Images: National Night Out in the suburbs

 
 
Updated 8/8/2018 9:21 AM
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Wauconda, Arlington Heights and the Kane County Sheriff's Department were a few of the villages and organizations that held National Night Out events Tuesday. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

Eight-year-old Gabrielle Ruseva of Arlington Heights pets a police dog named Vargo during National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights Tuesday.
  Eight-year-old Gabrielle Ruseva of Arlington Heights pets a police dog named Vargo during National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights Tuesday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Eight-year-old Tyler Koclanis bottom, of Arlington Heights, helps Hersey High School student Max Svienty with his Eagle Scout mural project at the National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights Tuesday.
  Eight-year-old Tyler Koclanis bottom, of Arlington Heights, helps Hersey High School student Max Svienty with his Eagle Scout mural project at the National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights Tuesday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Kids help Hersey High School student Max Svienty paint his Eagle Scout mural project at Tuesday's National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights.
  Kids help Hersey High School student Max Svienty paint his Eagle Scout mural project at Tuesday's National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
John Affatati of Arlington Heights and his 3-year-old daughter, Gracie, check out the inside of a police vehicle during the National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights Tuesday.
  John Affatati of Arlington Heights and his 3-year-old daughter, Gracie, check out the inside of a police vehicle during the National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights Tuesday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Audrey Justiniani, 9 of Mount Prospect, learns about finger printing from Arlington Heights Police Officer Chris Tatman during National Night Out at North School Park in Arlington Heights Tuesday.
  Audrey Justiniani, 9 of Mount Prospect, learns about finger printing from Arlington Heights Police Officer Chris Tatman during National Night Out at North School Park in Arlington Heights Tuesday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Jonathan Sweeney of Belvedere poses by the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile during Tuesday's National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights.
  Jonathan Sweeney of Belvedere poses by the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile during Tuesday's National Night Out event at North School Park in Arlington Heights.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Emerson Niggemann, 3 of Fox Lake, is all smiles as he is fitted with a free bicycle helmet courtesy of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Tuesday night at Wauconda's National Night Out event in Cook Park.
  Emerson Niggemann, 3 of Fox Lake, is all smiles as he is fitted with a free bicycle helmet courtesy of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Tuesday night at Wauconda's National Night Out event in Cook Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Wauconda Police Department's police dog officer Keith Ringham and police dog, Varro, give a search demonstration Tuesday evening during the National Night Out event in Cook Park.
  Wauconda Police Department's police dog officer Keith Ringham and police dog, Varro, give a search demonstration Tuesday evening during the National Night Out event in Cook Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Wauconda's Chief of Police David Wermes braves the cold waters of the dunk tank during the National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
  Wauconda's Chief of Police David Wermes braves the cold waters of the dunk tank during the National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital's trauma coordinator Amy Crane fits kids with free bicycle helmets given by the hospital at Wauconda's National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
  Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital's trauma coordinator Amy Crane fits kids with free bicycle helmets given by the hospital at Wauconda's National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Marshall the fire dog visits with kids during Wauconda's National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
  Marshall the fire dog visits with kids during Wauconda's National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Conrad Niggemann, 3 of Wauconda, has fun behind the controls of a backhoe during Wauconda's National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
  Conrad Niggemann, 3 of Wauconda, has fun behind the controls of a backhoe during Wauconda's National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Visitors check out police vehicles at Wauconda's National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
  Visitors check out police vehicles at Wauconda's National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Wauconda Mayor Lincoln Knight is dunked during the National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
  Wauconda Mayor Lincoln Knight is dunked during the National Night Out event Tuesday in Cook Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Stone Meyers, 7, reaches for the climbing wall on his way to the top during Tuesday's National Night Out event at the Kane County Sheriff's Department in Geneva. He is from St. Charles and was "on a mission" to make it all the way up.
  Stone Meyers, 7, reaches for the climbing wall on his way to the top during Tuesday's National Night Out event at the Kane County Sheriff's Department in Geneva. He is from St. Charles and was "on a mission" to make it all the way up.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A Superior Air Med helicopter lands on the lawn at the Kane County Sheriff's Department on Route 38 in Geneva for the National Night Out event Tuesday.
  A Superior Air Med helicopter lands on the lawn at the Kane County Sheriff's Department on Route 38 in Geneva for the National Night Out event Tuesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Jordyn Pater, 2, enjoys her purple cotton candy at the Kane County Sheriff's Department in Geneva for the National Night Out event Tuesday. She is from St. Charles.
  Jordyn Pater, 2, enjoys her purple cotton candy at the Kane County Sheriff's Department in Geneva for the National Night Out event Tuesday. She is from St. Charles.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Visitors gather around a Superior Air Med helicopter on the lawn at the Kane County Sheriff's Department on Route 38in Geneva for the National Night Out event Tuesday.
  Visitors gather around a Superior Air Med helicopter on the lawn at the Kane County Sheriff's Department on Route 38in Geneva for the National Night Out event Tuesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Children greet a horse that is part of the Kane County Mounted Rangers at the Kane County Sheriff's Department in Geneva during the National Night Out event Tuesday. The group is made up of volunteers who patrol the forest preserves.
  Children greet a horse that is part of the Kane County Mounted Rangers at the Kane County Sheriff's Department in Geneva during the National Night Out event Tuesday. The group is made up of volunteers who patrol the forest preserves.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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