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Six-year-old Makayla Bowles, of Zion, holds a flag as she watches the President Barack Obama Inauguration event Monday at the Holiday Inn - Gurnee Convention Center. Several large-screen televisions were in place for people to watch the inauguration sponsored by the Black Chamber of Commerce of Lake County.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

John Garling, of Olympic Signs, braves the cold as he pulls the glove off his hand in order to work on replacing a gas station sign at the corner of Golf Rd. and Rt. 72 in Schaumburg.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

To keep kids busy on a school holiday, Naper Settlement held a "Fizzy, Gooey, Soaring Science" program Monday in which kids made ice cream and slime, and learned about static electricity. Matthew Buhlig, left, and Mitchell Hawkins admire Matthew's slimy creation.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

From left, Sophia Martinez and her sons Oliver and Leo Martinez explore a model of groundwater, as Education Coordinator Joni Marin explains how pollution moves through soil and rocks. Benedictine University in Lisle held an open house Monday at its Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. In addition to the regular museum exhibits, kids could explore hands-on activities.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Maddie Kuntz, 10, of Libertyville, works on a word game based on Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Hearts the Same program Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville. The event focused on Martin Luther Ling, Jr. with art projects for kids.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Benedictine University in Lisle held an open house Monday at its Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum. In addition to the regular museum exhibits, kids such as Heather Landgraf, left, from Glendale Heights, could explore hands-on activities while her mother Margaret watches.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Cassie Kubera, left, and Megan Hornbaker mix Borax powder, water, and glue together to make slime Monday at Naper Settlement in Naperville.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Abbott Middle School 7th-grader Jose Nieto helps unload a truck carrying food donated from Jewel, Walgreens, Fresh Market, and Sherman Hospital, as members of the Elgin Youth Leadership Academy complete a service project at Church of the Brethren Monday in Elgin. The group was collecting 8 tons of food and sorting it to be delivered to 6 local food pantries.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Karl Petipren of Naperville braves single digit temperatures to do some ice fishing for walleye at Blackwell Forest Preserve. The slick ice was about six inches thick.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Jim Murphy, of Libertyville, is bundled up as he walks his dog, Edison, Monday in frigid weather at Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Jim Loftin and his bird dog Bella, a 2 1/2 year old English Springer Spaniel, watch geese on the Fox River in Algonquin Monday in single-digit temperatures. They live in Algonquin and came to the river near the water treatment plant on Arbor Lane.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Luke Daniels, 17, gets ready to slide a shot past a sprawled out Bobby Heylund, 17, as they play hockey with a couple of other friends at Wheeler Park in Geneva Monday. The Batavia High School students had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They agreed it was a fun time, despite the effects of the cold weather.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

St. Charles Co-op's Sierra Thiesse participates in the uneven bars competition during a gymnastics meet with Lake Park High School at St. Charles Gymnastics Academy. Watching this meet unfold with as many as three events going on at once, I appreciated how focused the athletes were amidst so many possible distractions. This image highlights a little bit of that intensity.

Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

Ice crystals form on a leaf near a sewer grate as warm air moisture from the sewer meets the cold air along South Forest Avenue in Palatine on the first day of temperatures being below zero this winter.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Student Juan Martinez gets a caricature made by artist Angel Contreras during Welcome Back Week at the College of Lake County.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Ryan Mount, 12, left, an Connor Byrne, 9, both of Lindenhurst, build a game with circuits as they learn about endangered and invasive species during a program called The Nature of Things at Lake Villa District Library Tuesday.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Sue Teas will retire from the West Dundee post office after 29 years.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Elgin Community College Chef Patrick Stewart of the culinary program works on an ice carving of a totem pole as practice for an upcoming competition. The carving which stands at more than eight feet will be done from four 300-pound blocks of ice and can be seen outside the Spartan Terrace Restaurant in Building I of the Elgin school.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Crystal Lenzen participates in a program called Toddler Time at the Fremont Public Library with her two kids Kylie, 2, and Carter, 7 months Thursday in Mundelein. The program featured stories, rhymes, and songs.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Mike Cacciatore of Elgin clears his front walk with the help of his buddy Rex as the Fox Valley area cleans up after a minimal snow fall early Friday morning.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Ethan Kaye, left, flees snow thrown by his brother Eli Kaye, as both enjoy the light dusting of snow after their day at Churchill Elementary School in Glen Ellyn.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

The Jumpers on Fire jump rope team performed for Woodland Primary School's kindergarten students Friday at the Gages Lake school. The show, given by students from Rock Cut Elementary School in Loves Park, was a kickoff for the school's Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

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Matthew Erickson, 1, of Huntley is introduced to members of the Spartans mens basketball team at Elgin Community College before his "adoption" ceremony on Saturday, January 26. Matthew, the son of South Elgin assistant baseball coach Ben Erickson, is fighting brain cancer. The team was able to "adopt" Matthew through the Friends of Jaclyn program.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Eva Potter, 3, of Lombard has her photo taken with Cago, a huskie with Adopt a Husky, as the Morton Arboretum sponsors its annual Husky Heroes event.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Underneath all those winter clothes is a hungry Jean Knoblock of Round Lake Beach who bites into mouth-watering ribs at the annual RibFest sponsored by the Lake Villa Township on Saturday at Caboose Park.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Thomas Alster, 6, of Cub Scout Troop 211 of Batavia, poses for his dad's cell phone picture Sunday at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles. He had completed a children's game task of dressing quickly for cold weather.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Siberian Husky sled dog, two-year-old Booker, stretches on the ground as Dylan Barett, 11, of St. Charles, rubs his belly Sunday at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles. The Free Spirit Huskies rescue mission from Harvard brought their sled dog team for a demonstration.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Detective Wood greets most of the more than 2,500 students by name as they head to class during a passing period Thursday January 24, 2013. Elgin Detective Bill Wood has been the school resource officer at Elgin High School for the past four years. Wood has been an enthusiastic supporter of specialized training to prepare single officers to respond in critical instances where there is no time to wait for backup.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

David Newell, "Mr. McFeeley" the Speedy Delivery man from the children's TV show "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" with one of the original puppets "Daniel Tiger" visits with children at the DuPage Children's Museum to kick of a sweater drive Sunday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Andrea Kim plays the 55 gallon steel drums with the John Hersey High School Steel Band as it performed at the Prospect Heights Public Library Sunday. The Steel Band entertained a packed house to various styles of music from Caribbean to classical.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Patrick Quill, of Schaumburg, left, and his son, Brian, 10, let their duck go at the start of the Great American Duck Races during the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The family event featured wildlife exhibitions, fishing demonstrations, duck races, archery ranges and more.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 1/27/2013 8:57 PM

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This edition of The Week in Pictures features more weather photos as people live with freezing temperatures, Martin Luther King Jr. programs, and a couple of Husky dogs.
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