Darlene Dorfler, of Grayslake believes her husband Frank, who passed away in September of 2016, would be happy that their 62-foot Norway spruce will be Chicago's Christmas tree this season. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Charlotte Ford, 13, and Jack, her three-year-old shih-tzu dressed as a cowboy, explore the grounds Saturday before the Howl-O-Ween dog parade at Peck Farm Park in Geneva. They are from St. Charles. John Starks | Staff Photographer
Centennial Elementary School third grade ELA teacher Kathy Hansen asks her class a question and tries to get them to think through for the answer during class on Monday in Bartlett. Rick West | Staff Photographer
Women enjoy a private showing of the movie "A Bad Moms Christmas" at Marcus Cinema in Gurnee Mills Wednesday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Big Hollow School District 38 sixth grade student Lizzie Gvozdev reads during a novel study group in her ELA (English Language Arts) class at Big Hollow Middle School in Ingleside. Big Hollow School District 38 in Ingleside had the biggest percentage-point increase (6.6) on PARCC testing and meets/exceeds scores in Lake County. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Joanna Wanless, of Naperville walks with her children Preston, 9, Greyson, 4, and Madelyn, 6, who wear ther unique costumes during West Chicago's annual Halloween Downtown Trick-or-Treat along Main Street. Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Bill Grupp drives a 1950's Dodge Powerwagon U.S. Army truck to pull people in a hay ride Saturday at the Halloween in the Hollow festival in Sabatino Park in Sleepy Hollow. He is with the Service Club of Sleepy Hollow, which sponsors the event. John Starks | Staff Photographer
Santa walks through Woodfield Mall, kicking off the holiday season on Thursday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A leaf floats in a puddle in Wing Park in Elgin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A skeleton dressed in a bridal gown plays a piano while golfers play miniature golf during Haunted Hole-A-Ween on Sunday at Mountain View adventure Center in Des Plaines. Golfers had to navigate around skeletons, ghosts, crazy clowns and vultures as they worked their way around the course. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
From left, Annette Vinelli of Lemont, Jamie Guardi of Huntley and Patrick Vinelli of Lemont take a selfie before the race. The Illinois Tollway partnered with the Chicago Area Runners Association to celebrate the opening of the eastern segment of the Illinois Route 390 Tollway with a 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Iker Lagunas, 12, from Elgin is wheelchair bound and loves the video game Mario Kart, especially Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. A group of DePaul University faculty members and students, with the help of the national organization Magic Wheelchair, made this year's Halloween costume for Lagunas. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Iker Lagunas, from Elgin is wheelchair bound and loves the video game Mario Kart, especially Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Here he starts trick or treating in his specially-made Mario Kart. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
1988 Libertyville High School graduate Jenny Barry relates one of her memories before a group of listeners during the Pop-Up Museum set up at the Cook Park Memorial Library on Thursday. Residents and former Libertyville High School students brought items from their experiences as part of the school's centennial celebration. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Zachary Nguyen, 7, of Glendale Heights is dressed as Mario while taking a photo with McGruff the Crime Dog during Safety Town Halloween at the Civic Center Plaza in Glendale Heights. Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Logan Carey, 7, of Round Lake arrives in his "DJ Logan!" costume during the Round Lake Area Halloween Party at First American Bank in Round Lake Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Riley Carter, 4, of Geneva dances to a Halloween beat during the Geneva Commons Fall Fest. Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Galilea Gonzalez, 8, of Des Plaines gets a round of applause at the Reflejos Reflecting Excellence Awards Wednesday at the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates. She got a surprise award for her efforts to collect and donate stuffed unicorns to children with cancer. John Starks | Staff Photographer
Libertyville High School and the Student Council held a canned food drive for the Libertyville Township food pantry. On Friday, students moved the items to township trucks to be delivered to the pantry. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Mason John Crowe places a stone as he nears completion of the exterior cobblestone restoration at the Nancy Kimball House in Elgin. Rick West | Staff Photographer