Pumpkins headline The Week in Pictures gallery

 
Updated 10/19/2015 2:31 PM
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Pumpkins make a showing in The Week in Pictures gallery

Eight-year-old Ryan Wilhusen, of Cary picks out the perfect pumpkin to paint at Barrington's 15th annual Scarecrow Festival at Memorial Park.
  Eight-year-old Ryan Wilhusen, of Cary picks out the perfect pumpkin to paint at Barrington's 15th annual Scarecrow Festival at Memorial Park.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Avery Pawczyk, 8, and her sister, Elena, 5, of Highland Park carve pumpkins during the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival Sunday. Families spent the day carving pumpkins and adding to the collection of over 50,000 carved over the weekend.
  Avery Pawczyk, 8, and her sister, Elena, 5, of Highland Park carve pumpkins during the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival Sunday. Families spent the day carving pumpkins and adding to the collection of over 50,000 carved over the weekend.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Hayden Hess, 5, of Aurora, left, and Chance Rivas, 4, of Aurora try their own scarecrow impersonations during the Cantigny Park one-day fall festival in Wheaton.
  Hayden Hess, 5, of Aurora, left, and Chance Rivas, 4, of Aurora try their own scarecrow impersonations during the Cantigny Park one-day fall festival in Wheaton.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Bob Roig, of Barrington, aka Bob the DJ, dresses as a pirate while spinning tunes at Barrington's 15th annual Scarecrow Festival at Memorial Park. "I do all the Scarecrow Fests, every year I show up as a different character, I help the village organize things for the fest. I started 14 years ago and I've been on board ever since."
  Bob Roig, of Barrington, aka Bob the DJ, dresses as a pirate while spinning tunes at Barrington's 15th annual Scarecrow Festival at Memorial Park. "I do all the Scarecrow Fests, every year I show up as a different character, I help the village organize things for the fest. I started 14 years ago and I've been on board ever since."
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Aimee Suyko, of Cary walks the runway during the fashion show of the Daily Herald's second annual Color the Town Pink event at Deer Park Town Center Saturday.
  Aimee Suyko, of Cary walks the runway during the fashion show of the Daily Herald's second annual Color the Town Pink event at Deer Park Town Center Saturday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Angel Huerta, of Niles balances Scottie the Parrot on his head during Mount Prospect Fall Festival & Octoberfest. Scottie belongs to Lou Chatroop of Lombard.
  Angel Huerta, of Niles balances Scottie the Parrot on his head during Mount Prospect Fall Festival & Octoberfest. Scottie belongs to Lou Chatroop of Lombard.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Savannah Donofrio, 5, of Naperville riders the hobby horse she made while at the Danada Fall Festival Sunday at Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton.
  Savannah Donofrio, 5, of Naperville riders the hobby horse she made while at the Danada Fall Festival Sunday at Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Jacquelyne Jones, of Chicago celebrates the Chicago Cubs 8-6 playoff win over the St. Louis Cardinals outside Wrigley Field Monday.
  Jacquelyne Jones, of Chicago celebrates the Chicago Cubs 8-6 playoff win over the St. Louis Cardinals outside Wrigley Field Monday.
Joe Lewnardjlewnard@dailyherald.com
Coralee Mahan, 2, of West Dundee digs into her dinner as the First Congregational Church of Dundee hosts their Hilltop Community Supper in West Dundee.
  Coralee Mahan, 2, of West Dundee digs into her dinner as the First Congregational Church of Dundee hosts their Hilltop Community Supper in West Dundee.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Joy Maguire Dooley, foreground, reacts after being surprised with a flash mob at her last Job Club meeting Wednesday. She is retiring after nearly 20 years of leading the Job Club at the Community Career Center in Naperville, which she helped to found in 1996.
  Joy Maguire Dooley, foreground, reacts after being surprised with a flash mob at her last Job Club meeting Wednesday. She is retiring after nearly 20 years of leading the Job Club at the Community Career Center in Naperville, which she helped to found in 1996.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
St. Emily School students Anna Klocek, right, Yuliana Manzanares, Ashley Laskiewicz and Brooklyn Serpico, of Mount Prospect enjoy a hayride during Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms Wednesday in Lincolnshire. The festival featured hayrides, camel and pony rides, corn maze, petting zoo, food, children's rides and pumpkins. Lots of pumpkins.
  St. Emily School students Anna Klocek, right, Yuliana Manzanares, Ashley Laskiewicz and Brooklyn Serpico, of Mount Prospect enjoy a hayride during Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms Wednesday in Lincolnshire. The festival featured hayrides, camel and pony rides, corn maze, petting zoo, food, children's rides and pumpkins. Lots of pumpkins.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Vadim Wielgo, 4, of Mundelein pulls a wagon full of produce during the Libertyville Farmers Market Thursday on Cook Street.
  Vadim Wielgo, 4, of Mundelein pulls a wagon full of produce during the Libertyville Farmers Market Thursday on Cook Street.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Kindergarten teacher George Vlasis reads and counts with students during a lesson at Hough Street School in Barrington, which recently won a Blue Ribbon award.
  Kindergarten teacher George Vlasis reads and counts with students during a lesson at Hough Street School in Barrington, which recently won a Blue Ribbon award.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner mingles with riders during the 29th annual DuKane A.B.A.T.E. Toy and Food Run in Elburn.
  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner mingles with riders during the 29th annual DuKane A.B.A.T.E. Toy and Food Run in Elburn.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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