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  • Tammy Busch, right of the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County gets a high-five from coach Kelly Weber during Saturday's Special Olympics snowshoeing event at Lambs Farm.

       Tammy Busch, right of the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County gets a high-five from coach Kelly Weber during Saturday's Special Olympics snowshoeing event at Lambs Farm.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Tammy Busch of the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County races during the Special Olympics snowshoeing event at Lambs Farm Saturday.

       Tammy Busch of the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County races during the Special Olympics snowshoeing event at Lambs Farm Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Timer Bob Lenz of Winfield is well protected from the elements during the Special Olympics snowshoeing event at Lambs Farm.

       Timer Bob Lenz of Winfield is well protected from the elements during the Special Olympics snowshoeing event at Lambs Farm.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Lambs Farm employee Ruth Moyer, left, and Annie Garfinkel of NISRA race during the Special Olympics snowshoeing event.

       Lambs Farm employee Ruth Moyer, left, and Annie Garfinkel of NISRA race during the Special Olympics snowshoeing event.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Emma Heidenreich, 7, of Roselle was asked to draw what she likes about winter so she drew a snowman on a backdrop at the Indoor Snow Day Saturday at the Clauss Recreation Center in Roselle. Children took part in activities ranging from reading story books to snow ball fights with wadded up pieces of paper.

       Emma Heidenreich, 7, of Roselle was asked to draw what she likes about winter so she drew a snowman on a backdrop at the Indoor Snow Day Saturday at the Clauss Recreation Center in Roselle. Children took part in activities ranging from reading story books to snow ball fights with wadded up pieces of paper.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Anna Pahopos, 6, left, Kyle Doogan, 9, Cory Hone, 9, and Nicholas Gironda, right, run to get the snowballs, made of crumpled paper, to throw at the other team at the Indoor Snow Day Saturday at the Clauss Recreation Center in Roselle.

       Anna Pahopos, 6, left, Kyle Doogan, 9, Cory Hone, 9, and Nicholas Gironda, right, run to get the snowballs, made of crumpled paper, to throw at the other team at the Indoor Snow Day Saturday at the Clauss Recreation Center in Roselle.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Dominique Gironda, 3, of Roselle throws snowballs Saturday at the Clauss Recreation Center in Roselle.

       Dominique Gironda, 3, of Roselle throws snowballs Saturday at the Clauss Recreation Center in Roselle.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Girl Scout Julia Mills, 10, of Arlington Heights tosses a cookie box after trying to stack as many as she could before the pep rally at Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, January 8.

       Girl Scout Julia Mills, 10, of Arlington Heights tosses a cookie box after trying to stack as many as she could before the pep rally at Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, January 8.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • About 6,000 Girl Scouts and their families from Illinois and Indiana packed the Allstate Arena to learn to sell cookies.

       About 6,000 Girl Scouts and their families from Illinois and Indiana packed the Allstate Arena to learn to sell cookies.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Horses from Hill 'N Dale Farm in the fog on Lake Cook and Ridge roads in Barrington Hills.

       Horses from Hill 'N Dale Farm in the fog on Lake Cook and Ridge roads in Barrington Hills.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Patty Blake and her daughter Riley, 4, of Mundelein make a paper drum with beads during the annual Volo Bog Winterfest Sunday at Volo Bog State Natural Area.

       Patty Blake and her daughter Riley, 4, of Mundelein make a paper drum with beads during the annual Volo Bog Winterfest Sunday at Volo Bog State Natural Area.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Peter Gruchot, 12, of Lindenhurst makes a fashion statement during the Project Library Fashion Design Challenge Sunday at the Lake Villa District Libray. The event and fashion show raised money to support the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

       Peter Gruchot, 12, of Lindenhurst makes a fashion statement during the Project Library Fashion Design Challenge Sunday at the Lake Villa District Libray. The event and fashion show raised money to support the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Ellyn Hanna, 12, of Lake Villa shows off her clothes design during the Project Library Fashion Design Challenge Sunday.

       Ellyn Hanna, 12, of Lake Villa shows off her clothes design during the Project Library Fashion Design Challenge Sunday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Third Coast Percussion member David Skidmore plays a conch shell as the group performs Sounds for Wood and Metal Sunday at the Thornhill Education Center at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

      Third Coast Percussion member David Skidmore plays a conch shell as the group performs Sounds for Wood and Metal Sunday at the Thornhill Education Center at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Bill Berry's dogs Pilot and Amelia run back to him while each tries to get control of the disk while playing at Pioneer Park in Arlington Heights.

       Bill Berry's dogs Pilot and Amelia run back to him while each tries to get control of the disk while playing at Pioneer Park in Arlington Heights.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Fifth-grade student Christopher Macias, 10, pets Bitz, a pit bull, as students read in class Monday at Raymond Ellis School in Round Lake Beach. The therapy dogs were brought in by dog handlers Karen Boeing and Traci McCarthy as a new way to interact with children, help them read aloud, and improve their reading skills.

       Fifth-grade student Christopher Macias, 10, pets Bitz, a pit bull, as students read in class Monday at Raymond Ellis School in Round Lake Beach. The therapy dogs were brought in by dog handlers Karen Boeing and Traci McCarthy as a new way to interact with children, help them read aloud, and improve their reading skills.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Glen Crest Middle School sixth grader Sydney Johnston, right, reads for senior Jennie Ritzner, left, during their bi-monthly reading session at the school in Glen Ellyn.

      Glen Crest Middle School sixth grader Sydney Johnston, right, reads for senior Jennie Ritzner, left, during their bi-monthly reading session at the school in Glen Ellyn.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Recent warmer temperatures and a strong current cause ice to thaw along an inlet on the Fox River near Island Park in Geneva Monday.

       Recent warmer temperatures and a strong current cause ice to thaw along an inlet on the Fox River near Island Park in Geneva Monday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Eric Bate, 4, of Johnsburg pretends to fly like a hawk as he leads a group as children learning about hawks during the Hikin' Tykes program Tuesday at Ryerson Woods Forest Preserve in Riverwoods.

       Eric Bate, 4, of Johnsburg pretends to fly like a hawk as he leads a group as children learning about hawks during the Hikin' Tykes program Tuesday at Ryerson Woods Forest Preserve in Riverwoods.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Alex Garcia uses a high-five to clear the sidewalks with other employees from Building Maintenance Systems Tuesday at Hawthorn Hills Square in Vernon Hills.

       Alex Garcia uses a high-five to clear the sidewalks with other employees from Building Maintenance Systems Tuesday at Hawthorn Hills Square in Vernon Hills.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Gabrielle Kozak, 3, of St. Charles practices at the rail with other three and four year olds in the Babes in Ballet class taught by Debbie Studdard at the St. Charles Park District's Pottawatomie Community Center on Thursday, January 13. This is Gabrielle's first ballet class. Babes in Ballet is offered to age groups starting at age three and up to six, and several classes are offered during the week.

       Gabrielle Kozak, 3, of St. Charles practices at the rail with other three and four year olds in the Babes in Ballet class taught by Debbie Studdard at the St. Charles Park District's Pottawatomie Community Center on Thursday, January 13. This is Gabrielle's first ballet class. Babes in Ballet is offered to age groups starting at age three and up to six, and several classes are offered during the week.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Tori Kallenbach, 4, of South Elgin, left, and Megan Liska, 3, of St. Charles wait to dance with brightly colored scarves in their Babes in Ballet class taught by Debbie Studdard at the St. Charles Park District's Pottawatomie Community Center on Thursday, January 13. This is Tori's second ballet class and Megan's first. Babes in Ballet is offered to age groups starting at age three up and up to six, and several classes are offered during the week.

       Tori Kallenbach, 4, of South Elgin, left, and Megan Liska, 3, of St. Charles wait to dance with brightly colored scarves in their Babes in Ballet class taught by Debbie Studdard at the St. Charles Park District's Pottawatomie Community Center on Thursday, January 13. This is Tori's second ballet class and Megan's first. Babes in Ballet is offered to age groups starting at age three up and up to six, and several classes are offered during the week.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Timm Etters paints a mural at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora on Friday. The mural was requested in for the class of 2007 and will be finished this month.

       Timm Etters paints a mural at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora on Friday. The mural was requested in for the class of 2007 and will be finished this month.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Reverend Nathaniel Edmond, pastor at Second Baptist Church in Elgin, greets each guest at a table at the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. dinner at Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates on Thursday, January 13.

       Reverend Nathaniel Edmond, pastor at Second Baptist Church in Elgin, greets each guest at a table at the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. dinner at Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates on Thursday, January 13.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Timm Etters paints a mural at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora on Friday. The mural was requested in for the class of 2007 and will be finished this month.

       Timm Etters paints a mural at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora on Friday. The mural was requested in for the class of 2007 and will be finished this month.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • 7th-grader Donny Friedel helps pull his "blue" team to victory in the tug-o-war competition during Geneva Middle School North's Patriot Day program Friday.

       7th-grader Donny Friedel helps pull his "blue" team to victory in the tug-o-war competition during Geneva Middle School North's Patriot Day program Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Rena Trevor of Rolling Meadows talks about when she marched in the second civil rights march in the 60's.

       Rena Trevor of Rolling Meadows talks about when she marched in the second civil rights march in the 60's.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jessica Goodnight checks her messages as she is reflected in an art installation called, " Permutant-Modular" outside Building E at Harper College. Jessica had just finished taking a state test for nursing, and was on her way back to her car.

       Jessica Goodnight checks her messages as she is reflected in an art installation called, " Permutant-Modular" outside Building E at Harper College. Jessica had just finished taking a state test for nursing, and was on her way back to her car.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Alec Miszuk celebrates his win in the needle threading contest during Geneva Middle School North's Patriot Day program Friday. The day was a culmination of programs for 7th-graders at both Geneva North and South learning about the times of the founding fathers and also featured a slew of contests at the end.

       Alec Miszuk celebrates his win in the needle threading contest during Geneva Middle School North's Patriot Day program Friday. The day was a culmination of programs for 7th-graders at both Geneva North and South learning about the times of the founding fathers and also featured a slew of contests at the end.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • 7th-grader Garrett Otto cheers on the "white" team during the quizzer competition at Geneva Middle School North's Patriot Day program Friday.

       7th-grader Garrett Otto cheers on the "white" team during the quizzer competition at Geneva Middle School North's Patriot Day program Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Kelly Thomas and Sal Hernandez, both from McHenry, walk hand-in- hand toward Building D at Harper College. Kelly is a student there and was on her way to wrap up some financial aid issues.

       Kelly Thomas and Sal Hernandez, both from McHenry, walk hand-in- hand toward Building D at Harper College. Kelly is a student there and was on her way to wrap up some financial aid issues.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Artist Ken Markiewicz paints a mural on the bedroom wall of Jaden Clay, as part of a Make-a-Wish project.

       Artist Ken Markiewicz paints a mural on the bedroom wall of Jaden Clay, as part of a Make-a-Wish project.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer

 

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