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  • Alfredo Muffalotta, left, and Vinnie VanAction of the group "Wedding Banned" entertain the crowd during Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration at Century Park Friday night.

       Alfredo Muffalotta, left, and Vinnie VanAction of the group "Wedding Banned" entertain the crowd during Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration at Century Park Friday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Julianna Hunter, 12, of Vernon Hills, salts her ear of corn during Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration Friday night.

       Julianna Hunter, 12, of Vernon Hills, salts her ear of corn during Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration Friday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Paula Lipson of Vernon Hills tries her hand at a hole-in-one challenge Friday night at Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration at Century Park

       Paula Lipson of Vernon Hills tries her hand at a hole-in-one challenge Friday night at Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration at Century Park
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Mayor Manaconda of "Wedding Banned" enters the crowd during a performance Friday night at Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration.

       Mayor Manaconda of "Wedding Banned" enters the crowd during a performance Friday night at Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • People fill Century Park in Vernon Hills for Summer Celebration 2011 Friday night.

       People fill Century Park in Vernon Hills for Summer Celebration 2011 Friday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Mayor Manaconda, left, of "Wedding Banned" dances with Mark and Brenda Wajswol of Mundelein during Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration at Century Park Friday night.

       Mayor Manaconda, left, of "Wedding Banned" dances with Mark and Brenda Wajswol of Mundelein during Vernon Hills' Summer Celebration at Century Park Friday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Ian O'Connell, age 21 months, of Park Ridge enjoys Irish Fest in Arlington Heights Friday.

       Ian O'Connell, age 21 months, of Park Ridge enjoys Irish Fest in Arlington Heights Friday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Maggie Troup, 4, of Arlington Heights dances to the music during Irish Fest in Arlington Heights Friday.

       Maggie Troup, 4, of Arlington Heights dances to the music during Irish Fest in Arlington Heights Friday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Barry Fagan of Finbarr Fagan sings and plays guitar while Sheila Doorley plays the accordion during Irish Fest in Arlington Heights Friday.

       Barry Fagan of Finbarr Fagan sings and plays guitar while Sheila Doorley plays the accordion during Irish Fest in Arlington Heights Friday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Left to right, Badalamenti and Peter O'Neal, both of Palatine share a toast with Marty Maneck of the Glengale Pipes and Drums of Des Plaines, while having a beer together during Irish Fest in Arlington Heights Friday.

       Left to right, Badalamenti and Peter O'Neal, both of Palatine share a toast with Marty Maneck of the Glengale Pipes and Drums of Des Plaines, while having a beer together during Irish Fest in Arlington Heights Friday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Allyson Oberfield of Hawthorn Woods holds her daughter, Ashley, 2, as she views stone mosaic tables and mirrors displayed by a vendor during the Buffalo Grove Invitational Arts Festival Saturday.

       Allyson Oberfield of Hawthorn Woods holds her daughter, Ashley, 2, as she views stone mosaic tables and mirrors displayed by a vendor during the Buffalo Grove Invitational Arts Festival Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Artist Kevin Hunter of Batavia paints while using a sprinkled doughnut as a model during the Buffalo Grove Invitational Arts Festival Saturday.

       Artist Kevin Hunter of Batavia paints while using a sprinkled doughnut as a model during the Buffalo Grove Invitational Arts Festival Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Herb and Bonnie Horn of Glenview view prints during the Buffalo Grove Invitational Arts Festival Saturday.

       Herb and Bonnie Horn of Glenview view prints during the Buffalo Grove Invitational Arts Festival Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Gene Garden of Fatstuffs Gourmet Street Grill of Birmingham, Alabama, grills chicken during the Buffalo Grove Invitational Arts Festival Saturday.

       Gene Garden of Fatstuffs Gourmet Street Grill of Birmingham, Alabama, grills chicken during the Buffalo Grove Invitational Arts Festival Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Shannon Kenney, age 4-1/2, of Barrington, front, works on an paper Irish hat with park district intern Mallory Volocyk, while her twin sister Samantha works with intern Chrissy Tiske during Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday.

       Shannon Kenney, age 4-1/2, of Barrington, front, works on an paper Irish hat with park district intern Mallory Volocyk, while her twin sister Samantha works with intern Chrissy Tiske during Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Margaret Miller, 5, of Arlington Heights enjoys a hot dog while watching a band during Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday.

       Margaret Miller, 5, of Arlington Heights enjoys a hot dog while watching a band during Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Dee Dee Conroy of Bartlett looks at old coke products during the antique flea market in Washington Park Saturday during Itasca fest. Over 50 vendors took part in this sale.

       Dee Dee Conroy of Bartlett looks at old coke products during the antique flea market in Washington Park Saturday during Itasca fest. Over 50 vendors took part in this sale.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Cheryle Rizzo of Burbank looks at an angle ornament during the antique flea market at Washington Park during Itasca fest Saturday.

       Cheryle Rizzo of Burbank looks at an angle ornament during the antique flea market at Washington Park during Itasca fest Saturday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Donna Filippelli of Wooddale looks at Jewelry at the Yorktown Center art fair in Lombard Saturday. The jewelry was made by Amy Butts.

       Donna Filippelli of Wooddale looks at Jewelry at the Yorktown Center art fair in Lombard Saturday. The jewelry was made by Amy Butts.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Evan Graves of Chicago looks at paintings by Melvin McGee at Yorktown Center in Lombard Saturday.

       Evan Graves of Chicago looks at paintings by Melvin McGee at Yorktown Center in Lombard Saturday.
    PAUL MICHNA | Staff Photographer

  • Joey Abele, 10, of St. Louis, Mo. enjoys Antioch's Taste of Summer's mist tent on a hot fun sun-filled summer day.

       Joey Abele, 10, of St. Louis, Mo. enjoys Antioch's Taste of Summer's mist tent on a hot fun sun-filled summer day.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Enjoying the Taste of Antioch on the Ferris wheel are Kelly Toms and son Kyle Trampke, 6, of Antioch.

       Enjoying the Taste of Antioch on the Ferris wheel are Kelly Toms and son Kyle Trampke, 6, of Antioch.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Enjoying the Taste of Antioch's mist tent is Charles Seitz of Antioch.

       Enjoying the Taste of Antioch's mist tent is Charles Seitz of Antioch.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Nick Ray, right, Zach Willamas, middle, and Danny Carole, left, all from Fox Lake, compete in a water fight Sunday afternoon for the Fireman's festival. Teams had a two minute heat to get a barrel onto the other teams side.

       Nick Ray, right, Zach Willamas, middle, and Danny Carole, left, all from Fox Lake, compete in a water fight Sunday afternoon for the Fireman's festival. Teams had a two minute heat to get a barrel onto the other teams side.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Tiffany Mooney, left, from Richmond and Brittany Majwski, right, from Lake Villa compete in a water fight Sunday afternoon in Fox Lake. The annual Fireman's festival was held on Sunday and included food and water fights all day.

       Tiffany Mooney, left, from Richmond and Brittany Majwski, right, from Lake Villa compete in a water fight Sunday afternoon in Fox Lake. The annual Fireman's festival was held on Sunday and included food and water fights all day.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Villa fire fighters referee the water fights at the annual Fireman's festival Sunday afternoon in Fox Lake. The fest went on all day and included food, games and water fights for entertainment.

       Lake Villa fire fighters referee the water fights at the annual Fireman's festival Sunday afternoon in Fox Lake. The fest went on all day and included food, games and water fights for entertainment.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Two teams compete in a water fight during the annual Fireman's festival Sunday afternoon in Fox Lake. The festival went on all day with food and water fights.

       Two teams compete in a water fight during the annual Fireman's festival Sunday afternoon in Fox Lake. The festival went on all day with food and water fights.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Reddy Anu, from Delhi, India, shows customers one of her handmade saris at the Vibrant India Festival held at the Sears Center Sunday afternoon. The fest featured music, food, clothing and jewelry vendors.

       Reddy Anu, from Delhi, India, shows customers one of her handmade saris at the Vibrant India Festival held at the Sears Center Sunday afternoon. The fest featured music, food, clothing and jewelry vendors.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • A model shows off a traditional Indian outfit during a fashion show at the Vibrant India Festival held at the Sears Center Sunday afternoon. The fest also featured music, food, and clothing and jewelry vendors.

       A model shows off a traditional Indian outfit during a fashion show at the Vibrant India Festival held at the Sears Center Sunday afternoon. The fest also featured music, food, and clothing and jewelry vendors.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • The Vibrant India Festival was held Sunday afternoon at the Sears Centre. A Fashion show displaying different kinds of Indian Fashion was included in the days events along with music, food, clothing and jewelry vendors.

       The Vibrant India Festival was held Sunday afternoon at the Sears Centre. A Fashion show displaying different kinds of Indian Fashion was included in the days events along with music, food, clothing and jewelry vendors.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • From Left, Sujata Shah, from Crystal Lake, Minal Shah, from Vernon Hills, and Dipali Shah, from Naperville, browse the selection of jewelry on display at the Sears center for the Vibrant India Festival Sunday afternoon. The fest featured music, food, clothing and jewelry vendors.

       From Left, Sujata Shah, from Crystal Lake, Minal Shah, from Vernon Hills, and Dipali Shah, from Naperville, browse the selection of jewelry on display at the Sears center for the Vibrant India Festival Sunday afternoon. The fest featured music, food, clothing and jewelry vendors.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • After having one of the winning tickets pulled Brandon Caniglia with the help of his father, Terry picked out a prize in the Happy Acre Fishing Derby prize giveaway at the Itasca fest. Sunday July 17th 2011

       After having one of the winning tickets pulled Brandon Caniglia with the help of his father, Terry picked out a prize in the Happy Acre Fishing Derby prize giveaway at the Itasca fest. Sunday July 17th 2011
    Rick Majewski | Staff Photographer

  • Emma Caniglia won the last drawing for the prize give away so she got to pull the next ticket in the Happy Acre Fishing Derby prize giveaway. Her mom Marianne (left), helped her pick out a prize. Sunday July 17th 2011

       Emma Caniglia won the last drawing for the prize give away so she got to pull the next ticket in the Happy Acre Fishing Derby prize giveaway. Her mom Marianne (left), helped her pick out a prize. Sunday July 17th 2011
    Rick Majewski | Staff Photographer

  • Bernard Fredericks with his restored 1928 Ford Model "A" Roadster in the Classic Car show at the Itasca fest. Sunday July 17th 2011

       Bernard Fredericks with his restored 1928 Ford Model "A" Roadster in the Classic Car show at the Itasca fest. Sunday July 17th 2011
    Rick Majewski | Staff Photographer

  • Aidan Poulakidas 20 months old, admiring the goats at the petting zoo in the Itasca Fest. Sunday July 17th 2011

       Aidan Poulakidas 20 months old, admiring the goats at the petting zoo in the Itasca Fest. Sunday July 17th 2011
    Rick Majewski | Staff Photographer

  • Jockey Tanner Riggs hands his goggles to Steven Horvtha V and his mom Marcie Sanchez of Berwyn after he won the fifth race at the Fiesta in the Park party at Arlington Race course on Sunday.

       Jockey Tanner Riggs hands his goggles to Steven Horvtha V and his mom Marcie Sanchez of Berwyn after he won the fifth race at the Fiesta in the Park party at Arlington Race course on Sunday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Enjoying the second race is Jose and his son Diago, 2, of Addison as they watch the ponies fly down the track at the Fiesta in the Park party at Arlington Race course on Sunday.

       Enjoying the second race is Jose and his son Diago, 2, of Addison as they watch the ponies fly down the track at the Fiesta in the Park party at Arlington Race course on Sunday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Sonia Nava, 6, of Elgin gets tossed in the air during a dance move as the Los 5 Magnificos dance group entertains the crowd at the Fiesta in the Park at Arlington Race course on Sunday.

       Sonia Nava, 6, of Elgin gets tossed in the air during a dance move as the Los 5 Magnificos dance group entertains the crowd at the Fiesta in the Park at Arlington Race course on Sunday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

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