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Mary Haaker is the first baby of 2011 in the Daily Herald's Cook County coverage area, born at Northwest Community Hospital Saturday morning. Her parents are Rosie and Ron Haaker of Arlington Heights.
  Mary Haaker is the first baby of 2011 in the Daily Herald's Cook County coverage area, born at Northwest Community Hospital Saturday morning. Her parents are Rosie and Ron Haaker of Arlington Heights.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Ron and Rosie Haaker enjoy the arrival of newborn Mary Haaker along with Mary's sister Molly, 2, at Northwest Community Hospital Saturday morning.
  Ron and Rosie Haaker enjoy the arrival of newborn Mary Haaker along with Mary's sister Molly, 2, at Northwest Community Hospital Saturday morning.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Jessica Bulger of Westmont holds her daughter Isabelle Mary while father, Paul Sancor Jr. looks on at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Saturday. She was the first baby born in DuPage County in 2011.
  Jessica Bulger of Westmont holds her daughter Isabelle Mary while father, Paul Sancor Jr. looks on at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Saturday. She was the first baby born in DuPage County in 2011.
PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer
Paul Ross of Huntley tries to soothe his newborn daughter Caitlin Joya Ross Saturday in the NICU unit at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Caitlin was the first baby born at Sherman Hospital in Elgin in 2011, emerging at 12:45 am and weighing in at 9 pounds 3 ounces for Paul and mom Shannon.
  Paul Ross of Huntley tries to soothe his newborn daughter Caitlin Joya Ross Saturday in the NICU unit at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Caitlin was the first baby born at Sherman Hospital in Elgin in 2011, emerging at 12:45 am and weighing in at 9 pounds 3 ounces for Paul and mom Shannon.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Lake County's first baby of 2011, Jakob Garcia was born at 5:27am. He weighed 7lbs 11 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Parents are Esther and Javier Garcia of Round Lake.
Lake County's first baby of 2011, Jakob Garcia was born at 5:27am. He weighed 7lbs 11 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Parents are Esther and Javier Garcia of Round Lake.
Photo courtesy of Vince Pierri/Advocate Condell Me
Lake County's first baby of 2011, Jakob Garcia was born at 5:27am. He weighed 7lbs 11 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Parents are Esther and Javier Garcia of Round Lake.
Lake County's first baby of 2011, Jakob Garcia was born at 5:27am. He weighed 7lbs 11 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Parents are Esther and Javier Garcia of Round Lake.
Photo courtesy of Vince Pierri/Advocate Condell Me
Lake County's first baby of 2011, Jakob Garcia was born at 5:27am. He weighed 7lbs 11 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Parents are Esther and Javier Garcia of Round Lake.
Lake County's first baby of 2011, Jakob Garcia was born at 5:27am. He weighed 7lbs 11 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Parents are Esther and Javier Garcia of Round Lake.
Photo courtesy of Vince Pierri/Advocate Condell Me