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  • Breast cancer survivor and St. Charles North High School physical education teacher Nancy Prentiss reaches out to the hands extended to her and fellow cancer survivors during the survivor lap at the start of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at St. Charles North High School on Friday, May 11. Prentiss, of Batavia, has been cancer free for two years. She is also the school's drill team head coach. Many of her past and presents students from the team were there to support her at the relay.

       Breast cancer survivor and St. Charles North High School physical education teacher Nancy Prentiss reaches out to the hands extended to her and fellow cancer survivors during the survivor lap at the start of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at St. Charles North High School on Friday, May 11. Prentiss, of Batavia, has been cancer free for two years. She is also the school's drill team head coach. Many of her past and presents students from the team were there to support her at the relay.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Michelle Rhind with her 3-month-old girl, Ava, both of Wildwood, label food bags as Lake County volunteers pack 100,000 lifesaving meals at Feed My Starving Children event at East Lake Academy in Lake Forest on Saturday, on Saturday, May 12th.

       Michelle Rhind with her 3-month-old girl, Ava, both of Wildwood, label food bags as Lake County volunteers pack 100,000 lifesaving meals at Feed My Starving Children event at East Lake Academy in Lake Forest on Saturday, on Saturday, May 12th.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Isaac Marks, 8, of Naperville, plays Knock 'em Down, during the Naperville Park District's Ecofest 2012.

       Isaac Marks, 8, of Naperville, plays Knock 'em Down, during the Naperville Park District's Ecofest 2012.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Alyssa Wolff, 9 of Lombard and her grandma Arleene Socall attend the Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyline Big Band's mothers day concert in Lombard's Lilacia Park Sunday.

       Alyssa Wolff, 9 of Lombard and her grandma Arleene Socall attend the Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyline Big Band's mothers day concert in Lombard's Lilacia Park Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Shannon Hayes of Hinsdale carries her daughter Emerson, 6 months as she nears the finish line with her mother Cathy Peterman of Chicago at her side, the three walked the Run Like a Mother 5k race, to benefit Bridge Communities kicked off in down town Hinsdale Sunday morning.

       Shannon Hayes of Hinsdale carries her daughter Emerson, 6 months as she nears the finish line with her mother Cathy Peterman of Chicago at her side, the three walked the Run Like a Mother 5k race, to benefit Bridge Communities kicked off in down town Hinsdale Sunday morning.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The DuPage County Sheriff's Department honored police officers who have died in the line of duty at a ceremony at the county complex in Wheaton on Monday. Two of the honorees were local sheriff's deputies Gordon Leonard and Ralph Manning Hoy, who died in a car crash while transporting a prisoner back to jail after an arrest September, 27, 1929. Deputy Leonard's nephew Charles Bartsch and his wife Madeleine were in attendance and were presented with a ceremonial American flag by the sheriff's department. They currently live in West Chicago and reside in the home in which Deputy Gordon grew up.

       The DuPage County Sheriff's Department honored police officers who have died in the line of duty at a ceremony at the county complex in Wheaton on Monday. Two of the honorees were local sheriff's deputies Gordon Leonard and Ralph Manning Hoy, who died in a car crash while transporting a prisoner back to jail after an arrest September, 27, 1929. Deputy Leonard's nephew Charles Bartsch and his wife Madeleine were in attendance and were presented with a ceremonial American flag by the sheriff's department. They currently live in West Chicago and reside in the home in which Deputy Gordon grew up.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • DuPage County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Edmond Moore presents a ceremonial American Flag to Charles Bartsch, 2nd right, and his wife Madeleine, right, both of West Chicago. Bartsch is the nephew of Sheriff's Deputy Gordon Leonard, one of the two local honorees. The family of the other honoree, Deputy Ralph Manning Hoy, could not make it to the ceremony.

       DuPage County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Edmond Moore presents a ceremonial American Flag to Charles Bartsch, 2nd right, and his wife Madeleine, right, both of West Chicago. Bartsch is the nephew of Sheriff's Deputy Gordon Leonard, one of the two local honorees. The family of the other honoree, Deputy Ralph Manning Hoy, could not make it to the ceremony.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • A multijurisdictional Honor Guard leads the flag ceremony during a Peace Officers Memorial Observance honoring America's heroes of law enforcement, held at the Naperville Police Department.

       A multijurisdictional Honor Guard leads the flag ceremony during a Peace Officers Memorial Observance honoring America's heroes of law enforcement, held at the Naperville Police Department.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • West Chicago Police's Bill Hall presents a rose under a wreath honoring fallen West Chicago Police Officer Michael A. Browning, killed on April 20, 1992. The Peace Officers Memorial Observance honoring America's heroes of law enforcement was held at the Naperville Police Department.

       West Chicago Police's Bill Hall presents a rose under a wreath honoring fallen West Chicago Police Officer Michael A. Browning, killed on April 20, 1992. The Peace Officers Memorial Observance honoring America's heroes of law enforcement was held at the Naperville Police Department.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Tyler Burkart of Grayslake, thinks he's spotted something while Ponding during the Playdate with Nature program at the Nippersink Forest Preserve in Round Lake.

       Tyler Burkart of Grayslake, thinks he's spotted something while Ponding during the Playdate with Nature program at the Nippersink Forest Preserve in Round Lake.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Storyteller Mary Jane Haley portrays Mother Goose as she sings "Old King Cole" with Connor Canavan, 5, of Lindenhurst, during her children's presentation at Lake Villa District Library Tuesday. Children participated in acting out their favorite nursery stories and rhymes with Mother Goose and Her Friends.

       Storyteller Mary Jane Haley portrays Mother Goose as she sings "Old King Cole" with Connor Canavan, 5, of Lindenhurst, during her children's presentation at Lake Villa District Library Tuesday. Children participated in acting out their favorite nursery stories and rhymes with Mother Goose and Her Friends.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Jockey Timothy Thornton hands out rose to Brittany Sperling, of Hoffman Estates, as roses were given to mothers Sunday on Mother's Day at Arlington Park. This day is traditionally one of the heaviest attendance race days of the year.

       Jockey Timothy Thornton hands out rose to Brittany Sperling, of Hoffman Estates, as roses were given to mothers Sunday on Mother's Day at Arlington Park. This day is traditionally one of the heaviest attendance race days of the year.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • ComEd uses a helicopter and a maintenance linesman to work on high tension power voltage lines Tuesday along Milwaukee Avenue north of Route 137 in Libertyville. Technicians wear electric-field-resistant suits and because the helicopters are not touching the ground, this doesn't cause a high-voltage arc, and the work can be done on live wires.

       ComEd uses a helicopter and a maintenance linesman to work on high tension power voltage lines Tuesday along Milwaukee Avenue north of Route 137 in Libertyville. Technicians wear electric-field-resistant suits and because the helicopters are not touching the ground, this doesn't cause a high-voltage arc, and the work can be done on live wires.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • 6th grader Samantha Kuzminski tries an airplane balance routine at Timber Trails Elementary School in Hoffman Estates. The school was participating in a circuit of 18 fitness stations as part of their Wellness Week.

       6th grader Samantha Kuzminski tries an airplane balance routine at Timber Trails Elementary School in Hoffman Estates. The school was participating in a circuit of 18 fitness stations as part of their Wellness Week.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Sydney Wilken, 14, of Glen Ellyn throws her arm into the air while riding the Pharos Fury during the 31st annual Taste of Glen Ellyn. The fest offered food, fun, and games for all ages to enjoy. It runs through the weekend.

       Sydney Wilken, 14, of Glen Ellyn throws her arm into the air while riding the Pharos Fury during the 31st annual Taste of Glen Ellyn. The fest offered food, fun, and games for all ages to enjoy. It runs through the weekend.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Patty Dixon of Lisle and a teacher at South Middle School in Arlington Heights joins a protest and march in downtown Naperville aimed at letting Governor Quinn and other elected officials know they are apposed to this pension reform.

       Patty Dixon of Lisle and a teacher at South Middle School in Arlington Heights joins a protest and march in downtown Naperville aimed at letting Governor Quinn and other elected officials know they are apposed to this pension reform.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Eighth graders Ben Kimpler, left, and Liam Van Der Bosch strut down the runway in clothes designed by students in a fashion show production class during a fashion show called "Splashin' into Fashion Thursday at Highland Middle School in Libertyville.

       Eighth graders Ben Kimpler, left, and Liam Van Der Bosch strut down the runway in clothes designed by students in a fashion show production class during a fashion show called "Splashin' into Fashion Thursday at Highland Middle School in Libertyville.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Eighth grade students at Hawthorn Middle School North participate in archery Thursday during their gym class at the Vernon Hills school. Isabella Mione, right, lines up a shot during the class.

       Eighth grade students at Hawthorn Middle School North participate in archery Thursday during their gym class at the Vernon Hills school. Isabella Mione, right, lines up a shot during the class.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 

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