Look: The Week in Pictures photo gallery for November 13-19, 2023 in the Chicago suburbs

The holiday season starts to take shape and color in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for November 13-19, 2023 in the Chicago suburbs.

  Amanda E. Gross, who grew up in Mundelein, painted the mural at the Lions Park skate park in Mundelein. Joe Lewnard/
  World War II Veteran Duane Stevenson, who turned 100 on Veterans Day, is recognized during the Veterans Day ceremony Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Fire Station in St. Charles. Brian Hill/
  Students test water from Butler Lake while working on a lab assignment in the class of Libertyville High School Environmental Science teacher Jennifer Kahn, right. Joe Lewnard/
  A driver makes a turn through the Arlington Heights Road and Lake Cook Road construction zone in Arlington Heights. Joe Lewnard/
  Keith McClow, heritage experience manager talks about the rooftop sunroom with windows that slide most of the way open at Mayslake Hall in Oak Brook. John Starks/
  Volunteer Mohammed Khalib grabs a halal turkey for a client Saturday, November 18, 2023 at ICNA Relief Food Pantry in Glendale Heights. Zakat Chicago distributed 60 Halal turkeys to people in need. Brian Hill/
  A secret, hidden door to a spiral stairway is evident only by the seams in the baseboard behind Keith McClow on the second floor of the newly restored Mayslake Hall in Oak Brook. John Starks/
  The new Advocate Outpatient Center & Pharmacy is taking shape just west of the Lakemoor Woodman's grocery story on Route 120. Paul Valade/
  Smoke rises high into the sky as flames burn the prairie grass during a prescribed burn at Peck Farm in Geneva on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. The burn helps to simulate what naturally happens to the prairie and also helps to eliminate invasive nonnative plants. Jeff Knox/
  Artist Cecil McDonald, Jr. of Chicago talks about "I Wonder As I Wander" during an artist celebration event for the collection of original public art in O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 Thursday. Joe Lewnard/
  Westview Elementary School principal Al Buttimer, facing, hugs Sam Ally during a school assembly Friday. Ally surprised Buttimer with a visit and shared with students how their principal saved his life by doing CPR on him after he collapsed and went in to cardiac arrest on a basketball court in July. Rick West/
  Jason Bierman, a City of Elgin employee, mows the grass and mulches the fallen leaves Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Lords Park in Elgin. Temperatures reached into the low 60s and are predicted to drop steadily through next week. Brian Hill/
  Morton Arboretum's Illumination holiday display in Lisle features 18 displays on a milelong paved walking trail. "Treemagination" is moving designs projected on pine trees. John Starks/
  Morton Arboretum's Illumination holiday display in Lisle features 18 displays on a milelong paved walking trail. John Starks/
  A single maple tree shows off its peak fall colors along Barberry Lane near Norge Parkway in Fox River Grove. Some trees hit peak mid-October while many tree did not change until weeks later. Paul Valade/
  The Palatine Children's Chorus performs during the Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Towne Square Park in Palatine. Brian Hill/
  Student Malik Foster unboxes donated clothing items for the District 214 Education Foundation's 214 Cares Program at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights Friday. Joe Lewnard/
  Nine-year-old Everly Hansign, of Batavia holds a Peace for Palestine sing during a Fox Valley Solidarity Rally calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and peace, justice and solidarity with the Palestinian people Saturday, November 18, 2023 on the Wilson Street Bridge in Batavia. Brian Hill/
  Christine Johnson, of Mundelein and her children, from left, Breea, 8, Colin, 3 and Emelia, 6, watch trains pass during an open house of the North Central O Gauge Model Railroad Club in Mundelein Saturday. The club, which had been located in the Fremont Public Library, is now located in the Mundelein Tool Library building downtown. Joe Lewnard/
  Teacher Erin LoBue Major talks with senior Paul Danguilan, middle, and junior Paul Johnson in a capstone engineering class at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein Friday. Joe Lewnard/
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