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A visit with dinosaurs, a new sports season and the beginning of in-person classes were part of the Week in Pictures

 
By John Starks
Posted8/30/2020 8:00 PM

Daily Herald photographers found suburbanites doing their best to work and play in a pandemic, including visiting with dinosaurs, starting a new sports season and beginning in-person classes in The Week in Pictures.

Journalist Michael Sean Comerford, of Barrington didn't just interview people who worked at traveling carnivals, he spent a year working across North American as a carny. After trekking 21,570 miles, most of it hitchhiking, Comerford told the story in his book, "American Oz."
  Journalist Michael Sean Comerford, of Barrington didn't just interview people who worked at traveling carnivals, he spent a year working across North American as a carny. After trekking 21,570 miles, most of it hitchhiking, Comerford told the story in his book, "American Oz."
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Riley Fink, 13, of Joliet and his sister, Grace, 9, view a Tyrannosaurus Rex during a Dinosaur Adventure drive-through at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton Sunday, August 23, 2020.
  Riley Fink, 13, of Joliet and his sister, Grace, 9, view a Tyrannosaurus Rex during a Dinosaur Adventure drive-through at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Assistant Principal Mike Field holds QR codes for students to scan with their cellphones on the first day at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights on Monday. Scanning the code opens a link for a symptom checker for the student to fill out each morning before entering the building.
  Assistant Principal Mike Field holds QR codes for students to scan with their cellphones on the first day at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights on Monday. Scanning the code opens a link for a symptom checker for the student to fill out each morning before entering the building.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Sandra Petroshius, left, chair of the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum Committee, shows a brick from Ray Bradbury's former home in California during Ray Bradbury's Centennial Celebration at the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum in Waukegan Saturday, August 22. 2020.
  Sandra Petroshius, left, chair of the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum Committee, shows a brick from Ray Bradbury's former home in California during Ray Bradbury's Centennial Celebration at the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum in Waukegan Saturday, August 22. 2020.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Maine West High School freshmen start their race inside a fenced perimeter at the D207 boys cross country race at Maine South High School Tuesday. The three high schools started their races two minutes apart to maximize social distancing efforts. Spectators were not allowed inside the fence.
  Maine West High School freshmen start their race inside a fenced perimeter at the D207 boys cross country race at Maine South High School Tuesday. The three high schools started their races two minutes apart to maximize social distancing efforts. Spectators were not allowed inside the fence.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A pin for Lotti O'Neill of Downers Grove, one of the first elected women in DuPage at the Suffrage centennial anniversary display at the DuPage County Historical Museum Tuesday August 11, 2020 in Wheaton.
  A pin for Lotti O'Neill of Downers Grove, one of the first elected women in DuPage at the Suffrage centennial anniversary display at the DuPage County Historical Museum Tuesday August 11, 2020 in Wheaton.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Two boxes of eggplant wait to be loaded into a trailer as volunteers pick vegetables in the background at Scott's Vegetable Stand, on Burlington Road west of Elgin, to donate to local food pantries on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
  Two boxes of eggplant wait to be loaded into a trailer as volunteers pick vegetables in the background at Scott's Vegetable Stand, on Burlington Road west of Elgin, to donate to local food pantries on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Executive director Alison Costanzo points out details on a crown at the Lombard Historical Society carriage house. The crown was made by Christia Reade, of Lombard in 1930 and is part of a display on the women's suffrage movement at the museum.
  Executive director Alison Costanzo points out details on a crown at the Lombard Historical Society carriage house. The crown was made by Christia Reade, of Lombard in 1930 and is part of a display on the women's suffrage movement at the museum.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Cars pass through a Dinosaur Adventure drive-through at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton Sunday, August 23, 2020.
  Cars pass through a Dinosaur Adventure drive-through at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Maya Munoz, age 8 months, of Chicago didn't want to get in her stroller at the start of the 5K, so her mom, Jessica, formerly of Elgin holds her as they and Nicole Dattolo of Carol Stream, begin with a brisk walk during A Run for Beer at the Two Brothers Roundhouse brewery in Aurora Sunday, August 23, 2020.
  Maya Munoz, age 8 months, of Chicago didn't want to get in her stroller at the start of the 5K, so her mom, Jessica, formerly of Elgin holds her as they and Nicole Dattolo of Carol Stream, begin with a brisk walk during A Run for Beer at the Two Brothers Roundhouse brewery in Aurora Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A Complete Culinary worker applies sauce to an Asian carp burger at a giveaway Friday in Aurora.
  A Complete Culinary worker applies sauce to an Asian carp burger at a giveaway Friday in Aurora.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Rachel Heneghan, of Wheaton, is partially deaf herself and has two deaf sons, Aidyn, 9, and Logan, 7. Heneghan has frustrations and concerns about districts' reopening plans.
  Rachel Heneghan, of Wheaton, is partially deaf herself and has two deaf sons, Aidyn, 9, and Logan, 7. Heneghan has frustrations and concerns about districts' reopening plans.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Focus Martial Arts and Fitness in Lake in the Hills has set up "Pandemic Pods" where they also have karate classes.
  Focus Martial Arts and Fitness in Lake in the Hills has set up "Pandemic Pods" where they also have karate classes.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Flexologist Sarah Englund works with client Angela Rothengass, of St. Charles at StretchLab, a one-on-one assisted stretching studio in South Elgin Tuesday.
  Flexologist Sarah Englund works with client Angela Rothengass, of St. Charles at StretchLab, a one-on-one assisted stretching studio in South Elgin Tuesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Spectators wore masks and were kept outside a fenced perimeter at the D207 boys cross country race at Maine South High School Tuesday.
  Spectators wore masks and were kept outside a fenced perimeter at the D207 boys cross country race at Maine South High School Tuesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Sam Campos, of Wadsworth attends an in-person class Wednesday at College of Lake County's Grayslake campus. A small number of students in the "How to Make Almost Anything" class in the technology building were distanced and masked during the class.
  Sam Campos, of Wadsworth attends an in-person class Wednesday at College of Lake County's Grayslake campus. A small number of students in the "How to Make Almost Anything" class in the technology building were distanced and masked during the class.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Rebecca Willaert and her fellow students sit socially distanced during a physical therapist assistant clinical practicum course at Elgin Community College Thursday.
  Rebecca Willaert and her fellow students sit socially distanced during a physical therapist assistant clinical practicum course at Elgin Community College Thursday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Carol Tarczynski, of Nichols Farm, Marengo, left, shows produce to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at the Schaumburg Farmers Market Friday.
  Carol Tarczynski, of Nichols Farm, Marengo, left, shows produce to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at the Schaumburg Farmers Market Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
John Starks/jstarks@dailyherald.comA man pedals under the I-90 bridge over the Fox River as he rides on the Fox River Trail bike path. More people are bicycling as a way to get out of the house this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Starks/jstarks@dailyherald.comA man pedals under the I-90 bridge over the Fox River as he rides on the Fox River Trail bike path. More people are bicycling as a way to get out of the house this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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