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  • Horses enter the track during the morning workout Friday on the eve of the Arlington Million at Arlington Park.

       Horses enter the track during the morning workout Friday on the eve of the Arlington Million at Arlington Park.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • When Marjorie Sullivan Lee's son Kevin was born in 1960 with Down syndrome, the doctor suggested that he could be institutionalized. Lee said no way. Now at 90, Lee has written about her family's story in her recently published book "Bloom Where You Are Planted." Above, both like to make chocolate chip cookies.

       When Marjorie Sullivan Lee's son Kevin was born in 1960 with Down syndrome, the doctor suggested that he could be institutionalized. Lee said no way. Now at 90, Lee has written about her family's story in her recently published book "Bloom Where You Are Planted." Above, both like to make chocolate chip cookies.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • English teacher Tom Foster poses as teachers and administrators from Grant High School held a flash mob in the field house as part of an assembly to recognize outstanding achievements from last year and build excitement for this year Friday in Fox Lake.

       English teacher Tom Foster poses as teachers and administrators from Grant High School held a flash mob in the field house as part of an assembly to recognize outstanding achievements from last year and build excitement for this year Friday in Fox Lake.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Aiden Pankow, 3, of Bartlett watches the horses during the Arlington Million at Arlington Park Saturday.

       Aiden Pankow, 3, of Bartlett watches the horses during the Arlington Million at Arlington Park Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Former Army Ranger Dave Hart sky-dives with an 1100 square foot American flag during a ceremony at Newport Cove in Antioch, honoring Nick Mapson, Army veteran severely burned in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.

       Former Army Ranger Dave Hart sky-dives with an 1100 square foot American flag during a ceremony at Newport Cove in Antioch, honoring Nick Mapson, Army veteran severely burned in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Nick Mapson, Army veteran severely burned in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan arrives with his family to a ceremony prior to receiving a new mortgage-free home from members of the local home building community of Newport Cove in Antioch.

       Nick Mapson, Army veteran severely burned in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan arrives with his family to a ceremony prior to receiving a new mortgage-free home from members of the local home building community of Newport Cove in Antioch.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Ray Black, 11, of Wheaton eyes his target, during the DuPage County Forest Preserve's opening of an upgraded archery range, at the Blackwell Forest Preserve.

       Ray Black, 11, of Wheaton eyes his target, during the DuPage County Forest Preserve's opening of an upgraded archery range, at the Blackwell Forest Preserve.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Christopher Kaul, 4, of Elmhurst gets to steer a fire truck Sunday at the opening of the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Addison Health Center. Looking on is Addison Fire Department Lt. firefighter /paramedic Chris Mansfield.

       Christopher Kaul, 4, of Elmhurst gets to steer a fire truck Sunday at the opening of the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Addison Health Center. Looking on is Addison Fire Department Lt. firefighter /paramedic Chris Mansfield.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Alex Masterton, 12, quickly sinks in his boat as Fox Lake firefighter Dana Magness tries to help during the annual Cardboard Cup Regatta Sunday at Lakefront Park sponsored by the Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Contestants built boats made strictly of cardboard, duct tape and paint and raced for medals and trophies.

       Alex Masterton, 12, quickly sinks in his boat as Fox Lake firefighter Dana Magness tries to help during the annual Cardboard Cup Regatta Sunday at Lakefront Park sponsored by the Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Contestants built boats made strictly of cardboard, duct tape and paint and raced for medals and trophies.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • The annual Cardboard Cup Regatta Sunday at Lakefront Park sponsored by the Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Contestants built boats made strictly of cardboard, duct tape and paint and raced for medals and trophies.

       The annual Cardboard Cup Regatta Sunday at Lakefront Park sponsored by the Village of Fox Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Contestants built boats made strictly of cardboard, duct tape and paint and raced for medals and trophies.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Cook of the Week Challenge entrant Michael Pennisi of Carpentersville, with his favorite ingredient. smoke.

       Cook of the Week Challenge entrant Michael Pennisi of Carpentersville, with his favorite ingredient. smoke.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Casey McElligott, 5, hangs out with and on his dad Mark while waiting in line before the start of his first day of kindergarten at J.B. Nelson Elementary School in Batavia Tuesday.

       Casey McElligott, 5, hangs out with and on his dad Mark while waiting in line before the start of his first day of kindergarten at J.B. Nelson Elementary School in Batavia Tuesday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Picnic tables are ready to be placed and crews began setting up tents Tuesday in preparation for the Little Bear Ribfest at Century Park in Vernon Hills. The fest takes place Friday evening and Saturday with food and live musical performances.

       Picnic tables are ready to be placed and crews began setting up tents Tuesday in preparation for the Little Bear Ribfest at Century Park in Vernon Hills. The fest takes place Friday evening and Saturday with food and live musical performances.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • PE instructor Brendan Breault's class performs teamwork exercises in front of the newly constructed Johnson School, as Bensenville School District 2 merges four of its schools into two.

       PE instructor Brendan Breault's class performs teamwork exercises in front of the newly constructed Johnson School, as Bensenville School District 2 merges four of its schools into two.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Shelley (cq) Svoboda lovingly holds the face of her son, Nicholas, 7, as they wait on the playground for the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday, August 22.

       Shelley (cq) Svoboda lovingly holds the face of her son, Nicholas, 7, as they wait on the playground for the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday, August 22.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Jessica Driessen playfully tries to give her daughter, Iris, 9, a kiss as she squirms out of her hands on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday, August 22. Iris is entering fourth grade.

       Jessica Driessen playfully tries to give her daughter, Iris, 9, a kiss as she squirms out of her hands on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday, August 22. Iris is entering fourth grade.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Maria Shane consoles her daughter Nicole while waiting in line for first grade on her first day of school at Dryden Elementary School.

       Maria Shane consoles her daughter Nicole while waiting in line for first grade on her first day of school at Dryden Elementary School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Dancing the night away are friends Nunzio Ferreri and Ingrid Meisinger both of Schaumburg at the Hollywood Nights Senior Prom at the Village of Hoffman Estates on Thursday.

       Dancing the night away are friends Nunzio Ferreri and Ingrid Meisinger both of Schaumburg at the Hollywood Nights Senior Prom at the Village of Hoffman Estates on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Eileen Mueller receives her late husband's, Village President President Bill Mueller's, gavel from President Pro Tem Greg Gron during the first village board meeting since his death August 18th.

       Eileen Mueller receives her late husband's, Village President President Bill Mueller's, gavel from President Pro Tem Greg Gron during the first village board meeting since his death August 18th.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Black and purple bunting drapes the Lombard Village Hall in memory of Village President Bill Mueller who died August 18th.

       Black and purple bunting drapes the Lombard Village Hall in memory of Village President Bill Mueller who died August 18th.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The casket of Megan Boken is placed in a hearse after her funeral at St. Michael Church in Wheaton on Thursday.

      The casket of Megan Boken is placed in a hearse after her funeral at St. Michael Church in Wheaton on Thursday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • A memorial to Lombard Village President Bill Mueller, who died August 18th, in the lobby of the Lombard Village Hall.

       A memorial to Lombard Village President Bill Mueller, who died August 18th, in the lobby of the Lombard Village Hall.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The sun begins to set on a community carnival in Elgin Thursday for kids who completed the Gail Borden summer reading program. The event was organized by the Gail Borden Public Library, U-46, the Elgin Public Museum and the LWV of the Elgin Area. Over 3000 kids met the goals set for summer reading.

       The sun begins to set on a community carnival in Elgin Thursday for kids who completed the Gail Borden summer reading program. The event was organized by the Gail Borden Public Library, U-46, the Elgin Public Museum and the LWV of the Elgin Area. Over 3000 kids met the goals set for summer reading.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • River Bloxham hugs Ferdinand, the goat, Wednesday at the Prairie Crossing farm in Grayslake. Bloxham found renewed life working in the garden and taking care of the goat that has a rare disease and is kept in isolation.

       River Bloxham hugs Ferdinand, the goat, Wednesday at the Prairie Crossing farm in Grayslake. Bloxham found renewed life working in the garden and taking care of the goat that has a rare disease and is kept in isolation.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Fourth grader Ben Heft stands in his locker putting away his school supplies during the first day at Millburn Elementary School Thursday. This wing of the school last year held the middle school classes. This is the first year that the entire building is being used as only an elementary school instead of combined with a middle school.

       Fourth grader Ben Heft stands in his locker putting away his school supplies during the first day at Millburn Elementary School Thursday. This wing of the school last year held the middle school classes. This is the first year that the entire building is being used as only an elementary school instead of combined with a middle school.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

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