Take a peek at the first Santa event and many other colorful things in The Week in Pictures for November 6-12, 2021.

 
 
Posted11/14/2021 2:00 PM

Veterans Day events were well attended while high school sports fall season playoffs begin and autumn leaves are still on the trees while the suburbs had the first Santa Claus event of the year in The Week in Pictures for November 6-12, 2021.

Charlotte Deans, 6, third from left, with her fellow classmates sing songs for all the veterans who attended Libertyville's tribute day at Copeland Manor School on Wednesday.
Charlotte Deans, 6, third from left, with her fellow classmates sing songs for all the veterans who attended Libertyville's tribute day at Copeland Manor School on Wednesday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Dressed for the occasion, Bob Nierzwicki of St. Charles gets in on the action during the Wayne-DuPage Hunt's fox hunt.
Dressed for the occasion, Bob Nierzwicki of St. Charles gets in on the action during the Wayne-DuPage Hunt's fox hunt.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The emotions of serving in Afghanistan are never far from the surface for Marine Ashton Kroner of Crystal Lake, who wipes tears as she talks about a fellow Marine who was killed when an Afghan police officer they trained opened fire in the chow hall.
The emotions of serving in Afghanistan are never far from the surface for Marine Ashton Kroner of Crystal Lake, who wipes tears as she talks about a fellow Marine who was killed when an Afghan police officer they trained opened fire in the chow hall.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Karen, a resident at The Vines Senior Homes, waves to trick or treaters outside the Elgin center.
Karen, a resident at The Vines Senior Homes, waves to trick or treaters outside the Elgin center.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Emma Christian, 6, of Libertyville who honored her father Jacob Christian who is in the navy at Great Lakes wears her military hat at the Copeland Manor School in Libertyville school's tribute Veterans Day on Wednesday.
Emma Christian, 6, of Libertyville who honored her father Jacob Christian who is in the navy at Great Lakes wears her military hat at the Copeland Manor School in Libertyville school's tribute Veterans Day on Wednesday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Casper True Value store manager Linda Greene looks over the Christmas lights which are a part of the hardware store's liquidation sale in Lake Zurich.
Casper True Value store manager Linda Greene looks over the Christmas lights which are a part of the hardware store's liquidation sale in Lake Zurich.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Trees are just beginning to display their fall colors during the first week of November at Somme Woods in Northbrook.
Trees are just beginning to display their fall colors during the first week of November at Somme Woods in Northbrook.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Fremd's Eli Schoffstall and Stevenson's Nazar Mormul compete for the ball in a Class 3A soccer sectional semifinal game in Palatine on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
Fremd's Eli Schoffstall and Stevenson's Nazar Mormul compete for the ball in a Class 3A soccer sectional semifinal game in Palatine on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Lewis Medina, of Aurora leans in to a hug from his wife Julie after he received the Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year award at Tuesday's Kane County Board meeting in Geneva. Medina pulled a man from a vehicle that was stuck on train tracks in Aurora seconds before the vehicle was hit by a train.
Lewis Medina, of Aurora leans in to a hug from his wife Julie after he received the Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year award at Tuesday's Kane County Board meeting in Geneva. Medina pulled a man from a vehicle that was stuck on train tracks in Aurora seconds before the vehicle was hit by a train.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
A lone leaf rests on a log after falling to the ground at Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve in Elburn on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
A lone leaf rests on a log after falling to the ground at Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve in Elburn on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
St. Viator players share their trophy with classmates after defeating Lakes in the Class 3A volleyball sectional title match in Arlington Heights on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
St. Viator players share their trophy with classmates after defeating Lakes in the Class 3A volleyball sectional title match in Arlington Heights on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Sean Trowbridge harvests a 75 acre field of corn on Ellithorpe Road, southwest of Burlington on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Kane County has more than 333,000 acres of farmland.
Sean Trowbridge harvests a 75 acre field of corn on Ellithorpe Road, southwest of Burlington on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Kane County has more than 333,000 acres of farmland.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Trees show off their fall colors along Route 31 south of Algonquin near the Kane County Brunner Family Forest Preserve.
Trees show off their fall colors along Route 31 south of Algonquin near the Kane County Brunner Family Forest Preserve.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
York leads out of the gate at the start of the girls race during the Lake Park IHSA Sectional cross country meet Saturday October 30, 2021 in Roselle.
York leads out of the gate at the start of the girls race during the Lake Park IHSA Sectional cross country meet Saturday October 30, 2021 in Roselle.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Nine-year-old Alina Wang, of Houston, Texas returns a shot at the world the 2021 Edgeball Chicago International Table Tennis Open Saturday October 30, 2021 in Libertyville.
Nine-year-old Alina Wang, of Houston, Texas returns a shot at the world the 2021 Edgeball Chicago International Table Tennis Open Saturday October 30, 2021 in Libertyville.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A dried oak leaf lays on the ground under red leaves in Central Park in Grayslake.
A dried oak leaf lays on the ground under red leaves in Central Park in Grayslake.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A 50-ton decommissioned M60A3 U.S. Army tank is proudly displayed in Elburn's Memorial Park next to the village hall on East North Street.
A 50-ton decommissioned M60A3 U.S. Army tank is proudly displayed in Elburn's Memorial Park next to the village hall on East North Street.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
The hounds and first line of riders of the Wayne-DuPage Hunt jump a short fence while following the scent of fox urine laid out for the hounds to track.
The hounds and first line of riders of the Wayne-DuPage Hunt jump a short fence while following the scent of fox urine laid out for the hounds to track.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The Grayslake Central Rams raise their fourth-place trophy following Saturday's IHSA Class 2A state boys soccer consolation game in Hoffman Estates. George Washington won the game 3-1.
The Grayslake Central Rams raise their fourth-place trophy following Saturday's IHSA Class 2A state boys soccer consolation game in Hoffman Estates. George Washington won the game 3-1.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Pumpkins are gathered during the Pumpkin Collection and Launch at the College of Lake County in Grayslake Saturday, November 6, 2021.
Pumpkins are gathered during the Pumpkin Collection and Launch at the College of Lake County in Grayslake Saturday, November 6, 2021.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Buffalo Grove's Michael Cervantes tosses the football to a teammate during the IHSA Class 7A football playoffs Saturday November 6, 2021 at Buffalo Grove High School.
Buffalo Grove's Michael Cervantes tosses the football to a teammate during the IHSA Class 7A football playoffs Saturday November 6, 2021 at Buffalo Grove High School.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Buffalo Grove's Dominick Marrazzo reels in a touchdown pass over Prospect's Nicholas Grassano during the IHSA Class 7A football playoffs Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Buffalo Grove High School.
Buffalo Grove's Dominick Marrazzo reels in a touchdown pass over Prospect's Nicholas Grassano during the IHSA Class 7A football playoffs Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Buffalo Grove High School.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
LaVerne and Jim Jenz, of Hawthorn Woods look over the turkeys for sale at Sunset Foods in Long Grove on Friday.
LaVerne and Jim Jenz, of Hawthorn Woods look over the turkeys for sale at Sunset Foods in Long Grove on Friday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Montini's Maddie Kasallis celebrates a point against Breese Mater Dei in the 2A semifinal volleyball match at Illinois State University on Friday, November 12, 2021.
Montini's Maddie Kasallis celebrates a point against Breese Mater Dei in the 2A semifinal volleyball match at Illinois State University on Friday, November 12, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A group of veterans return from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The event was sponsored by the Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
A group of veterans return from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The event was sponsored by the Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Santa parades through Woodfield Mall to the delight of hundreds of parents and smiling kids on Thursday.
Santa parades through Woodfield Mall to the delight of hundreds of parents and smiling kids on Thursday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A group of veterans return from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The event was sponsored by the Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
A group of veterans return from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The event was sponsored by the Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
U.S. Navy veteran Bob Balsamo wipes away a tear during the city's annual Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday. Balsamo was a submariner who served in active duty from 1952-54 and spent eight years in the reserves.
U.S. Navy veteran Bob Balsamo wipes away a tear during the city's annual Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday. Balsamo was a submariner who served in active duty from 1952-54 and spent eight years in the reserves.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The Lake County Detachment 801 of the Marine Corps League exit a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Lindenhurst Village Hall garage to perform a Three Volley Salute on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
The Lake County Detachment 801 of the Marine Corps League exit a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Lindenhurst Village Hall garage to perform a Three Volley Salute on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
The Lake County Young Marines Color Guard present the Colors during a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Lindenhurst Village Hall on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
The Lake County Young Marines Color Guard present the Colors during a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Lindenhurst Village Hall on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A muzzle flash is seen during the rifle salute at the American Legion Post 76 Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
A muzzle flash is seen during the rifle salute at the American Legion Post 76 Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
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