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  • Caleb Muller, 12, of Palatine goes after a rebound while shooting some hoops with Elijah Mahan, 11, left, and Luke Garrett, 11, both of Arlington Heights after the rain Friday morning on Dunton Avenue in Arlington Heights.

       Caleb Muller, 12, of Palatine goes after a rebound while shooting some hoops with Elijah Mahan, 11, left, and Luke Garrett, 11, both of Arlington Heights after the rain Friday morning on Dunton Avenue in Arlington Heights.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Geneva Middle School South faculty members dance before playing the eighth-grade team in a charity basketball game Friday. The event was part of a two-week Cash for Cancer benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

       Geneva Middle School South faculty members dance before playing the eighth-grade team in a charity basketball game Friday. The event was part of a two-week Cash for Cancer benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Brenna Chamerlik, 13, of Fox River Groves performs a dance choreographed by herself, to the classic song Lollipop during the fourth-annual Cary-Grove's Got Talent Competition on Saturday, March 5. Chamerlik has been dancing for eight years, with hip hop being her favorite dance style.

       Brenna Chamerlik, 13, of Fox River Groves performs a dance choreographed by herself, to the classic song Lollipop during the fourth-annual Cary-Grove's Got Talent Competition on Saturday, March 5. Chamerlik has been dancing for eight years, with hip hop being her favorite dance style.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Marissa Glosny, 15, of Cary performs "At Last" by Etta James in the fourth-annual Cary-Grove's Got Talent Competition on Saturday, March 5. Glosny competed in the McHenry County Fair two years ago and advanced to the state competition. She has been singing since she was three.

       Marissa Glosny, 15, of Cary performs "At Last" by Etta James in the fourth-annual Cary-Grove's Got Talent Competition on Saturday, March 5. Glosny competed in the McHenry County Fair two years ago and advanced to the state competition. She has been singing since she was three.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Brooke Klint, 5, of Elburn gets some help from big sister, Abby, 8, while making spring and Dr. Suess themed crafts at Elburn Town and Country Library on Saturday, March 5. The library held the craft activity which highlighted the National Education Association's "Read Across America" program which uses the birthday of Dr. Seuss to celebrate reading.

       Brooke Klint, 5, of Elburn gets some help from big sister, Abby, 8, while making spring and Dr. Suess themed crafts at Elburn Town and Country Library on Saturday, March 5. The library held the craft activity which highlighted the National Education Association's "Read Across America" program which uses the birthday of Dr. Seuss to celebrate reading.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Monica Cuevas, center, of the Organizacion Mexicana de Elgin, forms a human bridge as people play A la Vibora de la Mar during the Elgin Area Chamberīs seventh-annual Hablamos Espaņol Expo at The Centre of Elgin, Saturday. The event provided information in Spanish and English so that many more people in the community could learn about the chamber member businesses and the products/services they provide.

       Monica Cuevas, center, of the Organizacion Mexicana de Elgin, forms a human bridge as people play A la Vibora de la Mar during the Elgin Area Chamberīs seventh-annual Hablamos Espaņol Expo at The Centre of Elgin, Saturday. The event provided information in Spanish and English so that many more people in the community could learn about the chamber member businesses and the products/services they provide.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

  • Carlos Chavez of Organizacion Mexicana de Elgin leads a game of A la Vibora de la Mar during the Hablamos Espaņol Expo at The Centre of Elgin Saturday.

       Carlos Chavez of Organizacion Mexicana de Elgin leads a game of A la Vibora de la Mar during the Hablamos Espaņol Expo at The Centre of Elgin Saturday.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

  • Anita Turi of South Elgin shaves eight-year-old Rece Komorn's head during the St. Baldrick's Foundation head shaving at Amici's Clubhouse in South Elgin Saturday. Komorn is from North Aurora.

       Anita Turi of South Elgin shaves eight-year-old Rece Komorn's head during the St. Baldrick's Foundation head shaving at Amici's Clubhouse in South Elgin Saturday. Komorn is from North Aurora.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

  • Judges consider vocals, choreography, and instrumental at the 18th-annual Chicagoland Showcase Choir Competition at Hersey High School.

       Judges consider vocals, choreography, and instrumental at the 18th-annual Chicagoland Showcase Choir Competition at Hersey High School.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • Lucas Sanson, 5, spins a drill held by his mom Kristin Sunday at Maple Sugaring Days event at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve in St. Charles. The annual education event is staffed by volunteers for the Kane County Forest Preserve District.

       Lucas Sanson, 5, spins a drill held by his mom Kristin Sunday at Maple Sugaring Days event at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve in St. Charles. The annual education event is staffed by volunteers for the Kane County Forest Preserve District.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • 40 one-gallon jugs hang in the sugar shack at the Festival of the Sugar Maples in Marengo, as sap boils and steam rises at right. The McHenry County Conservation District's annual event takes place at the Coral Woods Conservation Area, where guests can take an hour-long walk through the process of making maple syrup. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.

       40 one-gallon jugs hang in the sugar shack at the Festival of the Sugar Maples in Marengo, as sap boils and steam rises at right. The McHenry County Conservation District's annual event takes place at the Coral Woods Conservation Area, where guests can take an hour-long walk through the process of making maple syrup. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Sara Coleman, 8, practices drilling a maple tree for sap Sunday with her Brownie Troop 1176 of Cary, at the Festival of the Sugar Maples in Marengo.

       Sara Coleman, 8, practices drilling a maple tree for sap Sunday with her Brownie Troop 1176 of Cary, at the Festival of the Sugar Maples in Marengo.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Ken King of St. Charles, and Sue Everson of Elgin, explain the process of simmering maple sap Sunday at Maple Sugaring Days event at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve in St. Charles. The annual education event is staffed by volunteers for the Kane County Forest Preserve District.

       Ken King of St. Charles, and Sue Everson of Elgin, explain the process of simmering maple sap Sunday at Maple Sugaring Days event at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve in St. Charles. The annual education event is staffed by volunteers for the Kane County Forest Preserve District.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Dogs and owners participate in a doggie cake walk at K-9 Playtime in Mundelein during their Mardi Pawz event Sunday.

       Dogs and owners participate in a doggie cake walk at K-9 Playtime in Mundelein during their Mardi Pawz event Sunday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A border collie named Mable is all dressed up for the Mardi Pawz event at K-9 Playtime in Mundelein Sunday.

       A border collie named Mable is all dressed up for the Mardi Pawz event at K-9 Playtime in Mundelein Sunday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Bill Chapin of Grayslake plays keyboards as Tim Barclay of McHenry plays sax as the Bill Chapin Jazz Ensemble performs at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills Sunday.

       Bill Chapin of Grayslake plays keyboards as Tim Barclay of McHenry plays sax as the Bill Chapin Jazz Ensemble performs at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills Sunday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Karen Morse, Head of Fox River Country Day School, left, and Jaime Switzer, Director of Development, hang a new banner in the lobby of the school Monday after winning the State School of Character award from the University of Illinois. Only one other school in the state got the award. FRCD is now competing for the same award nationally.

       Karen Morse, Head of Fox River Country Day School, left, and Jaime Switzer, Director of Development, hang a new banner in the lobby of the school Monday after winning the State School of Character award from the University of Illinois. Only one other school in the state got the award. FRCD is now competing for the same award nationally.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Actor Jonathan Lamendola, center serves soup to Ruth Gibson, left, of Glen Ellyn and Al Jenkins, right, of Wheaton Monday during the annual No Soup for You event at Peppercorns Restaurant in Carol Stream. Lamendola became known for his signature phrase after appearing on Seinfeld.

       Actor Jonathan Lamendola, center serves soup to Ruth Gibson, left, of Glen Ellyn and Al Jenkins, right, of Wheaton Monday during the annual No Soup for You event at Peppercorns Restaurant in Carol Stream. Lamendola became known for his signature phrase after appearing on Seinfeld.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Molly Pinta, 4 of Vernon Hills, enjoys a short ride on the back of a tortoise during Monday's reptiles program at the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire. Children and adults learned about a variety of reptiles and why they are important.

       Molly Pinta, 4 of Vernon Hills, enjoys a short ride on the back of a tortoise during Monday's reptiles program at the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire. Children and adults learned about a variety of reptiles and why they are important.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Father Dennis Morrissy of St. Peter in Geneva burns palms Tuesday, March 8, in preparation for Ash Wednesday.

       Father Dennis Morrissy of St. Peter in Geneva burns palms Tuesday, March 8, in preparation for Ash Wednesday.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

  • St. Laurence students make the sign of the cross during a palm-burning ceremony Tuesday at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Elgin. Ashes from the burnt palms are used in Ash Wednesday services at the church, marking the beginning of the season of Lent for Christians.

       St. Laurence students make the sign of the cross during a palm-burning ceremony Tuesday at St. Laurence Catholic Church in Elgin. Ashes from the burnt palms are used in Ash Wednesday services at the church, marking the beginning of the season of Lent for Christians.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin Mayor Ed Schock, left, and St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte laugh as they hold up the pizzas they made in a charity pizza-making competition at Nick's Pizza & Pub on Randal Road in Elgin. The winning pizza, Schocks, will be added to the menu for the remainder of March and a portion of the proceeds will benefit both mayor's charity. Mayor Schock was playing for the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, and Mayor DeWitte was playing for the Living Well cancer Resource Center in Geneva.

       Elgin Mayor Ed Schock, left, and St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte laugh as they hold up the pizzas they made in a charity pizza-making competition at Nick's Pizza & Pub on Randal Road in Elgin. The winning pizza, Schocks, will be added to the menu for the remainder of March and a portion of the proceeds will benefit both mayor's charity. Mayor Schock was playing for the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, and Mayor DeWitte was playing for the Living Well cancer Resource Center in Geneva.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Grade school students at Immaculate Conceptionin Elmhurst attend a palm burning ceremony in preparation for Ash Wednesday in Elmhurst.

       Grade school students at Immaculate Conceptionin Elmhurst attend a palm burning ceremony in preparation for Ash Wednesday in Elmhurst.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Grade school students at Immaculate Conception in Elmhurst attend a palm burning ceremony Tuesday in preparation for Ash Wednesday as Father Thomas Paul, far left, looks on in Elmhurst.

       Grade school students at Immaculate Conception in Elmhurst attend a palm burning ceremony Tuesday in preparation for Ash Wednesday as Father Thomas Paul, far left, looks on in Elmhurst.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Fourth grader Sarah Kreppein was one of five girls crowned queen as all five fourth-grade classes at Woodland Intermediate in Gurnee celebrated Mardi Gras Tuesday. One king and queen were crowned in each of the five fourth grade classes.

       Fourth grader Sarah Kreppein was one of five girls crowned queen as all five fourth-grade classes at Woodland Intermediate in Gurnee celebrated Mardi Gras Tuesday. One king and queen were crowned in each of the five fourth grade classes.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fourth grader Tyler Revesz dons his Mardi Gras mask at Woodland Intermediate in Gurnee during the school's Mardi Gras celebration.

       Fourth grader Tyler Revesz dons his Mardi Gras mask at Woodland Intermediate in Gurnee during the school's Mardi Gras celebration.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Rev. Emily Mellott waves to commuters as the train pulls out of the Lombard station Wednesday. She was on hand to distribute ashes to commuters on Ash Wednesday.

       Rev. Emily Mellott waves to commuters as the train pulls out of the Lombard station Wednesday. She was on hand to distribute ashes to commuters on Ash Wednesday.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Beach Park resident John Anderson receives ashes from Rev. Clyde Elledge of Annunciation of Our Lady Episcopal Church in Gurnee Wednesday morning at the Waukegan Metra station.

       Beach Park resident John Anderson receives ashes from Rev. Clyde Elledge of Annunciation of Our Lady Episcopal Church in Gurnee Wednesday morning at the Waukegan Metra station.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Rev. Bill Nesbit from St. Charles Episcopal Church administers ashes to commuter Joy Saris of Geneva at the Geneva Metra station on Ash Wednesday.

       Rev. Bill Nesbit from St. Charles Episcopal Church administers ashes to commuter Joy Saris of Geneva at the Geneva Metra station on Ash Wednesday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The Rev. M.E. Eccles, associate rector with St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights offers the imposition of ashes to Kerri-Ellen Kelly of Wheeling just before he got on the train at the downtown Arlington Heights Metra station.

      The Rev. M.E. Eccles, associate rector with St. Simon's Episcopal Church in Arlington Heights offers the imposition of ashes to Kerri-Ellen Kelly of Wheeling just before he got on the train at the downtown Arlington Heights Metra station.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Father Geoffrey Wirth distributes ashes to St. Thomas More student Isabel Galla during Ash Wednesday mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Elgin Wednesday.

       Father Geoffrey Wirth distributes ashes to St. Thomas More student Isabel Galla during Ash Wednesday mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Elgin Wednesday.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

  • Joe D'Amico eats a classic premium chicken sandwich for dinner with his wife Sarah at the McDonald's in Riverwoods on Wednesday, March 9th. D'Amico is training for the Los Angeles marathon by eating only McDonald's food for 30 straight days to raise money for Ronald McDonald Houses.

       Joe D'Amico eats a classic premium chicken sandwich for dinner with his wife Sarah at the McDonald's in Riverwoods on Wednesday, March 9th. D'Amico is training for the Los Angeles marathon by eating only McDonald's food for 30 straight days to raise money for Ronald McDonald Houses.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Sarah Molitor hitches a scooter ride from Katharine Marshall, both 6 and from Elburn, during an open gym playtime at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center on Thursday, March 10. A group of Elburn moms spread the word by mouth about getting together at the center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10:30 for an open playtime, the kids just need to bring whatever they want to play with.

       Sarah Molitor hitches a scooter ride from Katharine Marshall, both 6 and from Elburn, during an open gym playtime at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center on Thursday, March 10. A group of Elburn moms spread the word by mouth about getting together at the center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10:30 for an open playtime, the kids just need to bring whatever they want to play with.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Major Ken Nicolai of the Salvation Army Elgin Corps is congratulated after the organization received one of Elgin's annual Image Awards at The Center. The local branch organized the Million Meals for Haiti effort.

       Major Ken Nicolai of the Salvation Army Elgin Corps is congratulated after the organization received one of Elgin's annual Image Awards at The Center. The local branch organized the Million Meals for Haiti effort.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Karin and Gentry Jones react as they are announced as winners during Elgin's annual Image Awards at The Center. They played a key role in helping local business mainstay Patricia Keeney as she battled cancer and cared for her ill mother.

       Karin and Gentry Jones react as they are announced as winners during Elgin's annual Image Awards at The Center. They played a key role in helping local business mainstay Patricia Keeney as she battled cancer and cared for her ill mother.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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