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  • Samuel Sanchez, of Elgin, left, gets a sparring workout with his brother Miguel at Lords Park Tuesday in Elgin. The 25-year-old is an accomplished boxer, having won several titles in the featherweight class. Miguel says his brother has been boxing since he was 15.

       Samuel Sanchez, of Elgin, left, gets a sparring workout with his brother Miguel at Lords Park Tuesday in Elgin. The 25-year-old is an accomplished boxer, having won several titles in the featherweight class. Miguel says his brother has been boxing since he was 15.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Two water enthusiasts take to the open sections of water on stand up paddle boards as they navigate around the ice on Diamond Lake in Mundelein. Fog surrounded them as they wore wetsuits to go from one ice island to the next.

       Two water enthusiasts take to the open sections of water on stand up paddle boards as they navigate around the ice on Diamond Lake in Mundelein. Fog surrounded them as they wore wetsuits to go from one ice island to the next.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Daniel Choe, of Vernon Hills, holds his daughter, Yehee, as he looks at artwork by students from Townline School during the Hawthorn School District 73 Third Annual Youth Art Show on display at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills. The show will be up through April 1.

       Daniel Choe, of Vernon Hills, holds his daughter, Yehee, as he looks at artwork by students from Townline School during the Hawthorn School District 73 Third Annual Youth Art Show on display at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills. The show will be up through April 1.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Seen through waves of heat, Restoration Ecologist Benjamin Haberthur and part of his team of five from the Kane County Forest Preserve District, removes some of the non-native plant species from the Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles Tuesday. The team, which is responsible for more than 10,000 acres, worked on clearing about six acres of honeysuckle and buckthorn at the St. Charles park.

       Seen through waves of heat, Restoration Ecologist Benjamin Haberthur and part of his team of five from the Kane County Forest Preserve District, removes some of the non-native plant species from the Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles Tuesday. The team, which is responsible for more than 10,000 acres, worked on clearing about six acres of honeysuckle and buckthorn at the St. Charles park.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Fremont Elementary kindergartener Joey Kafka shows classmates how his leprechaun trap works during Wendy Domanico's class Thursday in Mundelein.

       Fremont Elementary kindergartener Joey Kafka shows classmates how his leprechaun trap works during Wendy Domanico's class Thursday in Mundelein.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Students Samantha Faruzzi, left, Eli Daugs, and Amanda Valenti, throw pies at thier math teachers at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein Thursday as part of a Pi Day fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Pi is 3.14, Thursday was March 14, and students donated $3.14 to enter a raffle to throw a pie at their favorite math teacher.

       Students Samantha Faruzzi, left, Eli Daugs, and Amanda Valenti, throw pies at thier math teachers at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein Thursday as part of a Pi Day fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Pi is 3.14, Thursday was March 14, and students donated $3.14 to enter a raffle to throw a pie at their favorite math teacher.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Math teacher Don Doll is covered in whip cream after a student threw a pie in his face at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein Thursday as part of a Pi Day fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

       Math teacher Don Doll is covered in whip cream after a student threw a pie in his face at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein Thursday as part of a Pi Day fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Students watch as math teachers at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein are pied in the face Thursday as part of a Pi Day fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Students donated $3.14 to enter a raffle to throw a pie at their favorite math teacher.

       Students watch as math teachers at Fremont Middle School in Mundelein are pied in the face Thursday as part of a Pi Day fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Students donated $3.14 to enter a raffle to throw a pie at their favorite math teacher.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • 4th-grader Lorenzo Ranallo, of Gilberts, gets help from Chef Marilia Arguedas while weaving the top crust on to a pie that the students were making for Pi day at Einstein Academy in Elgin Thursday. Each class made one and they'll be taking those along with some doanated from Sam's Club to the residents at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin on Friday.

       4th-grader Lorenzo Ranallo, of Gilberts, gets help from Chef Marilia Arguedas while weaving the top crust on to a pie that the students were making for Pi day at Einstein Academy in Elgin Thursday. Each class made one and they'll be taking those along with some doanated from Sam's Club to the residents at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • 4th-grader Emily Goldenberg of Streamwood watches while another student stirs blueberry filling as they make pies for Pi day at Einstein Academy in Elgin Thursday. They're taking them to the residents at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin on Friday.

       4th-grader Emily Goldenberg of Streamwood watches while another student stirs blueberry filling as they make pies for Pi day at Einstein Academy in Elgin Thursday. They're taking them to the residents at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Betsy Rickard of Crystal Lake has her head shaved by Caitlin O'Neil of International Hairways at the Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club's fourth annual St. Baldrick's event at McHenry County College Friday. Rickard said her family does some type of goodwill event each season, and it was decided in December they would do this in the spring.

       Betsy Rickard of Crystal Lake has her head shaved by Caitlin O'Neil of International Hairways at the Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club's fourth annual St. Baldrick's event at McHenry County College Friday. Rickard said her family does some type of goodwill event each season, and it was decided in December they would do this in the spring.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Junior Shannon Jessen punches the heavy bag as the Lake Zurich girls jv lacrosse club participated in a kick-boxing workout at Title Boxing Club in Lake Zurich Friday.

       Junior Shannon Jessen punches the heavy bag as the Lake Zurich girls jv lacrosse club participated in a kick-boxing workout at Title Boxing Club in Lake Zurich Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The Lake Zurich girls jv lacrosse club participated in a kick-boxing workout at Title Boxing Club in Lake Zurich Friday.

       The Lake Zurich girls jv lacrosse club participated in a kick-boxing workout at Title Boxing Club in Lake Zurich Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • The Lake Zurich girls jv lacrosse club participated in a kick-boxing workout at Title Boxing Club in Lake Zurich Friday.

       The Lake Zurich girls jv lacrosse club participated in a kick-boxing workout at Title Boxing Club in Lake Zurich Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A few horns of hair are all that remain for fun before Jerrad Rickard's head is totally bald at the Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club's fourth annual St. Baldrick's event at McHenry County College Friday. Rickard, who lives in Crystal Lake, participated in the event with his wife, Betsy, and nine-year-old son, Liam. This is the first time they did it.

       A few horns of hair are all that remain for fun before Jerrad Rickard's head is totally bald at the Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club's fourth annual St. Baldrick's event at McHenry County College Friday. Rickard, who lives in Crystal Lake, participated in the event with his wife, Betsy, and nine-year-old son, Liam. This is the first time they did it.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Completing her outfit with a bright green tutu and green striped socks, Kim McBride, of South Elgin, kicks it into gear during the Irish Jig Jog 5K Race and Pancake Breakfast at St. Catherine of Siena in West Dundee Saturday.

       Completing her outfit with a bright green tutu and green striped socks, Kim McBride, of South Elgin, kicks it into gear during the Irish Jig Jog 5K Race and Pancake Breakfast at St. Catherine of Siena in West Dundee Saturday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Warner Cruz, of Itasca, heads out of the starting gate during the Irish Jig Jog 5K Race and Pancake Breakfast at St. Catherine of Siena in West Dundee Saturday.

       Warner Cruz, of Itasca, heads out of the starting gate during the Irish Jig Jog 5K Race and Pancake Breakfast at St. Catherine of Siena in West Dundee Saturday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Sienna Biwer, 5, has her long hair cut by stylist Kelly Shremp Sunday at Katrina Salon and Spa in Batavia during the Save The Date, Save Your Hair Cancer Community Awareness event. Anyone donating eight inches of hair received a free haircut. The locks will be donated to organizations to make wigs for cancer patients.

       Sienna Biwer, 5, has her long hair cut by stylist Kelly Shremp Sunday at Katrina Salon and Spa in Batavia during the Save The Date, Save Your Hair Cancer Community Awareness event. Anyone donating eight inches of hair received a free haircut. The locks will be donated to organizations to make wigs for cancer patients.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Children watch the Trinity Irish Dancers perform on St. Patrick's Day before a packed house Sunday at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville. The group has been performing the traditional Irish dance in the Chicago area for over 30 years.

       Children watch the Trinity Irish Dancers perform on St. Patrick's Day before a packed house Sunday at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville. The group has been performing the traditional Irish dance in the Chicago area for over 30 years.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • The Trinity Irish Dancers performed on St. Patrick's Day before a packed house Sunday at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville. The group has been performing the traditional Irish dance in the Chicago area for over 30 years.

       The Trinity Irish Dancers performed on St. Patrick's Day before a packed house Sunday at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville. The group has been performing the traditional Irish dance in the Chicago area for over 30 years.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Cole Sheeks, 19, right, Landon Sheeks, 7, and Delvon Moneyham, 19, eat pancakes during the 29th Annual Sugar Bush Fair Sunday at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg. The event featured a pancake breakfast with maple syrup, demonstrations of maple syrup production and hayrides.

       Cole Sheeks, 19, right, Landon Sheeks, 7, and Delvon Moneyham, 19, eat pancakes during the 29th Annual Sugar Bush Fair Sunday at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg. The event featured a pancake breakfast with maple syrup, demonstrations of maple syrup production and hayrides.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

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