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Images: Day two of the 2011 Kane County Fair

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  • Judge Gene Schick sticks his nose right in there while trying to pick a winner at the Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday. Schick is a member of the fair board and lives in Elgin. The novelty glasses allegedly aided in odor detection.

       Judge Gene Schick sticks his nose right in there while trying to pick a winner at the Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday. Schick is a member of the fair board and lives in Elgin. The novelty glasses allegedly aided in odor detection.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • 10-year-old Benjamin Wehrle of West Dundee is thrilled to be given the dubious honor of being named the winner of the Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday. The upside of having the stinkiest shoes was a 200-dollar prize. He said his secret was "all kinds of manure."

       10-year-old Benjamin Wehrle of West Dundee is thrilled to be given the dubious honor of being named the winner of the Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday. The upside of having the stinkiest shoes was a 200-dollar prize. He said his secret was "all kinds of manure."
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Dakota Purtell, 15, of Warrenville puts his head down in the air-conditioned hall during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday. He said he had gone on a couple of rides but the heat made him sick, so he went in to rest his head on a damp napkin.

       Dakota Purtell, 15, of Warrenville puts his head down in the air-conditioned hall during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday. He said he had gone on a couple of rides but the heat made him sick, so he went in to rest his head on a damp napkin.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Nicholas Rudolph, 10, of Bartlett cools off under a mister on the steamy midway during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday.

       Nicholas Rudolph, 10, of Bartlett cools off under a mister on the steamy midway during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Temperatures near 100 degrees kept attendance very low Thursday afternoon during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

       Temperatures near 100 degrees kept attendance very low Thursday afternoon during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • With very few customers on the grounds, all Brian Bickett can do is try to stay cool at his game booth during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday.

       With very few customers on the grounds, all Brian Bickett can do is try to stay cool at his game booth during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The Swifty Swine racing pigs go round the bend during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday.

       The Swifty Swine racing pigs go round the bend during day two of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Thursday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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