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  • The Chicago Highlanders Pipes & Drum Band head east on Main Street through downtown St. Charles in the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 13.

       The Chicago Highlanders Pipes & Drum Band head east on Main Street through downtown St. Charles in the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 13.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Miss Western Suburbs Samantha Breske of Joliet waves to the crowd during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Naperville.

       Miss Western Suburbs Samantha Breske of Joliet waves to the crowd during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Naperville.
    Daniel White dwhite@dailyherald.com

  • Scott Miller of Burr Ridge participates in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Naperville.

       Scott Miller of Burr Ridge participates in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Naperville.
    Daniel White dwhite@dailyherald.com

  • Cathy Barrett of Plainfield is all Irish, along with her therapy dog named Petey during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Naperville.

       Cathy Barrett of Plainfield is all Irish, along with her therapy dog named Petey during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Naperville.
    Daniel White dwhite@dailyherald.com

  • Sammy Thornburg, 11, of Mundelein plays tennis with his father, Chris, as they enjoy the warmer weather Sunday at Maurice Noll Park in Mundelein.

       Sammy Thornburg, 11, of Mundelein plays tennis with his father, Chris, as they enjoy the warmer weather Sunday at Maurice Noll Park in Mundelein.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville Central junior student Lisha Yang dances with senior Kathy Chang, left, during the school's Mardi Gras dance for local senior citizens Sunday at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center in Naperville.

       Naperville Central junior student Lisha Yang dances with senior Kathy Chang, left, during the school's Mardi Gras dance for local senior citizens Sunday at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center in Naperville.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Naper Settlement Museum Educator staff Justin Stech demonstrates how to tap a tree Sunday as Naper Settlement celebrates its annual Maple Sugaring Days in Naperville.

       Naper Settlement Museum Educator staff Justin Stech demonstrates how to tap a tree Sunday as Naper Settlement celebrates its annual Maple Sugaring Days in Naperville.
    Tanit jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Freestyle Insanity Moto X perform as part of the E3 Spark Plug Monster Truck Nationals at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates.

       Freestyle Insanity Moto X perform as part of the E3 Spark Plug Monster Truck Nationals at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Marklund resident Jack H. performs a few songs with the Naperville Presbyterian Church youth choir during a performance at Marklund in Geneva.

       Marklund resident Jack H. performs a few songs with the Naperville Presbyterian Church youth choir during a performance at Marklund in Geneva.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The Naperville Presbyterian Church youth choir performs for Marklund residents in Geneva.

       The Naperville Presbyterian Church youth choir performs for Marklund residents in Geneva.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Sue Nieciecki of Schuamburg and her mother-in-law Judy Nieciecki of Prospect Heights look for deals at the 38th Collectibles, Craft and Flea Market at Elgin High School.

       Sue Nieciecki of Schuamburg and her mother-in-law Judy Nieciecki of Prospect Heights look for deals at the 38th Collectibles, Craft and Flea Market at Elgin High School.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Einstein Academy third grader Brady Iaccino takes the first shot at hitting teacher Jason Smith with a plate full of pasta and marinara sauce Monday in Elgin. The pasta pie tossing was in honor of Pi, a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. The number is usually shortened to 3.14, thus the reason for celebrating it on 03/14.

       Einstein Academy third grader Brady Iaccino takes the first shot at hitting teacher Jason Smith with a plate full of pasta and marinara sauce Monday in Elgin. The pasta pie tossing was in honor of Pi, a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. The number is usually shortened to 3.14, thus the reason for celebrating it on 03/14.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Einstein Academy teacher Jason Smith braces for another flying plate of pasta during the school's Pi Day celebration Monday in Elgin.

       Einstein Academy teacher Jason Smith braces for another flying plate of pasta during the school's Pi Day celebration Monday in Elgin.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Seventh graders Bella Bernath and Arthur Lawrence push a pie in the face of Geneva Middle School South assistant principal Jane Schwartz after winning the honor by memorizing the most digits of Pi at the school Monday. Bernath recited 240 digits into the infinite decimal and Lawrence got to 207.

       Seventh graders Bella Bernath and Arthur Lawrence push a pie in the face of Geneva Middle School South assistant principal Jane Schwartz after winning the honor by memorizing the most digits of Pi at the school Monday. Bernath recited 240 digits into the infinite decimal and Lawrence got to 207.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Geneva Middle School principal Terry Bleau suffers one final indignity as he gets a pie hat after taking most of it in the face from eighth-grade students who won the privilege by memorizing the most digits of Pi at the school Monday. The eighth-grade winners were Rachel Valiunas and Zane Shaw.

       Geneva Middle School principal Terry Bleau suffers one final indignity as he gets a pie hat after taking most of it in the face from eighth-grade students who won the privilege by memorizing the most digits of Pi at the school Monday. The eighth-grade winners were Rachel Valiunas and Zane Shaw.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Heriberto Rodriguez of Carpentersville celebrated his 100th birthday over the weekend, surrounded by relatives from all over the country. His plans for the rest of his life? "Whatever I want," Rodriguez said.

       Heriberto Rodriguez of Carpentersville celebrated his 100th birthday over the weekend, surrounded by relatives from all over the country. His plans for the rest of his life? "Whatever I want," Rodriguez said.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Paulina Nava of Larkin High School performs her dramatic vocal act as part of the Talent Fest Follow Your Star show at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin on Tuesday night. Nava, accompanied by Clee McKracken, Katrina Syrris, and Maggie Koch, won first place in the competition.

       Paulina Nava of Larkin High School performs her dramatic vocal act as part of the Talent Fest Follow Your Star show at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin on Tuesday night. Nava, accompanied by Clee McKracken, Katrina Syrris, and Maggie Koch, won first place in the competition.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Daumen wins the Mr. Pirate contest at Palatine High School Tuesday.

       Joe Daumen wins the Mr. Pirate contest at Palatine High School Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A cyclist is seen speeding past a broken window at the Riverbank Villa Station at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Tuesday. The building is down the hill from the Fabyan Villa Museum, home to George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905 thru 1939.

       A cyclist is seen speeding past a broken window at the Riverbank Villa Station at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Tuesday. The building is down the hill from the Fabyan Villa Museum, home to George and Nelle Fabyan from 1905 thru 1939.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Ken Tekampe, left, of the Lake County Farm Heritage Association explains how a combine works to fourth graders from Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside at an Ag Expo at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

       Ken Tekampe, left, of the Lake County Farm Heritage Association explains how a combine works to fourth graders from Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside at an Ag Expo at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Duane Beelow, center, of the Lake County Farm Heritage Association, talks to fourth graders from Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside about his pigs at an Ag Expo at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

       Duane Beelow, center, of the Lake County Farm Heritage Association, talks to fourth graders from Big Hollow Elementary School in Ingleside about his pigs at an Ag Expo at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Sophomore Kari Antman votes for her favorite teacher, math teacher Jen Parisi, with a donation for the March Madness Student Council fundraiser to help Japan relief efforts at Stevenson High School.

       Sophomore Kari Antman votes for her favorite teacher, math teacher Jen Parisi, with a donation for the March Madness Student Council fundraiser to help Japan relief efforts at Stevenson High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville North junior Sarah Leadley, left, helps Steeple Run student Cassandra Ortega, right, put on a space suit at Steeple Run Elementary School. Students in third, fourth and fifth grades visited Naperville North to learn about space and the Apollo program Tuesday in Naperville.

       Naperville North junior Sarah Leadley, left, helps Steeple Run student Cassandra Ortega, right, put on a space suit at Steeple Run Elementary School. Students in third, fourth and fifth grades visited Naperville North to learn about space and the Apollo program Tuesday in Naperville.
    Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Adler Park School first-grade students show off leprechaun traps they made in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. First-grade student Kaeden Theobald, left, shows how her trap works for students Kyle Otte, left, Ian Earley Tono Carrera and Sarah Cowsky Wednesday in Libertyville.

      Adler Park School first-grade students show off leprechaun traps they made in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. First-grade student Kaeden Theobald, left, shows how her trap works for students Kyle Otte, left, Ian Earley Tono Carrera and Sarah Cowsky Wednesday in Libertyville.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Visiting Hong Kong firefighters Daniel Chan, left, and Ricky Chan, take off their gear after a special haz-mat training session at the Hanover Park Fire Department.

       Visiting Hong Kong firefighters Daniel Chan, left, and Ricky Chan, take off their gear after a special haz-mat training session at the Hanover Park Fire Department.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Visiting Hong Kong firefighters Ricky Chan, left, and Daniel Chan suit up in their haz-mat gear for a special training session at the Hanover Park Fire Department.

       Visiting Hong Kong firefighters Ricky Chan, left, and Daniel Chan suit up in their haz-mat gear for a special training session at the Hanover Park Fire Department.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Taking full advantage of the warmer weather, Ron Arvidson of Schaumburg wipes down his sporty car in Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village on what may be the start of a series of warmer days ahead.

       Taking full advantage of the warmer weather, Ron Arvidson of Schaumburg wipes down his sporty car in Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village on what may be the start of a series of warmer days ahead.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • "This is the first time in forever that I have been able to walk anywhere without a coat," remarked Judson student Mike Nicosia, 20, as he walks to class with his friend Lauren Stengel, 19, right, and his sister Jessica Nicosia, 16, who were visiting Wednesday in Elgin.

       "This is the first time in forever that I have been able to walk anywhere without a coat," remarked Judson student Mike Nicosia, 20, as he walks to class with his friend Lauren Stengel, 19, right, and his sister Jessica Nicosia, 16, who were visiting Wednesday in Elgin.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Fourth-grader Kiersten Larsen from Clinton Elementary in South Elgin shows a little trepidation about dropping an ear of corn into a grinder during at demonstration at Ag Days at Mooseheart in Batavia Wednesday. The three-day event is put on by the Kane County Farm Bureau and is held during National Agriculture Week.

       Fourth-grader Kiersten Larsen from Clinton Elementary in South Elgin shows a little trepidation about dropping an ear of corn into a grinder during at demonstration at Ag Days at Mooseheart in Batavia Wednesday. The three-day event is put on by the Kane County Farm Bureau and is held during National Agriculture Week.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Earl Smith of Carol Stream chips out of the sand on the 9th hole at Pottawatomie Golf Course in St. Charles Wednesday. Highs in the 50s made it a good day to get out to the links, and Smith said he and his group were out yesterday as well for their first rounds of the year. He's been golfing at the course for about 40 years, and when the weather is consistently good he'll be out there 4 to 5 times a week.

       Earl Smith of Carol Stream chips out of the sand on the 9th hole at Pottawatomie Golf Course in St. Charles Wednesday. Highs in the 50s made it a good day to get out to the links, and Smith said he and his group were out yesterday as well for their first rounds of the year. He's been golfing at the course for about 40 years, and when the weather is consistently good he'll be out there 4 to 5 times a week.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Fourth grader Violet Milligan from Davis Elementary in St. charles pets a two-week-old lamb during Ag Days at Mooseheart in Batavia Wednesday. The three-day event is put on by the Kane County Farm Bureau and is held during National Agriculture Week. The lamb is being held by 4-H volunteer Allison Steininger, a freshman at Kaneland High School.

       Fourth grader Violet Milligan from Davis Elementary in St. charles pets a two-week-old lamb during Ag Days at Mooseheart in Batavia Wednesday. The three-day event is put on by the Kane County Farm Bureau and is held during National Agriculture Week. The lamb is being held by 4-H volunteer Allison Steininger, a freshman at Kaneland High School.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Bridgett O'Grady, 7, right, and Margaret Lennon, 6, both of Arlington Heights, perform with the Mullane-Healy-Godley School of Irish Dance at St. James School in Arlington Heights.

       Bridgett O'Grady, 7, right, and Margaret Lennon, 6, both of Arlington Heights, perform with the Mullane-Healy-Godley School of Irish Dance at St. James School in Arlington Heights.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Dancers from Mullane-Healy-Godley School of Irish Dance perform during an assembly at St. James School Thursday in Arlington Heights.

       Dancers from Mullane-Healy-Godley School of Irish Dance perform during an assembly at St. James School Thursday in Arlington Heights.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Abbie Sise, 11, left, fires the ignition as Andrew Hurley, 13, watches the rocket liftoff Thursday at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein.

       Abbie Sise, 11, left, fires the ignition as Andrew Hurley, 13, watches the rocket liftoff Thursday at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • MacKenzie Linane, 12, receives help from science teacher Emily Loerraker preparing her rocket for take-off Thursday at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein.

       MacKenzie Linane, 12, receives help from science teacher Emily Loerraker preparing her rocket for take-off Thursday at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Five-year-old Clara Gradek rides her bike ahead of her mom Mairin Gradek and brother Oliver on a warm St. Patrick's Day in Arlington Heights.

       Five-year-old Clara Gradek rides her bike ahead of her mom Mairin Gradek and brother Oliver on a warm St. Patrick's Day in Arlington Heights.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Two-year-old Reese Ginsberg struggles to climb aboard a teeter-totter in Virginia Terrace Park in Arlington Heights on an unseasonably-warm St. Patrick's Day.

       Two-year-old Reese Ginsberg struggles to climb aboard a teeter-totter in Virginia Terrace Park in Arlington Heights on an unseasonably-warm St. Patrick's Day.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Emily Loerraker, left, Chierre Gates, Jen Rogers and Don Doll watch the height of a rocket as it shoots skyward during the launch of handmade rockets by the science club Thursday at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein.

       Emily Loerraker, left, Chierre Gates, Jen Rogers and Don Doll watch the height of a rocket as it shoots skyward during the launch of handmade rockets by the science club Thursday at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Abbie Sise, left, MacKenzie Linane, and science teacher Emily Loerraker watch the liftoff of Linane's rocket during the launch of handmade rockets at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein.

       Abbie Sise, left, MacKenzie Linane, and science teacher Emily Loerraker watch the liftoff of Linane's rocket during the launch of handmade rockets at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

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