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  • Joli Jurcak brings her huskies down the path showcasing their talents as sled dogs at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. The Arboretum sponsored its fifth-annual Husky Heroes event, which showcases the talents of Siberian husky sled dogs as well as brings attention to the organization, Adopt a Husky.

       Joli Jurcak brings her huskies down the path showcasing their talents as sled dogs at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. The Arboretum sponsored its fifth-annual Husky Heroes event, which showcases the talents of Siberian husky sled dogs as well as brings attention to the organization, Adopt a Husky.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Maddie Gasso, 10, of Sterling, pets one of the huskies from Siberpaw asleep as another comes towards her for attention at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

       Maddie Gasso, 10, of Sterling, pets one of the huskies from Siberpaw asleep as another comes towards her for attention at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Ellie Gasso, 8, of Sterling, gets a kiss from one of the Siberian husky sled dogs during a break between shows at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

       Ellie Gasso, 8, of Sterling, gets a kiss from one of the Siberian husky sled dogs during a break between shows at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Abigail Kearns, left, and her sister Megan Kearns, right, make taffy from molasses and learn about living in a 19th-century farmhouse at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago.

       Abigail Kearns, left, and her sister Megan Kearns, right, make taffy from molasses and learn about living in a 19th-century farmhouse at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer

  • Heritage interpreter Dennis Buck talks about living in a 19th-century farmhouse at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago.

       Heritage interpreter Dennis Buck talks about living in a 19th-century farmhouse at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer

  • Laine VanderHei, 8, of St. Charles smiles toward someone in the audience before she and Callie Feikert, 10, of Elgin played during the Amercan Grands XVI at Elgin Community College Saturday.

       Laine VanderHei, 8, of St. Charles smiles toward someone in the audience before she and Callie Feikert, 10, of Elgin played during the Amercan Grands XVI at Elgin Community College Saturday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • More than 500 pianists of all ages and levels took their turn on the 10 pianos onstage during the Amercan Grands XVI at Elgin Community College Saturday.

       More than 500 pianists of all ages and levels took their turn on the 10 pianos onstage during the Amercan Grands XVI at Elgin Community College Saturday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Bill "Porkchop" Nordland of Lindenhurst and Bill McGrath of Lindenhurst show off their tasty ribs at the 2nd-annual RibFest in Lake Villa on Saturday.

       Bill "Porkchop" Nordland of Lindenhurst and Bill McGrath of Lindenhurst show off their tasty ribs at the 2nd-annual RibFest in Lake Villa on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Max Cook, 4, of Trout Valley lands successfully on his first jump of the day on the K05 hill at the 106th-annual Norge Ski Jump competition in Fox River Grove on Saturday, January 29. Max started jumping just one week ago Saturday, and made it 2.5 meters on this jump. He was smiles all around as he came to the bottom of the hill.

       Max Cook, 4, of Trout Valley lands successfully on his first jump of the day on the K05 hill at the 106th-annual Norge Ski Jump competition in Fox River Grove on Saturday, January 29. Max started jumping just one week ago Saturday, and made it 2.5 meters on this jump. He was smiles all around as he came to the bottom of the hill.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Colton Horstein, 3, of Schaumburg, gets a close up look at the fish while sitting on his father Chuck's shoulders while fishing at the America's Outdoor Show at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont on Saturday, January 29.

       Colton Horstein, 3, of Schaumburg, gets a close up look at the fish while sitting on his father Chuck's shoulders while fishing at the America's Outdoor Show at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont on Saturday, January 29.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Lauren Thalman, of Oswego, and her mother Connie kiss Skip Bacon at the kissing booth at the DuPage Derby Dames fundraiser Sunday at the Aurora Skate Center in Aurora. The Dames held the fundraiser to put money towards their newly-made league. "It's a really fun team, and a really great group of ladies," Stephanie Wysock, team spokeswoman and derby skater, said.

       Lauren Thalman, of Oswego, and her mother Connie kiss Skip Bacon at the kissing booth at the DuPage Derby Dames fundraiser Sunday at the Aurora Skate Center in Aurora. The Dames held the fundraiser to put money towards their newly-made league. "It's a really fun team, and a really great group of ladies," Stephanie Wysock, team spokeswoman and derby skater, said.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Frances Phanthavong, 6, catches a her first fish while ice fishing at the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton Sunday. Phanthavong, along with other participants, came out to learn the basics of ice fishing from the forest preserve, and to test their new found abilities.

       Frances Phanthavong, 6, catches a her first fish while ice fishing at the Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton Sunday. Phanthavong, along with other participants, came out to learn the basics of ice fishing from the forest preserve, and to test their new found abilities.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Robert Dzivrniewicz of Poland is airborne over the crowd during his jump on the K70 hill at the Norge Ski Club international tournament in Fox River Grove on Sunday.

       Robert Dzivrniewicz of Poland is airborne over the crowd during his jump on the K70 hill at the Norge Ski Club international tournament in Fox River Grove on Sunday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Hunter Smith, 9, of Fox River Grove (center) makes is way to the staircase of the K70 hill at the Norge Ski Club Sunday. Hunter has been ski jumping for three years.

       Hunter Smith, 9, of Fox River Grove (center) makes is way to the staircase of the K70 hill at the Norge Ski Club Sunday. Hunter has been ski jumping for three years.
    Laura Stoecker | 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 at the Lake Villa District Libray.

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

  • Ryan Leake, 6, of Geneva gets airborne off a ramp while sledding down the hill at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva as kids in the area enjoy a second straight snow day Thursday following the blizzard.

       Ryan Leake, 6, of Geneva gets airborne off a ramp while sledding down the hill at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva as kids in the area enjoy a second straight snow day Thursday following the blizzard.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Miguel, left, and Fernando Martinez bundle up as they continue to clear snow from the Arboretum of South Barrington.

       Miguel, left, and Fernando Martinez bundle up as they continue to clear snow from the Arboretum of South Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Laurie Trudel, a School District 54 teacher who has the day off, plays with her cocker spaniel Kobe in her front yard in Schaumburg.

       Laurie Trudel, a School District 54 teacher who has the day off, plays with her cocker spaniel Kobe in her front yard in Schaumburg.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Antonia DeLaLuz, 9, cracks up when he sees himself and friends in the "Going Gold: They Took the Challenge" music video by Jill Jayne at Golfview Elementary School in Carpentersville on Friday, February 4. The school won the Gold Award of Distinction in the Healthier U.S. School Challenge and had their celebration assembly on Friday. Several students and faculty are featured at the end of the music video.

       Antonia DeLaLuz, 9, cracks up when he sees himself and friends in the "Going Gold: They Took the Challenge" music video by Jill Jayne at Golfview Elementary School in Carpentersville on Friday, February 4. The school won the Gold Award of Distinction in the Healthier U.S. School Challenge and had their celebration assembly on Friday. Several students and faculty are featured at the end of the music video.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Workers from the Arlington Heights Public Works department use a front loader equipped with an auger attachment to remove snow along Thomas Street in Arlington Heights Friday.

       Workers from the Arlington Heights Public Works department use a front loader equipped with an auger attachment to remove snow along Thomas Street in Arlington Heights Friday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • First graders including Brenda Coneja, 6, Jose Baeza and Miguel Renteria, both 7, reach and stretch during Golfview Elementary School's Gold Award of Distinction celebration assembly on Friday, February 4. They took on the Healthier US School Challenge and won the award.

       First graders including Brenda Coneja, 6, Jose Baeza and Miguel Renteria, both 7, reach and stretch during Golfview Elementary School's Gold Award of Distinction celebration assembly on Friday, February 4. They took on the Healthier US School Challenge and won the award.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Tasha Bailey of Arlington Heights, a labrador and poodle mix, proudly displays a Pittsburgh Steelers logo on her backside, courtesy of Jiminy Clippers, a Palatine dog grooming business.

       Tasha Bailey of Arlington Heights, a labrador and poodle mix, proudly displays a Pittsburgh Steelers logo on her backside, courtesy of Jiminy Clippers, a Palatine dog grooming business.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Elizabeth Martin, Ashley Waters and Nick Waters, work on Tasha Bailey who is getting a Pittsburgh Steelers logo shaved into her fur.

       From left, Elizabeth Martin, Ashley Waters and Nick Waters, work on Tasha Bailey who is getting a Pittsburgh Steelers logo shaved into her fur.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 

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