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  • Vernon Hills held a Memorial Day Weekend family carnival in the Westfield Hawthorn Mall parking lot this weekend to help raise funds for the village's 'Summer Celebration'.

       Vernon Hills held a Memorial Day Weekend family carnival in the Westfield Hawthorn Mall parking lot this weekend to help raise funds for the village's 'Summer Celebration'.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Wilkins of Naperville flips a truck tire over as he finishes a segment of the Amped Up Adventure Race held in Aurora, IL on Sunday.

       Jim Wilkins of Naperville flips a truck tire over as he finishes a segment of the Amped Up Adventure Race held in Aurora, IL on Sunday.
    John McGillen | Staff Photographer

  • Bob Dickinson of Downers Grove paddles his kayak under a bridge during the Amped Up Adventure Race in Aurora, IL on Sunday.

       Bob Dickinson of Downers Grove paddles his kayak under a bridge during the Amped Up Adventure Race in Aurora, IL on Sunday.
    John McGillen | Staff Photographer

  • Members of the American Legion Post 1983 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2202 march to the cemetery during the Memorial Day service Monday at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Schaumburg.

       Members of the American Legion Post 1983 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2202 march to the cemetery during the Memorial Day service Monday at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Schaumburg.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Palatine's Phil Sawicki wipes away tears for his father, George, who died in World War II as officers of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7706 honor the fallen at Evergreen Cemetery during the Barrington Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.

       Palatine's Phil Sawicki wipes away tears for his father, George, who died in World War II as officers of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7706 honor the fallen at Evergreen Cemetery during the Barrington Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2164 member Louis Licastro a World War II Army Air Corp veteran who survived the Japanese attach on Pearl Harbor in 1941, gives a salute during the Wheaton Memorial Day ceremony at Wheaton Cemetery, Monday.

       Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2164 member Louis Licastro a World War II Army Air Corp veteran who survived the Japanese attach on Pearl Harbor in 1941, gives a salute during the Wheaton Memorial Day ceremony at Wheaton Cemetery, Monday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The wooden cross in honor of U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Watts, who died Saturday from injuries he suffered last month from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, was placed in the Wheaton Cemetery by members of American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

       The wooden cross in honor of U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Watts, who died Saturday from injuries he suffered last month from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, was placed in the Wheaton Cemetery by members of American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Jasmina and John O'Connor of Naperville give their boys Milan, 5, and Nikola, 4, a higher view to watch the Naperville Memorial Day parade.

       Jasmina and John O'Connor of Naperville give their boys Milan, 5, and Nikola, 4, a higher view to watch the Naperville Memorial Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The chrome is thick on the wheels of this 1946 Chevrolet Town and Country, during the Naperville Memorial Day parade.

       The chrome is thick on the wheels of this 1946 Chevrolet Town and Country, during the Naperville Memorial Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Cub Scout Collin Hagen, 8, and his father Jerry of South Elgin spend time with soldiers graves in the Bluff City Cemetery following the Memorial Day ceremony in Elgin Monday.

       Cub Scout Collin Hagen, 8, and his father Jerry of South Elgin spend time with soldiers graves in the Bluff City Cemetery following the Memorial Day ceremony in Elgin Monday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Robert Patterson holds his wife Mary after their late son Christopher was enshrined in the Veterans Memorial Monday at a ceremony sponsored by the Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission at the Government Center in Geneva.

       Robert Patterson holds his wife Mary after their late son Christopher was enshrined in the Veterans Memorial Monday at a ceremony sponsored by the Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission at the Government Center in Geneva.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Watts, 20, a 2010 Wheaton North High School graduate, is laid to rest following a service at St. John Lutheran Church in downtown Wheaton. He died April 25, about a month after suffering wounds from an explosion while serving in Afghanistan.

       U.S. Army Spc. Samuel Watts, 20, a 2010 Wheaton North High School graduate, is laid to rest following a service at St. John Lutheran Church in downtown Wheaton. He died April 25, about a month after suffering wounds from an explosion while serving in Afghanistan.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin Mayor David Kaptain leads a "Walk with the Mayor" near St. Francis Park on Wednesday night. The walk was the first of several similar walks planned this summer in an effort to encourage regular exercise.

       Elgin Mayor David Kaptain leads a "Walk with the Mayor" near St. Francis Park on Wednesday night. The walk was the first of several similar walks planned this summer in an effort to encourage regular exercise.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Second grader Carter Jedras is buckled in as he and a friend get a ride on a fire truck to Fairview Elementary School in Mount Prospect Thursday. The opportunity was an auction item for a school fundraiser.

       Second grader Carter Jedras is buckled in as he and a friend get a ride on a fire truck to Fairview Elementary School in Mount Prospect Thursday. The opportunity was an auction item for a school fundraiser.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Alexa Fish, 6 of Roselle rides the swings on opening night of the annual Rose Fest in Roselle, Thursday.

       Alexa Fish, 6 of Roselle rides the swings on opening night of the annual Rose Fest in Roselle, Thursday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The underside of a white oak leaf with jumping oak galls attached as well as some which have fallen off at Tekakwitha Woods in St. Charles. Each seed-like larvae contains one wasp larvae. Sometimes the larvaes jump after falling off to the ground.

       The underside of a white oak leaf with jumping oak galls attached as well as some which have fallen off at Tekakwitha Woods in St. Charles. Each seed-like larvae contains one wasp larvae. Sometimes the larvaes jump after falling off to the ground.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Kindergartner Julia Boggs is covered with rings as kids play a game called statue at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville. The school held their annual field days indoors Thursday because of the rain.

       Kindergartner Julia Boggs is covered with rings as kids play a game called statue at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville. The school held their annual field days indoors Thursday because of the rain.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

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