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  • Fourth-grade teacher Stephanie Keadle cheers students on during a pep rally for next week's ISAT test at Orchard Place school in Des Plaines.

       Fourth-grade teacher Stephanie Keadle cheers students on during a pep rally for next week's ISAT test at Orchard Place school in Des Plaines.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Senator Dick Durbin is shown a traditional Chinese lions head by Barrington High School Chinese class student Connor MacCartney, during Durbin's visit to Barbara Rose School in South Barrington.

       Senator Dick Durbin is shown a traditional Chinese lions head by Barrington High School Chinese class student Connor MacCartney, during Durbin's visit to Barbara Rose School in South Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Third-grade teacher Juan Bottia cheers students on during a pep rally for next week's ISAT test at Orchard Place school in Des Plaines.

       Third-grade teacher Juan Bottia cheers students on during a pep rally for next week's ISAT test at Orchard Place school in Des Plaines.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora uses his own special method to fill his cart as quickly as possible during the 10th-annual Farm Bureau Food Check-Out Challenge Jewel in Batavia Friday. He collected $1001.05 in food for the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry.

       Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora uses his own special method to fill his cart as quickly as possible during the 10th-annual Farm Bureau Food Check-Out Challenge Jewel in Batavia Friday. He collected $1001.05 in food for the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Mayor Sean Michels of Sugar Grove and his partner Melisa Taylor share a laugh after their 5 minute shopping spree ends during Friday's 10th-annual Farm Bureau Food Check-Out Challenge at Jewel in Batavia Friday.

       Mayor Sean Michels of Sugar Grove and his partner Melisa Taylor share a laugh after their 5 minute shopping spree ends during Friday's 10th-annual Farm Bureau Food Check-Out Challenge at Jewel in Batavia Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Winel Abella of Wadsworth enjoys a demonstration of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game at Gurnee Mills Mall Saturday.

       Winel Abella of Wadsworth enjoys a demonstration of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game at Gurnee Mills Mall Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Jada Haynes of Naperville looks at Amamorphic Art during the Engineers Week Expo at ITT Rice Campus in Wheaton Saturday.

       Jada Haynes of Naperville looks at Amamorphic Art during the Engineers Week Expo at ITT Rice Campus in Wheaton Saturday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • John Henderson of Broadview shows off one of his many carvings at the Winter Wood Wonders Festival Saturday at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

       John Henderson of Broadview shows off one of his many carvings at the Winter Wood Wonders Festival Saturday at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Six-year-old Nicholas Dryja of South Elgin takes a quick self defense lesson from Matt Bonner of National Karate & Kickboxing in South Elgin during the South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department's fifth annual Kids Day at the Municipal Annex Saturday, February 26 in South Elgin.

       Six-year-old Nicholas Dryja of South Elgin takes a quick self defense lesson from Matt Bonner of National Karate & Kickboxing in South Elgin during the South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department's fifth annual Kids Day at the Municipal Annex Saturday, February 26 in South Elgin.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

  • Saxophonist Emily Gasteyer plays with the Naperville North Jazz Ensemble during the 26th-annual Jazz in the Meadows High School jazz band concert at Rolling Meadows High School.

       Saxophonist Emily Gasteyer plays with the Naperville North Jazz Ensemble during the 26th-annual Jazz in the Meadows High School jazz band concert at Rolling Meadows High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Amber Gutsch, 8, of Geneva whispers in the ear of Purdue to keep him calm as she and 11 other girls from Brownie Troop 4139 from Grace McWayne School hold a dog adoption day at Trellis Farm & Garden in St. Charles Saturday. 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever provided the 12 dogs. The girls introduced the dogs to prospective owners in an effort to find them homes and earn two new scout badges.

       Amber Gutsch, 8, of Geneva whispers in the ear of Purdue to keep him calm as she and 11 other girls from Brownie Troop 4139 from Grace McWayne School hold a dog adoption day at Trellis Farm & Garden in St. Charles Saturday. 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever provided the 12 dogs. The girls introduced the dogs to prospective owners in an effort to find them homes and earn two new scout badges.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Drew Iversen,6, and Vince Vassolo,6, of Lombard check out The Northern Illinois Lego Train club's display at The Helen Plum Libraly Sunday in Lombard.

       Drew Iversen,6, and Vince Vassolo,6, of Lombard check out The Northern Illinois Lego Train club's display at The Helen Plum Libraly Sunday in Lombard.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Richard Komendanchik, 13, of Downers Grove tries out the conservation of angular momentum with help from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School students Gabriel cerda, left, and Elaine Ocampo, right, during Fermilab's open house Sunday in Batavia.

       Richard Komendanchik, 13, of Downers Grove tries out the conservation of angular momentum with help from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School students Gabriel cerda, left, and Elaine Ocampo, right, during Fermilab's open house Sunday in Batavia.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Members of the Hersey High School water polo team participate in the 2011 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge at Twin Lakes recreation area in Palatine.

       Members of the Hersey High School water polo team participate in the 2011 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge at Twin Lakes recreation area in Palatine.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Dressed as a baby, Ricky Lewandowski of Wheeling participates in his first polar plunge at Twin Lakes recreation area in Palatine.

       Dressed as a baby, Ricky Lewandowski of Wheeling participates in his first polar plunge at Twin Lakes recreation area in Palatine.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Holtz as the Tin Man and Chuck Foy as Dorothy come out of the water at Lake Front Park during the Fox Lake Polar Plunge Sunday to benefit Special olympics Illinois Northeastern/Area 13. The two are police officers with the Grayslake Police Department and the whole group dressed as characters from "The Wizard of Oz".

       Joe Holtz as the Tin Man and Chuck Foy as Dorothy come out of the water at Lake Front Park during the Fox Lake Polar Plunge Sunday to benefit Special olympics Illinois Northeastern/Area 13. The two are police officers with the Grayslake Police Department and the whole group dressed as characters from "The Wizard of Oz".
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • First grader Nathalia Johnson enjoys the exercise course as she slides under a foam bar on cones at Grayslake District 46 wellness night at Avon School in Round Lake Beach on Friday.

       First grader Nathalia Johnson enjoys the exercise course as she slides under a foam bar on cones at Grayslake District 46 wellness night at Avon School in Round Lake Beach on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Michael Jones, 11, leaps over a foam bar on cones within an exercise course in the gym at Avon School during Grayslake District 46 wellness night.

       Michael Jones, 11, leaps over a foam bar on cones within an exercise course in the gym at Avon School during Grayslake District 46 wellness night.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Third grader Noah Colon concentrates as he attempts to sun breathe in Amanda Thies's Calm Classroom at Fremont Intermediate School.

       Third grader Noah Colon concentrates as he attempts to sun breathe in Amanda Thies's Calm Classroom at Fremont Intermediate School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Bill Baltutis of Palatine usually cross country skis a couple of times a week when the conditions are right. Here he uses his ski pole to navigate through a thawing Deer Grove West Forest Preserve in Palatine.

       Bill Baltutis of Palatine usually cross country skis a couple of times a week when the conditions are right. Here he uses his ski pole to navigate through a thawing Deer Grove West Forest Preserve in Palatine.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Curt Corsi of Gurnee takes advantage of temperatures in the 40's to hit some balls at the Libertville Sports Complex Friday afternoon.

       Curt Corsi of Gurnee takes advantage of temperatures in the 40's to hit some balls at the Libertville Sports Complex Friday afternoon.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Amanda Thies tries some sun breathing with students Lindsey Hermann, Noah Colon and Carissa Kusek as she incorporates the Calm Classroom technique to her second and third graders at Fremont Intermediate School.

       Amanda Thies tries some sun breathing with students Lindsey Hermann, Noah Colon and Carissa Kusek as she incorporates the Calm Classroom technique to her second and third graders at Fremont Intermediate School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 

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