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Gregg Ireland brings his patriotic hair humor to the Wheatstack Restaurant booth at the Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle.
  Gregg Ireland brings his patriotic hair humor to the Wheatstack Restaurant booth at the Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Teenagers pack the "Fireball" during Palatine Home Town Fest on Friday enjoying the beautiful weather.
  Teenagers pack the "Fireball" during Palatine Home Town Fest on Friday enjoying the beautiful weather.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Steve Miller, right, of the Steve Miller Band, headlines the first day of Ribfest in Naperville.
  Steve Miller, right, of the Steve Miller Band, headlines the first day of Ribfest in Naperville.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Kids of Palatine and other communities pack the parking lot where Windy City Amusements set up there carnival for the Palatine Home Town Fest Friday.
  Kids of Palatine and other communities pack the parking lot where Windy City Amusements set up there carnival for the Palatine Home Town Fest Friday.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Vendor Frank Michaels carts ice to his booth, during the Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle.
  Vendor Frank Michaels carts ice to his booth, during the Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Joe Santiago of Greek Delights in Wood Dale, grills food during the Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle.
  Joe Santiago of Greek Delights in Wood Dale, grills food during the Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Audio Anarchy Band members Jeremy Whitmore of Elmhurst plays guitar while Tony Tedeschi of Wood Dale plays drums during the Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle.
  Audio Anarchy Band members Jeremy Whitmore of Elmhurst plays guitar while Tony Tedeschi of Wood Dale plays drums during the Eyes to the Skies Festival in Lisle.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Caros Vidrio pours popcorn into warmer during Mundelein's Farmers Market, located on the corner of Seymour and Park streets.
  Caros Vidrio pours popcorn into warmer during Mundelein's Farmers Market, located on the corner of Seymour and Park streets.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Nicollette Gramatis and Max Kornfeld, both of Libertyville, scream while on the ride, Ali Baba, at Mundelein Community Days.
  Nicollette Gramatis and Max Kornfeld, both of Libertyville, scream while on the ride, Ali Baba, at Mundelein Community Days.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Jazz musician Doug Blake, of Blake N' Blue fame, plays for people as they shop Mundelein's Farmers Market, located at the corner of Seymour and Park Streets.
  Jazz musician Doug Blake, of Blake N' Blue fame, plays for people as they shop Mundelein's Farmers Market, located at the corner of Seymour and Park Streets.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Thousands listen to the Steve Miller Band who headline the first day of Ribfest in Naperville.
  Thousands listen to the Steve Miller Band who headline the first day of Ribfest in Naperville.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Tim Crenshaw and his son Jimmy, 3, of Mundelein, slide down a fun slide at Mundelein Community Days.
  Tim Crenshaw and his son Jimmy, 3, of Mundelein, slide down a fun slide at Mundelein Community Days.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
The Steve Miller Band headlines the first day of Ribfest. Kenny Lee Lewis, left, and Steve Miller, right, entertain thousands at Ribfest in Naperville.
  The Steve Miller Band headlines the first day of Ribfest. Kenny Lee Lewis, left, and Steve Miller, right, entertain thousands at Ribfest in Naperville.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Danny Dancel a guitarist for Samadhi Vibe, which also includes musicians,(Jim Hurtenbach, Stuart Holland, Eric Billitier, Tyler Rayome, Dan and Tyler Sagendoron) during Mundelein Community Days.
  Danny Dancel a guitarist for Samadhi Vibe, which also includes musicians,(Jim Hurtenbach, Stuart Holland, Eric Billitier, Tyler Rayome, Dan and Tyler Sagendoron) during Mundelein Community Days.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Gerald Teague of Windy City Amusements gives Frank Dominguez, 6, of Palatine, a high-five during Palatine Hometown Fest Friday.
  Gerald Teague of Windy City Amusements gives Frank Dominguez, 6, of Palatine, a high-five during Palatine Hometown Fest Friday.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
The Chicago White Sox training academy holds a training camp for kids at Ribfest in Naperville. Above, Southpaw watches a swinging Griffin Sturtz, 11, of Naperville.
  The Chicago White Sox training academy holds a training camp for kids at Ribfest in Naperville. Above, Southpaw watches a swinging Griffin Sturtz, 11, of Naperville.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Five-year-old Breeanna Duffy, of Crystal Lake, pedals down the parade route during the 33rd annual Lakeside Festival in Crystal Lake Saturday.
  Five-year-old Breeanna Duffy, of Crystal Lake, pedals down the parade route during the 33rd annual Lakeside Festival in Crystal Lake Saturday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Nathan Haulotte, 2, of Palatine, waves his flag while riding the shoulders of his dad, Andrew, during the Palatine Hometown Parade Saturday.
  Nathan Haulotte, 2, of Palatine, waves his flag while riding the shoulders of his dad, Andrew, during the Palatine Hometown Parade Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Participants from the Dirty Girl 5k Race wash off after running through mud and other obstacles. Around 7,000 women came out to Lake County Fair Grounds in Grayslake Saturday to participate in the Dirty Girl 5k Race. A portion of the proceeds goes out to the National Breast Cancer Association.
  Participants from the Dirty Girl 5k Race wash off after running through mud and other obstacles. Around 7,000 women came out to Lake County Fair Grounds in Grayslake Saturday to participate in the Dirty Girl 5k Race. A portion of the proceeds goes out to the National Breast Cancer Association.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Julia Rastmen of Gurnee throws her muddy shoes into a pile after running in the Dirty Girl 5k Race that will later be cleaned by 'Green Sneakers' and then given to people in need throughout the world.
  Julia Rastmen of Gurnee throws her muddy shoes into a pile after running in the Dirty Girl 5k Race that will later be cleaned by 'Green Sneakers' and then given to people in need throughout the world.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Carnival attractions at Lisle's eye to the Skies Festival.
  Carnival attractions at Lisle's eye to the Skies Festival.
John McGillen | Staff Photographer
The annual Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday at Lake Ellyn
  The annual Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday at Lake Ellyn
John McGillen | Staff Photographer
Riders are bunched tightly going into the final lap of the first race during the Tour "De Villas" in Des Plaines Saturday.
  Riders are bunched tightly going into the final lap of the first race during the Tour "De Villas" in Des Plaines Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Riders in the second race leave the start line during the Tour "De Villas" bike race in Des Plaines Saturday.
  Riders in the second race leave the start line during the Tour "De Villas" bike race in Des Plaines Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Alissa Szyszka of Grayslake works her way through a tire obstacle course during the Dirty Girl 5k Race Saturday at the Lake County Fair Grounds.
  Alissa Szyszka of Grayslake works her way through a tire obstacle course during the Dirty Girl 5k Race Saturday at the Lake County Fair Grounds.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Joniqia Howard of Puerto Rico is helped out of the mud by two of her teammates during the Dirty Girl 5k Race on Saturday.
  Joniqia Howard of Puerto Rico is helped out of the mud by two of her teammates during the Dirty Girl 5k Race on Saturday.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
J.J. Islas, 6, of Palatine, cools himself with a fan held in one and hand and waves a flag with the other hand during the Palatine Hometown Parade Saturday.
  J.J. Islas, 6, of Palatine, cools himself with a fan held in one and hand and waves a flag with the other hand during the Palatine Hometown Parade Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Laney Lambert, 5, screams as she flies through the air on carnival ride during the Lisle's Eye to the Skies Festival on Saturday.
  Laney Lambert, 5, screams as she flies through the air on carnival ride during the Lisle's Eye to the Skies Festival on Saturday.
John McGillen | Staff Photographer
Krista Green of Lake Villa army crawls through mud under a cargo net while dozens watch during the Dirty Girl 5k Race Saturday at the Lake County Fair Grounds.
  Krista Green of Lake Villa army crawls through mud under a cargo net while dozens watch during the Dirty Girl 5k Race Saturday at the Lake County Fair Grounds.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Rider Graham Morrison has an early lead in the second race during the Tour "De Villas" bike race in Des Plaines Saturday.
  Rider Graham Morrison has an early lead in the second race during the Tour "De Villas" bike race in Des Plaines Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Stacey Anderson of Lindenhurst laughs when she reaches the end of an mud obstacle course during the Dirty Girl 5k Race.
  Stacey Anderson of Lindenhurst laughs when she reaches the end of an mud obstacle course during the Dirty Girl 5k Race.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Stephany Warner, 17, celebrates after her boat crossed the finish line during the annual Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday at Lake Ellyn
  Stephany Warner, 17, celebrates after her boat crossed the finish line during the annual Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday at Lake Ellyn
John McGillen | Staff Photographer
The annual Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday at Lake Ellyn.
  The annual Glen Ellyn Cardboard Regatta on Saturday at Lake Ellyn.
John McGillen | Staff Photographer
TV personality Ty Pennington moves around Naperville's Ribfest as part of the "Grilling is Happiness" Sears team.
  TV personality Ty Pennington moves around Naperville's Ribfest as part of the "Grilling is Happiness" Sears team.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Michala Kueker, 11, of the Palatine Tiger Sharks swim team helps carry a large American flag during the Palatine Hometown Parade Saturday.
  Michala Kueker, 11, of the Palatine Tiger Sharks swim team helps carry a large American flag during the Palatine Hometown Parade Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Mia Nguyen, 13, left, and Nicole Runtz, 12, both of Barrington, stand in front of a fan blowing mists of water to keep cool during Barrington's Fourth of July Festival at the Metra commuter lot in downtown Barrington Sunday.
  Mia Nguyen, 13, left, and Nicole Runtz, 12, both of Barrington, stand in front of a fan blowing mists of water to keep cool during Barrington's Fourth of July Festival at the Metra commuter lot in downtown Barrington Sunday.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Bob Lee discusses his bike trip with residents as part of Ride For 3 Reasons during Barrington's Fourth of July Festival at the Metra commuter lot in downtown Barrington Sunday. Proceeds from the festival on Sunday help to raise money for cancer research, ALS and hospice care. Lee hopes to raise $1 million with a solo bicycle ride from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego, California.
  Bob Lee discusses his bike trip with residents as part of Ride For 3 Reasons during Barrington's Fourth of July Festival at the Metra commuter lot in downtown Barrington Sunday. Proceeds from the festival on Sunday help to raise money for cancer research, ALS and hospice care. Lee hopes to raise $1 million with a solo bicycle ride from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego, California.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Sisters Elena, left, and Grace Dallstream, center, dance with other girls from the Bataille Academie of Danse during Barrington's Fourth of July Festival at the Metra commuter lot in downtown Barrington Sunday.
  Sisters Elena, left, and Grace Dallstream, center, dance with other girls from the Bataille Academie of Danse during Barrington's Fourth of July Festival at the Metra commuter lot in downtown Barrington Sunday.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Amit Patel of Hoffman Estates helps Cyndy Jirsa of Schaumburg after strong winds blew over her tent and damaging about 50% of her wood crafts including: bird houses, key holders, and paper towel holders at the Hoffman Estates Arts and Crafts Fair.
  Amit Patel of Hoffman Estates helps Cyndy Jirsa of Schaumburg after strong winds blew over her tent and damaging about 50% of her wood crafts including: bird houses, key holders, and paper towel holders at the Hoffman Estates Arts and Crafts Fair.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Melanie Brown of Round Lake takes down her "Beadazzle" tent after strong winds blew through the Hoffman Estates arts and crafts blowing over tents and send crafts flying, many merchants lost possible profits and suffered an array of damages to broken tents and crafts.
  Melanie Brown of Round Lake takes down her "Beadazzle" tent after strong winds blew through the Hoffman Estates arts and crafts blowing over tents and send crafts flying, many merchants lost possible profits and suffered an array of damages to broken tents and crafts.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Girl Scout Kaelyn Pearson, 6, of Troop 40150 in Mundelein is decorated for the holiday during the Mundelein Community Days Parade Sunday as it makes its way along Hawley Street.
  Girl Scout Kaelyn Pearson, 6, of Troop 40150 in Mundelein is decorated for the holiday during the Mundelein Community Days Parade Sunday as it makes its way along Hawley Street.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
A 1940 Dodge-Howe Pumper fire truck pulls the float for Cub Scouts Pack 98 and Boy Scouts Troop 198 in Mundelein during the Mundelein Community Days Parade Sunday as it makes its way along Hawley Street.
  A 1940 Dodge-Howe Pumper fire truck pulls the float for Cub Scouts Pack 98 and Boy Scouts Troop 198 in Mundelein during the Mundelein Community Days Parade Sunday as it makes its way along Hawley Street.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Lake County Board member Diana O'Kelly waves as she drives a mini race car during the Mundelein Community Days Parade Sunday as it makes its way along Hawley Street.
  Lake County Board member Diana O'Kelly waves as she drives a mini race car during the Mundelein Community Days Parade Sunday as it makes its way along Hawley Street.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
The Snart family strolls through an empty carnival after storms dumped rain on Lisle's Eye to Skies Festival on Sunday.
  The Snart family strolls through an empty carnival after storms dumped rain on Lisle's Eye to Skies Festival on Sunday.
John McGillen | Staff Photographer
Lisle's Eye to Skies Festival was interrupted by heavy storms on Sunday.
  Lisle's Eye to Skies Festival was interrupted by heavy storms on Sunday.
John McGillen | Staff Photographer

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