The Week in Pictures

 
 
Posted5/17/2020 8:00 PM

Daily Herald photographers photographed residents doing their best to help and encourage each other during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tony Melton, a teacher at Madison Elementary in Lombard works on a weekly school video project called "Some Good News" to keep his fifth-grade class active, happy and connected during the pandemic.
  Tony Melton, a teacher at Madison Elementary in Lombard works on a weekly school video project called "Some Good News" to keep his fifth-grade class active, happy and connected during the pandemic.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The Blue Angels fly north from the Chicago area over the suburb of Norridge as they thank all first responders with a flyover on Tuesday.
  The Blue Angels fly north from the Chicago area over the suburb of Norridge as they thank all first responders with a flyover on Tuesday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Neuqua Valley High School orchestra teacher Greg Schwaegler organized an outdoor concert for 7 p.m. Saturday. Called Lift Your Voice, the concert invited musical performers of all ages on all instruments to play a melody called "Panem Nostrum," which means "daily bread" by stepping outside or playing out of an open window.
  Neuqua Valley High School orchestra teacher Greg Schwaegler organized an outdoor concert for 7 p.m. Saturday. Called Lift Your Voice, the concert invited musical performers of all ages on all instruments to play a melody called "Panem Nostrum," which means "daily bread" by stepping outside or playing out of an open window.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Senior Savannah Johnson waves from a passing car during the Wauconda High School graduates' "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda Tuesday.
  Senior Savannah Johnson waves from a passing car during the Wauconda High School graduates' "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda Tuesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Math teacher Kyle Engels salutes a graduate during Hoffman Estates High School's senior send-off parade in the school's parking lot Wednesday.
  Math teacher Kyle Engels salutes a graduate during Hoffman Estates High School's senior send-off parade in the school's parking lot Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Craig Foltos works on the front door of his barbershop, Foltos Tonsorial Parlor, on Main St. in Batavia. His shop is closed until he is allowed to reopen. His advice to people during the stay-at-home order is to not try to cut their own hair. "This may be the only time you get to have long hair. Enjoy it," he says.
  Craig Foltos works on the front door of his barbershop, Foltos Tonsorial Parlor, on Main St. in Batavia. His shop is closed until he is allowed to reopen. His advice to people during the stay-at-home order is to not try to cut their own hair. "This may be the only time you get to have long hair. Enjoy it," he says.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles is partially flooded after heavy rains battered the Fox Valley area early Friday May 15, 2020.
  Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles is partially flooded after heavy rains battered the Fox Valley area early Friday May 15, 2020.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Polly and Kent Toeller, members of Alpine Chapel of Lake Zurich write on a window of a resident at Wauconda Care, a health care and rehabilitation center in Wauconda Wednesday evening. About 100 seniors live there and 61 residents and workers have tested positive for COVID-19. Polly was trying to reach the resident by cellphone but could not.
  Polly and Kent Toeller, members of Alpine Chapel of Lake Zurich write on a window of a resident at Wauconda Care, a health care and rehabilitation center in Wauconda Wednesday evening. About 100 seniors live there and 61 residents and workers have tested positive for COVID-19. Polly was trying to reach the resident by cellphone but could not.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Adam Gohr and his family, right, lead a quick concert on their Libertyville lawn Friday evening.
  Adam Gohr and his family, right, lead a quick concert on their Libertyville lawn Friday evening.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Kim Clements works around a large shrub as she writes inspirational messages on a window at Wauconda Care, a health care and rehabilitation center in Wauconda Wednesday evening. Several members of Alpine Chapel of Lake Zurich visited seniors from outside and delivered meals to the health care workers inside.
  Kim Clements works around a large shrub as she writes inspirational messages on a window at Wauconda Care, a health care and rehabilitation center in Wauconda Wednesday evening. Several members of Alpine Chapel of Lake Zurich visited seniors from outside and delivered meals to the health care workers inside.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
St. Francis High School president Betsy Ackerson waves to seniors as they stop by the school to pick up packages that include their graduation cap and gown at a makeshift drive-thur on Friday in Wheaton. A July 30 graduation is planned.
  St. Francis High School president Betsy Ackerson waves to seniors as they stop by the school to pick up packages that include their graduation cap and gown at a makeshift drive-thur on Friday in Wheaton. A July 30 graduation is planned.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Elk Grove Blvd. is flooded after overnight rains in Elk Grove Village Friday.
  Elk Grove Blvd. is flooded after overnight rains in Elk Grove Village Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Emma Chvatal, of Lombard sorts and prepares food for packing. A collaboration between the Six Flags Great America theme park, the village of Gurnee and the Northern Illinois Food Bank gave away free food for 3,000 families, including fresh produce and dairy items, in the Six Flags Great America parking lot in Gurnee Saturday May 9, 2020.
  Emma Chvatal, of Lombard sorts and prepares food for packing. A collaboration between the Six Flags Great America theme park, the village of Gurnee and the Northern Illinois Food Bank gave away free food for 3,000 families, including fresh produce and dairy items, in the Six Flags Great America parking lot in Gurnee Saturday May 9, 2020.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Roman Booker, 10 of Barrington, does one of his 20,000 kicks of a soccer ball on Sunday, May 10 in Barrington. Roman has raised over $3,000 to help during the COVID-19 pandemic to be used for Feeding America and for the doctors and nurses at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
  Roman Booker, 10 of Barrington, does one of his 20,000 kicks of a soccer ball on Sunday, May 10 in Barrington. Roman has raised over $3,000 to help during the COVID-19 pandemic to be used for Feeding America and for the doctors and nurses at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Welders weld and painters paint the Amazon plant near Hicks Road and Northwest Highway in Palatine.
  Welders weld and painters paint the Amazon plant near Hicks Road and Northwest Highway in Palatine.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Sufyan Ahmed and his mom, Asia, are part of the drive-through celebration for graduating eighth graders at Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn Tuesday.
  Sufyan Ahmed and his mom, Asia, are part of the drive-through celebration for graduating eighth graders at Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn Tuesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Madison Elementary Teacher Ryan Kuehne dresses up as the school mascot and dances as he uses the computer to record himself for the "Some Good News" weekly video he puts together with other teachers to keep the students connected and staying positive in Lombard.
  Madison Elementary Teacher Ryan Kuehne dresses up as the school mascot and dances as he uses the computer to record himself for the "Some Good News" weekly video he puts together with other teachers to keep the students connected and staying positive in Lombard.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Senior Emilee Harris waves to people watching the Wauconda High School graduates' "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda Tuesday.
  Senior Emilee Harris waves to people watching the Wauconda High School graduates' "Drive Night" parade on Main Street in Wauconda Tuesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A senior drives past saluting teachers during Hoffman Estates High School's senior send-off parade Wednesday.
  A senior drives past saluting teachers during Hoffman Estates High School's senior send-off parade Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Terri Kolbus is about to place a bag into a car loaded with donated items during a food drive at St. Theresa School in Palatine Thursday. The food drive, which is part of a project by students at the school, will benefit the Palatine Township Food Pantry and JOURNEYS | The Road Home, a nonprofit agency that provides shelter for the homeless.
  Terri Kolbus is about to place a bag into a car loaded with donated items during a food drive at St. Theresa School in Palatine Thursday. The food drive, which is part of a project by students at the school, will benefit the Palatine Township Food Pantry and JOURNEYS | The Road Home, a nonprofit agency that provides shelter for the homeless.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
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