Take a peek at The Week in Pictures photo gallery for December 11-17, 2021 in the Chicago suburbs.

 
 
Posted12/20/2021 1:00 AM

Santa Claus makes more than one appearance in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for December 11-17, but there is a lot more to see, including teachers teaching, artists working, holiday trees being hunted and plenty of high school sports.

Marshall Brune works on repairing a cracked back of a guitar that was brought in by a patron. He is part of a father-and-son team who handicraft exquisite guitars in their Wauconda workshop. They may work on one instrument for 200 hours. His handcrafted guitars can sell for more than $10,000.
Marshall Brune works on repairing a cracked back of a guitar that was brought in by a patron. He is part of a father-and-son team who handicraft exquisite guitars in their Wauconda workshop. They may work on one instrument for 200 hours. His handcrafted guitars can sell for more than $10,000.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Santa Claus arrives at the Elgin Police Department's first "Jolly Up the Trees" event in front of the station Saturday, December 11, 2021 in Elgin.
Santa Claus arrives at the Elgin Police Department's first "Jolly Up the Trees" event in front of the station Saturday, December 11, 2021 in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Lake Zurich's Tomas Troutman wrestles Grant's Bradley Berg at 152-pounds during the Rex Lewis Invitational wrestling meet Saturday, December 11, 2021 in Buffalo Grove.
Lake Zurich's Tomas Troutman wrestles Grant's Bradley Berg at 152-pounds during the Rex Lewis Invitational wrestling meet Saturday, December 11, 2021 in Buffalo Grove.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Wheaton Academy's Adam Baarman slaps the ball from Naperville North's Luke Williams in a boys basketball game in Naperville on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
Wheaton Academy's Adam Baarman slaps the ball from Naperville North's Luke Williams in a boys basketball game in Naperville on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A woman wears a hooded, fleece pullover with the image of Mary, mother of Jesus, as people begin to enter the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The annual event marks reported visions of Mary in Mexico City in 1531.
A woman wears a hooded, fleece pullover with the image of Mary, mother of Jesus, as people begin to enter the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The annual event marks reported visions of Mary in Mexico City in 1531.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A pair carry their choice to the car after cutting down the perfect holiday evergreen at Abbey Farms in Aurora. Abbey Farms has been providing trees for the holidays from their Hart Road acreage for 80 years.
A pair carry their choice to the car after cutting down the perfect holiday evergreen at Abbey Farms in Aurora. Abbey Farms has been providing trees for the holidays from their Hart Road acreage for 80 years.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Students at Ellis Elementary School work on completing a circuit Friday, December 10, 2021 in Round Lake. School districts are scrambling to catch students back up to speed after the pandemic-induced remote learning. State report card data shows students are behind where they normally are in terms of test scores.
Students at Ellis Elementary School work on completing a circuit Friday, December 10, 2021 in Round Lake. School districts are scrambling to catch students back up to speed after the pandemic-induced remote learning. State report card data shows students are behind where they normally are in terms of test scores.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Mark Scarpelli, President of Raymond Chevrolet and Kia in Antioch, right, and Santa Claus pull gifts from the bed of a new pickup truck for children identified as in-need of help for the holidays on Thursday, December 9, 2021. After giving each child a gift, Antioch police took them on a shopping spree at Walmart in Antioch. All the money for the event was donated by the dealership. "I grew up here," said Scarpelli. "I'm really happy to be able to help. This is my favorite event of the year."
Mark Scarpelli, President of Raymond Chevrolet and Kia in Antioch, right, and Santa Claus pull gifts from the bed of a new pickup truck for children identified as in-need of help for the holidays on Thursday, December 9, 2021. After giving each child a gift, Antioch police took them on a shopping spree at Walmart in Antioch. All the money for the event was donated by the dealership. "I grew up here," said Scarpelli. "I'm really happy to be able to help. This is my favorite event of the year."
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Willowbrook's Nina Nytko is fouled by Maine West's Julia Wolke in a girls basketball game in Des Plaines on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
Willowbrook's Nina Nytko is fouled by Maine West's Julia Wolke in a girls basketball game in Des Plaines on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Cars and a truck navigate the Cumberland Traffic Circle in Des Plaines. Constructed in 1928, the intersection Golf and Wolf roads, and State and Broadway streets recently underwent a $4.6 million upgrade to improve traffic flow and safety.
Cars and a truck navigate the Cumberland Traffic Circle in Des Plaines. Constructed in 1928, the intersection Golf and Wolf roads, and State and Broadway streets recently underwent a $4.6 million upgrade to improve traffic flow and safety.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Prospect's Emily Gianfrancesco competes on the vault during Monday's girls gymnastics meet against Buffalo Grove in Mount Prospect.
Prospect's Emily Gianfrancesco competes on the vault during Monday's girls gymnastics meet against Buffalo Grove in Mount Prospect.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Conant's Lauren Fricke battles Palatine's Madi Stark for a loose ball in girls basketball at Conant on Friday.
Conant's Lauren Fricke battles Palatine's Madi Stark for a loose ball in girls basketball at Conant on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
As a 9-year-old girl living with her family in military barracks near Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Jean Paulos Self, 89, of Antioch, remembers that day.
As a 9-year-old girl living with her family in military barracks near Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Jean Paulos Self, 89, of Antioch, remembers that day.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Rita Hassert, collections manager at the Sterling Morton Library at the Morton Arboretum sorts through the archives in the library looking for items that are related to the arboretum's founder Joy Morton who was the owner of the Morton Salt company.
Rita Hassert, collections manager at the Sterling Morton Library at the Morton Arboretum sorts through the archives in the library looking for items that are related to the arboretum's founder Joy Morton who was the owner of the Morton Salt company.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Rita Hassert, collections manager at the Sterling Morton Library at the Morton Arboretum looks over an old map of the grounds of the Morton Arboretum in the arboretum library's archives.
Rita Hassert, collections manager at the Sterling Morton Library at the Morton Arboretum looks over an old map of the grounds of the Morton Arboretum in the arboretum library's archives.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Stevenson's Ava Bardic gets her arm bent as she tries to get away from Barrington's Molly O'Riordan in a girls basketball game in Barrington on Monday, December 13, 2021.
Stevenson's Ava Bardic gets her arm bent as she tries to get away from Barrington's Molly O'Riordan in a girls basketball game in Barrington on Monday, December 13, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Seventh-grade Special Education teacher Liz Howard fills up a box as other volunteers box up food Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Woodland School in Gurnee.
Seventh-grade Special Education teacher Liz Howard fills up a box as other volunteers box up food Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Woodland School in Gurnee.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Volunteers James McManamon, left, and Glenn Larson bring out a pair of bikes for a family during the Salvation Army Elgin Corps and Community Crisis Center "Hope for the Holidays" toy and food giveaway Thursday in Elgin.
Volunteers James McManamon, left, and Glenn Larson bring out a pair of bikes for a family during the Salvation Army Elgin Corps and Community Crisis Center "Hope for the Holidays" toy and food giveaway Thursday in Elgin.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Benet's Brady Kunka is fouled by Carmel's Bryce Moore during Friday's boys basketball game in Mundelein.
Benet's Brady Kunka is fouled by Carmel's Bryce Moore during Friday's boys basketball game in Mundelein.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
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