It was a colorful Week in Pictures

 
 
Posted9/22/2019 9:00 PM
Feliciano Gutierrez, of Aurora holds both the American and Mexican flags during the Fiestas Patrias parade in Aurora on Sunday, Sept. 15.
  Feliciano Gutierrez, of Aurora holds both the American and Mexican flags during the Fiestas Patrias parade in Aurora on Sunday, Sept. 15.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
A cyclist makes his way along the Fox River Trail in the Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Tuesday.
A cyclist makes his way along the Fox River Trail in the Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Tuesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Olympic and world championship gold medalist Caeleb Dressel teaches swimming techniques to swimmers in the Mundelein Mustang Swim Club Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, at Mundelein High School.
  Olympic and world championship gold medalist Caeleb Dressel teaches swimming techniques to swimmers in the Mundelein Mustang Swim Club Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, at Mundelein High School.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
A pedestrian wades through water on Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee after the Des Plaines River overflowed it banks due to flash flooding last week.
  A pedestrian wades through water on Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee after the Des Plaines River overflowed it banks due to flash flooding last week.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
A person in a polar bear costume is part of a coordinated global climate strike rally Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 on the Naperville riverwalk before the United Nations' Climate Action Summit.
  A person in a polar bear costume is part of a coordinated global climate strike rally Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 on the Naperville riverwalk before the United Nations' Climate Action Summit.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee was closed Monday after the Des Plaines River overflowed it banks.
  Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee was closed Monday after the Des Plaines River overflowed it banks.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Workers prep for new sidewalks along Robert Parker Coffin Road in downtown Long Grove Monday.
  Workers prep for new sidewalks along Robert Parker Coffin Road in downtown Long Grove Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Wauconda Mayor Lincoln Knight fields questions from fifth grade students after reading them a book Monday at Wauconda Grade School. The school kicked off its literacy week with the guest readers and pirate-themed activities.
  Wauconda Mayor Lincoln Knight fields questions from fifth grade students after reading them a book Monday at Wauconda Grade School. The school kicked off its literacy week with the guest readers and pirate-themed activities.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Students in the front row get excited during the High School Nation Tour at Larkin High School in Elgin Monday.
  Students in the front row get excited during the High School Nation Tour at Larkin High School in Elgin Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Dark clouds provided an interesting reflection of the setting sun in Geneva on Wednesday.
  Dark clouds provided an interesting reflection of the setting sun in Geneva on Wednesday.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Manchester Road was down to one lane near Hazelton Avenue on Monday while crews installed a new water main in Wheaton.
  Manchester Road was down to one lane near Hazelton Avenue on Monday while crews installed a new water main in Wheaton.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Don Nelson of Barrington walks his dog Bella along South Hough Street in Barrington Tuesday morning.
  Don Nelson of Barrington walks his dog Bella along South Hough Street in Barrington Tuesday morning.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Following a rally in Usher Park, a large crowd walks through downtown Itasca to a public hearing about a proposed plan to convert a hotel into a drug and alcohol treatment facility Wednesday.
  Following a rally in Usher Park, a large crowd walks through downtown Itasca to a public hearing about a proposed plan to convert a hotel into a drug and alcohol treatment facility Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Ninety-four-year-old Genevieve Kluza admires a dent she made in the wall at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Vernon Hills on Tuesday. Staff at the facility invited residents to begin knocking out a section of drywall to kick off demolition for a grounds improvement project. Sales and Marketing Director Martha Petersen enjoys the moment.
  Ninety-four-year-old Genevieve Kluza admires a dent she made in the wall at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Vernon Hills on Tuesday. Staff at the facility invited residents to begin knocking out a section of drywall to kick off demolition for a grounds improvement project. Sales and Marketing Director Martha Petersen enjoys the moment.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Crews shingle the roof Tuesday morning of a new Parkside of Libertyville townhouse unit being constructed along Winchester Road in Libertyville.
  Crews shingle the roof Tuesday morning of a new Parkside of Libertyville townhouse unit being constructed along Winchester Road in Libertyville.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
The International Mail Branch Facility at Chicago O'Hare International Airport is home for the police dog alert dog Hans-A, who along with his handler J. Flores, Caine Enforcement Officer for the Customs Border Protection search and sniff their way through mail packages that come in from around the world. This Chicago O'Hare facility handles about 25 percent of the mail while the other percentage is routed to other major airports. Hans-A uses his powerful nose to detect as many as nine different drugs that people conceal in packages and products.
  The International Mail Branch Facility at Chicago O'Hare International Airport is home for the police dog alert dog Hans-A, who along with his handler J. Flores, Caine Enforcement Officer for the Customs Border Protection search and sniff their way through mail packages that come in from around the world. This Chicago O'Hare facility handles about 25 percent of the mail while the other percentage is routed to other major airports. Hans-A uses his powerful nose to detect as many as nine different drugs that people conceal in packages and products.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Vietnam veteran Bob Royce, of Schaumburg watches as Nick, an Air Force veteran and his wife Judy Dambrosio of Naperville, get some snuggles in with Blitz. Royce volunteers in many ways, including as the handler of his therapy dog Blitz for Lutheran Church Charities Kare 9 Military Ministry. He and Blitz were at Hines VA Hospital in Hines Wednesday.
  Vietnam veteran Bob Royce, of Schaumburg watches as Nick, an Air Force veteran and his wife Judy Dambrosio of Naperville, get some snuggles in with Blitz. Royce volunteers in many ways, including as the handler of his therapy dog Blitz for Lutheran Church Charities Kare 9 Military Ministry. He and Blitz were at Hines VA Hospital in Hines Wednesday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Batavia High School's homecoming parade makes its way along Wilson Street on Wednesday evening.
  Batavia High School's homecoming parade makes its way along Wilson Street on Wednesday evening.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Felicia Miceli closes her eyes as she holds a photo of her late son Louie Theodore Miceli, who died of a heroin overdose in 2012, as a parade of those opposed to a proposed drug and alcohol treatment facility in Itasca marches to a public hearing Wednesday.
  Felicia Miceli closes her eyes as she holds a photo of her late son Louie Theodore Miceli, who died of a heroin overdose in 2012, as a parade of those opposed to a proposed drug and alcohol treatment facility in Itasca marches to a public hearing Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Eighth graders from Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills ride in a 34-foot voyager canoe name "Belle" as they participate in class called Lake Ecology sponsored by the Lake County Forest Preserves Thursday at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
  Eighth graders from Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills ride in a 34-foot voyager canoe name "Belle" as they participate in class called Lake Ecology sponsored by the Lake County Forest Preserves Thursday at Independence Grove in Libertyville.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Oliver McCarthy, 6, left and his brother Luke, 8, arrive with their mom to the climate strike at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church on Thursday.
  Oliver McCarthy, 6, left and his brother Luke, 8, arrive with their mom to the climate strike at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church on Thursday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Luke Flex, 17, of Waterman has his portrait shot by Isaac Reynolds, 17, of Geneva at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles Thursday. Flex said he needed some profile pictures done for his podcast and some online use.
Luke Flex, 17, of Waterman has his portrait shot by Isaac Reynolds, 17, of Geneva at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles Thursday. Flex said he needed some profile pictures done for his podcast and some online use.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Debbie sees her newly transformed bedroom for the first time after Abrams Home Solutions volunteers updated a home for developmentally disabled adults in Palatine Wednesday.
  Debbie sees her newly transformed bedroom for the first time after Abrams Home Solutions volunteers updated a home for developmentally disabled adults in Palatine Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A monarch butterfly is released by Judith Stettner, mother of Harper College biology professor Craig Stettner, during the dedication of the campus prairie his memory at Harper College in Palatine Thursday. Stettner drowned in Costa Rica while swimming on Christmas Day 2018.
  A monarch butterfly is released by Judith Stettner, mother of Harper College biology professor Craig Stettner, during the dedication of the campus prairie his memory at Harper College in Palatine Thursday. Stettner drowned in Costa Rica while swimming on Christmas Day 2018.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Bill Micheli of Gurnee picks some bell peppers at the Grayslake Community Garden Friday.
  Bill Micheli of Gurnee picks some bell peppers at the Grayslake Community Garden Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Basketball team members show their stuff with Christian Czerniak dunking on the go over TJ Pines during the St. Charles North Homecoming parade downtown Friday.
Basketball team members show their stuff with Christian Czerniak dunking on the go over TJ Pines during the St. Charles North Homecoming parade downtown Friday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Facepainter "Mr. Krist" Neumann of Rolling Meadows displays an apple painted on his face during Long Grove Apple Fest Friday.
  Facepainter "Mr. Krist" Neumann of Rolling Meadows displays an apple painted on his face during Long Grove Apple Fest Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
John Hersey High School senior Mary Renner takes part in a climate strike at the school in Arlington Heights on Friday. "I'm really behind students rallying for change, because we're the ones most affected by climate change", she said.
  John Hersey High School senior Mary Renner takes part in a climate strike at the school in Arlington Heights on Friday. "I'm really behind students rallying for change, because we're the ones most affected by climate change", she said.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Cary-Grove fans toss colorful dust for the kickoff against Huntley in varsity football at Al Bohrer Field on the campus of Cary-Grove High School Friday night.
  Cary-Grove fans toss colorful dust for the kickoff against Huntley in varsity football at Al Bohrer Field on the campus of Cary-Grove High School Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Brothers Wesley, 5, left, and JJ Wolf, 3, center, of Wheaton play with their cousin Sophia Fee, 2, of Chicago in an ambulance Saturday, Sept. 22, 2019 during Hoffman Estates' 60th anniversary celebration at the Sears Centre Arena.
  Brothers Wesley, 5, left, and JJ Wolf, 3, center, of Wheaton play with their cousin Sophia Fee, 2, of Chicago in an ambulance Saturday, Sept. 22, 2019 during Hoffman Estates' 60th anniversary celebration at the Sears Centre Arena.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Kids at Arlington International Racecourse make friends with a horse and its rider on the last day of the season as stormy clouds hover over the future of the racetrack.
  Kids at Arlington International Racecourse make friends with a horse and its rider on the last day of the season as stormy clouds hover over the future of the racetrack.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
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