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Frederick School fifth grader Erica Joo winces as she cuts the hair of librarian Robert Depke Thursday, with help from Shear Genius stylist Eileen Falson, as part of the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award celebration. Students who had read all 20 books on the list were the ones allowed to do the cutting.
  Frederick School fifth grader Erica Joo winces as she cuts the hair of librarian Robert Depke Thursday, with help from Shear Genius stylist Eileen Falson, as part of the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award celebration. Students who had read all 20 books on the list were the ones allowed to do the cutting.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
4-year-old Delanie Wiezorek of Des Plaines, pets Tessa, a Maltese, at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
  4-year-old Delanie Wiezorek of Des Plaines, pets Tessa, a Maltese, at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Lisa Berglund of Homer Glen tries to get a kiss from a Boston terrier named Gino, in a Kiss Me I'm Irish booth set up by Midwest Boston terrier Rescue at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
  Lisa Berglund of Homer Glen tries to get a kiss from a Boston terrier named Gino, in a Kiss Me I'm Irish booth set up by Midwest Boston terrier Rescue at the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Rick Santorum signs autographs after his campaign rally at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights on Friday.
Rick Santorum signs autographs after his campaign rally at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
2-year-old Beau Rhodes of Barrington, wears a uniquely Irish headdress on the first day of St. Patrick's-themed Barrington Celtic Fest.
  2-year-old Beau Rhodes of Barrington, wears a uniquely Irish headdress on the first day of St. Patrick's-themed Barrington Celtic Fest.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Newly sworn-in Commander Glenn Theriault watches as his daughter Katie, 9, pins on his new badge during a promotion and retirement ceremony for the Elgin Police Department Friday.
  Newly sworn-in Commander Glenn Theriault watches as his daughter Katie, 9, pins on his new badge during a promotion and retirement ceremony for the Elgin Police Department Friday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Sergeant Jose Morales gets emotional after his retirement speech as he sits with his family to a standing ovation during a promotion and retirement ceremony for the Elgin Police Department Friday.
  Sergeant Jose Morales gets emotional after his retirement speech as he sits with his family to a standing ovation during a promotion and retirement ceremony for the Elgin Police Department Friday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Bill Wolf gets a hug from his daughter Abby, 3, after she pinned on his badge just after he was the first person sworn in to the rank of Commander during a promotion and retirement ceremony for the Elgin Police Department Friday.
  Bill Wolf gets a hug from his daughter Abby, 3, after she pinned on his badge just after he was the first person sworn in to the rank of Commander during a promotion and retirement ceremony for the Elgin Police Department Friday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Village Green Montessori kids sing traditional Irish songs during their annual St. Patrick's Day party Friday in Libertyville.
  Village Green Montessori kids sing traditional Irish songs during their annual St. Patrick's Day party Friday in Libertyville.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Tara Teschky and Paul Quinn of Libertyville kiss after getting married on a float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
  Tara Teschky and Paul Quinn of Libertyville kiss after getting married on a float during the Lake Villa St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 17th.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Ethan Simpson of Park Ridge rides in the Bauer's Brauhaus car during the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
  Ethan Simpson of Park Ridge rides in the Bauer's Brauhaus car during the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Zoe Anaya, 1, of Rolling Meadows enjoys a plate of pancakes and syrup with her mom, Nicole, during the Sugar Bush Festival at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg Saturday.
  Zoe Anaya, 1, of Rolling Meadows enjoys a plate of pancakes and syrup with her mom, Nicole, during the Sugar Bush Festival at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Mayor George Pradel waves to parade goers during the St. Patricks day parade in Naperville Saturday. Well over 3,000 people took part in this event that was complemented by beautiful weather.
  Mayor George Pradel waves to parade goers during the St. Patricks day parade in Naperville Saturday. Well over 3,000 people took part in this event that was complemented by beautiful weather.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
Interior shot of the Scottish Rite in Bloomingdale.
  Interior shot of the Scottish Rite in Bloomingdale.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
An Interior view of the Scottish Rite opening in Bloomingdale.
  An Interior view of the Scottish Rite opening in Bloomingdale.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Chunk, a Victorian bulldog belonging to Jeff Lipson of Carpentersville make his way down the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade route wearing a small green hat and matching beads in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
  Chunk, a Victorian bulldog belonging to Jeff Lipson of Carpentersville make his way down the Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade route wearing a small green hat and matching beads in East Dundee March 17, 2012.
BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer
Johnny Peers balances a dog on the head of eight-year-old Ted Doyle, of Lombard, during the Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix on the final day of the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo Sunday at Arlington Park Racecourse in Arlington Heights.
  Johnny Peers balances a dog on the head of eight-year-old Ted Doyle, of Lombard, during the Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix on the final day of the Chicagoland Family Pet Expo Sunday at Arlington Park Racecourse in Arlington Heights.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
World War II veteran Loren "Duke" Abdalla, of Fox Lake shakes hands with Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman after receiving a special resolution honoring his service during the opening ceremonies of the new Veterans Center of Lake County Monday in Waukegan. The center features an Internet cafe for veterans and their families to check Veterans Assistance claims and health care records, and receive one-on-one assistance from the center.
  World War II veteran Loren "Duke" Abdalla, of Fox Lake shakes hands with Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman after receiving a special resolution honoring his service during the opening ceremonies of the new Veterans Center of Lake County Monday in Waukegan. The center features an Internet cafe for veterans and their families to check Veterans Assistance claims and health care records, and receive one-on-one assistance from the center.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
West Chicago's Justin Olson shoots from down low, as he is defended by Marmion Academy's Sam Tonner (11), during boys lacrosse action at West Chicago High School.
  West Chicago's Justin Olson shoots from down low, as he is defended by Marmion Academy's Sam Tonner (11), during boys lacrosse action at West Chicago High School.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Deb Bohentin of Elmhurst gets a low angle as she photographs the daffodils at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
  Deb Bohentin of Elmhurst gets a low angle as she photographs the daffodils at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Gurnee resident Leonard Niemi enjoys the great weather by taking a long bike ride on the Des Plaines River Tral near Gurnee Wednesday afternoon.
  Gurnee resident Leonard Niemi enjoys the great weather by taking a long bike ride on the Des Plaines River Tral near Gurnee Wednesday afternoon.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
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