Images: Suburban Easter egg hunts

 
 
Updated 4/22/2019 9:18 AM
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Many communities around the suburbs held Easter egg hunts, including Gurnee, Downers Grove, Palatine and Wheaton. The Easter Bunny has also been sighted at egg hunts, Woodfield Mall and even a senior center.

Eliana Gilbert, 5, of Arlington Heights, shows off one of her Easter eggs as she visits the Morton Arboretum in Lisle with her family to see the daffodils in bloom.
  Eliana Gilbert, 5, of Arlington Heights, shows off one of her Easter eggs as she visits the Morton Arboretum in Lisle with her family to see the daffodils in bloom.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Veronica Miller, 7, of Rolling Meadows, dashes out to collect eggs during the Easter egg hunt at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows.
  Veronica Miller, 7, of Rolling Meadows, dashes out to collect eggs during the Easter egg hunt at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Truett Carris, 8, of Hoffman Estates, with a prize for finding one of the golden eggs at the Easter egg hunt at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows.
  Truett Carris, 8, of Hoffman Estates, with a prize for finding one of the golden eggs at the Easter egg hunt at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Kids take part in the annual Easter egg hunt at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows.
  Kids take part in the annual Easter egg hunt at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Alice Popa, 7, of Rolling Meadows, collects a basket full of eggs during the Easter egg hunt at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows.
  Alice Popa, 7, of Rolling Meadows, collects a basket full of eggs during the Easter egg hunt at Cardinal Drive Church of Christ in Rolling Meadows.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The annual Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny at Viking Park in Gurnee. Participants also could find a special egg and win a prize.
The annual Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny at Viking Park in Gurnee. Participants also could find a special egg and win a prize.
Courtesy of Gurnee Park District
The annual Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny at Viking Park in Gurnee. Participants also could find a special egg and win a prize.
The annual Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny at Viking Park in Gurnee. Participants also could find a special egg and win a prize.
Courtesy of Gurnee Park District
The annual Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny at Viking Park in Gurnee. Participants also could find a special egg and win a prize.
The annual Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny at Viking Park in Gurnee. Participants also could find a special egg and win a prize.
Courtesy of Gurnee Park District
The Downers Grove Park District Easter Candy Hunt at Fishel Park on April 13. The event was sponsored by The Grove Foundation.
The Downers Grove Park District Easter Candy Hunt at Fishel Park on April 13. The event was sponsored by The Grove Foundation.
Courtesy of Downers Grove Park District
The Downers Grove Park District Easter Candy Hunt at Fishel Park on April 13. The event was sponsored by The Grove Foundation.
The Downers Grove Park District Easter Candy Hunt at Fishel Park on April 13. The event was sponsored by The Grove Foundation.
Courtesy of Downers Grove Park District
The Downers Grove Park District Easter Candy Hunt at Fishel Park on April 13. The event was sponsored by The Grove Foundation.
The Downers Grove Park District Easter Candy Hunt at Fishel Park on April 13. The event was sponsored by The Grove Foundation.
Courtesy of Downers Grove Park District
The Downers Grove Park District Easter Candy Hunt at Fishel Park on April 13. The event was sponsored by The Grove Foundation.
The Downers Grove Park District Easter Candy Hunt at Fishel Park on April 13. The event was sponsored by The Grove Foundation.
Courtesy of Downers Grove Park District
More than 100 children scrambled for 3,000 plastics eggs at the Aurora Advent Christian Church's fifth annual Easter Egg Scramble April 13. Selected eggs contained blue and gold tickets good for varied prizes. The event opened in the church gym with refreshments and retelling of the Biblical story of Easter by Ruth Solomon, a church member.
More than 100 children scrambled for 3,000 plastics eggs at the Aurora Advent Christian Church's fifth annual Easter Egg Scramble April 13. Selected eggs contained blue and gold tickets good for varied prizes. The event opened in the church gym with refreshments and retelling of the Biblical story of Easter by Ruth Solomon, a church member.
Courtesy of Al Benson
Kara Barrios, 3, of Palatine, gathers eggs with her mom Rachel during the Palatine Jaycees Easter egg hunt at Oak Park in Palatine.
  Kara Barrios, 3, of Palatine, gathers eggs with her mom Rachel during the Palatine Jaycees Easter egg hunt at Oak Park in Palatine.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Egg Hunt Egg-Stravaganza at the Mundelein Park District.
Egg Hunt Egg-Stravaganza at the Mundelein Park District.
Courtesy Mundelein Park District
Easter egg hunt at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, in Wheaton on April 13.
Easter egg hunt at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, in Wheaton on April 13.
Courtesy St. Matthew United Church of Christ
Easter egg hunt at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, in Wheaton on April 13.
Easter egg hunt at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, in Wheaton on April 13.
Courtesy St. Matthew United Church of Christ
Easter egg hunt at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, in Wheaton on April 13.
Easter egg hunt at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, in Wheaton on April 13.
Courtesy St. Matthew United Church of Christ
Nineteen sets of twins under the age of two have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
  Nineteen sets of twins under the age of two have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Sandy Sobenes holds her twins Benjamin, left, and Hugh as they and 18 other sets of twins aged two and under have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
  Sandy Sobenes holds her twins Benjamin, left, and Hugh as they and 18 other sets of twins aged two and under have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Jonathan Hutchison, 2, of Downers Grove greets the Easter Bunny prior to a group photo including 19 sets of twins aged two and under at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
  Jonathan Hutchison, 2, of Downers Grove greets the Easter Bunny prior to a group photo including 19 sets of twins aged two and under at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Madelyn Bigham, 5, of Mundelein, visits with the Easter Bunny during the 21st Annual Grayslake Easter egg hunt at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
  Madelyn Bigham, 5, of Mundelein, visits with the Easter Bunny during the 21st Annual Grayslake Easter egg hunt at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Children rush for prizes at the ninth annual Mooseheart Easter egg hunt on the artificial turf of the football field at the school in North Aurora Saturday. Mooseheart Child City and School had 22,000 eggs and gifts divided by age groups, as well as face painting, pony rides, a visit with the Easter Bunny and other activities for children.
  Children rush for prizes at the ninth annual Mooseheart Easter egg hunt on the artificial turf of the football field at the school in North Aurora Saturday. Mooseheart Child City and School had 22,000 eggs and gifts divided by age groups, as well as face painting, pony rides, a visit with the Easter Bunny and other activities for children.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Riley Chancey, 6, wears his Ninja Turtle mask and his Easter basket on his head while his sister Molly, 5, waits patiently with her face painted for the ninth annual Mooseheart Easter egg hunt on the artificial turf of the football field at the school in North Aurora. They were with their mother Megan, of Elburn. Mooseheart Child City and School had 22,000 eggs and gifts divided by age groups, as well as face painting, pony rides, a visit with the Easter Bunny and other activities for children.
  Riley Chancey, 6, wears his Ninja Turtle mask and his Easter basket on his head while his sister Molly, 5, waits patiently with her face painted for the ninth annual Mooseheart Easter egg hunt on the artificial turf of the football field at the school in North Aurora. They were with their mother Megan, of Elburn. Mooseheart Child City and School had 22,000 eggs and gifts divided by age groups, as well as face painting, pony rides, a visit with the Easter Bunny and other activities for children.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Jack Lorber, 4, of Schaumburg greets the East Bunny prior to the Easter egg drop from a helicopter at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates.
  Jack Lorber, 4, of Schaumburg greets the East Bunny prior to the Easter egg drop from a helicopter at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Emma Vogt, 3 and her brother Lucas, 5, of Elk Grove visit with the Easter Bunny at the Woodfield Mall.
  Emma Vogt, 3 and her brother Lucas, 5, of Elk Grove visit with the Easter Bunny at the Woodfield Mall.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Dolly Hiller, 97, picks out an Easter egg from the Easter Bunny at Geneva Senior Center on Wednesday. The eggs were filled with chocolate and hard candy. "Everything you need", said Dolly. "It's always a fun time here".
  Dolly Hiller, 97, picks out an Easter egg from the Easter Bunny at Geneva Senior Center on Wednesday. The eggs were filled with chocolate and hard candy. "Everything you need", said Dolly. "It's always a fun time here".
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The Easter Bunny is visits Geneva Senior Center on Wednesday to hand out eggs filled with candy.
  The Easter Bunny is visits Geneva Senior Center on Wednesday to hand out eggs filled with candy.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
5-year-old Tanush Burra of Hoffman Estates swims for eggs as kids put on their swimsuits and goggles for an Aqua Egg Hunt at the Club at Prairie Stone in Hoffman Estate.
  5-year-old Tanush Burra of Hoffman Estates swims for eggs as kids put on their swimsuits and goggles for an Aqua Egg Hunt at the Club at Prairie Stone in Hoffman Estate.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Kids dash for eggs as kids put on their swimsuits and goggles for an Aqua Egg Hunt at the Club at Prairie Stone in Hoffman Estates.
  Kids dash for eggs as kids put on their swimsuits and goggles for an Aqua Egg Hunt at the Club at Prairie Stone in Hoffman Estates.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
12-year-old Maya Kieltyka of Hoffman Estates and her 3-year-old brother Alexander try to scoop up eggs as kids put on their swimsuits and goggles for an Aqua Egg Hunt at the Club at Prairie Stone in Hoffman Estates.
  12-year-old Maya Kieltyka of Hoffman Estates and her 3-year-old brother Alexander try to scoop up eggs as kids put on their swimsuits and goggles for an Aqua Egg Hunt at the Club at Prairie Stone in Hoffman Estates.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
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