Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Marv Baker is retiring after more than 40 years of teaching "Bakerball" to hundreds of youngsters at the Highwood Recreation Center. (Photo for the Tribune by Andrew A. Nelles / December 23, 2009)


Friday, December 25, 2009

North Park

Deer roam through woods at North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., in Chicago, Ill., on Sunday, December 13, 2009. (Andrew A. Nelles / Photo for The Chicago Tribune)

Link to the story from today's paper:,0,7665418.story

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ft. Hood Shooting Victim

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Miguel Valdivia holds his 3-month-old daughter, Reigna Meyer, during a potluck dinner for him and his family at the VFW post in Elgin on Saturday. Sgt. Valdivia was was shot three times during the mass shooting on Nov. 5 at Fort Hood, Texas. (Andrew A. Nelles | For The Courier-News)


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

BHS Basketball

Bartlett's Lance Whitaker (#34) sets up to pass around St. Charles North's Ryan Brown (#1, left) and Adam Bernthal (#33, right) during the second quarter at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, Ill., on Friday, December 11, 2009. Bartlett High School defeated St. Charles North High School 72-58. (Andrew A. Nelles / Photo for The Courier-News)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

South Elgin High School vs. Jacobs Basketball

South Elgin High School's Becca Smith (#15) pushes past Jabobs High School's Molly Leopold (#33) during the second quarter at South Elgin High School in South Elgin, Ill., on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. (Andrew A. Nelles / Photo for The Courier-News)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Oswego Christmas Walk

Ice sculptor Trevor Pearson, of Chicago Ice Works, carves with a chainsaw during the Oswego Christmas Walk along Main St. in Oswego, Ill., on Friday, December 4, 2009. The Oswego Christmas Walk featured food, activities, and a firetruck parade. (Andrew A. Nelles/For Sun-Times Media)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

King Khan and BBQ Show

The King Khan & BBQ Show perform at the Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, Ill., on Wednesday, December 2, 2009.