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  • James LeRoy, 6, of Kankakee and Mason Broski, 6, of Hobart, Indiana battle it out during the Revolutionary War Re-enactment weekend at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Sunday.

       James LeRoy, 6, of Kankakee and Mason Broski, 6, of Hobart, Indiana battle it out during the Revolutionary War Re-enactment weekend at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Dan Mitchell from the Bartlett Nature Center wraps a 105 lb Burmese Python around the neck and waist of Matthew Owen of Bartlett showing off the strength of the snake at Bartlett Heritage Days festival on Saturday.

       Dan Mitchell from the Bartlett Nature Center wraps a 105 lb Burmese Python around the neck and waist of Matthew Owen of Bartlett showing off the strength of the snake at Bartlett Heritage Days festival on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dolores Menier of Wood Dale checks out the garage sale of items including this mirror at the Bartlett Heritage Days festival on Saturday.

       Dolores Menier of Wood Dale checks out the garage sale of items including this mirror at the Bartlett Heritage Days festival on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds perform during the Waukegan Air Show at the Waukegan Airport Saturday.

       The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds perform during the Waukegan Air Show at the Waukegan Airport Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A overwhelmed Gari Buergin, grandmother to Cpl. Marcus Kuiper, 22, of Barrington welcomes him home after his second tour in Afghanistan to Barrington on Saturday.

       A overwhelmed Gari Buergin, grandmother to Cpl. Marcus Kuiper, 22, of Barrington welcomes him home after his second tour in Afghanistan to Barrington on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Feeling a bit overwhelmed Cpl. Marcus Kuiper, 22, of Barrington is welcomed home after his second tour in Afghanistan by his friends and family members to Barrington on Saturday.

       Feeling a bit overwhelmed Cpl. Marcus Kuiper, 22, of Barrington is welcomed home after his second tour in Afghanistan by his friends and family members to Barrington on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Well over 200 people showed up at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville Saturday with underwear on their heads. They were doing this to set a world record.

       Well over 200 people showed up at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville Saturday with underwear on their heads. They were doing this to set a world record.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Well over 200 people showed up at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville Saturday with underwear on their heads. They were doing this to set a world record. Luke Sokolowski, 10, is pictured with his underwear on his head. He and his family drove all the way from Monticello Illinois to take part in this event.

       Well over 200 people showed up at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville Saturday with underwear on their heads. They were doing this to set a world record. Luke Sokolowski, 10, is pictured with his underwear on his head. He and his family drove all the way from Monticello Illinois to take part in this event.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Park takes part in the 34th annual Lake Park Lancer Joust in Roselle Saturday.

       Lake Park takes part in the 34th annual Lake Park Lancer Joust in Roselle Saturday.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Park takes part in the 34th annual Lake Park Lancer Joust in Roselle Saturday.

       Lake Park takes part in the 34th annual Lake Park Lancer Joust in Roselle Saturday.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Molly Leno, 9, of Arlington Heights sports a beer tattoo during Oktoberfest in Itasca Saturday. The fest runs thorough Sunday and offers food, beer, and fun for all ages.

       Molly Leno, 9, of Arlington Heights sports a beer tattoo during Oktoberfest in Itasca Saturday. The fest runs thorough Sunday and offers food, beer, and fun for all ages.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Maggie Madziarczyk, 10, of Sugar Grove performs "Popular" from the musical "Wicked" with her dog, Melody, in the talent showcase at the United Fall Fest in Campton Hills on Saturday, September 8. The event was hosted by the Congregational United Church of Christ in the town.

       Maggie Madziarczyk, 10, of Sugar Grove performs "Popular" from the musical "Wicked" with her dog, Melody, in the talent showcase at the United Fall Fest in Campton Hills on Saturday, September 8. The event was hosted by the Congregational United Church of Christ in the town.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Speed, a border collie makes his way through the course at Dog Days of Dundee Saturday September 8, 2012 at Randall Oaks in West Dundee. Speed and his owner Mollie Sisson came from Milwaukee to participate in the show.

       Speed, a border collie makes his way through the course at Dog Days of Dundee Saturday September 8, 2012 at Randall Oaks in West Dundee. Speed and his owner Mollie Sisson came from Milwaukee to participate in the show.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Little Miss Lake Villa Rowan Birch, 8, passes out historical information for the self-guided tour during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Lehmann Mansion in Lake Villa Sunday.

       Little Miss Lake Villa Rowan Birch, 8, passes out historical information for the self-guided tour during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Lehmann Mansion in Lake Villa Sunday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Re-enactor Tim Hess of Streamwood holds his newly baptized son Ian, wrapped in a British flag, during a real baptism ceremony before a Revolutionary War battle re-enactment at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Sunday.

       Re-enactor Tim Hess of Streamwood holds his newly baptized son Ian, wrapped in a British flag, during a real baptism ceremony before a Revolutionary War battle re-enactment at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The Continental Army fires a canon during a Revolutionary War battle re-enactment at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Sunday.

       The Continental Army fires a canon during a Revolutionary War battle re-enactment at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Wearing Viking headgear, Lane Backus shows off his Norwegian scarf to visitors of his retail booth, Lena & Ole's Gifts, Sunday at the 33rd Annual Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park in South Elgin. He and his wife are from Wisconsin and she is Norwegian.

       Wearing Viking headgear, Lane Backus shows off his Norwegian scarf to visitors of his retail booth, Lena & Ole's Gifts, Sunday at the 33rd Annual Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park in South Elgin. He and his wife are from Wisconsin and she is Norwegian.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Ryan Carpenter helps create more spinning as kids take their turns in the Wow Balls Sunday at the Burlington Fall Fest at Burlington Park. There was also a parade, car show, crafts and music and food.

       Ryan Carpenter helps create more spinning as kids take their turns in the Wow Balls Sunday at the Burlington Fall Fest at Burlington Park. There was also a parade, car show, crafts and music and food.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The hand painted dome in the main entrance to the Medinah Country Club.

       The hand painted dome in the main entrance to the Medinah Country Club.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The main entrance of Medinah Country Club

       The main entrance of Medinah Country Club
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg Fire Department Lieutenant John Schneidwind, who assisted at Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11, is greeted by members of the audience following the Hoffman Estates annual September 11th Ceremony of Remembrance at the Village Hall Tuesday.

       Schaumburg Fire Department Lieutenant John Schneidwind, who assisted at Ground Zero in the wake of 9/11, is greeted by members of the audience following the Hoffman Estates annual September 11th Ceremony of Remembrance at the Village Hall Tuesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Seventh-grader Mackenzie Kamysz has a monarch butterfly released from her noise outside during Nancy Gottung's science class at St. James School in Arlington Heights on Tuesday, September 11.

       Seventh-grader Mackenzie Kamysz has a monarch butterfly released from her noise outside during Nancy Gottung's science class at St. James School in Arlington Heights on Tuesday, September 11.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A moment of silence is observed during the annual September 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial in Naperville on Tuesday.

       A moment of silence is observed during the annual September 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial in Naperville on Tuesday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Dittmar shares his experiences at the annual September 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial in Naperville on Tuesday. On September 11, 2001, Dittmar was attending a meeting on the 105th floor of Two World Trade Center with 54 executives from various commercial insurance carriers. He and six others survived that day.

       Joe Dittmar shares his experiences at the annual September 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial in Naperville on Tuesday. On September 11, 2001, Dittmar was attending a meeting on the 105th floor of Two World Trade Center with 54 executives from various commercial insurance carriers. He and six others survived that day.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • The Shanower family take part in the annual September 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial in Naperville on Tuesday. Cmdr. Dan Shanower died at his post in the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks.

       The Shanower family take part in the annual September 11 remembrance at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial in Naperville on Tuesday. Cmdr. Dan Shanower died at his post in the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighter Jim Cook rings the bell during the Remember 9-1-1 Ceremony by the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Tuesday at the fire station on Schelter Road.

       Firefighter Jim Cook rings the bell during the Remember 9-1-1 Ceremony by the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Tuesday at the fire station on Schelter Road.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Becki Anderson and her children, Benjamin, Lily and Justin set out on a nature hike.

       Becki Anderson and her children, Benjamin, Lily and Justin set out on a nature hike.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • 3-year-old Justin Anderson hitches a ride on the back of baby Ben's stroller, on the way back from their nature hike.

       3-year-old Justin Anderson hitches a ride on the back of baby Ben's stroller, on the way back from their nature hike.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • 10-month-old Benjamin discovers pine cones with his sister Lily, that match his color swatch in Hoover Park during their nature hike.

       10-month-old Benjamin discovers pine cones with his sister Lily, that match his color swatch in Hoover Park during their nature hike.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Batavia High School varsity cheer co-captain Abby Wilson, left and Claire Carlson in the homecoming parade on Wednesday, September 12.

       Batavia High School varsity cheer co-captain Abby Wilson, left and Claire Carlson in the homecoming parade on Wednesday, September 12.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Jennifer Strange of Hoffman Estates studies math while the Harper College pomp and dance team preforms at the college's Hullabaloo celebration in Palatine on Thursday, September 13.

       Jennifer Strange of Hoffman Estates studies math while the Harper College pomp and dance team preforms at the college's Hullabaloo celebration in Palatine on Thursday, September 13.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Glendale Heights Mayor Linda Jackson and Wolfgang Beyer kick off the Oktoberfest with the tapping of the first keg, Thursday at Camera Park.

       Glendale Heights Mayor Linda Jackson and Wolfgang Beyer kick off the Oktoberfest with the tapping of the first keg, Thursday at Camera Park.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • East Dundee firefighter/paramedic Jeremy Schwab exits the training center carrying a training dummy as MABAS Division II which is made up of several area fire departments conducts live training at the Ruth Family Firefighter Training Center in Huntley Thursday September 13, 2012. MABAS Division II includes Hampshire, Pingree Grove, Elgin, West Dundee, East Dundee, Rutland Dundee, Carpentersville, Bartlett, South Elgin, Huntley, Burlington, Fox River, Algonquin/Lake in the Hills and Streamwood.

       East Dundee firefighter/paramedic Jeremy Schwab exits the training center carrying a training dummy as MABAS Division II which is made up of several area fire departments conducts live training at the Ruth Family Firefighter Training Center in Huntley Thursday September 13, 2012. MABAS Division II includes Hampshire, Pingree Grove, Elgin, West Dundee, East Dundee, Rutland Dundee, Carpentersville, Bartlett, South Elgin, Huntley, Burlington, Fox River, Algonquin/Lake in the Hills and Streamwood.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • 4-year-old Julia Jacobson of Riverwoods catches the ball during the Midtown Athletic Club's Tennis Explorers in Bannockburn. The program blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.

       4-year-old Julia Jacobson of Riverwoods catches the ball during the Midtown Athletic Club's Tennis Explorers in Bannockburn. The program blends physical activities, tennis skills and storytelling in an on-court environment.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

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