Unusual sunsets provided a backdrop for The Week in Pictures, September 12-19, 2020.

 
 
Posted9/20/2020 8:00 PM

Daily Herald photographers saw unusual evening skies airing the week of September 12-19, 2020, as well as meeting a horse whisperer and a 90-year-old softball player.

Traffic flows on Townline Road as a hazy sun sets in Vernon Hills Tuesday due to wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.
  Traffic flows on Townline Road as a hazy sun sets in Vernon Hills Tuesday due to wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Children learn to skate for hockey on the studio rink on the day of the grand opening of the Glenview Community Ice Center Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.
  Children learn to skate for hockey on the studio rink on the day of the grand opening of the Glenview Community Ice Center Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Metra Coach Cleaner Sherri Crowder sanitizes the seating area of one of the cars before a Metra news conference Tuesday September 15, 2020 in Chicago.
  Metra Coach Cleaner Sherri Crowder sanitizes the seating area of one of the cars before a Metra news conference Tuesday September 15, 2020 in Chicago.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Stanley Raush was a vendor during the 1945 World Series in Chicago. Now 90, he plays men's softball in the Northwest Suburbs to keep fit after heart surgery.
  Stanley Raush was a vendor during the 1945 World Series in Chicago. Now 90, he plays men's softball in the Northwest Suburbs to keep fit after heart surgery.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Monique Howery watches as Stephen Jahseed, left, and Price Smith, right, help her hang a picture of her daughter Sabrina, who passed away in June at age 19 of natural causes, before the grand opening of Moni's Soul food Fiesta in downtown Elgin on Friday.
  Monique Howery watches as Stephen Jahseed, left, and Price Smith, right, help her hang a picture of her daughter Sabrina, who passed away in June at age 19 of natural causes, before the grand opening of Moni's Soul food Fiesta in downtown Elgin on Friday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Mitch Bornstein, a horse-whisperer, prepares to work with Prince. The stallion was raised in a stall, where he bit and attacked humans and other horses before being brought to Casey's Safe Haven, in Maple Park and began working with Bornstein. Prince attacked him and bit him on the shoulder during one of the earlier sessions.
  Mitch Bornstein, a horse-whisperer, prepares to work with Prince. The stallion was raised in a stall, where he bit and attacked humans and other horses before being brought to Casey's Safe Haven, in Maple Park and began working with Bornstein. Prince attacked him and bit him on the shoulder during one of the earlier sessions.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Prospect Heights artist William Nelson in his home studio. He was commissioned by Ray Krok to paint a portrait of Lou Brock when Brock set the MLB base-stealing record in the 1970s.
  Prospect Heights artist William Nelson in his home studio. He was commissioned by Ray Krok to paint a portrait of Lou Brock when Brock set the MLB base-stealing record in the 1970s.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Karla Aycock, a food services tech at Bartlett High School, directs people to a U-46 food distribution site at a parking lot on Raymond and National Streets in Elgin Wednesday. It was the first day of a collaboration between U-46 Transportation Department and Food & Nutrition Services team called "Meals on the Bus," which provides three dozen new community locations to pick up meals for school-age kids.
  Karla Aycock, a food services tech at Bartlett High School, directs people to a U-46 food distribution site at a parking lot on Raymond and National Streets in Elgin Wednesday. It was the first day of a collaboration between U-46 Transportation Department and Food & Nutrition Services team called "Meals on the Bus," which provides three dozen new community locations to pick up meals for school-age kids.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
St. Mark Lutheran Church Pastor Christie Webb welcomes walkers as they raise funds to help pay for housing and feeding the homeless in Mount Prospect Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
  St. Mark Lutheran Church Pastor Christie Webb welcomes walkers as they raise funds to help pay for housing and feeding the homeless in Mount Prospect Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Becca Lech and a few other Wheaton District 200 students rally at the corner of Roosevelt and Winfield Roads in Wheaton Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
  Becca Lech and a few other Wheaton District 200 students rally at the corner of Roosevelt and Winfield Roads in Wheaton Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Katie Myers teaches English at Butler Junior High School Thursday Sept. 17, 2020 in Oak Brook. Butler District 53 has more than 60% of their students participating in in-person learning.
  Katie Myers teaches English at Butler Junior High School Thursday Sept. 17, 2020 in Oak Brook. Butler District 53 has more than 60% of their students participating in in-person learning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Parents in Barrington Area Unit District 220 hold a "back-to-school" rally at Citizens Park in Barrington Monday evening.
  Parents in Barrington Area Unit District 220 hold a "back-to-school" rally at Citizens Park in Barrington Monday evening.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A walker crosses a bridge against a hazy sunset over Century Park in Vernon Hills Tuesday due to wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.
  A walker crosses a bridge against a hazy sunset over Century Park in Vernon Hills Tuesday due to wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A third grade Brook Forest Elementary School student prepares for lunch at his desk Thursday September 17, 2020 in Oak Brook. Butler District 53 has more than 60% of their students participating in-person learning.
  A third grade Brook Forest Elementary School student prepares for lunch at his desk Thursday September 17, 2020 in Oak Brook. Butler District 53 has more than 60% of their students participating in-person learning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A hazy sunset is reflected on the water as a fisherman stands on the bank at Century Park in Vernon Hills Tuesday.
  A hazy sunset is reflected on the water as a fisherman stands on the bank at Century Park in Vernon Hills Tuesday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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