Published September 22, 2015.
Featured photo: Carole Williams watches her son, Lucas, dish out chili samples as her daughter, Mackenzie, tries to block out some of the noise under the tent erected to keep the proceeding dry.
Jennifer Gallion grabs a sample of the North Riverside Police Department’s entry during the North Riverside Autumn Fest and Chili Cook-Off on Sept. 18.
Ellen Soriver does a quality check of the chili made by her group, the North Riverside Administration.
A woman ladels chili samples for attendees.
About 20 amateurs competed for the top spot at the North Riverside Autumn Fest and Chili Cook-Off.
John Jeffcott, left, Alvaro Botero, center, and Hans Bengyel, right, judge chili entries.
Paul Halvey fills a sample cup of chili for the judge’s panel.
A heavy downpour didn’t dampen appetites at the North Riverside Autumn Fest and Chili Cook-Off.
H.O.N.O.R. (Hispanic Organization of North Riverside) beat almost 20 amateur cooks for the grand prize at the the North Riverside Autumn Fest and Chili Cook-Off.