A snowman perched on a bench is the only sign of life at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles Monday morning. Rick West | Staff Photographer
Sergio Pagan, left, and Jose Rivera, of PSE Netting, repair the baseball back stop at Vernon Hills High School Monday in preparation for the upcoming season. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
The Jones family of Vernon Hills, including, Dan, right, Hal, Tyler, and Courtney, form a train as they sled doown the hill Monday at Century Park in Vernon Hills. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
While looking for snow pictures I wandered into the woods at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein and found a group of deer. The idea of seeing deer in Lake County is not an oddity. The fact that they didn't run away as I approached them was unusual. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Jelena Sánchez teaches Beverly Ainsworth, left, of Naperville, and sophmore Aronzo Traylor, right, a flamenco dance for beginners at North Central College on Monday. Sánchez is a Spanish instructor at the college and teaches dance during February. "It's an escape from everyday life", she said. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Jelena Sánchez teaches sophmore Aronzo Traylor an ending for a flamenco dance as Rita Dudley of Glendale Heights looks on at North Central College. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Riley Kuyper, 7, of South Barrington, holds still as she has an Aztec papier-mâché mask carefully lifted from her face by her mother, Jennifer, and teacher Terri Anderson at Einstein Academy in Elgin. The project was part of a lesson on the ancient civilization. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Tai RuBert, 5, pets Bentley, an American hairless terrier, shown by Dana Koch, of Best Pets of Antioch, to children at the Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center Tuesday. The hairless animal exhibit was a way of teaching children how families with allergies could have pets. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
The wet snow is thrown is sticky clumps as William Bimmerle clears his Belle Street driveway in Cary during the snow storm Tuesday afternoon. John Starks | Staff Photographer
Andrew Kingsley of South Elgin, right, and Scott Kessler of St. Charles, traverse deep snow while cross country skiing through LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles Wednesday. Kingsley said it was only the second time they'd been out this winter since he prefers cross country skiing when there is more than 10 inches of snow on the ground to avoid scraping up his skis on branches and sticks. Rick West | Staff Photographer
A caboose is lifted onto a flatbed truck on Thursday in Itasca. It was moved from its home on Bloomingdale Road for its new home at the Itasca Depot Museum. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Time for Three performs for students at Larkin High School in Elgin Thursday. The trio, comprised of Zach DePue, Ranaan Meyer, and Nick Kendall, performed as part of an outreach program about self empowerment. The trio has performed together for 12 years. DePue is from Indianapolis, where he is Concert Master of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ranaan is from Philidelphia and Kendall is from Washington, D.C. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Zach De Pue, with Time for Three, a classically-trained garage band, plays the violin at Tefft Middle School in Streamwood Thursday. George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Tony Khouri, 13, of Aurora leaps over friend Will Luetkehans, 12, of DeKalb as he careens down the sledding hill at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Thursday. Rick West | Staff Photographer
Jaimie Leighton, of Libertyville, and her 5 year-old son Carson, play chess at Cook Park Library in Libertyville as art projects from District 70 students hang on the wall behind them. The show entitled "ArtEffects" will be on display until April 1st. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
South Elgin High School senior Frank Leuzzi measures the blood pressure of sophomore Conner Kinyon as part of the school's annual health fair Friday. Leuzzi is part of the school's Certified Nursing Assistant program, and says he hopes to become a neurosurgeon after high school. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer
South Elgin High School freshman Gabrielle Lewellyn, right, tests the decibel level on her mp3 player Friday as senior volunteer Nitu Patel looks at a reading on a mannequin during the school's annual health fair. Students could plug their ear buds in a mannequin rigged with a device to detect the decibel level of the sound, and were advised if their music levels could permanently damage their hearing. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer
Jayden Wright, 2, and his mom Deanna check out over 2000 cupcakes for sale as part of the cupcake fundraiser at Palatine High School Saturday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Gina Barzso of Bartlett shaves the head and beard of her husband Dan during the St. Baldrick's Day shaving event at Evergreen Elementary School in Carol Stream. The event honored third grader Jack O'Donoghue, who's cancer is now in remission. Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Lauren Szelewicki, of Ingleside, has her hair cut off by Debbie Kula, of the John Anthony Salon, during the "Taking It All Off for Cancer Research" event Sunday at the Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Local firefighters, police and members of the community raised money for the St. Baldrick's fundraiser by having their heads shaved. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Joey Czaja, right, drives on Robert Nocek during a 10-11-year-olds Youth 3v3 Basketball Tournament game at the Clauss Recreation Center in Roselle. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
This edition of the week in pictures features flamenco dancers, more march snow, and shaved heads.
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