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  • Nathaniel Goldman, 2, poses for a photograph as his dad, David, gets stuck sideways trying to get his other son, Zachary, 4, out of the beach party amusement spinning exit during Alpine Festival at Lions Park in Lake Zurich.

       Nathaniel Goldman, 2, poses for a photograph as his dad, David, gets stuck sideways trying to get his other son, Zachary, 4, out of the beach party amusement spinning exit during Alpine Festival at Lions Park in Lake Zurich.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Cheerleaders and volunteers sell funnel cake as a fundraiser for Lake Zurich High School cheerleading at Alpine Festival.

       Cheerleaders and volunteers sell funnel cake as a fundraiser for Lake Zurich High School cheerleading at Alpine Festival.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • The sun sets on riders on the Cliff Hanger during Alpine Festival at Lions Park in Lake Zurich.

       The sun sets on riders on the Cliff Hanger during Alpine Festival at Lions Park in Lake Zurich.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Shae Audet takes a cellphone photograph of her daughter Kaitlyn Audet, 7, of Lake Zurich playing games at Alpine Festival at Lions Park in Lake Zurich.

       Shae Audet takes a cellphone photograph of her daughter Kaitlyn Audet, 7, of Lake Zurich playing games at Alpine Festival at Lions Park in Lake Zurich.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Kaitlyn Audet, 7, of Lake Zurich plays a game during Alpine Festival at Lions Park in Lake Zurich.

       Kaitlyn Audet, 7, of Lake Zurich plays a game during Alpine Festival at Lions Park in Lake Zurich.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Carolyn Sims, 16, of Lake Zurich wears a wedding dress from Volle's Bridal and Mr. Tuxedo as she prepares to ride in the Lake Zurich Alpine Festival parade Sunday.

       Carolyn Sims, 16, of Lake Zurich wears a wedding dress from Volle's Bridal and Mr. Tuxedo as she prepares to ride in the Lake Zurich Alpine Festival parade Sunday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Abbie Theis, 13, left, and Andie Rossiter, 11, join other members of Trilogy Dance to carry a large American flag during the Lake Zurich Alpine Festival parade Sunday.

       Abbie Theis, 13, left, and Andie Rossiter, 11, join other members of Trilogy Dance to carry a large American flag during the Lake Zurich Alpine Festival parade Sunday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Terrasi sings with Rhythmbone as they perform during the Veterans Concert & Pig Roast organized by The Village Tavern of Long Grove Sunday to honor veterans and active military families.

       Joe Terrasi sings with Rhythmbone as they perform during the Veterans Concert & Pig Roast organized by The Village Tavern of Long Grove Sunday to honor veterans and active military families.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Keith Walger of Dorfler's Meat Market roasts a pig during the Veterans Concert & Pig Roast organized by The Village Tavern of Long Grove Sunday to honor veterans and active military families.

       Keith Walger of Dorfler's Meat Market roasts a pig during the Veterans Concert & Pig Roast organized by The Village Tavern of Long Grove Sunday to honor veterans and active military families.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • The elite men inline skating marathon started off rain or shine, at the Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.

       The elite men inline skating marathon started off rain or shine, at the Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
    Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

  • A group of in-line skaters compete at the Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.

       A group of in-line skaters compete at the Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
    Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

  • On Sunday morning, despite the rain, the inline skating marathons were still happening at the Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates.

       On Sunday morning, despite the rain, the inline skating marathons were still happening at the Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates.
    Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

  • The elite women and elite masters women inline skating marathon started off rain or shine, at the Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.

       The elite women and elite masters women inline skating marathon started off rain or shine, at the Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.
    Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

  • Art lovers visit the various booth at the 10th annual Geneva Arts Fair.

       Art lovers visit the various booth at the 10th annual Geneva Arts Fair.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Mary Kollenburg, of Villa Park, tries on a necklace at Linda Hobdy's booth, during the 10th annual Geneva Arts Fair.

       Mary Kollenburg, of Villa Park, tries on a necklace at Linda Hobdy's booth, during the 10th annual Geneva Arts Fair.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Marge Hall of Winfield works on one of her "photo realism" oil paintings, while displaying her art, at 10th annual Geneva Arts Fair.

       Marge Hall of Winfield works on one of her "photo realism" oil paintings, while displaying her art, at 10th annual Geneva Arts Fair.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • People ride the "Freak Out" on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

       People ride the "Freak Out" on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Dillett of Somonauk, IL shows off his carving skills on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

       Joe Dillett of Somonauk, IL shows off his carving skills on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Brain Ellingsworth of Plainfield and Joseph Jackson of Carol Stream battle it out for first place in the demolition derby on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Jackson of JJ Septic in Carol Stream won the derby.

       Brain Ellingsworth of Plainfield and Joseph Jackson of Carol Stream battle it out for first place in the demolition derby on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Jackson of JJ Septic in Carol Stream won the derby.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Brook Sunderlage, 10 of Genoa sells her prize winning steer, at the 4-H auction, on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Sunderlage sold steer for $1.55 per pound.

       Brook Sunderlage, 10 of Genoa sells her prize winning steer, at the 4-H auction, on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Sunderlage sold steer for $1.55 per pound.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Blake Sunderlage, 14 of Genoa gets ready to sell his 1265 lb steer during the 4-H auction on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Sunderlage sold his prize winning steer for $1.65 per pound.

       Blake Sunderlage, 14 of Genoa gets ready to sell his 1265 lb steer during the 4-H auction on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Sunderlage sold his prize winning steer for $1.65 per pound.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Michelle and Cami Knox, 2 along with Ann and Rylan Mowers, 2 of Sycamore take a ride down the "Fun Slide", on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

       Michelle and Cami Knox, 2 along with Ann and Rylan Mowers, 2 of Sycamore take a ride down the "Fun Slide", on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair in St. Charles.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Lacey Brandstatt, 3 is all smiles as she rides the carousel with her grandmother Laurie Brandstatt of Arlington Height, on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair.

       Lacey Brandstatt, 3 is all smiles as she rides the carousel with her grandmother Laurie Brandstatt of Arlington Height, on the final day of the 2011 Kane County Fair.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Katie Lockwood, 10, from Arlington Heights, watches Libby Green, stilt walker and balloon artist, from Chicago, make an elephant for her during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party took place Saturday night.

       Katie Lockwood, 10, from Arlington Heights, watches Libby Green, stilt walker and balloon artist, from Chicago, make an elephant for her during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party took place Saturday night.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Tina Rose, from Chicago, entertains the audience as a visual performer for The Dreamtree Shakers during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday night.

       Tina Rose, from Chicago, entertains the audience as a visual performer for The Dreamtree Shakers during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday night.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Chloe Sebanc, 4, from Mt. Prospect participates with Irene Marquette, from Chicago, as visual performers for The Dreamtree Shakers during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday night.

       Chloe Sebanc, 4, from Mt. Prospect participates with Irene Marquette, from Chicago, as visual performers for The Dreamtree Shakers during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday night.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Jenna Mastrolonardo, from Mt. Prospect, performs with Prospect High Schools Orchesis during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Saturday night. Prospect High School's Orchesis team is headed to the Orange Bowl 2012 and they are getting in as many performances they can.

       Jenna Mastrolonardo, from Mt. Prospect, performs with Prospect High Schools Orchesis during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Saturday night. Prospect High School's Orchesis team is headed to the Orange Bowl 2012 and they are getting in as many performances they can.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Chloe Sebanc, 4, from Mt. Prospect participates with Tina Rose, left, and Irene Marquette, both from Chicago, as visual performers for The Dreamtree Shakers during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday night.

       Chloe Sebanc, 4, from Mt. Prospect participates with Tina Rose, left, and Irene Marquette, both from Chicago, as visual performers for The Dreamtree Shakers during the annual Mt. Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday night.
    Samantha Bowden | Staff Photographer

  • Ronnie Hyde of Bloomington, IN, competes in the tie down roping event at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.

       Ronnie Hyde of Bloomington, IN, competes in the tie down roping event at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.
    Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

  • Paul Dahl of Cherry Valley, IL, leaves the gate for the bareback and saddle bronc riding competition at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.

       Paul Dahl of Cherry Valley, IL, leaves the gate for the bareback and saddle bronc riding competition at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.
    Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

  • Local, Scott Pozen of Elburn, competes in the steer wrestling event at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.

       Local, Scott Pozen of Elburn, competes in the steer wrestling event at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.
    Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

  • Just Thigpen of Waycross, GA, competed in the steer wrestling event at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.

       Just Thigpen of Waycross, GA, competed in the steer wrestling event at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.
    Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Courville of Manteno, IL, competed in the bareback and saddle bronc riding category at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.

       Joe Courville of Manteno, IL, competed in the bareback and saddle bronc riding category at the St. Charles Championship Rodeo at Kane County Fair on Saturday. The rodeo was produced for the 40th year by Big Hat Pro Rodeos.
    Kristin Ackmann | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Chovelak was a member of the 20th Air Force 29th Bomb group #314th Wing during World War II, stationed out of Guam. Where he was a radio operator on the B-29 Bomber. On Saturday, July 23rd the Commemorative Air Force flew to the DuPage Airport their restored B-29 Bomber named "FIFI."

       Joe Chovelak was a member of the 20th Air Force 29th Bomb group #314th Wing during World War II, stationed out of Guam. Where he was a radio operator on the B-29 Bomber. On Saturday, July 23rd the Commemorative Air Force flew to the DuPage Airport their restored B-29 Bomber named "FIFI."
    Rick Majewski | Staff Photographer

  • Micah Hill of Naperville was one the many visitors to the DuPage Airport to see the WW2 era B-29 Bomber named "FIFI." The bomber is part of the Commemorative Air Force, a group that flies historic planes around the country so more people can experience a piece of living history on Saturday July 23rd.

       Micah Hill of Naperville was one the many visitors to the DuPage Airport to see the WW2 era B-29 Bomber named "FIFI." The bomber is part of the Commemorative Air Force, a group that flies historic planes around the country so more people can experience a piece of living history on Saturday July 23rd.
    Rick Majewski | Staff Photographer

  • Ground Crews watch as the Commemorative Air Force turns over the engines on their vintage B-29 bomber named "FIFI" at the DuPage Airport on Saturday July 23rd.

       Ground Crews watch as the Commemorative Air Force turns over the engines on their vintage B-29 bomber named "FIFI" at the DuPage Airport on Saturday July 23rd.
    Rick Majewski | Staff Photographer

  • "The plane is a living history lesson," said Gerald Oliver (photo left) who is part of the flight crew along with Jim Neill and Larry Popp on the Commemorative Air Forces restored B-29 Bomber. "Instead of taking people to a museum, we take the museum to the people."

       "The plane is a living history lesson," said Gerald Oliver (photo left) who is part of the flight crew along with Jim Neill and Larry Popp on the Commemorative Air Forces restored B-29 Bomber. "Instead of taking people to a museum, we take the museum to the people."
    Rick Majewski | Staff Photographer

  • Passengers on the B-29 Bomber wave to the crowed just as the bomber started to taxi out to the runway at the DuPage Airport. The B-29 is one of several aircraft that the Commemorative Air Force flies.

       Passengers on the B-29 Bomber wave to the crowed just as the bomber started to taxi out to the runway at the DuPage Airport. The B-29 is one of several aircraft that the Commemorative Air Force flies.
    Rick Majewski | Staff Photographer

 

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