.
  Karyn Eckman and her son Jacob, 2, of Naperville enjoy the newly renovated DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Carl Sandburg Middle School student Samantha Santiago counts money during a math lesson with volunteer Polly Andrews at the Mundelein school.
  Carl Sandburg Middle School student Samantha Santiago counts money during a math lesson with volunteer Polly Andrews at the Mundelein school.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Mayor Arlene Juracek, Mikey Cassady, 11, and his sister Kelly, 9, throw the candy-cane switch during Mount Prospect's tree lighting ceremony Wednesday.
  Mayor Arlene Juracek, Mikey Cassady, 11, and his sister Kelly, 9, throw the candy-cane switch during Mount Prospect's tree lighting ceremony Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Wal-Mart greeter George Cornwell, of Aurora gets a hug from co-worker Eva Reyna, also of Aurora as she leaves work for the day.
  Wal-Mart greeter George Cornwell, of Aurora gets a hug from co-worker Eva Reyna, also of Aurora as she leaves work for the day.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Paul Kelly, of Batavia and his daughter, Avery, 8, charge the finish line of the 4K run in the 19th annual "The Fox and the Turkey Race" presented by the Fox River Trail Runners in Batavia on Thanksgiving morning. Avery was a turkey for Halloween and got a second use out of her costume.
  Paul Kelly, of Batavia and his daughter, Avery, 8, charge the finish line of the 4K run in the 19th annual "The Fox and the Turkey Race" presented by the Fox River Trail Runners in Batavia on Thanksgiving morning. Avery was a turkey for Halloween and got a second use out of her costume.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes and Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans greet sailors from Great Lakes as they enter Arlington Heights American Legion Post 208 for Thanksgiving Dinner.
  Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes and Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans greet sailors from Great Lakes as they enter Arlington Heights American Legion Post 208 for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Tim Boyle, of Arlington Heights along with his granddaughter Cayla, 6, and Maddison McGee, of Wheaton put together food packages for the Feed Our Starving Children on Thanksgiving Day in Schaumburg.
  Tim Boyle, of Arlington Heights along with his granddaughter Cayla, 6, and Maddison McGee, of Wheaton put together food packages for the Feed Our Starving Children on Thanksgiving Day in Schaumburg.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Highland Middle School eighth grader Katlyn McQuillen sings "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" during Libertyville's annual tree lighting ceremony Friday night at Cook Park.
  Highland Middle School eighth grader Katlyn McQuillen sings "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" during Libertyville's annual tree lighting ceremony Friday night at Cook Park.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Santa needs an umbrella during Black Friday shopping at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora.
  Santa needs an umbrella during Black Friday shopping at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Lauren Rodman, of Elgin holds her two-month-old micro pig named Ganon. He's a Juliana pig.
  Lauren Rodman, of Elgin holds her two-month-old micro pig named Ganon. He's a Juliana pig.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Julia Kollman, 10, of St. Charles tells Santa about the items on her Christmas wish list at the Holiday Homecoming in St. Charles Friday. This is the second year she has come to see Santa.
  Julia Kollman, 10, of St. Charles tells Santa about the items on her Christmas wish list at the Holiday Homecoming in St. Charles Friday. This is the second year she has come to see Santa.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Santa waves to children during Wheaton's tree-lighting ceremony and lighted holiday parade Friday. The parade moved east down main street as more than 300 people watched from the curb.
  Santa waves to children during Wheaton's tree-lighting ceremony and lighted holiday parade Friday. The parade moved east down main street as more than 300 people watched from the curb.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
Hundreds attended Schaumburg's annual tree-lightning ceremony on Friday, hoping to speak with Santa and get in the holiday spirit.
  Hundreds attended Schaumburg's annual tree-lightning ceremony on Friday, hoping to speak with Santa and get in the holiday spirit.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, along with village manager Randy Recklaus, Tracy, 11, Regan, 11, and Ray, 8, throw the switch to light up over 80,000 tiny lights at North School Park on Friday.
  Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, along with village manager Randy Recklaus, Tracy, 11, Regan, 11, and Ray, 8, throw the switch to light up over 80,000 tiny lights at North School Park on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
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