.Annually Pioneer Press' photographers are asked to selects some of their favorite picture of the year for a year-in-review section. Here's some of Joel Lerner's picks from the Skokie Review.
Max Holtz, a kindergartener at Madison School, won a trip to the school on a Skokie fire truck. His parents, Scott and Felicia Holtz, calm Max's nerves as Skokie firefighters Kevin Carver (left) and Steve Jagman patiently wait in May.
In October, Joel spent time with Richard Fallucca, owner and chief mechanic at Antique Engine Rebuilding, the shop at Louise and LaCrosse. Fallucca has been rebuilding engines since 1975, but now primarily rebuilds Model A Ford engines. Here he's preparing Model A engine block to have its cylinders honed.
Arie Crown Herbrew Day School's Link into Reading Program had students make paper links for each book they read. Third grader Yisroel Plswang holds down his yamaka as he runs with some of the reading links in June.
Urban Beat Dance's Shannon Murray leads a group of UBD students down Oakton St. during Skokie's July 4th Parade.
Joe Clemens (left) of the CTA and Skokie resident Paula Harris use the map of the proposed CTA Yellow Line Extension to explain their very different viewpoints during the open house portion of the community meeting held at Oakton Park in September. Harris lives two blocks from the proposed elevated tracks and has concerns about the influence on Niles North High School.
Libertyville H.S. science teacher Sherri Rukes holds up a string of stuffed animal lemurs--all named Paul E. Mer--to demonstrate how polymers string together to attain different properties. Niles West H.S. hosted the Girls Empowered by Math and Science Conference for the third year in November 2009.
Niles West's Danny Lohan clears 6'4" to win the high jump at the Dan Phillips Relays at Evanston Township H.S. in March.