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Christine Grobart, holds, son, Tim, 5, of Lombard, who is now back at home and active after a successful heart transplant.
  Christine Grobart, holds, son, Tim, 5, of Lombard, who is now back at home and active after a successful heart transplant.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove 2012 time trails on Friday.
  Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove 2012 time trails on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Connor Kellogg, 10, of Bartlett rides a miniature train adorned with the stars and stripes at Bartlett 's pre-party for National Night Out at Jim Jensen Pavilion on Friday, August 3.
  Connor Kellogg, 10, of Bartlett rides a miniature train adorned with the stars and stripes at Bartlett 's pre-party for National Night Out at Jim Jensen Pavilion on Friday, August 3.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Laura Kauth of Schaumburg rings her cow bell while cheering on riders during the Tour of Elk Grove Saturday.
  Laura Kauth of Schaumburg rings her cow bell while cheering on riders during the Tour of Elk Grove Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Riders negotiate the turn-back curve on Elk Grove Boulevard during the ComEd Category 1/2 of the Tour of Elk Grove Saturday.
  Riders negotiate the turn-back curve on Elk Grove Boulevard during the ComEd Category 1/2 of the Tour of Elk Grove Saturday.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer
Tom and Jean Caulfield of Prospect Heights ride the The Eden Palais Carousel while fundraising using their cellphones at the at Carousel of Possible Dreams charity fundraiser presented by Festival of Children Foundation held at The Place De La Musique at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills on Saturday, August 4. The carousel itself is 46-feet in diameter, with 36 hand-carved Hübner horses, four ornate rocking gondolas and a spinning tub.
  Tom and Jean Caulfield of Prospect Heights ride the The Eden Palais Carousel while fundraising using their cellphones at the at Carousel of Possible Dreams charity fundraiser presented by Festival of Children Foundation held at The Place De La Musique at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills on Saturday, August 4. The carousel itself is 46-feet in diameter, with 36 hand-carved Hübner horses, four ornate rocking gondolas and a spinning tub.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Six-month-old Luca Galto of Rolling Meadows teethes on a small ear of corn at Community Church of Rolling Meadows 56th Annual Cornfest on Saturday, August 3.
  Six-month-old Luca Galto of Rolling Meadows teethes on a small ear of corn at Community Church of Rolling Meadows 56th Annual Cornfest on Saturday, August 3.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Blake Ballard, 3, of Chicago holds on to Emily Homa's head for balance as he tries on some mini fireman boots next to a 1959 pumper fire truck at North Aurora Days' Emergency Vehicle Show on Saturday, August 4. Homa, who is Blake and his twin brother Evan's nanny, came to the suburbs for the show with her friend Nicole Scott of North Aurora, who suggested the event for the kids. The 1959 International Harvester R-185 truck is owned by Bill Pauley of Aurora.
  Blake Ballard, 3, of Chicago holds on to Emily Homa's head for balance as he tries on some mini fireman boots next to a 1959 pumper fire truck at North Aurora Days' Emergency Vehicle Show on Saturday, August 4. Homa, who is Blake and his twin brother Evan's nanny, came to the suburbs for the show with her friend Nicole Scott of North Aurora, who suggested the event for the kids. The 1959 International Harvester R-185 truck is owned by Bill Pauley of Aurora.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Ken Hanson celebrates after finishing in first place in the third day of the Tour of Elk Grove.
  Ken Hanson celebrates after finishing in first place in the third day of the Tour of Elk Grove.
Joel Bissell | Staff Photographer
Racers are silhouetted by the morning sun as they compete in the swimming portion of the 2012 Naperville Sprint Triathlon at Centennial Beach.
  Racers are silhouetted by the morning sun as they compete in the swimming portion of the 2012 Naperville Sprint Triathlon at Centennial Beach.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Kawal Preet and her son Prabhnek, 15 months of visiting from San Franciso, take part in the candlelight vigil at Illinois Sikh Community Center in Wheaton on Monday.
  Kawal Preet and her son Prabhnek, 15 months of visiting from San Franciso, take part in the candlelight vigil at Illinois Sikh Community Center in Wheaton on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The Sikh Religious Society temple held a candlelight vigil in Palatine with Simmi Dhami, far right, 13, Harsajan Dhami, center, 6, and their mother Jeewan Dhami, near right, showing their respects to the Sikhs who died in Wisconsin.
  The Sikh Religious Society temple held a candlelight vigil in Palatine with Simmi Dhami, far right, 13, Harsajan Dhami, center, 6, and their mother Jeewan Dhami, near right, showing their respects to the Sikhs who died in Wisconsin.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney poses for a photograph with workers at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday, August 7.
  GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney poses for a photograph with workers at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday, August 7.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Sharon Meroni, director of Defend the Vote, of Barrington, speaks with GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney after a campaign speech at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday, August 7.
  Sharon Meroni, director of Defend the Vote, of Barrington, speaks with GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney after a campaign speech at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday, August 7.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Inflatable bouncers and slides were part of the fun at National Night Out at Community Park in Carol Stream on Tuesday.
  Inflatable bouncers and slides were part of the fun at National Night Out at Community Park in Carol Stream on Tuesday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Joal Derse Dauer with Sadie at the TOPS Rehab facility in Grayslake Tuesday. Dauer saved Sadie after the dog had been shot in the head and the back and is helping her with therapy.
  Joal Derse Dauer with Sadie at the TOPS Rehab facility in Grayslake Tuesday. Dauer saved Sadie after the dog had been shot in the head and the back and is helping her with therapy.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Sofia Zitlal, 9 of Wheaton, tries on her new backpack loaded with school supplies as she and her brother Ryan, 11, sister, Angelina, 5 and mom Jessical Zitlal visit the DuPage County Back to School Fair in Wheaton on Wednesday.
  Sofia Zitlal, 9 of Wheaton, tries on her new backpack loaded with school supplies as she and her brother Ryan, 11, sister, Angelina, 5 and mom Jessical Zitlal visit the DuPage County Back to School Fair in Wheaton on Wednesday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Defensive lineman Ryan Berg, left, and the rest of the team go through drills on the first day of football practice at Naperville Central High School on Wednesday.
  Defensive lineman Ryan Berg, left, and the rest of the team go through drills on the first day of football practice at Naperville Central High School on Wednesday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Lincolnshire police officer Mike Clark runs through a new hi-tech weapon simulator, using lasers, Wednesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee. The course was run by the Lake County Sheriff's Office using judgmental-use-of-force training simulators by VirTra Systems.
  Lincolnshire police officer Mike Clark runs through a new hi-tech weapon simulator, using lasers, Wednesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee. The course was run by the Lake County Sheriff's Office using judgmental-use-of-force training simulators by VirTra Systems.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
9-year-old J.D. Centeno of Libertyville sports a cool balloon hat at the Libertyville Farmers Market Thursday morning.
  9-year-old J.D. Centeno of Libertyville sports a cool balloon hat at the Libertyville Farmers Market Thursday morning.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
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