Grab a friend and see the last photos of the decade in The Week in Pictures

 
 
Posted12/30/2019 1:00 AM

Daily Herald photographers show you the last of the decade.

Dawn Maxey, of Downers Grove was blinded 29 years ago when she was assaulted while working as a postal carrier. Now Maxey, pictured here with her dog JC, has won the Unsung Heroes award from Art Van Furniture for her work with Guide Dogs for the Blind.
  Dawn Maxey, of Downers Grove was blinded 29 years ago when she was assaulted while working as a postal carrier. Now Maxey, pictured here with her dog JC, has won the Unsung Heroes award from Art Van Furniture for her work with Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Sophomore Gabriel Majocha measures a wall during a review for finals in his Geometry in Construction class at Huntley High School Tuesday. The class is one of several in their career technical education program. Students were measuring the area to calculate how much material would be needed in certain construction projects.
  Sophomore Gabriel Majocha measures a wall during a review for finals in his Geometry in Construction class at Huntley High School Tuesday. The class is one of several in their career technical education program. Students were measuring the area to calculate how much material would be needed in certain construction projects.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Erika Schambach shares a hug with Kyrielle, 5, one of her 11 children in Elgin.
  Erika Schambach shares a hug with Kyrielle, 5, one of her 11 children in Elgin.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Teri Brandt sits in her front yard with her dog, Cubby, as the temperature tops 60 degrees in Arlington Heights Thursday. Brandt had taken a long walk around Pioneer Park and the surrounding neighborhood, and was taking a few moments to cool off. Cubby is a therapy dog at nearby Northwest Community Hospital, and is relaxing prior to going to work later in the night.
  Teri Brandt sits in her front yard with her dog, Cubby, as the temperature tops 60 degrees in Arlington Heights Thursday. Brandt had taken a long walk around Pioneer Park and the surrounding neighborhood, and was taking a few moments to cool off. Cubby is a therapy dog at nearby Northwest Community Hospital, and is relaxing prior to going to work later in the night.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Oreo and Thanos peak outside their window as Noel and Linda Kristie, of unincorporated Libertyville take the dogs on a drive past the Grayslake Library.
  Oreo and Thanos peak outside their window as Noel and Linda Kristie, of unincorporated Libertyville take the dogs on a drive past the Grayslake Library.
eBrian Hill | Staff Photographer
Grayslake Library Head of Youth Services, Cassie Carbaugh releases a large bag of beach balls as confetti drops Saturday during the Grayslake Library Noon Year's Eve Party.
  Grayslake Library Head of Youth Services, Cassie Carbaugh releases a large bag of beach balls as confetti drops Saturday during the Grayslake Library Noon Year's Eve Party.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Gio Berrios, 3, of Elk Grove Village reacts to her conversation with Santa about what she wants for Christmas at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
  Gio Berrios, 3, of Elk Grove Village reacts to her conversation with Santa about what she wants for Christmas at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Depicting an angel, Rosie Ouelette, 8, of South Barrington listens to the homily, which was tailored for children, during the Saint Anne Catholic Community children's Christmas Eve mass in Barrington Tuesday.
  Depicting an angel, Rosie Ouelette, 8, of South Barrington listens to the homily, which was tailored for children, during the Saint Anne Catholic Community children's Christmas Eve mass in Barrington Tuesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Mackenzie Miller, 2-1/2, of Barrington and her dad, Joseph, await the start of the Saint Anne Catholic Community children's Christmas Eve mass in Barrington Tuesday.
  Mackenzie Miller, 2-1/2, of Barrington and her dad, Joseph, await the start of the Saint Anne Catholic Community children's Christmas Eve mass in Barrington Tuesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Amara Sherko, 2, of Ingleside was born with half a heart. Her parents Jason and Adrian Sherko entertain their other kids Raegan, 5, Kolton, 3, and Lucia, 1, in their home.
  Amara Sherko, 2, of Ingleside was born with half a heart. Her parents Jason and Adrian Sherko entertain their other kids Raegan, 5, Kolton, 3, and Lucia, 1, in their home.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Eight-year-old Oliva Mazza, of Oswego slips down the zip line Saturday during the Family Fun Fest at Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center in St. Charles.
  Eight-year-old Oliva Mazza, of Oswego slips down the zip line Saturday during the Family Fun Fest at Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center in St. Charles.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Belmont Village Senior Living resident Joyce Ross shows off an ornament she chose courtesy of Hope Ornaments.
  Belmont Village Senior Living resident Joyce Ross shows off an ornament she chose courtesy of Hope Ornaments.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Dee Drewer, of McHenry greets the recruits as she makes her way through their ranks at Christian Liberty Academy Wednesday. The Arlington Heights school hosted 35 sailors from Naval Station Great Lakes.
  Dee Drewer, of McHenry greets the recruits as she makes her way through their ranks at Christian Liberty Academy Wednesday. The Arlington Heights school hosted 35 sailors from Naval Station Great Lakes.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Retired Army SFC Tom Zasadil of Schaumburg, left, who served from 1964-1992 shares a story with Senior Recruit Sky Gallagher, 27, of St. Petersburg Florida Wednesday at Christian Liberty Academy. The Arlington Heights school hosted 35 sailors from Naval Station Great Lakes. These sailors cannot go home for Christmas. So CLA and Arlington Heights did their very best to give them a Christmas almost as good as home. Including a full Christmas dinner; unlimited treats; free phone calls home all day; video games and TV (all not allowed for them on base); and lots of well wishing.
  Retired Army SFC Tom Zasadil of Schaumburg, left, who served from 1964-1992 shares a story with Senior Recruit Sky Gallagher, 27, of St. Petersburg Florida Wednesday at Christian Liberty Academy. The Arlington Heights school hosted 35 sailors from Naval Station Great Lakes. These sailors cannot go home for Christmas. So CLA and Arlington Heights did their very best to give them a Christmas almost as good as home. Including a full Christmas dinner; unlimited treats; free phone calls home all day; video games and TV (all not allowed for them on base); and lots of well wishing.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Teacher Mike Anderson helps fifteen-year-old Lucas Cohen work on a game that he is developing Thursday at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Suburban high school students are showing a strong interest in getting a head start on their careers and possibly not even needing four years of college to land a good job.
  Teacher Mike Anderson helps fifteen-year-old Lucas Cohen work on a game that he is developing Thursday at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Suburban high school students are showing a strong interest in getting a head start on their careers and possibly not even needing four years of college to land a good job.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Jordan Wiles celebrates after making an interception in front of Eric Batulzii while playing a game of pickup football at Sunset Meadows Park, as the temperature tops 60 degrees in Arlington Heights Thursday. They are both seniors at Rolling Meadows High School.
  Jordan Wiles celebrates after making an interception in front of Eric Batulzii while playing a game of pickup football at Sunset Meadows Park, as the temperature tops 60 degrees in Arlington Heights Thursday. They are both seniors at Rolling Meadows High School.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
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