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  • Despite the freezing temperatures, the path under the Prairie Street Bridge is used by walkers, joggers and wildlife in Mount Saint Mary Park on the Fox River in St. Charles Sunday.

       Despite the freezing temperatures, the path under the Prairie Street Bridge is used by walkers, joggers and wildlife in Mount Saint Mary Park on the Fox River in St. Charles Sunday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Ethan Buse, 7, uses a rock for a puck as his aunt Deb and uncle Andrew Weissman watch on the ice at Riverfront Park on the south side of Algonquin Road in Algonquin Sunday. Ethan is from Sycamore and the Weissman's are from Fox River Grove. They were all visiting with family for the holidays.

       Ethan Buse, 7, uses a rock for a puck as his aunt Deb and uncle Andrew Weissman watch on the ice at Riverfront Park on the south side of Algonquin Road in Algonquin Sunday. Ethan is from Sycamore and the Weissman's are from Fox River Grove. They were all visiting with family for the holidays.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Jill Lexier, of Naperville, center, joins the congreagtion in singing "We Are The Light of The World" during the sixth-annual World Peace Day prayer service Sunday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville.

       Jill Lexier, of Naperville, center, joins the congreagtion in singing "We Are The Light of The World" during the sixth-annual World Peace Day prayer service Sunday at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Naperville.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Adil Khadri, 8, of Naperville and grandmother Tasneem Qadeer, right, pay close attention during the World Peace Day prayer service Sunday.

       Adil Khadri, 8, of Naperville and grandmother Tasneem Qadeer, right, pay close attention during the World Peace Day prayer service Sunday.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Chris Poznanski of Palatine, Phil Howe of Palatine and Dave Janson of Arlington Heights play some hockey at Frontier Park in Arlington Heights.

       Chris Poznanski of Palatine, Phil Howe of Palatine and Dave Janson of Arlington Heights play some hockey at Frontier Park in Arlington Heights.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Arlington Heights Bicycle Club members from left, Dave Van Dornick, Jack Thomas, Jim Maclure, John Thiel and Mitch Polonsky ride through Busse Woods during their daily bike ride in the northwest suburbs. The club consists of 130 members and has been around since 1971. They usually ride 25-30 miles a day, weather permitting, starting from Frontier Park in Arlington Heights.

       Arlington Heights Bicycle Club members from left, Dave Van Dornick, Jack Thomas, Jim Maclure, John Thiel and Mitch Polonsky ride through Busse Woods during their daily bike ride in the northwest suburbs. The club consists of 130 members and has been around since 1971. They usually ride 25-30 miles a day, weather permitting, starting from Frontier Park in Arlington Heights.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Thomas Middle School eighth grader Brianna Kolbus shadows Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder. Here they are leaving the mayor's office on their way to a liquor hearing.

       Thomas Middle School eighth grader Brianna Kolbus shadows Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder. Here they are leaving the mayor's office on their way to a liquor hearing.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Nick Sheppard shovels asphalt filler as Rick Kempe tamps the mixture tightly into potholes on Glacier Parkway in Algonquin Monday. They fill as many as 100 potholes per day during the winter months.

       Nick Sheppard shovels asphalt filler as Rick Kempe tamps the mixture tightly into potholes on Glacier Parkway in Algonquin Monday. They fill as many as 100 potholes per day during the winter months.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Nineteen-month-old Evan Lim of Wadsworth rides the seesaw with his cousin Michael Judd as children enjoy the sunshine and play on the playground Monday at Viking Park in Gurnee.

       Nineteen-month-old Evan Lim of Wadsworth rides the seesaw with his cousin Michael Judd as children enjoy the sunshine and play on the playground Monday at Viking Park in Gurnee.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • City of Geneva worker Jeff Wilger uses a cherry picker to take down a holiday wreath from a lamp post on the State Street bridge Monday afternoon. Wilger, who said he has worked for the city for 21 years, said it was a few days work to get everything down from downtown out to Kirk Road.

       City of Geneva worker Jeff Wilger uses a cherry picker to take down a holiday wreath from a lamp post on the State Street bridge Monday afternoon. Wilger, who said he has worked for the city for 21 years, said it was a few days work to get everything down from downtown out to Kirk Road.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Chris Aimers of Wauconda fires a shot on goal during a game of ice hockey on Bangs Lake Sunday near the Wauconda Park District beach.

       Chris Aimers of Wauconda fires a shot on goal during a game of ice hockey on Bangs Lake Sunday near the Wauconda Park District beach.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Creekside music students Justin Oine, left, Aimee Jimenez, Christopher Rose and Karen Coombs play some of the first notes on their new recorders Tuesday. The students will be performing with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in May.

       Creekside music students Justin Oine, left, Aimee Jimenez, Christopher Rose and Karen Coombs play some of the first notes on their new recorders Tuesday. The students will be performing with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in May.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Creekside Elementary music teacher Ruth Cavanaugh instructs students Tuesday morning on how to play the new recorders. Through a program launched by the Carnegie Hall Foundation, students in Elgin Area School District U-46 will work this year with musicians from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, culminating in a concert with the orchestra in May.

       Creekside Elementary music teacher Ruth Cavanaugh instructs students Tuesday morning on how to play the new recorders. Through a program launched by the Carnegie Hall Foundation, students in Elgin Area School District U-46 will work this year with musicians from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, culminating in a concert with the orchestra in May.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Creekside Elementary music student Autumn Huntsberry curiously checks out the recorder she was just given as her classmate Nathan Ramos looks on. Through a program launched by the Carnegie Hall Foundation, students in Elgin Area School District U-46 will work this year with musicians from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, culminating in a concert with the orchestra in May. Students will be using a curriculum provided by the Carnegie Hall Foundation.

       Creekside Elementary music student Autumn Huntsberry curiously checks out the recorder she was just given as her classmate Nathan Ramos looks on. Through a program launched by the Carnegie Hall Foundation, students in Elgin Area School District U-46 will work this year with musicians from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, culminating in a concert with the orchestra in May. Students will be using a curriculum provided by the Carnegie Hall Foundation.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Elisia Prodanov, left, and Amelia Raymond participate in Preschool Science Detectives at the Vernon Area Public Library. The literature-inspired program encourages preschoolers to discover the world around them by engaging in fun science activities.

       Elisia Prodanov, left, and Amelia Raymond participate in Preschool Science Detectives at the Vernon Area Public Library. The literature-inspired program encourages preschoolers to discover the world around them by engaging in fun science activities.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Matt Benge, 20, of Elk Grove Village hauls his ice fishing gear onto Busse Woods Lake to spend the afternoon fishing for panfish and anything else he can get. Not dressed with warmth in mind, he said the cold weather had no effect on him, stating that he was from northern Minnesota.

       Matt Benge, 20, of Elk Grove Village hauls his ice fishing gear onto Busse Woods Lake to spend the afternoon fishing for panfish and anything else he can get. Not dressed with warmth in mind, he said the cold weather had no effect on him, stating that he was from northern Minnesota.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Revi Andersson, 7, in red, and Xander Jakubisin, 8, in green, both of Fox Lake, pretend to row a canoe like voyageurs as home schoolers learn about the life of native Americans and voyageurs during the fur trade of the 18th century Wednesday during the Homeschool Companion - Fur Trade Secrets program at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda.

       Revi Andersson, 7, in red, and Xander Jakubisin, 8, in green, both of Fox Lake, pretend to row a canoe like voyageurs as home schoolers learn about the life of native Americans and voyageurs during the fur trade of the 18th century Wednesday during the Homeschool Companion - Fur Trade Secrets program at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • A handful of bald eagles have been hanging out along the Fox River in Elgin north of the Gail Borden Library.

       A handful of bald eagles have been hanging out along the Fox River in Elgin north of the Gail Borden Library.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The majestic bald eagles have been seen all along the Fox River in Elgin during recent days.

       The majestic bald eagles have been seen all along the Fox River in Elgin during recent days.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Homer and Rupert Morris perform as The Morris Brothers at Butterfield School as part of Character Counts week. Their show concentrated on bullying and how to prevent it.

       Homer and Rupert Morris perform as The Morris Brothers at Butterfield School as part of Character Counts week. Their show concentrated on bullying and how to prevent it.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Butterfield School fourth grader Tess Styler participates in a show by The Morris Brothers which promoted anti bullying.

       Butterfield School fourth grader Tess Styler participates in a show by The Morris Brothers which promoted anti bullying.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • In memory of her boyfriend, Mary Bares of Streamwood presents the 20,000 dollar check to U46 Special Olympics Thursday night at Gifford Street Alternative High School. The proceeds will benefit the district's track, basketball, and bowling Special Olympics programs. Bares raised the money through donations.

       In memory of her boyfriend, Mary Bares of Streamwood presents the 20,000 dollar check to U46 Special Olympics Thursday night at Gifford Street Alternative High School. The proceeds will benefit the district's track, basketball, and bowling Special Olympics programs. Bares raised the money through donations.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Special Olympics teammates Braden Graves, 9, hugs and kisses his older sister, Kylie Graves, 10, after the ceremony at the Gifford Street Alternative High School gym Thursday night in Elgin.

       Special Olympics teammates Braden Graves, 9, hugs and kisses his older sister, Kylie Graves, 10, after the ceremony at the Gifford Street Alternative High School gym Thursday night in Elgin.
    Rena Naltsas | Staff Photographer

  • Debbie Sykes gets a hug from eighth grader Catherine Sherwood after St. Raymond students held an event to celebrate the life of former classmate Joey Sykes. The students presented his parents, Joe and Debbie Sykes, with a framed photograph of the St. Raymond Class of 2011 at the school in Mount Prospect on Thursday, January 6. The Mount Prospect school hosted its seventh-annual Joey Sykes Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday night, named after Joey, who died of cancer.

       Debbie Sykes gets a hug from eighth grader Catherine Sherwood after St. Raymond students held an event to celebrate the life of former classmate Joey Sykes. The students presented his parents, Joe and Debbie Sykes, with a framed photograph of the St. Raymond Class of 2011 at the school in Mount Prospect on Thursday, January 6. The Mount Prospect school hosted its seventh-annual Joey Sykes Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday night, named after Joey, who died of cancer.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Actor Kevin James answers questions as actress Jennifer Connelly looks on at the Chicago premiere of the feature film The Dilemma directed by Ron Howard on Thursday.

       Actor Kevin James answers questions as actress Jennifer Connelly looks on at the Chicago premiere of the feature film The Dilemma directed by Ron Howard on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Actor Vince Vaughn signs autographs for fans at the Chicago premiere of the feature film The Dilemma.

       Actor Vince Vaughn signs autographs for fans at the Chicago premiere of the feature film The Dilemma.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Actress Jennifer Connelly answers questions as actor Kevin James looks on at the Chicago premiere of the feature film The Dilemma Thursday.

       Actress Jennifer Connelly answers questions as actor Kevin James looks on at the Chicago premiere of the feature film The Dilemma Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Actor Vince Vaughn answers questions Thursday as actor Winona Ryder walks behind him at the Chicago premiere of the feature film The Dilemma.

       Actor Vince Vaughn answers questions Thursday as actor Winona Ryder walks behind him at the Chicago premiere of the feature film The Dilemma.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Deb Callister of Campton Hills and her horse Norman go for a winter ride through LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles Monday. Callister said in the summer they ride in the area about once a week, but this is only the second time they've been out this winter. She said the two joined the Kane County mounted rangers and will begin working with them next year.

       Deb Callister of Campton Hills and her horse Norman go for a winter ride through LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles Monday. Callister said in the summer they ride in the area about once a week, but this is only the second time they've been out this winter. She said the two joined the Kane County mounted rangers and will begin working with them next year.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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