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  • Around 7,000 women came out to Lake County Fair Grounds in Grayslake Saturday to participate in the Dirty Girl 5k. A portion of the proceeds goes out to the National Breast Cancer Association.

       Around 7,000 women came out to Lake County Fair Grounds in Grayslake Saturday to participate in the Dirty Girl 5k. A portion of the proceeds goes out to the National Breast Cancer Association.
    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' on Saturday.

       Joniqia Howard of Puerto Rico is helped out of the mud by two of her teammates during the 'Dirty Girl 5k' on Saturday.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Miller, right, of the Steve Miller Band, headlines the first day of Ribfest.

       Steve Miller, right, of the Steve Miller Band, headlines the first day of Ribfest.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • 6-year-old Luke Gera of Mundelein, shoots a water gun at 6-year-old Matthew Post of Mundelein during Fremont Elementary's summer classes and contests Friday in Mundelein.

       6-year-old Luke Gera of Mundelein, shoots a water gun at 6-year-old Matthew Post of Mundelein during Fremont Elementary's summer classes and contests Friday in Mundelein.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Nicollette Gramatis and Max Kornfeld of Libertyville, scream while on the ride "Ali Baba" at Mundelein Community Days.

       Nicollette Gramatis and Max Kornfeld of Libertyville, scream while on the ride "Ali Baba" at Mundelein Community Days.
    Joel Bissell | 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

  • Sam Thurston, 5, of Midlothian takes a swing during the Chicago White Sox training academy camp for kids at Naperville's Ribfest.

       Sam Thurston, 5, of Midlothian takes a swing during the Chicago White Sox training academy camp for kids at Naperville's Ribfest.
    Daniel White | 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

  • 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

  • Five-year-old Breeanna Duffy of Crystal Lake, pedals down the parade route during the 33rd annual Lakeside Festival in Crystal Lake Saturday June 30, 2012.

       Five-year-old Breeanna Duffy of Crystal Lake, pedals down the parade route during the 33rd annual Lakeside Festival in Crystal Lake Saturday June 30, 2012.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Tammy Duckworth waves to her 500 volunteers/supporters before Joe Walsh took the stage with his guitar.

       Tammy Duckworth waves to her 500 volunteers/supporters before Joe Walsh took the stage with his guitar.
    Joel Bissell | 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

  • Ryan Harrington, 11, of Wheaton, gets his fingers messy as he tastes ribs during the Naperville Ribest judging on Sunday, July 1.

       Ryan Harrington, 11, of Wheaton, gets his fingers messy as he tastes ribs during the Naperville Ribest judging on Sunday, July 1.
    John McGillen | Staff Photographer

  • Traffic streaks by on the Jane Addams Tollway in Elgin Friday morning as a storm front moves across the sky. Menacing clouds were followed by lightning and much-needed rain.

       Traffic streaks by on the Jane Addams Tollway in Elgin Friday morning as a storm front moves across the sky. Menacing clouds were followed by lightning and much-needed rain.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • An interesting cloud pattern forms as a thunderstorm moves through Mundelein Friday morning.

       An interesting cloud pattern forms as a thunderstorm moves through Mundelein Friday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Ominous looking clouds move into Lisle as a storm and much needed rain moved into the Chicago area on Friday morning.

       Ominous looking clouds move into Lisle as a storm and much needed rain moved into the Chicago area on Friday morning.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Josh Wilson, Christopher Bryant and Willy Foster check out the damage to a home in Winfield after strong winds knocked down chimneys of several homes during an afternoon storm rolled through DuPage County, Sunday.

       Josh Wilson, Christopher Bryant and Willy Foster check out the damage to a home in Winfield after strong winds knocked down chimneys of several homes during an afternoon storm rolled through DuPage County, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Xavier Contreras, 17, of Port Barrington, performs a roll as Keith Duck, owner of Raging Buffalo Wakeboard School drives the boat on the Fox River near Cary Monday.

       Xavier Contreras, 17, of Port Barrington, performs a roll as Keith Duck, owner of Raging Buffalo Wakeboard School drives the boat on the Fox River near Cary Monday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Michael Kuryla, president of Cook County Fire Chiefs Association, extinguishes a child mannequin's cloths after its was intentionally set on fire with sparklers Cook County Department of Homeland Security holds fireworks safety demonstration at the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance in Mount Prospect on Tuesday.

       Michael Kuryla, president of Cook County Fire Chiefs Association, extinguishes a child mannequin's cloths after its was intentionally set on fire with sparklers Cook County Department of Homeland Security holds fireworks safety demonstration at the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance in Mount Prospect on Tuesday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • The Schaumburg Boomers baseball team hosts fireworks at its field Tuesday night.

       The Schaumburg Boomers baseball team hosts fireworks at its field Tuesday night.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • People enjoy the fireworks show as Hawthorn Woods held their fireworks Tuesday night at Community Park.

       People enjoy the fireworks show as Hawthorn Woods held their fireworks Tuesday night at Community Park.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The annual Naperville fireworks show at Knoch Park.

       The annual Naperville fireworks show at Knoch Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Judges at Frontier Days Frisbee throw and catch contest watch as Peppers the Australian Cattle dog soars through the air after owner Gwen Sutton of Palatine makes a perfect throw on a hot summer night on Thursday.

       Judges at Frontier Days Frisbee throw and catch contest watch as Peppers the Australian Cattle dog soars through the air after owner Gwen Sutton of Palatine makes a perfect throw on a hot summer night on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • 10-year-old Ben Leonard of Libertyville cools off in a sprinkler with his black Labrador Paisley during Libertyville's 2012 Dog Days of Summer Thursday. The event continues through Saturday.

       10-year-old Ben Leonard of Libertyville cools off in a sprinkler with his black Labrador Paisley during Libertyville's 2012 Dog Days of Summer Thursday. The event continues through Saturday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Weston, owner of JW Construction out of Lake Geneva, WI, cools off with cold water from the hose during an installation of a pergola in a Carpentersville backyard on Thursday, July 5. Weston likes to start early in order end early on hot days like this. He finds the extreme heat easier to deal with than extreme cold. "The heat's easier to deal with. [You] can take a lot of breaks." He manages the heat and can continue working in it by taking several water breaks in the shade.

       Joe Weston, owner of JW Construction out of Lake Geneva, WI, cools off with cold water from the hose during an installation of a pergola in a Carpentersville backyard on Thursday, July 5. Weston likes to start early in order end early on hot days like this. He finds the extreme heat easier to deal with than extreme cold. "The heat's easier to deal with. [You] can take a lot of breaks." He manages the heat and can continue working in it by taking several water breaks in the shade.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

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