It's a colorful time in The Week in Pictures

 
Posted12/10/2018 1:00 AM
Joe the Guardian, the troll overlooking I-88 in Lisle, is lit up with colorful lights, part of the Illumination at the Morton Arboretum.
  Joe the Guardian, the troll overlooking I-88 in Lisle, is lit up with colorful lights, part of the Illumination at the Morton Arboretum.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Christmas is a time for miracles and Hudson Haigh, 7, of Rolling Meadows was wishing that the giant candy cane at the Rolling Meadows annual tree lightning was real. Santa arrived courtesy of the Rolling Meadows fire department and hot chocolate was served up as hundreds of kids told their secret wishes to Santa.
  Christmas is a time for miracles and Hudson Haigh, 7, of Rolling Meadows was wishing that the giant candy cane at the Rolling Meadows annual tree lightning was real. Santa arrived courtesy of the Rolling Meadows fire department and hot chocolate was served up as hundreds of kids told their secret wishes to Santa.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Shannon Riechers, left, of Johnsburg an Katie Franger of McHenry gather their bags at O'Hare as they come home from college.
  Shannon Riechers, left, of Johnsburg an Katie Franger of McHenry gather their bags at O'Hare as they come home from college.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Schaumburg High School boys basketball team members Heze Trotter, right, and Mike Hodges laugh as they relax and share ideas for their letters to U.S. service members. The team listened to U.S. Army Sgt. Ramiro Sanchez, who is stationed in the area. He spoke about the joy of receiving letters while on duty.
  Schaumburg High School boys basketball team members Heze Trotter, right, and Mike Hodges laugh as they relax and share ideas for their letters to U.S. service members. The team listened to U.S. Army Sgt. Ramiro Sanchez, who is stationed in the area. He spoke about the joy of receiving letters while on duty.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
South Elgin Fire Chief Steve Wascher talks with 1st-grader Jordan Davis-Rhodes while playing the part of principal for the day at Clinton Elementary in South Elgin Friday. More than 50 area leaders visited U-46 schools for the 11th annual event.
  South Elgin Fire Chief Steve Wascher talks with 1st-grader Jordan Davis-Rhodes while playing the part of principal for the day at Clinton Elementary in South Elgin Friday. More than 50 area leaders visited U-46 schools for the 11th annual event.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Mundelein Police officer Austin Hurley, right, helps 5-year-old Jacob Kapsalis pick out at toy as the Mundelein Police Department and the Mundelein Super Target have teamed up to help a group of children have a brighter holiday with their annual "Shop with a Cop" program.
  Mundelein Police officer Austin Hurley, right, helps 5-year-old Jacob Kapsalis pick out at toy as the Mundelein Police Department and the Mundelein Super Target have teamed up to help a group of children have a brighter holiday with their annual "Shop with a Cop" program.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson talks about what most needed to be done in the village in 1975 when he became a trustee, 1987 when he became mayor, and 2019 when he plans to retire from elected office.
  Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson talks about what most needed to be done in the village in 1975 when he became a trustee, 1987 when he became mayor, and 2019 when he plans to retire from elected office.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Claire Alice, 5 1/2, gets her haircut to donate to children suffering from hair loss Thursday at L'Auberge Salon & Spa in Barrington.
  Claire Alice, 5 1/2, gets her haircut to donate to children suffering from hair loss Thursday at L'Auberge Salon & Spa in Barrington.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
MU1 Michael Bogart plays TAPS during a Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony at Naval Station Great Lakes near North Chicago Friday.
  MU1 Michael Bogart plays TAPS during a Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony at Naval Station Great Lakes near North Chicago Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Former City of Elgin Mayor Ed Schock takes the stage Friday at a ceremony to rename the Centre of Elgin after him.
  Former City of Elgin Mayor Ed Schock takes the stage Friday at a ceremony to rename the Centre of Elgin after him.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Mina Sauer, 6, sits on her dad Paul's shoulders during Geneva's Great Tree Lighting and Christmas Walk Friday. They are from Maple Park.
  Mina Sauer, 6, sits on her dad Paul's shoulders during Geneva's Great Tree Lighting and Christmas Walk Friday. They are from Maple Park.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Children lean on the stage as costumed carolers perform at Geneva's Great Tree Lighting and Christmas Walk Friday. The tree is reflected in the windows of the historic courthouse.
  Children lean on the stage as costumed carolers perform at Geneva's Great Tree Lighting and Christmas Walk Friday. The tree is reflected in the windows of the historic courthouse.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Elgin Police officer Hector Gutierrez talks with Aaliyah Lewis, 8, from Washington Elementary School on her way out of the Shoe Carnival in South Elgin Thursday. AT&T is provided pairs of shoes Thursday to around 400 children from seven Elgin Area School District U-46 schools within Elgin, South Elgin, and Hanover Park. Money for the shoes comes from AT&T employees who have donated personal funds towards this yearly program. Additionally, around 75 AT&T employees and retirees volunteered their time to help the kids pick out the shoes in the store. The "All Children Shall Have Shoes" Project was started in the early 1960s after a former Illinois Bell plant technician and his coworkers started providing children from families in need with new shoes.
  Elgin Police officer Hector Gutierrez talks with Aaliyah Lewis, 8, from Washington Elementary School on her way out of the Shoe Carnival in South Elgin Thursday. AT&T is provided pairs of shoes Thursday to around 400 children from seven Elgin Area School District U-46 schools within Elgin, South Elgin, and Hanover Park. Money for the shoes comes from AT&T employees who have donated personal funds towards this yearly program. Additionally, around 75 AT&T employees and retirees volunteered their time to help the kids pick out the shoes in the store. The "All Children Shall Have Shoes" Project was started in the early 1960s after a former Illinois Bell plant technician and his coworkers started providing children from families in need with new shoes.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Dan Rebholz, of World Class Ice Sculptures of Villa Park carved a menorah at Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville on Wednesday night.
  Dan Rebholz, of World Class Ice Sculptures of Villa Park carved a menorah at Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville on Wednesday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Students walk in the cold past a sculpture entitled "Jubillee" on the campus of Harper College in Palatine Wednesday evening. Bruce White, the sculptor, is from the east coast but studied at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He works in stainless steal and aluminum according to his website.
  Students walk in the cold past a sculpture entitled "Jubillee" on the campus of Harper College in Palatine Wednesday evening. Bruce White, the sculptor, is from the east coast but studied at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He works in stainless steal and aluminum according to his website.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Seniors Kate Gillespie, left, and Annika Larson serve dinners to seniors as Libertyville High School hosted its annual Senior Holiday Dinner and Concert. The dinner was served by students in the national honor society and district staff.
  Seniors Kate Gillespie, left, and Annika Larson serve dinners to seniors as Libertyville High School hosted its annual Senior Holiday Dinner and Concert. The dinner was served by students in the national honor society and district staff.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Jason Stubbeman, right, talks to 6th graders about playing wheelchair basketball at Crone Middle School in Naperville on Monday. Student Drew Beutel, center, plays on a wheelchair basketball team.
  Jason Stubbeman, right, talks to 6th graders about playing wheelchair basketball at Crone Middle School in Naperville on Monday. Student Drew Beutel, center, plays on a wheelchair basketball team.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Rachel Chirinos, 7, of Hoffman Estates is delighted as she plays with a handmade wooden Flap Jack toy at the Spring Valley Nature Center and Heritage Farm's Christmas in the Valley program Sunday in Schaumburg.
  Rachel Chirinos, 7, of Hoffman Estates is delighted as she plays with a handmade wooden Flap Jack toy at the Spring Valley Nature Center and Heritage Farm's Christmas in the Valley program Sunday in Schaumburg.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Master storyteller Kucha Brownlee, of Chicago uses music and dance to illustrate the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa along with Baba Tony Brown of Oak Park who kept little Viviane Singleton, 2, of Elgin entertained at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.
  Master storyteller Kucha Brownlee, of Chicago uses music and dance to illustrate the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa along with Baba Tony Brown of Oak Park who kept little Viviane Singleton, 2, of Elgin entertained at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Hundreds of people in Santa suits braved the freezing rain to run a 5K at the Rotary Santa Run in Arlington Heights.
Hundreds of people in Santa suits braved the freezing rain to run a 5K at the Rotary Santa Run in Arlington Heights.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A Santa rolls past on a motorcycle during the "Lights of Lisle Festival" in downtown Lisle.
  A Santa rolls past on a motorcycle during the "Lights of Lisle Festival" in downtown Lisle.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Kids watch the fireworks during the Village of Mundelein's annual tree lighting ceremony at the new village hall Friday.
  Kids watch the fireworks during the Village of Mundelein's annual tree lighting ceremony at the new village hall Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
People enjoy a fireworks show in front of the Christmas tree during the Village of Mundelein's annual tree lighting ceremony at the new village hall Friday.
  People enjoy a fireworks show in front of the Christmas tree during the Village of Mundelein's annual tree lighting ceremony at the new village hall Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
A small train gives rides in the parking lot at the Very Merry Huntley event at the village hall Friday.
A small train gives rides in the parking lot at the Very Merry Huntley event at the village hall Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Wayne Anderson, of Arlington Heights uses power from his generator to remove fallen tree branches from his back yard.
  Wayne Anderson, of Arlington Heights uses power from his generator to remove fallen tree branches from his back yard.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Show covered trees cast a shadow at Riverside Park in Libertyville.
  Show covered trees cast a shadow at Riverside Park in Libertyville.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Author Kate Messner, left, applauds Washington Early Learning Center first-grade student Evelyn Doncheck after reading aloud in her best dragon voice during Tuesday's presentation at the Mundelein school. Students participated in a read-along book that Messner wrote.
  Author Kate Messner, left, applauds Washington Early Learning Center first-grade student Evelyn Doncheck after reading aloud in her best dragon voice during Tuesday's presentation at the Mundelein school. Students participated in a read-along book that Messner wrote.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
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