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  • Steve Tarzon and Winnie Franzak of Mt. Prospect enjoy the music from the band Diving for Dynamite at Mt. Prospect's block party on Friday.

       Steve Tarzon and Winnie Franzak of Mt. Prospect enjoy the music from the band Diving for Dynamite at Mt. Prospect's block party on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Erin Coleman, 5, of Mt. Prospect and Fiona Helgren, 17, of Palatine dance around before they performed on the main stage with the rest of the Trinity Dancers at Irish Fest on Friday in Arlington Heights.

       Erin Coleman, 5, of Mt. Prospect and Fiona Helgren, 17, of Palatine dance around before they performed on the main stage with the rest of the Trinity Dancers at Irish Fest on Friday in Arlington Heights.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jimmy Panos, 5, loved watching the Trinity Dancers but thought the music was too loud at Irish Fest in Arlington Heights on Friday.

       Jimmy Panos, 5, loved watching the Trinity Dancers but thought the music was too loud at Irish Fest in Arlington Heights on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • David LaGreca provides his son Kyle LaGreca, 5 months, a walking view of day three of the DuPage County Fair.

       David LaGreca provides his son Kyle LaGreca, 5 months, a walking view of day three of the DuPage County Fair.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Teddie (cq) Bear, 3, owned by Rachel Beech, 11, of Algonquin takes first place in the Best Costume category for his homemade astronaut suit at Algonquin Founders' Days on Friday, July 27. This is Teddie's second year appearing in the dog and cat show at the festival.

       Teddie (cq) Bear, 3, owned by Rachel Beech, 11, of Algonquin takes first place in the Best Costume category for his homemade astronaut suit at Algonquin Founders' Days on Friday, July 27. This is Teddie's second year appearing in the dog and cat show at the festival.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Kids peek their heads through the corral to see the livestock costume contest at the Lake County Fair Friday in Grayslake.

       Kids peek their heads through the corral to see the livestock costume contest at the Lake County Fair Friday in Grayslake.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Little Miss Lake County Mia Modell, 8, of Lindenhurst spits a seed during "Pioneer Days" seed spitting contest at the Lake County Fair.

       Little Miss Lake County Mia Modell, 8, of Lindenhurst spits a seed during "Pioneer Days" seed spitting contest at the Lake County Fair.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • Sofia Turcotte, 1, of Arlington Heights pretends she's the "conductor" as the music plays during the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday.

       Sofia Turcotte, 1, of Arlington Heights pretends she's the "conductor" as the music plays during the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Schwan of Ivanhoe, IL digs his face into his second blueberry pie during an old-fashioned pie eating contest in which contestants had five minutes to eat the most at the Lake County Fair on Saturday. Joe won the adult section of the pie eating contest eating a pie and a half.

       Joe Schwan of Ivanhoe, IL digs his face into his second blueberry pie during an old-fashioned pie eating contest in which contestants had five minutes to eat the most at the Lake County Fair on Saturday. Joe won the adult section of the pie eating contest eating a pie and a half.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • Stefanie Hoover, far right and her daughter, Payton, 7, of Sugar Grove take off in the stampede at the start of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5KRun/Walk on Saturday, July 28. Stefanie has run in the event the past for years, however it was the first run ever for Payton.

       Stefanie Hoover, far right and her daughter, Payton, 7, of Sugar Grove take off in the stampede at the start of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5KRun/Walk on Saturday, July 28. Stefanie has run in the event the past for years, however it was the first run ever for Payton.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Hageman of Yorkville drives a 1937 Farmall F-12 tractor onto a flatbed trailer as he and his father Wilbert pack up their antique tractors after the 2012 DuPage County Fair, Monday. The Hageman family used to farm in Naperville.

       Steve Hageman of Yorkville drives a 1937 Farmall F-12 tractor onto a flatbed trailer as he and his father Wilbert pack up their antique tractors after the 2012 DuPage County Fair, Monday. The Hageman family used to farm in Naperville.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • 9-year-old Gena Foltz of Wadsworth uses the paw of collie named Rhett as a bookmark during a program called Read Books to Bowser at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee Monday evening. Dogs from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy were on hand for the program. Reading books to therapy dogs improves a child's reading skills and builds confidence.

       9-year-old Gena Foltz of Wadsworth uses the paw of collie named Rhett as a bookmark during a program called Read Books to Bowser at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee Monday evening. Dogs from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy were on hand for the program. Reading books to therapy dogs improves a child's reading skills and builds confidence.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • 82-year-old Ken Black the oldest member of the Chicagoland Legends Softball League hits a line-drive back to pitcher.

       82-year-old Ken Black the oldest member of the Chicagoland Legends Softball League hits a line-drive back to pitcher.
    Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer

  • The Catlow theater co-owner Tim O'Connor in the film projection room with the 1940 sor 50s Simplex XL film projector, at right, that is currently being used at the theater in Barrington on Wednesday, August 1.

       The Catlow theater co-owner Tim O'Connor in the film projection room with the 1940 sor 50s Simplex XL film projector, at right, that is currently being used at the theater in Barrington on Wednesday, August 1.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • The Ferris wheel at the McHenry County Fair on Wednesday, August 1.

       The Ferris wheel at the McHenry County Fair on Wednesday, August 1.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Stars and stripes decorate tractors on display at the McHenry County Fair on Wednesday, August 1.

       Stars and stripes decorate tractors on display at the McHenry County Fair on Wednesday, August 1.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Splish splash Skecher was taking a bath trying to stay cool on a hot August night at the Palatine Park District annual Canine Carnival on Thursday while owner Craig Kempton held his leash.

       Splish splash Skecher was taking a bath trying to stay cool on a hot August night at the Palatine Park District annual Canine Carnival on Thursday while owner Craig Kempton held his leash.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Gabe Carimi works out during Chicago Bear training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbannais, IL on August 2, 2012.

      Gabe Carimi works out during Chicago Bear training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbannais, IL on August 2, 2012.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Tyler Clutts signs an autograph for Aspin Lindsay, 9 of Moris Illinois during Chicago Bear training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbannais, IL on August 2, 2012.

      Tyler Clutts signs an autograph for Aspin Lindsay, 9 of Moris Illinois during Chicago Bear training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbannais, IL on August 2, 2012.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Braydin Winn (Darth Vader), 7, of Harvard gets a hug from Jordann Bauer, 19, of Lake Geneva as they hear the results of the goat costume contest during day two of the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock Thursday. Bauer won best in show with her dairy farmer costume. She painted spots on her goat and made a couple of extra udders out of balloons.

       Braydin Winn (Darth Vader), 7, of Harvard gets a hug from Jordann Bauer, 19, of Lake Geneva as they hear the results of the goat costume contest during day two of the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock Thursday. Bauer won best in show with her dairy farmer costume. She painted spots on her goat and made a couple of extra udders out of balloons.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Olivia Bruneman, left, of Kingston and Emma Hockey of Maple Park, both 10, rehearse their dance number backstage at Hampshire's Coon Creek Country Days in Bruce Ream Park on Thursday, August 2. The girls are dance with the Northern Illinois Dance Center, which is located in Hampshire. Over 25 dance students performed 11 acts as the opening entertainment for the festival.

       Olivia Bruneman, left, of Kingston and Emma Hockey of Maple Park, both 10, rehearse their dance number backstage at Hampshire's Coon Creek Country Days in Bruce Ream Park on Thursday, August 2. The girls are dance with the Northern Illinois Dance Center, which is located in Hampshire. Over 25 dance students performed 11 acts as the opening entertainment for the festival.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • 11-year-old Grace Ricci of Lake Villa reacts to a chemical reaction as Bill Bosworth of The Science Alliance was on hand at Lake Villa District Library for his show called "Close Encounters of a Chemical Kind" Thursday in Lake Villa.

       11-year-old Grace Ricci of Lake Villa reacts to a chemical reaction as Bill Bosworth of The Science Alliance was on hand at Lake Villa District Library for his show called "Close Encounters of a Chemical Kind" Thursday in Lake Villa.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Kids react as steam from liquid nitrogen covers the carpet in front of them during a show by Bill Bosworth of The Science Alliance called "Close Encounters of a Chemical Kind" at Lake Villa District Library Thursday in Lake Villa.

       Kids react as steam from liquid nitrogen covers the carpet in front of them during a show by Bill Bosworth of The Science Alliance called "Close Encounters of a Chemical Kind" at Lake Villa District Library Thursday in Lake Villa.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Due to recent efforts by concerned Lake County Wildlife Biologist Gary Glowacki, turtle crossing signs have been placed near Cuba Marsh along Ela Road in Lake Zurich.

       Due to recent efforts by concerned Lake County Wildlife Biologist Gary Glowacki, turtle crossing signs have been placed near Cuba Marsh along Ela Road in Lake Zurich.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

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