Catch up with The Week in Pictures

 
 
Updated 12/9/2019 10:09 AM

Daily Herald photographers found Santa in abundance last week.

Thousands of Santa's run in the annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Arlington Heights.
  Thousands of Santa's run in the annual Rotary Santa Run Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Fireworks that resemble snowflakes light up the sky over the crowd at Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Friday at Village Hall Plaza.
  Fireworks that resemble snowflakes light up the sky over the crowd at Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Friday at Village Hall Plaza.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Chelsie Gapes, of Chicago checks in at Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport while her dog Ollie sits on her luggage looking at the flow of people as they head out for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
  Chelsie Gapes, of Chicago checks in at Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport while her dog Ollie sits on her luggage looking at the flow of people as they head out for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Children thrill to the sights as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade winds its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
  Children thrill to the sights as The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade winds its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Anthony Lonero, 2, of Wood Dale smiles as he has his picture taken by his mother Paula on Monday in Bensenville. For the second year, Bensenville was visited by the Canadian Pacific Rail Holiday Train. The train will continue north through Wisconsin and into Canada, collecting donations for food pantries at each stop. It's a 1,000-foot train covered in LED lighting. One of the train cars becomes a stage for musical performances. The train appearance raised a total Monday of $10,000 for the Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry. Grand Subaru on Monday donated an additional $ 2,000. Visitors donated a truckload of food at the event as well.
  Anthony Lonero, 2, of Wood Dale smiles as he has his picture taken by his mother Paula on Monday in Bensenville. For the second year, Bensenville was visited by the Canadian Pacific Rail Holiday Train. The train will continue north through Wisconsin and into Canada, collecting donations for food pantries at each stop. It's a 1,000-foot train covered in LED lighting. One of the train cars becomes a stage for musical performances. The train appearance raised a total Monday of $10,000 for the Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry. Grand Subaru on Monday donated an additional $ 2,000. Visitors donated a truckload of food at the event as well.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
A period car is towed and filmed turning on North Street in Elgin as crews shoot scenes for the upcoming season of the FX series "Fargo" Monday.
  A period car is towed and filmed turning on North Street in Elgin as crews shoot scenes for the upcoming season of the FX series "Fargo" Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Alex Petro, a Harper College student from Rolling Meadows and a member of the wrestling team, keeps the ball from going out-of-bounds during a wheelchair basketball demonstration by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's and women's teams at the inaugural Harper College Adaptive Sports Day in Palatine Tuesday.
  Alex Petro, a Harper College student from Rolling Meadows and a member of the wrestling team, keeps the ball from going out-of-bounds during a wheelchair basketball demonstration by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men's and women's teams at the inaugural Harper College Adaptive Sports Day in Palatine Tuesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Second grader Quinn Sandine holds a shopping list while her sister Maddie, a first grader, brings macaroni and cheese to their cart as Woodland Elementary East students "Shop With an Educator" and donate a school bus full of groceries to Woodland families in need, Tuesday at Target on Grand Ave. in Gurnee. With them is first grade dual language teacher Salima Kanji. In the cart is their doll Luciana.
  Second grader Quinn Sandine holds a shopping list while her sister Maddie, a first grader, brings macaroni and cheese to their cart as Woodland Elementary East students "Shop With an Educator" and donate a school bus full of groceries to Woodland families in need, Tuesday at Target on Grand Ave. in Gurnee. With them is first grade dual language teacher Salima Kanji. In the cart is their doll Luciana.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A very large cart of gifts is wheeled into place for Santa to hand out to children Wednesday at AMITA Health Women's and Children's Hospital in Hoffman Estates.
  A very large cart of gifts is wheeled into place for Santa to hand out to children Wednesday at AMITA Health Women's and Children's Hospital in Hoffman Estates.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
AMITA Health Women's and Children's Hospital Child Life Specialist Mary Kate Dvorak gets a hug from one of Santa's helpers at AMITA Health Women's and Children's Hospital in Hoffman Estates Wednesday.
  AMITA Health Women's and Children's Hospital Child Life Specialist Mary Kate Dvorak gets a hug from one of Santa's helpers at AMITA Health Women's and Children's Hospital in Hoffman Estates Wednesday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Children wander through some of the 60 community-decorated trees at the Elmhurst tree lighting festivities Thursday in Wilder Park.
  Children wander through some of the 60 community-decorated trees at the Elmhurst tree lighting festivities Thursday in Wilder Park.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Troopers cover their heart during the singing of the national anthem Thursday as Illinois State Police, elected officials, friends, colleagues and family members pay tribute to the bravery and courage of fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert, (End of Watch: January 12, 2019) officially dedicating the section of I-294 between mile marker 49.25 and 50 in Cook County, as the "ISP Trooper Christopher Lambert Highway."
  Troopers cover their heart during the singing of the national anthem Thursday as Illinois State Police, elected officials, friends, colleagues and family members pay tribute to the bravery and courage of fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert, (End of Watch: January 12, 2019) officially dedicating the section of I-294 between mile marker 49.25 and 50 in Cook County, as the "ISP Trooper Christopher Lambert Highway."
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Sharon Orr of Trinity Center, a ministry of Barrington United Methodist Church, helps unload a van full of donations for their "Bahamas Recovery" drive in Carpentersville. New or gently used health orthopedic items such as foldable walkers, crutches, canes, tarps, blankets and walking boots, as well as personal care items, were collected to help with the Bahamas recovery effort. Parishioner Ken Schaffer of West Dundee delivered the items he and his wife collected.
  Sharon Orr of Trinity Center, a ministry of Barrington United Methodist Church, helps unload a van full of donations for their "Bahamas Recovery" drive in Carpentersville. New or gently used health orthopedic items such as foldable walkers, crutches, canes, tarps, blankets and walking boots, as well as personal care items, were collected to help with the Bahamas recovery effort. Parishioner Ken Schaffer of West Dundee delivered the items he and his wife collected.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Payton Chicalace, 9, of Des Plaines sips hot chocolate as she waits for Santa to arrive at the City of Des Plaines Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Metropolitan Square on Friday.
  Payton Chicalace, 9, of Des Plaines sips hot chocolate as she waits for Santa to arrive at the City of Des Plaines Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Metropolitan Square on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Mary Arvidson of Palatine, of the Arlington Heights-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is doing the historical research in preparation for the Dec. 14 wreath laying event, and the group is marking graves of all veterans in the Elk Grove cemetery with American flags Friday.
  Mary Arvidson of Palatine, of the Arlington Heights-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is doing the historical research in preparation for the Dec. 14 wreath laying event, and the group is marking graves of all veterans in the Elk Grove cemetery with American flags Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Recruits at Great Lakes Recruit Training Command prepare to be shipped out to various American Legions and Veterans of Foreign War organizations around the Chicagoland area for Thanksgiving dinner.
  Recruits at Great Lakes Recruit Training Command prepare to be shipped out to various American Legions and Veterans of Foreign War organizations around the Chicagoland area for Thanksgiving dinner.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Kids like Angela Lutfallah, 1, and her sister Maria, 4, met Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen during the City of Des Plaines Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Metropolitan Square on Friday.
  Kids like Angela Lutfallah, 1, and her sister Maria, 4, met Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen during the City of Des Plaines Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Metropolitan Square on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade wound its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
  The Little Friends Holiday Lights parade wound its way through downtown Naperville Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Eba Wendell, 5, of Geneva prepares to march in Geneva's Christmas Walk downtown Friday night. Graham's Candy Cane Parade culminated with Zoe Hogan, 10, presenting Graham's Fine Chocolates' first candy cane of the season.
  Eba Wendell, 5, of Geneva prepares to march in Geneva's Christmas Walk downtown Friday night. Graham's Candy Cane Parade culminated with Zoe Hogan, 10, presenting Graham's Fine Chocolates' first candy cane of the season.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
A woman wears sequined antlers as she sees the lights come on at Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Friday at Village Hall Plaza.
  A woman wears sequined antlers as she sees the lights come on at Mundelein's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony Friday at Village Hall Plaza.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Katelyn Collins, 6, of Carol Stream gave Santa a long list as her brother Andrew, 9, checks his twice before turning it over to the big guy on Friday in Old Town Park during the Bloomingdale Festival of Lights.
  Katelyn Collins, 6, of Carol Stream gave Santa a long list as her brother Andrew, 9, checks his twice before turning it over to the big guy on Friday in Old Town Park during the Bloomingdale Festival of Lights.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Donner and Blitzen, two reindeer from Santa's Village in Carpentersville, entertain a crowd at Norton's U.S.A. general store in Barrington during a Holiday Festival event Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.
  Donner and Blitzen, two reindeer from Santa's Village in Carpentersville, entertain a crowd at Norton's U.S.A. general store in Barrington during a Holiday Festival event Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
People roast marshmallows in fire pits on DuPage Ct. during the Elgin Winter Wonderland in downtown Elgin Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.
  People roast marshmallows in fire pits on DuPage Ct. during the Elgin Winter Wonderland in downtown Elgin Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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