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  • Jessica Goluch, Lauryn Donovan, Natalia Castillo and Elizabeth Klisiewicz eat some flavored ice while wading in the Civic Plaza fountain in Naperville.

       Jessica Goluch, Lauryn Donovan, Natalia Castillo and Elizabeth Klisiewicz eat some flavored ice while wading in the Civic Plaza fountain in Naperville.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • As temperatures soared near 100 degrees, fifth grader Daphne Orenstein places a bottle full of ice trying to keep cool during Field Day Tuesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee.

       As temperatures soared near 100 degrees, fifth grader Daphne Orenstein places a bottle full of ice trying to keep cool during Field Day Tuesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Anna Takach, 4, of St. Charles stays cool in Tuesday's sweltering heat at the Moore Park Sprayground in Geneva.

       Anna Takach, 4, of St. Charles stays cool in Tuesday's sweltering heat at the Moore Park Sprayground in Geneva.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The hottest Brandon Kolaski, 39, of Prospect Heights has ever been was about 10-15 years ago at the Taste of Chicago when temperatures were well over a hundred degrees so this isn't too bad he said. "The water is warm and feels good" he says as he and his son Rocky, 4, catch some waves at Big Surf Wave Pool in Mt. Prospect.

       The hottest Brandon Kolaski, 39, of Prospect Heights has ever been was about 10-15 years ago at the Taste of Chicago when temperatures were well over a hundred degrees so this isn't too bad he said. "The water is warm and feels good" he says as he and his son Rocky, 4, catch some waves at Big Surf Wave Pool in Mt. Prospect.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Noe Pizana, 24 of Elgin, works on a roof in Des Plaines Tuesday as temperatures headed to the upper 90 degree range. He says the shingles get so hot that you need gloves on to handle them.

       Noe Pizana, 24 of Elgin, works on a roof in Des Plaines Tuesday as temperatures headed to the upper 90 degree range. He says the shingles get so hot that you need gloves on to handle them.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Ed Perrault of Naperville walks along Washington Street in Naperville past a sign with a temperature reading of 101 degrees.

       Ed Perrault of Naperville walks along Washington Street in Naperville past a sign with a temperature reading of 101 degrees.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • A silhouetted swimmer jumps off the high dive into the cooling waters at Centennial Park in Naperville.

       A silhouetted swimmer jumps off the high dive into the cooling waters at Centennial Park in Naperville.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • As temperatures soared near 100 degrees, fifth grade teacher Anna Torres sprays water on her students trying to keep them cool during Field Day Tuesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee.

       As temperatures soared near 100 degrees, fifth grade teacher Anna Torres sprays water on her students trying to keep them cool during Field Day Tuesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Swimmers enjoy the cool waters at Centennial Park in Naperville.

       Swimmers enjoy the cool waters at Centennial Park in Naperville.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Swimmers enjoy the cooling waters at Centennial Park in Naperville.

       Swimmers enjoy the cooling waters at Centennial Park in Naperville.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Jill Evans and Katie Lerche cover Joel Biere with sand at Centennial Beach in Naperville.

       Jill Evans and Katie Lerche cover Joel Biere with sand at Centennial Beach in Naperville.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Seven-year-old Clemon McCullough of Elgin lets out a roar as he plays in the splash park in Elgin.

       Seven-year-old Clemon McCullough of Elgin lets out a roar as he plays in the splash park in Elgin.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Brianna Hagstrom of Elgin with her two-year-old son Elijah at the splash park in Elgin on Tuesday.

       Brianna Hagstrom of Elgin with her two-year-old son Elijah at the splash park in Elgin on Tuesday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Walking home from Thomas Middle School in a wizard hat and beard is apparently not-so-hot Clayton Smith, 13, of Arlington Heights who was using the wind to stay cool.

       Walking home from Thomas Middle School in a wizard hat and beard is apparently not-so-hot Clayton Smith, 13, of Arlington Heights who was using the wind to stay cool.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Arlington Heights' Sue Schulze stays cool by chilling out on her hammock in her backyard.

       Arlington Heights' Sue Schulze stays cool by chilling out on her hammock in her backyard.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

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