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  • Dan Tani, NASA astronaut, poses for a photo with cousins Madeline Kowalski, 8, left and Abigail Matula, 10, right, of Lake-in-the Hills at AAR in Wood Dale during Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday. Tani spoke at the company and showed photos and video of his time in space.

       Dan Tani, NASA astronaut, poses for a photo with cousins Madeline Kowalski, 8, left and Abigail Matula, 10, right, of Lake-in-the Hills at AAR in Wood Dale during Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday. Tani spoke at the company and showed photos and video of his time in space.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Crystal Lake Central junior Mikayla Tuszynski can hardly believe she won the blue 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Thursday in Crystal Lake at the 2012 banquet for Operation Click. Students are a growing number of high schools are signing a pledge to drive safely, including wearing seat belts and not getting any tickets or other violations. Finalists with the highest percentage from the participating high schools get a chance to pull a key from a bowl to see if the car starts. Thanks to donations from Crystal Lake Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and Black Diamond Plumbing, two cars were given away Thursday.

       Crystal Lake Central junior Mikayla Tuszynski can hardly believe she won the blue 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Thursday in Crystal Lake at the 2012 banquet for Operation Click. Students are a growing number of high schools are signing a pledge to drive safely, including wearing seat belts and not getting any tickets or other violations. Finalists with the highest percentage from the participating high schools get a chance to pull a key from a bowl to see if the car starts. Thanks to donations from Crystal Lake Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and Black Diamond Plumbing, two cars were given away Thursday.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Marian Central Catholic senior Alysa Luczak is ecstatic after her key started the yellow 2006 Chevy Cobalt Thursday in Crystal Lake. Students are a growing number of high schools are signing a pledge to drive safely, including wearing seat belts and not getting any tickets or other violations. Finalists with the highest percentage from the participating high schools get a chance to pull a key from a bowl to see if the car starts. Thanks to donations from Crystal Lake Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Ram and Black Diamond Plumbing, two cars were given away Thursday.

       Marian Central Catholic senior Alysa Luczak is ecstatic after her key started the yellow 2006 Chevy Cobalt Thursday in Crystal Lake. Students are a growing number of high schools are signing a pledge to drive safely, including wearing seat belts and not getting any tickets or other violations. Finalists with the highest percentage from the participating high schools get a chance to pull a key from a bowl to see if the car starts. Thanks to donations from Crystal Lake Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Ram and Black Diamond Plumbing, two cars were given away Thursday.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

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  • Giovanni McFarlane, left, correctly counts the rings of a tree while Charli Richards holds it steady on Arbor Day at Walt Whitman Elementary School Friday morning in Wheeling. The third graders were from Chad Braddish's class.

       Giovanni McFarlane, left, correctly counts the rings of a tree while Charli Richards holds it steady on Arbor Day at Walt Whitman Elementary School Friday morning in Wheeling. The third graders were from Chad Braddish's class.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Pastor Aron Roggow gets his head shaved by fellow pastor Micah Greiner, during a St. Baldrick's head shaving event at St. Peter Lutheran school.

       Pastor Aron Roggow gets his head shaved by fellow pastor Micah Greiner, during a St. Baldrick's head shaving event at St. Peter Lutheran school.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Robert Frost Elementary kindergarten student Andrea Jareno uses her hands with help from Dana Cichanski, project coordinator, as students painting a nature mural throughout the hallways at the school in Mount Prospect for Arbor Day celebration on Tuesday.

       Robert Frost Elementary kindergarten student Andrea Jareno uses her hands with help from Dana Cichanski, project coordinator, as students painting a nature mural throughout the hallways at the school in Mount Prospect for Arbor Day celebration on Tuesday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • The City of Naperville announces that Robert Marshall, left, who currently serves as the City's Assistant City Manager, has been named Naperville's new Police Chief. Above, he is congratulated by Jack McCambridge, former Chairman of the Board of Fire and Police Commissions.

       The City of Naperville announces that Robert Marshall, left, who currently serves as the City's Assistant City Manager, has been named Naperville's new Police Chief. Above, he is congratulated by Jack McCambridge, former Chairman of the Board of Fire and Police Commissions.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyheraldThe Mineola Hotel and Lounge owned by Pete Jakstas who has placed the Mineola Marina and Lounge on eBay this week. The entire 17-acre property is up for sale including the buildings that need to be renovated and updated.

      Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyheraldThe Mineola Hotel and Lounge owned by Pete Jakstas who has placed the Mineola Marina and Lounge on eBay this week. The entire 17-acre property is up for sale including the buildings that need to be renovated and updated.

  • Star Gary Sinise, center, appears for his annual 'Rockin' for the Troops' kickoff at Navistar in Lisle. The July 21st concert will mark Sinise's seventh performance. At left is Deb Rickert, president of Operation Support our Troops.

       Star Gary Sinise, center, appears for his annual 'Rockin' for the Troops' kickoff at Navistar in Lisle. The July 21st concert will mark Sinise's seventh performance. At left is Deb Rickert, president of Operation Support our Troops.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • A group of Aurora area people including Ernesto Camacho of Aurora gather at the intersection of Inverness and McCoy Drive in Aurora to pray for Middle Schools, on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday. The group traveled to multiple areas to pray for different groups.

       A group of Aurora area people including Ernesto Camacho of Aurora gather at the intersection of Inverness and McCoy Drive in Aurora to pray for Middle Schools, on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday. The group traveled to multiple areas to pray for different groups.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Walls are going up for the new Carol Stream Park District Recreation Center, located in the Town Center.

       Walls are going up for the new Carol Stream Park District Recreation Center, located in the Town Center.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Fittest Looser contestant Karen Maranto of Bloomingdale gets highlights and color done at Avalon Salon and Spa in Deer Park Thursday.

       Fittest Looser contestant Karen Maranto of Bloomingdale gets highlights and color done at Avalon Salon and Spa in Deer Park Thursday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Russell Phelps, left, and Vinnie Kasprzak, both 15, help move deck chairs poolside from out of storage at Pottawatomie Park's Swanson Pool on Tuesday, May 1. Members of the school's baseball team helped park district employees prep for the summer season.

       Russell Phelps, left, and Vinnie Kasprzak, both 15, help move deck chairs poolside from out of storage at Pottawatomie Park's Swanson Pool on Tuesday, May 1. Members of the school's baseball team helped park district employees prep for the summer season.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Hunter Cisewski, left, guides the back of a lifeguard chair through a narrow fence opening with the help of Sam Testo and Luke Lorenzini, while volunteering time to help prep Pottawatomie Park's Swanson Pool for the new season on Tuesday, May 1. The boys, all 14, are members of the St. Charles East baseball team.

       Hunter Cisewski, left, guides the back of a lifeguard chair through a narrow fence opening with the help of Sam Testo and Luke Lorenzini, while volunteering time to help prep Pottawatomie Park's Swanson Pool for the new season on Tuesday, May 1. The boys, all 14, are members of the St. Charles East baseball team.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Jake Rykoskey, 15, rubs wax off a water sprinkler in Swanson Pool at Pottawatomie Park on Tuesday, May 1. Members of the St. Charles East baseball team volunteered their time to help park district employees start to get ready for the summer season.

       Jake Rykoskey, 15, rubs wax off a water sprinkler in Swanson Pool at Pottawatomie Park on Tuesday, May 1. Members of the St. Charles East baseball team volunteered their time to help park district employees start to get ready for the summer season.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Jeff Winslow, Reid Olson and Jake Rykoskey, all 15, buff wax off a water sprinkler in Swanson Pool at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles on Tuesday, May 1. Members of the St. Charles East baseball team volunteered their time to help park district employees start to get ready for the summer season.

       Jeff Winslow, Reid Olson and Jake Rykoskey, all 15, buff wax off a water sprinkler in Swanson Pool at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles on Tuesday, May 1. Members of the St. Charles East baseball team volunteered their time to help park district employees start to get ready for the summer season.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

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