The Week in Pictures photo gallery for January 15-21, 2024

Daily Herald photographers spent the week in the cold to bring you the best pictures from the Chicago suburbs.

  A man holds his hood to his face as he walks in downtonw Naperville Monday afternoon in temperatures below zero. John Starks/
  A group of runners braved zero-degrees temperature and hit the Schaumburg streets for an early afternooon run on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. From left Lisa Czepiel, Richard Ridlington, Justin Czepiel and Marcin Warchol used hats, gloves, scarves and neck gaitors to keep warm for their 10k run. Paul Valade/
  Vasilios Siomos used a spade to break up ice and snow covering a sidewalk on Ogden Ave. in Downers Grove Monday morning. He is a landscaper and layers up with a variety of warm clothes he keeps in his truck. He said the ice “actually breaks up pretty easily because it’s so cold.” John Starks/
  Large icicles hang from a home Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 in Elgin. Brian Hill/
  The Angel Towne playground in Algonquin's Towne Park will soon be torn down to make way for a new playground. The work is part of a renovation project to kick off this year at the 7.6 acre park. Paul Valade/
  Metra riders bundle up for below-zero temperatures as they wait to board a train in downtown Palatine on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Paul Valade/
  Stillman Nature Center volunteer Robert Clauss shows a Great Horned Owl during Winterfest at Twin Lake Recreation Area on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024 in Palatine. Joe Lewnard/
  Lisa Maier, of Marengo and the McHenry County Audubon Society looks through a spotting scope at an eagle Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024 along the Fox River at the Carpentersville Dam. Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and McHenry County Audubon were on scene along the Fox River for the "In Search for Eagles" program, hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District. Brian Hill/
  A Juvenile bald eagle flies over the Fox River Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024 at the Carpentersville Dam in the Brunner Family Forest Preserve. Brian Hill/
  This year marked the first ever grooming competition at the Great American Dog Show Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Brian Hill/
  Sabrina Abels, of Plainfield grooms Patch a Havanese at the Great American Dog Show Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Brian Hill/
  Nora Coddington, of Fowlerville, Mich. shows Risk an Australian Shepard during the Great American Dog Show Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Brian Hill/
  Ryan Daly’s back yard backs up to the t-intersection of Washington and Naper Blvd. in Naperville. He’s been asking the city to do sommething to stop cars from crashing into his fence. he and his daughter Kendall stand in the gate to their fence that has been knocked down seven times in 10 years. John Starks/
  Advocate Sherman Hospital nurse of the year Jean Lowe. Rick West/
  Alex Hornbrook DNCC Executive Director speaks during the DNC Winter Media Walkthrough Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 at the United Center in Chicago. Brian Hill/
  Elizabeth Kowal, a certified sommelier with the court of masters sommelier, with a selection of the wine at Geneva Wine Cellars and Tasting Room in Geneva on Jan. 18, 2024. The state of Illinois has seen a decrease in tax revenue from alcohol sales. Jeff Knox/
  Stacy Ross teaches her kindergarten class at Eisenhower School on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024 in Prospect Heights. Joe Lewnard/
  Murat Murati, owner of Toscana restaurant and Lounge and his son Sani Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 in Arlington Heights. Brian Hill/
  Lamb shank at Toscana Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 in Arlington Heights. Brian Hill/
  Chana Bernstein works to help people in need to pay their rent through her charity, The Saret Charitable Fund. She poses in a client’s Carol Stream apartment. John Starks/
  Natalia Polikova of Lemont, right, registers her daughter, Arina, 7, with the assistance of patient services representative Nancy Leonard at the front desk of the Edward-Elmhurst Health Healthy Driven clinic on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 in Downers Grove. Joe Lewnard/
  Tesla owners visited a Tesla Supercharger station in Aurora on Tuesday to recharge their batteries. The extremely cold weather this week has caused the batteries in electric vehicles to drain faster. Alice Fabbre/
  Sharon Rudy, left, and Aidan Simon, both of Arlington Heights, make sandwiches for a PADS sheter site during the MLK Day of Service event offered by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Around 100 volunteers and eight staff members gathered at the Makerplace facility in Arlington Heights for the event. Paul Valade/
  Cooper Martin, 4, colors a card to go in a “Helping Hands Care Kit” at a MLK Day of Service event at the Elmhurst Public Library on Monday morning. Behind him his brother Miles, 10, shows their mother Jill his card. They are from Elmhurst. the kits contained socks and toiletries and other items and will be donated to the Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network. John Starks/
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