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  • John Lenz, 6, of Maple Park attacks his strawberry ice cream cone during the first day of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday. He's a 4-H member who showed sheep earlier in the day.

       John Lenz, 6, of Maple Park attacks his strawberry ice cream cone during the first day of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday. He's a 4-H member who showed sheep earlier in the day.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Tom McManus lets fly with a disc while practicing his disc golf skills at a parched Citizens Park in Barrington.

       Tom McManus lets fly with a disc while practicing his disc golf skills at a parched Citizens Park in Barrington.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Carlos Faria, 10, right, Brian Haro, 10, and Andrew Faria, 8, all of Round Lake Beach, cool off in the fountains at Grayslake Park District Spray Park Tuesday trying to keep cool in the heat. The temperatures soared toward 100 degrees for another day adding to the extremely hot summer.

       Carlos Faria, 10, right, Brian Haro, 10, and Andrew Faria, 8, all of Round Lake Beach, cool off in the fountains at Grayslake Park District Spray Park Tuesday trying to keep cool in the heat. The temperatures soared toward 100 degrees for another day adding to the extremely hot summer.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Nicole Garcia, 17, left, and Aaron Jackson, 18, are exhausted after coaching tennis at Grayslake Central High School's summer tennis camp Tuesday. The temperatures soared toward 100 degrees for another day adding to the extremely hot summer.

       Nicole Garcia, 17, left, and Aaron Jackson, 18, are exhausted after coaching tennis at Grayslake Central High School's summer tennis camp Tuesday. The temperatures soared toward 100 degrees for another day adding to the extremely hot summer.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Carmel Mullally-Powers of St. Charles searches for green herons at the Nepese Marsh natural area in the Fermilab Village in Batavia on Saturday, July 14. The Fermilab Village held a Discovery Day, offering guided tours through four different natural areas not normally open to the public.

       Carmel Mullally-Powers of St. Charles searches for green herons at the Nepese Marsh natural area in the Fermilab Village in Batavia on Saturday, July 14. The Fermilab Village held a Discovery Day, offering guided tours through four different natural areas not normally open to the public.
    Christian Gossin | Staff Photographer

  • Zach Huseen, 13, of Wauconda, paddles through the water liliies as members of the Adventures in Nature Camp kayak on a lake at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville Monday. The weeklong summer camp, run by the Lake County Forest Preserve, for 5th-8th graders taking part in activities that included an obstacle course, biking, swimming and hiking.

       Zach Huseen, 13, of Wauconda, paddles through the water liliies as members of the Adventures in Nature Camp kayak on a lake at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville Monday. The weeklong summer camp, run by the Lake County Forest Preserve, for 5th-8th graders taking part in activities that included an obstacle course, biking, swimming and hiking.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Jessica Dunteman, 9, of Big Rock rests with one of her hogs before their turn to show during the first day of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday.

       Jessica Dunteman, 9, of Big Rock rests with one of her hogs before their turn to show during the first day of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Julio Moreno, 5, of West Chicago waits to hear music as he relaxes behind the Geico Gecko trademark, during the second day of Railroad Days in West Chicago.

       Julio Moreno, 5, of West Chicago waits to hear music as he relaxes behind the Geico Gecko trademark, during the second day of Railroad Days in West Chicago.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Karsten Krahenbuhl, 8, of West Chicago, finds a way to cool off during a break from the Wheaton Park District soccer camp on Monday at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton.

       Karsten Krahenbuhl, 8, of West Chicago, finds a way to cool off during a break from the Wheaton Park District soccer camp on Monday at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Evan James Spresser, 10, and his brother Cole Michael, 8, of Bartlett splash down a slide at the Bartlett Aquatic Center trying to stay cool in over 90 degree heat.

       Evan James Spresser, 10, and his brother Cole Michael, 8, of Bartlett splash down a slide at the Bartlett Aquatic Center trying to stay cool in over 90 degree heat.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • A young rider practices on the first day of the Kane County Fair Wednesday in St. Charles.

       A young rider practices on the first day of the Kane County Fair Wednesday in St. Charles.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Madlin Cermy, 11 months, of Hanover Park jumps out to a quick lead in the Windmill City Festival's Diaper Derby sponsored by the Batavia Mother's Club on the Batavia Riverwalk Saturday.

       Madlin Cermy, 11 months, of Hanover Park jumps out to a quick lead in the Windmill City Festival's Diaper Derby sponsored by the Batavia Mother's Club on the Batavia Riverwalk Saturday.
    Christian Gossin | Staff Photographer

  • Dalton Matlow, 3, of Round Lake Beach slides down a bouncy course through the rain during the 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration Beach Party at Lake Front Park in Round Lake Beach on Saturday, July 14.

       Dalton Matlow, 3, of Round Lake Beach slides down a bouncy course through the rain during the 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration Beach Party at Lake Front Park in Round Lake Beach on Saturday, July 14.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • Members of the Addison park district Polish Dance Group perform during International Day at Glendale Heights' festival at Camera Park.

       Members of the Addison park district Polish Dance Group perform during International Day at Glendale Heights' festival at Camera Park.
    John McGillen | Staff Photographer

  • Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comSinger David Cassidy entertains the thousands that showed up to capture a little bit of their youth as they listened to him sing the favorites from his days with Partridge Family at the Des Plaines Summer Fling on Saturday.

      Mark Welsh/mwelsh@dailyherald.comSinger David Cassidy entertains the thousands that showed up to capture a little bit of their youth as they listened to him sing the favorites from his days with Partridge Family at the Des Plaines Summer Fling on Saturday.

  • 16-year-old Marcel Autman of Kankakee arm gets stuck as he is kicked of the bull, he has been riding since age 12 during the 49th IPRA Championship Rodeo at Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds hosted by the Wauconda Chamber of Commerce.

       16-year-old Marcel Autman of Kankakee arm gets stuck as he is kicked of the bull, he has been riding since age 12 during the 49th IPRA Championship Rodeo at Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds hosted by the Wauconda Chamber of Commerce.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • Ryan DeVries, 10, of Gurnee fishes in Hunt Club Park during Gurnee Park District's 10th annual fishing derby.

       Ryan DeVries, 10, of Gurnee fishes in Hunt Club Park during Gurnee Park District's 10th annual fishing derby.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • Benet Academy football players helped Southeast School students in Naperville become an 'all star player for a day' Friday morning. They showed the kids some of their football moves and enjoyed other games and activities with them. Benet cornerback Danny Lawler, left, and Southeast student Aidan, (last name withheld) to battle other attendees with water guns.

       Benet Academy football players helped Southeast School students in Naperville become an 'all star player for a day' Friday morning. They showed the kids some of their football moves and enjoyed other games and activities with them. Benet cornerback Danny Lawler, left, and Southeast student Aidan, (last name withheld) to battle other attendees with water guns.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Anna Rajski of Kildeer pretends to lick one of the lollipops in the Lollipop Forest during a life-size Candy Land game at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

       Anna Rajski of Kildeer pretends to lick one of the lollipops in the Lollipop Forest during a life-size Candy Land game at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Cole Michael Spresser, 8, of Bartlett embraces a large bucket of water that was dumped on his head at the Bartlett Aquatic Center Sunday to try to keep cool in 90 degrees weather.

       Cole Michael Spresser, 8, of Bartlett embraces a large bucket of water that was dumped on his head at the Bartlett Aquatic Center Sunday to try to keep cool in 90 degrees weather.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • Gauri Jog, of Gauri Jog Indian Dance School in Schaumburg, and her student, Ruchi Patel, 9, demonstrated different traditional Indian dances for students at the Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center Tuesday. Wearing traditional attire, Jog showed the students how to move during her visit that was part of the school's summer program '"Trip Around the World."

       Gauri Jog, of Gauri Jog Indian Dance School in Schaumburg, and her student, Ruchi Patel, 9, demonstrated different traditional Indian dances for students at the Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center Tuesday. Wearing traditional attire, Jog showed the students how to move during her visit that was part of the school's summer program '"Trip Around the World."
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Rick Dunn of Crystal Lake waits for a break in the rain to ride his bike home with his wife and sister-in-law after the Open Water Swim Race at Main Beach in Crystal Lake was canceled due to weather on Saturday, July 14.

       Rick Dunn of Crystal Lake waits for a break in the rain to ride his bike home with his wife and sister-in-law after the Open Water Swim Race at Main Beach in Crystal Lake was canceled due to weather on Saturday, July 14.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A line of heavy thunderstorms knocks over vendor booths at Calamos Investment's first Tex-Mex and Music Fest at the CityGate Lane in Naperville.

       A line of heavy thunderstorms knocks over vendor booths at Calamos Investment's first Tex-Mex and Music Fest at the CityGate Lane in Naperville.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Doug Haperkamp dips Betty Koets both of Deerfield while dancing to rock music by The Juke Box Band at the 11th Annual Taste of Lincolnshire at Village Green on Friday.

       Doug Haperkamp dips Betty Koets both of Deerfield while dancing to rock music by The Juke Box Band at the 11th Annual Taste of Lincolnshire at Village Green on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Ryan Williams, 7, competes in the "Glendale Idol" during the Glendale Heights Festival on Saturday

       Ryan Williams, 7, competes in the "Glendale Idol" during the Glendale Heights Festival on Saturday
    John McGillen | Staff Photographer

  • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.comJim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts perform for the Rivers Casino anniversary in Des Plaines Wednesday.

      JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.comJim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts perform for the Rivers Casino anniversary in Des Plaines Wednesday.

  • A drummer salutes the home of a World War II veteran during the "Pearls of our Community" parade in West Chicago on Sunday.

       A drummer salutes the home of a World War II veteran during the "Pearls of our Community" parade in West Chicago on Sunday.
    John McGillen | Staff Photographer

  • Sarah Horwitz, 5, of Lincolnshire dances onstage to rock music by Jukebox Band with Steve Tschaikowsky of Mettawa playing guitar, right, at 11th Annual Taste of Lincolnshire at Village Green on Friday.

       Sarah Horwitz, 5, of Lincolnshire dances onstage to rock music by Jukebox Band with Steve Tschaikowsky of Mettawa playing guitar, right, at 11th Annual Taste of Lincolnshire at Village Green on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • After spending the morning kayaking at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Heather McNaughton, 12, of Antioch, joins other young kayakers swimming with their boats to keep cool from the heat during Adventures in Nature Camp Monday. The group is part of the Lake County Forest Preserve summer camps. The heat continues throughout the week adding to the hot, dry conditions in the area.

       After spending the morning kayaking at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Heather McNaughton, 12, of Antioch, joins other young kayakers swimming with their boats to keep cool from the heat during Adventures in Nature Camp Monday. The group is part of the Lake County Forest Preserve summer camps. The heat continues throughout the week adding to the hot, dry conditions in the area.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Jesus Rodriguez, 6, of Chicago bites into his cotton candy during a Venezuelan Independence Day celebration at the Cook County Forest Preserve off River Road in Mount Prospect on Saturday, July 14.

       Jesus Rodriguez, 6, of Chicago bites into his cotton candy during a Venezuelan Independence Day celebration at the Cook County Forest Preserve off River Road in Mount Prospect on Saturday, July 14.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Competitors line up in the 13 and under division of the Ice Cream Eating Contest during Sunday's Windmill City Festival at the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia.

       Competitors line up in the 13 and under division of the Ice Cream Eating Contest during Sunday's Windmill City Festival at the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia.
    Christian Gossin | Staff Photographer

  • Chris Colfer visits Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville Thursday. He stars as"Kurt Hummel" on the TV show Glee. Teenage girls hoot and holler as they photograph him.

       Chris Colfer visits Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville Thursday. He stars as"Kurt Hummel" on the TV show Glee. Teenage girls hoot and holler as they photograph him.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Paden Thompson, 8, of St. Charles, gets smothered with kisses from four-month-old jersey calf, Peanut, while they wait for their turn to show in the Jersey Junior Hefer category at the Kane County Fair on Thursday, July 19. Peanut's sandpaper-like tongue left Paden's cheek a rosy color afterward. Peanut and her sister, Clover, are calves from Primrose Farm in St. Charles. Paden and his sister, Emily, 11, are volunteers and have taken care of the calves ever since they were born. Peanut happened to be born on Paden's birthday. "I just like sitting with them and working with them," says Paden. The 4H program at Primrose Farm gets suburban kids who don't live on a farm a chance to be involved in the farm program.

       Paden Thompson, 8, of St. Charles, gets smothered with kisses from four-month-old jersey calf, Peanut, while they wait for their turn to show in the Jersey Junior Hefer category at the Kane County Fair on Thursday, July 19. Peanut's sandpaper-like tongue left Paden's cheek a rosy color afterward. Peanut and her sister, Clover, are calves from Primrose Farm in St. Charles. Paden and his sister, Emily, 11, are volunteers and have taken care of the calves ever since they were born. Peanut happened to be born on Paden's birthday. "I just like sitting with them and working with them," says Paden. The 4H program at Primrose Farm gets suburban kids who don't live on a farm a chance to be involved in the farm program.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Grace Shanks of DeKalb gives Giggity (cq), a four-year-old Brown Swiss dairy cow, a peck on the forehead before she hands her off to her brother, Philip (cq), for showing during the second day of the Kane County Fair on Thursday, July 19. Philip, whose farm is in Juda, WI, was showing 16 dairy cows of three different breeds at the show. Grace and Philip grew up taking care and showing dairy cattle since they were "old enough to walk," says Grace. They have 65 cows on the farm.

       Grace Shanks of DeKalb gives Giggity (cq), a four-year-old Brown Swiss dairy cow, a peck on the forehead before she hands her off to her brother, Philip (cq), for showing during the second day of the Kane County Fair on Thursday, July 19. Philip, whose farm is in Juda, WI, was showing 16 dairy cows of three different breeds at the show. Grace and Philip grew up taking care and showing dairy cattle since they were "old enough to walk," says Grace. They have 65 cows on the farm.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Lizanda Van Rooyen, of Alpine Amusement Co., plays air guitar while J.B. DuPlooy goofs off behind her as they try to attract customers to the Hammer Slammer game during the first day of Antioch Taste of Summer Fest Thursday. The festival continues through Sunday with live music, food and carnival rides.

       Lizanda Van Rooyen, of Alpine Amusement Co., plays air guitar while J.B. DuPlooy goofs off behind her as they try to attract customers to the Hammer Slammer game during the first day of Antioch Taste of Summer Fest Thursday. The festival continues through Sunday with live music, food and carnival rides.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

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