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  • Fidel Bernal of Northwest Contractors works with a partner to replace about 20 pieces of the outfield wall Monday at the Elgin Community College's Spartan Field.

       Fidel Bernal of Northwest Contractors works with a partner to replace about 20 pieces of the outfield wall Monday at the Elgin Community College's Spartan Field.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Ornithologist Mark Spreyer, executive director of the Stillman Nature Center in Barrington, shows off a Screech Owl during a presentation at Harper College in Palatine.

       Ornithologist Mark Spreyer, executive director of the Stillman Nature Center in Barrington, shows off a Screech Owl during a presentation at Harper College in Palatine.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Theodora Barclay of South Barrington performs during the Lenten Recital Series at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in West Dundee Sunday. Barclay is in ninth grade and is the Principal Harpist with the "Philharmonia" Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Geneva, WI Symphony.

       Theodora Barclay of South Barrington performs during the Lenten Recital Series at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in West Dundee Sunday. Barclay is in ninth grade and is the Principal Harpist with the "Philharmonia" Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Geneva, WI Symphony.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin Community College sophomore Yesenia Saldana of Elgin poses for a picture with the school's mascot, SpartaCat during grand re-opening festivities Tuesday at the school's Jobe Lounge.

       Elgin Community College sophomore Yesenia Saldana of Elgin poses for a picture with the school's mascot, SpartaCat during grand re-opening festivities Tuesday at the school's Jobe Lounge.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Fisherman try their luck during the first day of trout fishing season at the Hollows Conservation Area in Cary Saturday. The McHenry County Conservation District has stocked more than 2,200 pounds of Rainbow Trout in the lake.

       Fisherman try their luck during the first day of trout fishing season at the Hollows Conservation Area in Cary Saturday. The McHenry County Conservation District has stocked more than 2,200 pounds of Rainbow Trout in the lake.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Matthew Tsiodras, 5, of Roselle pops his head out of his chair-and-blanket fort while his brother Zach plays baseball for Lake Park High School against Batavia High School Friday. The fort served a dual purpose of keeping him both warm and occupied.

       Matthew Tsiodras, 5, of Roselle pops his head out of his chair-and-blanket fort while his brother Zach plays baseball for Lake Park High School against Batavia High School Friday. The fort served a dual purpose of keeping him both warm and occupied.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Danny Myers, 5, of Romeoville, plays in the shadow playground at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville during an outing with his sister and mom Friday.

       Danny Myers, 5, of Romeoville, plays in the shadow playground at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville during an outing with his sister and mom Friday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • People line up for the start of the Elgin Community College Job Fair held in the Spartan Events Center Friday.

       People line up for the start of the Elgin Community College Job Fair held in the Spartan Events Center Friday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Waukegan teachers Pat LaScola, left, Jeanne Wagner and Vickie Iggo shout support as the Lake County Federation of Teachers union host a rally Thursday outside the union hall in Gurnee.

       Waukegan teachers Pat LaScola, left, Jeanne Wagner and Vickie Iggo shout support as the Lake County Federation of Teachers union host a rally Thursday outside the union hall in Gurnee.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Matthew LaPierre, representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, talks to the crowd as the Lake County Federation of Teachers union host a rally to protect collective bargaining rights and pension security Thursday outside the union hall in Gurnee.

       Matthew LaPierre, representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, talks to the crowd as the Lake County Federation of Teachers union host a rally to protect collective bargaining rights and pension security Thursday outside the union hall in Gurnee.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Aaron Lapkoff, 5, of St. Charles pretends to operate a tractor at the 6th annual Touch-A-Tractor at the Kane County Farm Bureau in St. Charles Saturday. Aaron and his little brother, Chase, 3, are farm buffs and even picked out John Deere shirts to wear to the event. Their grandfather is a farmer in Wisconsin.

       Aaron Lapkoff, 5, of St. Charles pretends to operate a tractor at the 6th annual Touch-A-Tractor at the Kane County Farm Bureau in St. Charles Saturday. Aaron and his little brother, Chase, 3, are farm buffs and even picked out John Deere shirts to wear to the event. Their grandfather is a farmer in Wisconsin.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • P.J. Wolfe, 2, of Elgin picks out the next tractor he wants to try out while attending the 6th annual Touch-A-Tractor event.

       P.J. Wolfe, 2, of Elgin picks out the next tractor he wants to try out while attending the 6th annual Touch-A-Tractor event.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Samantha Schlueter, 2, of Crystal Lake, tells her grandmother, Joan Schlueter of Algonquin, loud and clear she wants to operate a kiddie tractor all by herself Saturday. She lacked the leg power and with a little bit of coaxing, she let Grandma give her a push.

       Samantha Schlueter, 2, of Crystal Lake, tells her grandmother, Joan Schlueter of Algonquin, loud and clear she wants to operate a kiddie tractor all by herself Saturday. She lacked the leg power and with a little bit of coaxing, she let Grandma give her a push.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Nine-year-old Macy Sherwood of Cary tries to get her kite airborne during Cary Park District's family kite fly at Lions Park in Cary Saturday.

       Nine-year-old Macy Sherwood of Cary tries to get her kite airborne during Cary Park District's family kite fly at Lions Park in Cary Saturday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Elizabeth Jaimer of Hanover Park performs with the Grupo Folklorico Quetzal during the "Garden of Diversity" multcultural event at the Schaumburg Park District Community Recreation Center Saturday.

       Elizabeth Jaimer of Hanover Park performs with the Grupo Folklorico Quetzal during the "Garden of Diversity" multcultural event at the Schaumburg Park District Community Recreation Center Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Danielle Zarbock watches Ron Miceli, both of Streamwood, paint while displaying work from their Paintings By My Design business, at the Lambs Farm 2nd annual Spring Gift and Craft Fair at Arlington Park Racecourse.

       Danielle Zarbock watches Ron Miceli, both of Streamwood, paint while displaying work from their Paintings By My Design business, at the Lambs Farm 2nd annual Spring Gift and Craft Fair at Arlington Park Racecourse.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Warriors Watch Riders and Wauconda American Legion Riders welcome home Army Infantry PFC Jacob Jarrell at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

       Warriors Watch Riders and Wauconda American Legion Riders welcome home Army Infantry PFC Jacob Jarrell at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Chenoah, a 10-month-old wolf, joins John Basile of Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport in a visit to kids at St. Thomas More School in Elgin Wednesday. In addition to the wolf, he brought a racoon, skunk and a woodchuck.

       Chenoah, a 10-month-old wolf, joins John Basile of Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport in a visit to kids at St. Thomas More School in Elgin Wednesday. In addition to the wolf, he brought a racoon, skunk and a woodchuck.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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