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  • White Sox fan Carol Everett of Bolingbrook greets opening day with a smile and a laugh.

       White Sox fan Carol Everett of Bolingbrook greets opening day with a smile and a laugh.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin firefighters unfurl the flag for the procession of fallen Marine CPL Alex Martinez to drive under at the intersection of Douglas St. and Dexter Ct. in downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.

       Elgin firefighters unfurl the flag for the procession of fallen Marine CPL Alex Martinez to drive under at the intersection of Douglas St. and Dexter Ct. in downtown Elgin on Friday, April 13.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Adam Janowski, 2-1/2, of Grayslake pets a monitor lizard which was part of Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles, during the 2012 Extreme Block Party at the Libertyville Sports Complex Saturday.

       Adam Janowski, 2-1/2, of Grayslake pets a monitor lizard which was part of Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles, during the 2012 Extreme Block Party at the Libertyville Sports Complex Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Natalie Edstrom, 5, of Wheeling learns about balance from the Wheeling Park District staff including Jacqueline McCraren during the Wheeling Township and Elementary District 21 wellness fair at Jack London Middle School in Wheeling Saturday.

       Natalie Edstrom, 5, of Wheeling learns about balance from the Wheeling Park District staff including Jacqueline McCraren during the Wheeling Township and Elementary District 21 wellness fair at Jack London Middle School in Wheeling Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton dedicates its new home for veterans in honor of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, who received the Medal of Honor after being Killed in 2008 in Afghanistan. Above, Bob Adams, right, president of the Midwest Shelter Board, greets veteran Gordon Burkhalter following the dedication.

       The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton dedicates its new home for veterans in honor of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, who received the Medal of Honor after being Killed in 2008 in Afghanistan. Above, Bob Adams, right, president of the Midwest Shelter Board, greets veteran Gordon Burkhalter following the dedication.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Enrique Martinez of Huntley, father of the late Cpl. Alex Martinez, leaves Life Changers International Church in Hoffman Estates after being presented with flags by a VFW member on Saturday, April 14.

      Enrique Martinez of Huntley, father of the late Cpl. Alex Martinez, leaves Life Changers International Church in Hoffman Estates after being presented with flags by a VFW member on Saturday, April 14.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyheraldLinda Frahm receives a hug from her friend Michele Logar during Haircuts For Hope Sunday at Halo Hair & Nails in Mount Prospect to benefit Frahm, who is battling cancer. Frahm is a teacher at Lions Park School in Mount Prospect.

      Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyheraldLinda Frahm receives a hug from her friend Michele Logar during Haircuts For Hope Sunday at Halo Hair & Nails in Mount Prospect to benefit Frahm, who is battling cancer. Frahm is a teacher at Lions Park School in Mount Prospect.

  • Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyheraldEight-year-old Hannah Connolly, of Mount Prospect, has over 10 inches of her hair cut off by stylist Sara Mock to donate to Locks of Love during Haircuts For Hope Sunday at Halo Hair & Nails in Mount Prospect. The event was to benefit Linda Frahm, who is battling cancer, and was Connolly's teacher at Lions Park School in Mount Prospect.

      Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyheraldEight-year-old Hannah Connolly, of Mount Prospect, has over 10 inches of her hair cut off by stylist Sara Mock to donate to Locks of Love during Haircuts For Hope Sunday at Halo Hair & Nails in Mount Prospect. The event was to benefit Linda Frahm, who is battling cancer, and was Connolly's teacher at Lions Park School in Mount Prospect.

  • Liam Cahill, 7 of Naperville places 3rd in the children's race and get spinning hug from Chicago Blackhawks mascot "Tommy Hawk" as he crosses the finish line, during the 360 Youth Services´ Spring Ahead Run at the Calamos Corporate Campus in Naperville, Sunday.

       Liam Cahill, 7 of Naperville places 3rd in the children's race and get spinning hug from Chicago Blackhawks mascot "Tommy Hawk" as he crosses the finish line, during the 360 Youth Services´ Spring Ahead Run at the Calamos Corporate Campus in Naperville, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Sebastian Gruener, 3, sits on an antique Farmall tractor Sunday at the Kane County Farm Bureau's annual Touch-A-Tractor event on Randall Road in St. Charles. He was with his mother Coreen of Batavia.

       Sebastian Gruener, 3, sits on an antique Farmall tractor Sunday at the Kane County Farm Bureau's annual Touch-A-Tractor event on Randall Road in St. Charles. He was with his mother Coreen of Batavia.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Zach Zuzzio of Lake in the Hills swings on a low branch as runners approach the last corner of Sunday morning's Run Through The Hills 5K and 10K races in Lake in the Hills. The six-year-old was with his mom Michelle. He ran in the kids race while his father ran the 10K.

       Zach Zuzzio of Lake in the Hills swings on a low branch as runners approach the last corner of Sunday morning's Run Through The Hills 5K and 10K races in Lake in the Hills. The six-year-old was with his mom Michelle. He ran in the kids race while his father ran the 10K.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Racers are reflected in a puddle at the start of Sunday morning's Run Through The Hills 5K and 10K road races in Lake in the Hills.

       Racers are reflected in a puddle at the start of Sunday morning's Run Through The Hills 5K and 10K road races in Lake in the Hills.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Iza Gawel, right, receives a hug from Rene Netzer, left, with Prairie Center Arts Foundation, after Gawel accepted her award for Schaumburg Volunteer of the Year in youth category at the annual awards luncheon at Chandler's in Schaumburg on Wednesday, April 17th.

       Iza Gawel, right, receives a hug from Rene Netzer, left, with Prairie Center Arts Foundation, after Gawel accepted her award for Schaumburg Volunteer of the Year in youth category at the annual awards luncheon at Chandler's in Schaumburg on Wednesday, April 17th.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • The flag is at half mast after the death of the West Chicago Mayor. He died of a heart attack.

       The flag is at half mast after the death of the West Chicago Mayor. He died of a heart attack.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • A new low-income apartment complex for tenants 55 and older called Lakefront Lodge is taking shape on the west side of Grayslake. Construction continues Thursday on the 70-unit complex being built just south of the village's namesake, Gray's Lake.

       A new low-income apartment complex for tenants 55 and older called Lakefront Lodge is taking shape on the west side of Grayslake. Construction continues Thursday on the 70-unit complex being built just south of the village's namesake, Gray's Lake.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyheraldFourth grader Colleen Welch smells cedar brought in by children's author Barb Rosenstock from Yosemite National Park as she spoke to fourth graders at Oak Grove School in Libertyville about the process for creating and publishing her book "The Camping Trip That Changed America." Rosenstock was participating in the annual Authors for Earth Day to help empower kids to find their "voice" and to use that to help care for the planet.

      Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyheraldFourth grader Colleen Welch smells cedar brought in by children's author Barb Rosenstock from Yosemite National Park as she spoke to fourth graders at Oak Grove School in Libertyville about the process for creating and publishing her book "The Camping Trip That Changed America." Rosenstock was participating in the annual Authors for Earth Day to help empower kids to find their "voice" and to use that to help care for the planet.

  • Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyheraldChildren's author Barb Rosenstock uses rope to pass around to fourth graders at Oak Grove School in Libertyville as a demonstration of the height of a sequoia tree. Rosenstock spoke to the students about the process for creating and publishing her book "The Camping Trip That Changed America." Rosenstock was participating in the annual Authors for Earth Day to help empower kids to find their "voice" and to use that to help care for the planet.

      Gilbert R. Boucher II / gboucher@dailyheraldChildren's author Barb Rosenstock uses rope to pass around to fourth graders at Oak Grove School in Libertyville as a demonstration of the height of a sequoia tree. Rosenstock spoke to the students about the process for creating and publishing her book "The Camping Trip That Changed America." Rosenstock was participating in the annual Authors for Earth Day to help empower kids to find their "voice" and to use that to help care for the planet.

 

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