Have a good look at The Week in Pictures

 
 
Posted11/24/2019 8:00 PM

Daily Herald photographers scoured the suburbs and found model railroads, a circus, a herd of twins and Mrs. Claus.

Rafinha the clown performs Saturday during Cirque Italia, a traveling Italian water circus in West Dundee. With a 35,000-square-foot water stage resembling a ship, Cirque Italia features artists from across the globe who perform acts of contortion, magic, archery, aerial acrobatics and a "Wheel of Death." The event aims to showcase Italian culture, with the theme of each act centered around a port town in Italy.
  Rafinha the clown performs Saturday during Cirque Italia, a traveling Italian water circus in West Dundee. With a 35,000-square-foot water stage resembling a ship, Cirque Italia features artists from across the globe who perform acts of contortion, magic, archery, aerial acrobatics and a "Wheel of Death." The event aims to showcase Italian culture, with the theme of each act centered around a port town in Italy.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Santa Claus greets children during Palatine's tree lighting in the Town Square Saturday.
  Santa Claus greets children during Palatine's tree lighting in the Town Square Saturday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Ben Davison, 5, of Palatine works at putting the flag puzzle pieces in the correct order at the new Quest Academy children's museum in Palatine.
  Ben Davison, 5, of Palatine works at putting the flag puzzle pieces in the correct order at the new Quest Academy children's museum in Palatine.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Trent Blasco, president of the Lake County Model Railroad club in Wauconda looks on as one of the many train moves through the massive layout located in the basement under the Honey Hill Coffee Company.
  Trent Blasco, president of the Lake County Model Railroad club in Wauconda looks on as one of the many train moves through the massive layout located in the basement under the Honey Hill Coffee Company.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Jean Tremblay and her daughter Riley, 8, of Park Ridge enjoy lunch with tea and sweet treats at the High Tea with Mrs. Claus at Victoria in the Park in Mt. Prospect on Sunday. They were there to support Operation North pole which benefits sick kids.
  Jean Tremblay and her daughter Riley, 8, of Park Ridge enjoy lunch with tea and sweet treats at the High Tea with Mrs. Claus at Victoria in the Park in Mt. Prospect on Sunday. They were there to support Operation North pole which benefits sick kids.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Former Bartlett girls basketball head coach Brad Hunt was remembered with a brief memorial ceremony before a game against Fenton Wednesday. Hunt's children, Madison and Brady were involved in pregame lineup announcements as well as a ceremonial tipoff in memory of their dad, who died suddenly in June. Here, varsity player Lexie Sinclair shares a moment with the kids.
  Former Bartlett girls basketball head coach Brad Hunt was remembered with a brief memorial ceremony before a game against Fenton Wednesday. Hunt's children, Madison and Brady were involved in pregame lineup announcements as well as a ceremonial tipoff in memory of their dad, who died suddenly in June. Here, varsity player Lexie Sinclair shares a moment with the kids.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Children's author Robin Stevenson signs her book "Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change" for Paul Fagans, 12, of Western Springs, his sister, Anna, 8, and his mom, Diana, at The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn Wednesday. Paul attended Longfellow school when his family lived in Wheaton. Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 earlier rescinded an invitation to speak based on her book's LGBTQ content and a breakdown in procedures over notifying parents.
  Children's author Robin Stevenson signs her book "Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change" for Paul Fagans, 12, of Western Springs, his sister, Anna, 8, and his mom, Diana, at The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn Wednesday. Paul attended Longfellow school when his family lived in Wheaton. Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 earlier rescinded an invitation to speak based on her book's LGBTQ content and a breakdown in procedures over notifying parents.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A sailor from the Navy Region mid-Atlantic, Navy Funeral Honor Guard presents a flag to Steven Dorby, son of homeless veteran Steven D. Dobry Wednesday at the Woodland Cemetery in McHenry.
  A sailor from the Navy Region mid-Atlantic, Navy Funeral Honor Guard presents a flag to Steven Dorby, son of homeless veteran Steven D. Dobry Wednesday at the Woodland Cemetery in McHenry.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The procession for homeless veteran Steven D. Dobry who served in the Navy from March to December 1984 arrives Wednesday at the Woodland Cemetery in McHenry.
  The procession for homeless veteran Steven D. Dobry who served in the Navy from March to December 1984 arrives Wednesday at the Woodland Cemetery in McHenry.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Photographer Roane Bigyan orchestrates a very large group of twins and their mothers for a photo with Santa. The Chicago Twin Moms, a local support group for mothers of multiples that was founded in 2017, and gathered 34 sets of twins under the age of 4 for a photo with Santa at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg Wednesday.
  Photographer Roane Bigyan orchestrates a very large group of twins and their mothers for a photo with Santa. The Chicago Twin Moms, a local support group for mothers of multiples that was founded in 2017, and gathered 34 sets of twins under the age of 4 for a photo with Santa at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg Wednesday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes speaks with veteran James P. Ostler, 99, of Arlington Heights, after Ostler received the French Legion of Honour for his efforts on behalf of France during World War II Thursday from Hon. Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France to the Midwest, A representative from the French Embassy at American Legion Post 208 in Arlington Heights.
  Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes speaks with veteran James P. Ostler, 99, of Arlington Heights, after Ostler received the French Legion of Honour for his efforts on behalf of France during World War II Thursday from Hon. Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France to the Midwest, A representative from the French Embassy at American Legion Post 208 in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
John Featherstone, of Lightswitch has designed the Illumination Tree Lights exhibit at Morton Arboretum in Lisle all seven years of the displays' existence.
  John Featherstone, of Lightswitch has designed the Illumination Tree Lights exhibit at Morton Arboretum in Lisle all seven years of the displays' existence.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Holocaust survivor Joyce Wagner, 97, and her daughter Gilda Ross watch a video about the Holocaust with Glenbard West High School students, who will be performing a play called "The Diary of Anne Frank" at he Glen Ellyn school. Wagner first began talking to students about her experience as a survivor of Auschwitz in 1976 when the Glenbard North theater department was performing the very same play. Since that day in 1976, Wagner has been speaking to students whenever possible. She went on to write a book about her experience as the sole survivor of her family of 11. The book is titled "A Promise Kept to Bear Witness."
  Holocaust survivor Joyce Wagner, 97, and her daughter Gilda Ross watch a video about the Holocaust with Glenbard West High School students, who will be performing a play called "The Diary of Anne Frank" at he Glen Ellyn school. Wagner first began talking to students about her experience as a survivor of Auschwitz in 1976 when the Glenbard North theater department was performing the very same play. Since that day in 1976, Wagner has been speaking to students whenever possible. She went on to write a book about her experience as the sole survivor of her family of 11. The book is titled "A Promise Kept to Bear Witness."
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Tristan Mesmer performs on stage, playing the part of overly confident Nick Bottom, in Grant High School's rehearsal of "A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare," at the Fox Lake school Thursday.
  Tristan Mesmer performs on stage, playing the part of overly confident Nick Bottom, in Grant High School's rehearsal of "A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare," at the Fox Lake school Thursday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Hawthorn Woods Mayor Joe Mancino trains Thursday at Conquer Fight Club in the Libertyville Sports complex. He will be fighting Saturday as part of an event put on as a fundraiser for the fight club.
  Hawthorn Woods Mayor Joe Mancino trains Thursday at Conquer Fight Club in the Libertyville Sports complex. He will be fighting Saturday as part of an event put on as a fundraiser for the fight club.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Kota Kawakami, a 1st grader at Adolph Link Elementary School, gets his little hands into gloves as students from the Elk Grove Village school pack meals for Feed My Starving Children at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg Friday.
  Kota Kawakami, a 1st grader at Adolph Link Elementary School, gets his little hands into gloves as students from the Elk Grove Village school pack meals for Feed My Starving Children at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Helen Baier turned 105 earlier this year. She is the resident celebrity at The Sheridan at Tyler Creek retirement community in Elgin.
  Helen Baier turned 105 earlier this year. She is the resident celebrity at The Sheridan at Tyler Creek retirement community in Elgin.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
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