Take a look back at an interesting Week in Pictures

 
 
Posted2/3/2020 1:00 AM

Daily Herald photographers recorded some serious and casual events last week.

Students Carla Hasegawa-Ahrendt, left, and Aidan Molberger, right, spar during a session of the Intro to Lightsaber Dueling course at the Meineke Recreation Center of the Schaumburg Park District. Instructor Carlos Garcia enjoys the battle.
  Students Carla Hasegawa-Ahrendt, left, and Aidan Molberger, right, spar during a session of the Intro to Lightsaber Dueling course at the Meineke Recreation Center of the Schaumburg Park District. Instructor Carlos Garcia enjoys the battle.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Aidan Kasperski, 8, of Arlington Heights samples hot chocolate during the Long Grove Cocoa Crawl Saturday, February 1, 2020.
  Aidan Kasperski, 8, of Arlington Heights samples hot chocolate during the Long Grove Cocoa Crawl Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Patrons line up for hot chocolate at the Long Grove Coffee Co. tent during the Long Grove Cocoa Crawl Saturday, February 1, 2020.
  Patrons line up for hot chocolate at the Long Grove Coffee Co. tent during the Long Grove Cocoa Crawl Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Evan Ng, 3, is held by his mom Jennifer as they roast marshmallows to make s'mores at the Wonders of Winter event at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook Saturday, February 1, 2020.
  Evan Ng, 3, is held by his mom Jennifer as they roast marshmallows to make s'mores at the Wonders of Winter event at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook Saturday, February 1, 2020.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Billing Specialist Kaitlyn Griffin of DealerInspire, center in doorway, talks to students on a tour. KidsMatter launched a new Career Pathways program to provide career exposure to students through partnerships with businesses. The program will kicked off with an event Tuesday at DealerInspire, in Naperville which introduced kids to careers in Accounting, Development, Content Development, Customer Service and Performance Management Analytics.
  Billing Specialist Kaitlyn Griffin of DealerInspire, center in doorway, talks to students on a tour. KidsMatter launched a new Career Pathways program to provide career exposure to students through partnerships with businesses. The program will kicked off with an event Tuesday at DealerInspire, in Naperville which introduced kids to careers in Accounting, Development, Content Development, Customer Service and Performance Management Analytics.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Fremont Township assessor Joe Herchenbach looks over an 1864 tax ledger that was given to his office.
  Fremont Township assessor Joe Herchenbach looks over an 1864 tax ledger that was given to his office.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Packing up his office, Assistant Cook County Public Defender Joe Gump marked the end of his 30-year tenure with the public defender's office.
  Packing up his office, Assistant Cook County Public Defender Joe Gump marked the end of his 30-year tenure with the public defender's office.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
An active duty military member salutes at the funeral for Vietnam veteran John James Murphy, who died last month after living since 2017 at River View Rehab Center in Elgin. Hundreds of people attended his service after no one was able to find any family members to claim him.
  An active duty military member salutes at the funeral for Vietnam veteran John James Murphy, who died last month after living since 2017 at River View Rehab Center in Elgin. Hundreds of people attended his service after no one was able to find any family members to claim him.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Kane County Sheriff's Deputy Susan Deuchler takes a moment to honor Vietnam veteran John James Murphy, who died last month after living since 2017 at River View Rehab Center in Elgin. After officials were unable to find any family, hundreds of community members turned out to his funeral at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home.
  Kane County Sheriff's Deputy Susan Deuchler takes a moment to honor Vietnam veteran John James Murphy, who died last month after living since 2017 at River View Rehab Center in Elgin. After officials were unable to find any family, hundreds of community members turned out to his funeral at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
A tear rolls down the cheek of Olivia Guzman Villalon as she grips the arm of her son's friend Vincent DeLao, EAHS Class of 2017 while watching a short video remembering her son Wednesday during a memorial ceremony to honor former Tomcat and U.S. Army Spc. Miguel Villalon at East Aurora High School. Spc. Villalon was one of two U.S. service members killed on Jan. 11 when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device while on duty in Afghanistan.
  A tear rolls down the cheek of Olivia Guzman Villalon as she grips the arm of her son's friend Vincent DeLao, EAHS Class of 2017 while watching a short video remembering her son Wednesday during a memorial ceremony to honor former Tomcat and U.S. Army Spc. Miguel Villalon at East Aurora High School. Spc. Villalon was one of two U.S. service members killed on Jan. 11 when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device while on duty in Afghanistan.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Jose Luis Gutierrez, 52, of Aurora talks about being shot twice during an attack in the Mexican state of Zacatecas Dec. 23. With him are his eldest daughter, Danyela Gutierrez and Chicago attorney Manuel Cardenas.
  Jose Luis Gutierrez, 52, of Aurora talks about being shot twice during an attack in the Mexican state of Zacatecas Dec. 23. With him are his eldest daughter, Danyela Gutierrez and Chicago attorney Manuel Cardenas.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Andrew Brown, 32, from LaGrange is surprised by his fellow workers at Motor Coach International in Des Plaines, where he works as a mechanic, after he won a Grammy Award for his operatic voice and song from his work on Picker's "Fantatstic Mr. Fox."
  Andrew Brown, 32, from LaGrange is surprised by his fellow workers at Motor Coach International in Des Plaines, where he works as a mechanic, after he won a Grammy Award for his operatic voice and song from his work on Picker's "Fantatstic Mr. Fox."
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Ella Joy Won joins the Judson Eagles for a volleyball team cheer. Ten-year-old Ella Joy, of South Elgin on Thursday signed an official letter of intent and joined the Judson University Eagles volleyball roster during a Team IMPACT "Draft Day" ceremony. The Boston-headquartered national nonprofit Team IMPACT, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing serious and chronic illnesses through the power of team, partnered with Judson University for the recognition ceremony at Lindner Fitness Center. As a team member, Ella Joy will attend Eagles practices, games, team dinners, events, and more. Won has undergone treatment for cancer.
  Ella Joy Won joins the Judson Eagles for a volleyball team cheer. Ten-year-old Ella Joy, of South Elgin on Thursday signed an official letter of intent and joined the Judson University Eagles volleyball roster during a Team IMPACT "Draft Day" ceremony. The Boston-headquartered national nonprofit Team IMPACT, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing serious and chronic illnesses through the power of team, partnered with Judson University for the recognition ceremony at Lindner Fitness Center. As a team member, Ella Joy will attend Eagles practices, games, team dinners, events, and more. Won has undergone treatment for cancer.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Rolling Meadows High School gathers 1,200 people in the school gym to send a card stunt message to Super Bowl quarterback and 2010 alumnus Jimmy Garoppolo.
  Rolling Meadows High School gathers 1,200 people in the school gym to send a card stunt message to Super Bowl quarterback and 2010 alumnus Jimmy Garoppolo.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Super fan Patty Jarrell celebrates as three trolleys roll through Naperville carrying North Central College's National Championship football team on Friday. They were on their way to Benedetti-Wehrli stadium to celebrate their victory with hundreds of fans.
  Super fan Patty Jarrell celebrates as three trolleys roll through Naperville carrying North Central College's National Championship football team on Friday. They were on their way to Benedetti-Wehrli stadium to celebrate their victory with hundreds of fans.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Football player Axel Ponten waves to the fans as North Central College's National Football Championship team rolls through Naperville to the Benedetti-Wehrli stadium where hundreds of fans waited to celebrate with them on Friday.
  Football player Axel Ponten waves to the fans as North Central College's National Football Championship team rolls through Naperville to the Benedetti-Wehrli stadium where hundreds of fans waited to celebrate with them on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Chalet Cortes, of Elgin performs a poem reflecting racial reflection of a multicultural woman Saturday, February 1, 2020 during Black History Family Festival at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin.
  Chalet Cortes, of Elgin performs a poem reflecting racial reflection of a multicultural woman Saturday, February 1, 2020 during Black History Family Festival at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
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