Daily Herald photographers worked through a week in troubled times

 
 
Posted6/7/2020 1:00 AM

Daily Herald photographers went to a lot of Black Lives Matter protests during the week, and saw neighbors helping neighbors in a troubled time.

Charles Clements, whose daughter Decynthia was killed by an Elgin Police officer in 2018, talks with Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley in front of city hall after a Black Lives Matter march from Kiwanis Park Friday night.
  Charles Clements, whose daughter Decynthia was killed by an Elgin Police officer in 2018, talks with Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley in front of city hall after a Black Lives Matter march from Kiwanis Park Friday night.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Louann Skinner kisses her dad, Veteran Walter Telford, in their South Elgin yard after his 89th birthday parade Saturday, May 30, 2020.
  Louann Skinner kisses her dad, Veteran Walter Telford, in their South Elgin yard after his 89th birthday parade Saturday, May 30, 2020.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Maria De Los Angeles, owner of I of the Angeles on Galena Boulevard in downtown Aurora, talks about defending her business from looters on Sunday night, May 31, 2020.
  Maria De Los Angeles, owner of I of the Angeles on Galena Boulevard in downtown Aurora, talks about defending her business from looters on Sunday night, May 31, 2020.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Customers of The Lantern chipped in to help board up Naperville's oldest tavern as protesters walked the streets.
  Customers of The Lantern chipped in to help board up Naperville's oldest tavern as protesters walked the streets.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
More than 500 protesters march in downtown Naperville with a strong police presence escorting them past boarded up businesses.
  More than 500 protesters march in downtown Naperville with a strong police presence escorting them past boarded up businesses.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
People raise their hand in prayer during a protest outside the police station in Elgin Monday night.
  People raise their hand in prayer during a protest outside the police station in Elgin Monday night.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Monique Elizondo, left, of Aurora and other volunteers clean up inside the First Midwest Bank building in downtown Aurora Monday morning after rioting and looting broke out Sunday night. "It's our city and it's heartbreaking, so we came to clean it," she said.
  Monique Elizondo, left, of Aurora and other volunteers clean up inside the First Midwest Bank building in downtown Aurora Monday morning after rioting and looting broke out Sunday night. "It's our city and it's heartbreaking, so we came to clean it," she said.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Brad Lemer, owner of CBD & Smoke Emporium in Waukegan, takes photos of his damaged business Monday morning. Windows were broken and items taken by looters late Sunday night at several businesses along Lewis Avenue near Glen Flora Avenue in Waukegan.
  Brad Lemer, owner of CBD & Smoke Emporium in Waukegan, takes photos of his damaged business Monday morning. Windows were broken and items taken by looters late Sunday night at several businesses along Lewis Avenue near Glen Flora Avenue in Waukegan.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
About 400-500 people turned out for a rally protesting police brutality and supporting Black Lives Matter in Arlington Heights Thursday. The rally started at South Middle School before a march to North School Park.
  About 400-500 people turned out for a rally protesting police brutality and supporting Black Lives Matter in Arlington Heights Thursday. The rally started at South Middle School before a march to North School Park.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Pinky Amin, of Aurora uses duct tape to pick up glass out of the sidewalk crevices outside the Barnes and Noble in downtown Naperville Tuesday morning after looting and vandalism Monday night. "This is my city, I'm here everyday," Amin said. "I love this place. I can't stand seeing this happening here." She said normally she'd be walking her dog downtown or having coffee at a nearby shop.
  Pinky Amin, of Aurora uses duct tape to pick up glass out of the sidewalk crevices outside the Barnes and Noble in downtown Naperville Tuesday morning after looting and vandalism Monday night. "This is my city, I'm here everyday," Amin said. "I love this place. I can't stand seeing this happening here." She said normally she'd be walking her dog downtown or having coffee at a nearby shop.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
A hearse from Kolssak Funeral Home passes under a large flag during a funeral procession on Community Blvd. for former Wheeling Village President Sheila Schultz, who died Friday at 90 years old.
  A hearse from Kolssak Funeral Home passes under a large flag during a funeral procession on Community Blvd. for former Wheeling Village President Sheila Schultz, who died Friday at 90 years old.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Marchers join together for a rally with music and dancing in front of city hall after a march across town in Elgin Friday night, June 5, 2020.
  Marchers join together for a rally with music and dancing in front of city hall after a march across town in Elgin Friday night, June 5, 2020.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
John Love, of Pingree Grove speaks during a "Peaceful Grieving for Black Lives" event, which started in front of Elgin City Hall then moved to the front the police station Tuesday.
  John Love, of Pingree Grove speaks during a "Peaceful Grieving for Black Lives" event, which started in front of Elgin City Hall then moved to the front the police station Tuesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Hundreds of people kneel for 8 minute 46 seconds at a Black Lives Matter protest at the Buffalo Grove Park District facility on McHenry Rd. Thursday.
  Hundreds of people kneel for 8 minute 46 seconds at a Black Lives Matter protest at the Buffalo Grove Park District facility on McHenry Rd. Thursday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Vladimir Novokhovsky, of Lincolnshire watches over his grandchildren, Sammy Itkin, 4, and Sophia Guastella, 2-1/2, at Spring Lake Beach in Lincolnshire Saturday, May 30, 2020. There will not be life guards at the beach this summer.
  Vladimir Novokhovsky, of Lincolnshire watches over his grandchildren, Sammy Itkin, 4, and Sophia Guastella, 2-1/2, at Spring Lake Beach in Lincolnshire Saturday, May 30, 2020. There will not be life guards at the beach this summer.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Brittany Bennefield, of Plainfield and her son Maddox, 5, place a heart as people put up "peaceful paper hearts" at businesses in downtown Naperville two days after roughly 30 storefronts were damaged when a protest turned destructive.
  Brittany Bennefield, of Plainfield and her son Maddox, 5, place a heart as people put up "peaceful paper hearts" at businesses in downtown Naperville two days after roughly 30 storefronts were damaged when a protest turned destructive.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Hundreds of people gathered for a protest and vigil in memory of George Floyd at North School Park in Arlington Heights Sunday.
  Hundreds of people gathered for a protest and vigil in memory of George Floyd at North School Park in Arlington Heights Sunday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Several people dance at a Black Lives Matter rally at the Peg Bond Pavilion in Batavia Wednesday.
  Several people dance at a Black Lives Matter rally at the Peg Bond Pavilion in Batavia Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
June Sun, of Naperville places a "peaceful paper heart" at a business in downtown Naperville two days after roughly 30 storefronts were damaged when a protest turned destructive.
  June Sun, of Naperville places a "peaceful paper heart" at a business in downtown Naperville two days after roughly 30 storefronts were damaged when a protest turned destructive.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A woman holds a framed photograph of Coretta King, widow of Martin Luther King Jr. as hundreds listen to speakers at a Black Lives Matter protest at the Buffalo Grove Park District facility on McHenry Rd. Thursday.
  A woman holds a framed photograph of Coretta King, widow of Martin Luther King Jr. as hundreds listen to speakers at a Black Lives Matter protest at the Buffalo Grove Park District facility on McHenry Rd. Thursday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Devaughan Welch, of Bolingbrook holds a sign as people put up "peaceful paper hearts" at businesses in downtown Naperville two days after roughly 30 storefronts were damaged when a protest turned destructive.
  Devaughan Welch, of Bolingbrook holds a sign as people put up "peaceful paper hearts" at businesses in downtown Naperville two days after roughly 30 storefronts were damaged when a protest turned destructive.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Two priests stand in the crowd at a Black Lives Matter rally at the Peg Bond Pavilion in Batavia Wednesday.
  Two priests stand in the crowd at a Black Lives Matter rally at the Peg Bond Pavilion in Batavia Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A woman holds a sign at a Black Lives Matter rally at the Peg Bond Pavilion in Batavia Wednesday.
  A woman holds a sign at a Black Lives Matter rally at the Peg Bond Pavilion in Batavia Wednesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Kailey Pearson, a Stevenson High School graduate and current NIU student speaks at a Black Lives Matter protest at the Buffalo Grove Park District facility on McHenry Rd. Thursday. She says she's lived with racial fear her whole life.
  Kailey Pearson, a Stevenson High School graduate and current NIU student speaks at a Black Lives Matter protest at the Buffalo Grove Park District facility on McHenry Rd. Thursday. She says she's lived with racial fear her whole life.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Globemaster Onion flowers are in bloom as folks walk by the Morton Arboretum in Lisle in Friday.
  Globemaster Onion flowers are in bloom as folks walk by the Morton Arboretum in Lisle in Friday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
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