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  • Kim and Khloe Kardashian wave and blow kisses to the thousands of their fans who came to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday to say hello.

       Kim and Khloe Kardashian wave and blow kisses to the thousands of their fans who came to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday to say hello.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Farrah Pece, 16, of Carol Stream tries to get a picture of Kim and Khloe Kardashian at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday.

       Farrah Pece, 16, of Carol Stream tries to get a picture of Kim and Khloe Kardashian at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kim and Khloe Kardashian wave and blow kisses as they greet the thousands of their fans who came to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday to say hello.

       Kim and Khloe Kardashian wave and blow kisses as they greet the thousands of their fans who came to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday to say hello.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kim and Khloe Kardashian wave and blow kisses as they greet the thousands of their fans who came to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday to say hello.

       Kim and Khloe Kardashian wave and blow kisses as they greet the thousands of their fans who came to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday to say hello.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Volunteers like Brynn Phillips, 5, of Hinsdale, begin a weekend of helping the Feed My Starving Children program. at Peace Lutheran Church in Lombard.

       Volunteers like Brynn Phillips, 5, of Hinsdale, begin a weekend of helping the Feed My Starving Children program. at Peace Lutheran Church in Lombard.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • First grade students Rhiannon Blase, left, and Celina Gomez work on dance poses during their gym class Friday. in Vernon Hills. Valerie Alpert of Chicago's Valerie Alpert Dance Company has been working with Townline/Dual Language students the past two weeks, teaching them a variety of dance movements while encouraging them to create their own.

       First grade students Rhiannon Blase, left, and Celina Gomez work on dance poses during their gym class Friday. in Vernon Hills. Valerie Alpert of Chicago's Valerie Alpert Dance Company has been working with Townline/Dual Language students the past two weeks, teaching them a variety of dance movements while encouraging them to create their own.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Marine Cpl. John Seminary receives a hug from his cousin Ally Santelli as he returned home, from Afghanistan, to a celebration at Round Lake Park village hall on Saturday. Cpl. Seminary enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2010 and was subsequently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Seminary was injured in combat and there for returned home.

       Marine Cpl. John Seminary receives a hug from his cousin Ally Santelli as he returned home, from Afghanistan, to a celebration at Round Lake Park village hall on Saturday. Cpl. Seminary enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2010 and was subsequently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Seminary was injured in combat and there for returned home.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Marine Cpl. John Seminary fiancee Emily Paarfusser, left, and his sister AnnMarie Seminary wipe away tears as the marine spoke at a celebration for return to Round Lake Park on Saturday.

       Marine Cpl. John Seminary fiancee Emily Paarfusser, left, and his sister AnnMarie Seminary wipe away tears as the marine spoke at a celebration for return to Round Lake Park on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Julia Watychowicz, 4, of Mount Prospect learns a few steps from a member of the Trinity Irish Dancers during the Mount Prospect Irish Fest Saturday.

       Julia Watychowicz, 4, of Mount Prospect learns a few steps from a member of the Trinity Irish Dancers during the Mount Prospect Irish Fest Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Bernie "Leprechaun" Hurley of Wheaton looks for air during the simultaneous kite fly at the Wheaton Park District's Go Fly a Kite event at Graph Park.

       Bernie "Leprechaun" Hurley of Wheaton looks for air during the simultaneous kite fly at the Wheaton Park District's Go Fly a Kite event at Graph Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Kwasman wipes a tear from his eye as he speaks during the memorial service for brother, West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman at West Chicago High School, Sunday.

       Steve Kwasman wipes a tear from his eye as he speaks during the memorial service for brother, West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman at West Chicago High School, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Kwasman speaks during the memorial service for brother, West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman at West Chicago High School, Sunday.

       Steve Kwasman speaks during the memorial service for brother, West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman at West Chicago High School, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • David Unger of Elgin spent Tuesday afternoon soaking up the sunshine as he paddled his kayak from the Fox River Shores Forest Preserve in Carpentersville up to the Algonquin dam and back. Unger said he never really had to take a break from the hobby this year given the mild winter temperatures. He was able to get out for a paddle on Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, something usually reserved for warmer months. He also chose his route wisely Tuesday, taking on the current by paddling upstream first, then enjoying the ride on the way back south.

       David Unger of Elgin spent Tuesday afternoon soaking up the sunshine as he paddled his kayak from the Fox River Shores Forest Preserve in Carpentersville up to the Algonquin dam and back. Unger said he never really had to take a break from the hobby this year given the mild winter temperatures. He was able to get out for a paddle on Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, something usually reserved for warmer months. He also chose his route wisely Tuesday, taking on the current by paddling upstream first, then enjoying the ride on the way back south.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville officer Eddie Corneliusen and police dog Kairo will patrol Naperville for the last time together tonight. Kairo is 11 years old. He will be retiring after tonight's patrol.

       Naperville officer Eddie Corneliusen and police dog Kairo will patrol Naperville for the last time together tonight. Kairo is 11 years old. He will be retiring after tonight's patrol.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Jimmy Gustafson's boxing shoes lift off the floor as he works out with a heavy rope in Cary. The 16-year-old is boxing in one of several matches Saturday at an event promoted by Paul Jonas of Poundit Boxing Promotions.

       Jimmy Gustafson's boxing shoes lift off the floor as he works out with a heavy rope in Cary. The 16-year-old is boxing in one of several matches Saturday at an event promoted by Paul Jonas of Poundit Boxing Promotions.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 

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