It was a busy and unpredictable couple of weeks and Daily Herald photographers present it in The Week in Pictures for February 6-19, 2021.

 
 
Posted2/21/2021 12:00 PM

Look around and see the beauty, heartbreak, struggle and joy of living in the suburbs in The Week in Pictures for February 6-19, 2021.

A pedestrian takes small steps in the slippery snow to cross S. Vail Ave. in Arlington Heights Monday night.
  A pedestrian takes small steps in the slippery snow to cross S. Vail Ave. in Arlington Heights Monday night.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Stephy Jones of Antioch, who works at Deerfield based Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, gets some licks from Cheech as the shelter opens a new space in Hawhorn Mall Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Vernon Hills.
  Stephy Jones of Antioch, who works at Deerfield based Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, gets some licks from Cheech as the shelter opens a new space in Hawhorn Mall Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Vernon Hills.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A jet crosses the path of a sun pillar seen from Glenview on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Sun pillars happen when a strong light source, in this case it is the setting sun, reflects off tiny ice crystals that are suspended in the air. The bitter cold and bright sun were the perfect conditions on Saturday. This sun pillar lasted less than 10 minutes and got stronger as the sun got lower.
  A jet crosses the path of a sun pillar seen from Glenview on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Sun pillars happen when a strong light source, in this case it is the setting sun, reflects off tiny ice crystals that are suspended in the air. The bitter cold and bright sun were the perfect conditions on Saturday. This sun pillar lasted less than 10 minutes and got stronger as the sun got lower.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
One-hundred and eighty-nine participants twist and turn through the scenic second annual Frozen Oaks 5K Saturday, February 13, 2021 in West Dundee at the Randall Oaks Golf Club.
  One-hundred and eighty-nine participants twist and turn through the scenic second annual Frozen Oaks 5K Saturday, February 13, 2021 in West Dundee at the Randall Oaks Golf Club.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Buffalo Grove's Cassidy Green and Hanna Glanz and Hersey's Kelsey Neary battle for the ball with manicured fingernails in a girls basketball game in Arlington Heights Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
  Buffalo Grove's Cassidy Green and Hanna Glanz and Hersey's Kelsey Neary battle for the ball with manicured fingernails in a girls basketball game in Arlington Heights Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A Woodland School District 50 parents group holds a rally Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Gurnee urging the school board to vote to bring kids back to classrooms.
  A Woodland School District 50 parents group holds a rally Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Gurnee urging the school board to vote to bring kids back to classrooms.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The driveway is decorated with balloons while friends of the late Scott Boorstein dropped off fabric squares as part of the annual Selfless for Scott campaign in Riverwoods.
  The driveway is decorated with balloons while friends of the late Scott Boorstein dropped off fabric squares as part of the annual Selfless for Scott campaign in Riverwoods.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Janice Guider, of Naperville and the DuPage County chapter of the NAACP asks a question of the panel during the DuPage County Health Department's news conference announcing the movement of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic to the DuPage County Fairgrounds Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in Wheaton.
  Janice Guider, of Naperville and the DuPage County chapter of the NAACP asks a question of the panel during the DuPage County Health Department's news conference announcing the movement of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic to the DuPage County Fairgrounds Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in Wheaton.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A look at the live picture before the start of the Geneva and Bartlett girls basketball game on Tuesday. Geneva High School is offering a livestream broadcast of it's games using NFHS Network.
  A look at the live picture before the start of the Geneva and Bartlett girls basketball game on Tuesday. Geneva High School is offering a livestream broadcast of it's games using NFHS Network.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Liv Melchers, 26, opened ABLE Shoppe in downtown Elgin a few weeks ago. The vintage clothing and home decor store is a reflection of her focus on sustainability and ethical fashion. While the store is full of vintage and antique items, it looks and feels more like a modern boutique.
  Liv Melchers, 26, opened ABLE Shoppe in downtown Elgin a few weeks ago. The vintage clothing and home decor store is a reflection of her focus on sustainability and ethical fashion. While the store is full of vintage and antique items, it looks and feels more like a modern boutique.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
A single pointed snowflake stands on one of it's six legs Thursday.
  A single pointed snowflake stands on one of it's six legs Thursday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Family members and friends throw flowers and release white balloons at the gravesite during funeral services for the mother and her four daughters who died in a house fire in Des Plaines on January 27th.
  Family members and friends throw flowers and release white balloons at the gravesite during funeral services for the mother and her four daughters who died in a house fire in Des Plaines on January 27th.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Pieces of the historic Maine Flyer warplane are now on public display as part of an exhibit at the Des Plaines History Center. Park Ridge resident and history buff Len Johnson, pointing, secured the artifacts from the C-54 Skymaster that was dedicated February 16, 1945. Also pictured is Des Plaines History Center Executive Director Philip Mohr.
  Pieces of the historic Maine Flyer warplane are now on public display as part of an exhibit at the Des Plaines History Center. Park Ridge resident and history buff Len Johnson, pointing, secured the artifacts from the C-54 Skymaster that was dedicated February 16, 1945. Also pictured is Des Plaines History Center Executive Director Philip Mohr.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Elgin artist Freddrick D. Wimms curated the "Black Then, Black Now, Black in the Middle …" art exhibit at Side Street Studios in Elgin in honor of Black History Month. The exhibit features work from 30 artists, both local and from around the country, and will run through the end of the month.
  Elgin artist Freddrick D. Wimms curated the "Black Then, Black Now, Black in the Middle …" art exhibit at Side Street Studios in Elgin in honor of Black History Month. The exhibit features work from 30 artists, both local and from around the country, and will run through the end of the month.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
A car is buried in snow along Waukegan Road in Glenview Tuesday.
  A car is buried in snow along Waukegan Road in Glenview Tuesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Jewel-Osco registered pharmacist Jacqueline Pasalo administers a COVID-19 vaccine during a clinic Thursday at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan.
  Jewel-Osco registered pharmacist Jacqueline Pasalo administers a COVID-19 vaccine during a clinic Thursday at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and Aurora's Mayor Richard Irvin bring yellow roses to a memorial shrine located at the Aurora Historical Society to mark the second anniversary of the murders at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora.
  Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and Aurora's Mayor Richard Irvin bring yellow roses to a memorial shrine located at the Aurora Historical Society to mark the second anniversary of the murders at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Brothers Owen Hyland, 5, right, and Aidan, 8, of Wheaton shows off their skating skills on the 60 foot by 40 foot synthetic ice rink in downtown Glen Ellyn on Friday.
  Brothers Owen Hyland, 5, right, and Aidan, 8, of Wheaton shows off their skating skills on the 60 foot by 40 foot synthetic ice rink in downtown Glen Ellyn on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Annette Schwab and her dog Jackson, of Palatine enjoy a walk in the brutal cold over at the Ron Gbur Sports Field on Monday. "I'm out enjoying the weather doing a brisk walk, It keeps me going." Her dog Jackson commented, "Woof Woof" as he played in the snow.
  Annette Schwab and her dog Jackson, of Palatine enjoy a walk in the brutal cold over at the Ron Gbur Sports Field on Monday. "I'm out enjoying the weather doing a brisk walk, It keeps me going." Her dog Jackson commented, "Woof Woof" as he played in the snow.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A person stands under heat lamps on the Metra train station as snow starts to blow Monday afternoon in Des Plaines.
  A person stands under heat lamps on the Metra train station as snow starts to blow Monday afternoon in Des Plaines.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Snow blows across Willow Road at the south end of the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling Monday afternoon in Des Plaines.
  Snow blows across Willow Road at the south end of the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling Monday afternoon in Des Plaines.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Al Gain, from Arlington Heights uses a snow shovel extension to clear off the snow on his garage and minimize the ice around his gutters. He has a four inch ice blockage on his house's gutter system.
  Al Gain, from Arlington Heights uses a snow shovel extension to clear off the snow on his garage and minimize the ice around his gutters. He has a four inch ice blockage on his house's gutter system.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Brian Kotowski, of Palatine uses his snowblower to dig out from an overnight snowstorm that once again hit the suburbs, "The first couple of times were all right, now I don't like it," Kotowski mentioned as he took a break during his snow removal duties on Tuesday morning.
  Brian Kotowski, of Palatine uses his snowblower to dig out from an overnight snowstorm that once again hit the suburbs, "The first couple of times were all right, now I don't like it," Kotowski mentioned as he took a break during his snow removal duties on Tuesday morning.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Illinois State Sen. Donald P. DeWitte from the 33rd District of Kane and McHenry counties receives his COVID-19 shot at the Kane County Sheriff's Office Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in St. Charles.
  Illinois State Sen. Donald P. DeWitte from the 33rd District of Kane and McHenry counties receives his COVID-19 shot at the Kane County Sheriff's Office Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in St. Charles.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Mike Carroll uses a roof rake to clear snow from his Northbrook home Tuesday.
  Mike Carroll uses a roof rake to clear snow from his Northbrook home Tuesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Rev. Jenny Hulen uses a Q-Tip to place ashes on the forehead of Peyton Camardella, 11, of Arlington Heights as her grandmother Roz Camardella of Palatine, looks on from inside their car using the drive-through at St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights on Ash Wednesday.
  Rev. Jenny Hulen uses a Q-Tip to place ashes on the forehead of Peyton Camardella, 11, of Arlington Heights as her grandmother Roz Camardella of Palatine, looks on from inside their car using the drive-through at St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights on Ash Wednesday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Rev. Jenny Hulen prays for a driver and uses a Q-Tip to place ashes on the forehead of people using the drive-through at St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights on Ash Wednesday.
  Rev. Jenny Hulen prays for a driver and uses a Q-Tip to place ashes on the forehead of people using the drive-through at St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights on Ash Wednesday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Condo complexes in Palatine pile up mounds of snow at the end of driveways, lack of property space to store the vast amounts of snow this year has caught them off guard. Snow piled up high at the end of driveways make it hard to see for a driver as they pull out into the intersection.
  Condo complexes in Palatine pile up mounds of snow at the end of driveways, lack of property space to store the vast amounts of snow this year has caught them off guard. Snow piled up high at the end of driveways make it hard to see for a driver as they pull out into the intersection.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A referee wears a striped face covering over his whistle during the Cary-Grove High School against Burlington Central High School boys basketball game in Burlington Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
  A referee wears a striped face covering over his whistle during the Cary-Grove High School against Burlington Central High School boys basketball game in Burlington Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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