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  • Sheridan Turner, of Glenview, left, rides Sir Winston and Emily Harrison, 15, of Hanover Park, rides Harley as they travel on the trails in MacArthur Woods near Vernon Hills on Easter Sunday. Area residents took advantage of the Lake County Forest Preserves on the nice spring day.

       Sheridan Turner, of Glenview, left, rides Sir Winston and Emily Harrison, 15, of Hanover Park, rides Harley as they travel on the trails in MacArthur Woods near Vernon Hills on Easter Sunday. Area residents took advantage of the Lake County Forest Preserves on the nice spring day.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • A fisherman braves thin ice and temperatures reaching near 50 degrees to do some ice fishing on Bangs Lake in Wauconda Thursday.

       A fisherman braves thin ice and temperatures reaching near 50 degrees to do some ice fishing on Bangs Lake in Wauconda Thursday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • 12-year-old Brandon Murphy of Green Oaks dives into home plate while playing a game of Wiffle ball during a program called "Sports and More" at the Libertyville Sports Complex Monday.

       12-year-old Brandon Murphy of Green Oaks dives into home plate while playing a game of Wiffle ball during a program called "Sports and More" at the Libertyville Sports Complex Monday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Pechous of Kenosha, Wisconsin braves cold temperatures to hit golf balls at the Libertyville Sports Complex Monday.

       Jim Pechous of Kenosha, Wisconsin braves cold temperatures to hit golf balls at the Libertyville Sports Complex Monday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch, of Gurnee, shakes hands with ten-year-old Jinu Puclik, of Glenview, and his dad, Tim, at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Monday. Lynch was recognized during a ceremony commemorating National Medal of Honor Day. The former U.S. Army sergeant received his medal during his service in the Vietnam War.

       Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch, of Gurnee, shakes hands with ten-year-old Jinu Puclik, of Glenview, and his dad, Tim, at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Monday. Lynch was recognized during a ceremony commemorating National Medal of Honor Day. The former U.S. Army sergeant received his medal during his service in the Vietnam War.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Dan St. Clair of Davis Junction, Illinois paints sports figures at the 46th annual Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Show at Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont on Sunday, March 24, 2013. St. Clair said his favorite sport to paint is football and has painted thousands of pieces since he was fifteen.

       Dan St. Clair of Davis Junction, Illinois paints sports figures at the 46th annual Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Show at Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont on Sunday, March 24, 2013. St. Clair said his favorite sport to paint is football and has painted thousands of pieces since he was fifteen.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Nathan Carrillo, 13, throws the ball to Connor McGuffin, 14, as they play lacrosse in the street in their South Elgin neighborhood on their first day of spring break from Kenyon Woods Middle School Monday. "This the coldest I've ever been on spring break," said the shorts-clad Carrillo. The kids both play for Mid-Valley Lacrosse and weren't going to let a little cold and snow stop them from practicing.

       Nathan Carrillo, 13, throws the ball to Connor McGuffin, 14, as they play lacrosse in the street in their South Elgin neighborhood on their first day of spring break from Kenyon Woods Middle School Monday. "This the coldest I've ever been on spring break," said the shorts-clad Carrillo. The kids both play for Mid-Valley Lacrosse and weren't going to let a little cold and snow stop them from practicing.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Tammy Dickworth visit with Harper College students Miki Patel, 18, (right) and Jigisha Patel, 18, both of Mt. Prospect at the Mt. Prospect Community Connections Center on Tuesday.

       U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Tammy Dickworth visit with Harper College students Miki Patel, 18, (right) and Jigisha Patel, 18, both of Mt. Prospect at the Mt. Prospect Community Connections Center on Tuesday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visits with Guadalupe Manriquez and son Aldo, 3, at the Mt. Prospect Community Connections Center on Tuesday.

       U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visits with Guadalupe Manriquez and son Aldo, 3, at the Mt. Prospect Community Connections Center on Tuesday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Downstairs from the terminals, O'Hare's 50th birthday.

       Downstairs from the terminals, O'Hare's 50th birthday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Outside Terminal One, O'Hare's 50th birthday.

       Outside Terminal One, O'Hare's 50th birthday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Indian TV/Bollywood film star Gurucharan Singh visits the Sikh Gurdwara Religious Society of Chicago in Palatine with her friend Kari Irwin, 25, making Chapati and having a good time.

       Indian TV/Bollywood film star Gurucharan Singh visits the Sikh Gurdwara Religious Society of Chicago in Palatine with her friend Kari Irwin, 25, making Chapati and having a good time.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A coyote walks across a snow covered field in unincorporated Mundelein on Tuesday. According to coyote expert Stan Gehrt, populations of urban coyotes are much higher than guessed and help control geese populations and they also pose little threat to humans.

       A coyote walks across a snow covered field in unincorporated Mundelein on Tuesday. According to coyote expert Stan Gehrt, populations of urban coyotes are much higher than guessed and help control geese populations and they also pose little threat to humans.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Alexis Sweig, of McHenry, holds her cousin, Nikki Bock, 3, as they work on a sack puppet during the "Spring Break Fun" program Tuesday at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda. Kids worked on crafts including sack puppets, kite bookmarks and paper daffodils.

       Alexis Sweig, of McHenry, holds her cousin, Nikki Bock, 3, as they work on a sack puppet during the "Spring Break Fun" program Tuesday at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda. Kids worked on crafts including sack puppets, kite bookmarks and paper daffodils.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Volunteer Mike Downey helps Heloise Jacobs, 8, both of Buffalo Grove, make a kite bookmark during the "Spring Break Fun" program Tuesday at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda. Kids worked on crafts including sack puppets, kite bookmarks and paper daffodils.

       Volunteer Mike Downey helps Heloise Jacobs, 8, both of Buffalo Grove, make a kite bookmark during the "Spring Break Fun" program Tuesday at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda. Kids worked on crafts including sack puppets, kite bookmarks and paper daffodils.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Logan Entzminger, 6, of Bartlett puts on the brakes as he rushes to scoop up as many Easter eggs as possible, he got only six in the mad rush at the Schaumburg Boomers 2nd annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday.

       Logan Entzminger, 6, of Bartlett puts on the brakes as he rushes to scoop up as many Easter eggs as possible, he got only six in the mad rush at the Schaumburg Boomers 2nd annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Gianna Balsamo, 4, of Schaumburg and her helper Kaitin Agron, 15, scoop up as many Easter eggs as possible in the mad rush at the Schaumburg Boomers 2nd annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday.

       Gianna Balsamo, 4, of Schaumburg and her helper Kaitin Agron, 15, scoop up as many Easter eggs as possible in the mad rush at the Schaumburg Boomers 2nd annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • In a mass of humanity that was uncontrolled chaos Jonathon Kaspar, 9, of Wheeling works away from the pack to find an Easter egg in the big hunt held at the Gary Morava Recreation Center in Prospect Heights on Saturday.

       In a mass of humanity that was uncontrolled chaos Jonathon Kaspar, 9, of Wheeling works away from the pack to find an Easter egg in the big hunt held at the Gary Morava Recreation Center in Prospect Heights on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington was packed with worshippers listening to gospel music and the main speaker Bill Hybels.

       Easter services at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington was packed with worshippers listening to gospel music and the main speaker Bill Hybels.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lucien Bouet, 4, of Long Grove gets to hold a chick at the annual Easter egg hunt at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills on Saturday. The mallwide egg hunt event included petting zoo, face-painting, doughnuts, and music.

       Lucien Bouet, 4, of Long Grove gets to hold a chick at the annual Easter egg hunt at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills on Saturday. The mallwide egg hunt event included petting zoo, face-painting, doughnuts, and music.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Alejandia Guzman, 8, of Mundeleinm, finds an egg inside of a tunnel in the play-town area at the annual Easter egg hunt at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills on Saturday. The mallwide egg hunt event included petting zoo, face-painting, doughnuts, and music.

       Alejandia Guzman, 8, of Mundeleinm, finds an egg inside of a tunnel in the play-town area at the annual Easter egg hunt at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills on Saturday. The mallwide egg hunt event included petting zoo, face-painting, doughnuts, and music.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Gavin, 6, and Charlotte, 1, of Glen Ellyn visit the Easter Bunny while Kids hunted for colored eggs on the lawn of the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton Saturday. A petting zoo was also there for kids to visit.

       Gavin, 6, and Charlotte, 1, of Glen Ellyn visit the Easter Bunny while Kids hunted for colored eggs on the lawn of the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton Saturday. A petting zoo was also there for kids to visit.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • The 28th annual Naperville Jaycees Egg Hunt began at 10 a.m. sharp, as Lydia Massey of Naperville waited for her grandchildren to finish. Well over 1,000 children took part in this event.

       The 28th annual Naperville Jaycees Egg Hunt began at 10 a.m. sharp, as Lydia Massey of Naperville waited for her grandchildren to finish. Well over 1,000 children took part in this event.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • The 28th annual Naperville Jaycees Egg Hunt began at 10 a.m. sharp. Well over 1,000 local children took part in this event.

       The 28th annual Naperville Jaycees Egg Hunt began at 10 a.m. sharp. Well over 1,000 local children took part in this event.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Gracie Dellis, 2, of Aurora and her dad, John, wait for the start of Saturday's Easter egg hunt at Mooseheart Saturday.

       Gracie Dellis, 2, of Aurora and her dad, John, wait for the start of Saturday's Easter egg hunt at Mooseheart Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Runners depart from the starting line during the annual Spring Gallop 5K race at Blackberry Farm, Aurora.

       Runners depart from the starting line during the annual Spring Gallop 5K race at Blackberry Farm, Aurora.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Runners compete in the annual Spring Gallop 5K race at Blackberry Farm, Aurora Saturday.

       Runners compete in the annual Spring Gallop 5K race at Blackberry Farm, Aurora Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Mary played by Mayela Correa speaks to Jesus played by her husband Miguel Angel Correa after he was removed from the cross during "Way of the Cross" at Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

       Mary played by Mayela Correa speaks to Jesus played by her husband Miguel Angel Correa after he was removed from the cross during "Way of the Cross" at Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Jesus played by Miguel Angel Correa of Mundelein speaks to his disciples at last supper during "Way of the Cross" at Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.

       Jesus played by Miguel Angel Correa of Mundelein speaks to his disciples at last supper during "Way of the Cross" at Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • West Chicago firefighters battle a house fire on Alamance Drive in West Chicago.

       West Chicago firefighters battle a house fire on Alamance Drive in West Chicago.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Anastasia Paras, of Chicago, holds her niece, Evalyn Moseley, 6, of Libertyville, as they pet a miniature horse named Levi at Lambs Farm Farmyard in Libertyville on Easter Sunday. This was opening weekend for the outdoor farm and miniature golf.

       Anastasia Paras, of Chicago, holds her niece, Evalyn Moseley, 6, of Libertyville, as they pet a miniature horse named Levi at Lambs Farm Farmyard in Libertyville on Easter Sunday. This was opening weekend for the outdoor farm and miniature golf.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Two-year-old Corinne Drucker, of Hawthorn Woods, collects eggs as her mother, Jeanene, watches during the Easter egg hunt at Long Grove Community Church on Easter Sunday. Children collected eggs in different age categories looking for golden eggs and prizes.

       Two-year-old Corinne Drucker, of Hawthorn Woods, collects eggs as her mother, Jeanene, watches during the Easter egg hunt at Long Grove Community Church on Easter Sunday. Children collected eggs in different age categories looking for golden eggs and prizes.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Chloe Crom, 9, of Island Lake, holds Cinnamon Bun, a rabbit, after the Easter egg hunt at Long Grove Community Church on Easter Sunday. Several rabbits were brought to the church for the children to hold and pet.

       Chloe Crom, 9, of Island Lake, holds Cinnamon Bun, a rabbit, after the Easter egg hunt at Long Grove Community Church on Easter Sunday. Several rabbits were brought to the church for the children to hold and pet.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Terry Riesterer-Heinrichs, left, with Bema and Pa's, gives a few samples of balsamic vinegar to Jess McCabe of West Chicago and his son Miles, 4, at the final farmers market of the season in the Heinz Brothers Greenhouse in St. Charles on Sunday. The market moves outdoors every Wednesday from 3-7pm starting on April 10.

       Terry Riesterer-Heinrichs, left, with Bema and Pa's, gives a few samples of balsamic vinegar to Jess McCabe of West Chicago and his son Miles, 4, at the final farmers market of the season in the Heinz Brothers Greenhouse in St. Charles on Sunday. The market moves outdoors every Wednesday from 3-7pm starting on April 10.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters battle a house fire in the 600 block of State Avenue in St. Charles on Sunday.

      Firefighters battle a house fire in the 600 block of State Avenue in St. Charles on Sunday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters battle a house fire in the 600 block of State Avenue in St. Charles on Sunday.

      Firefighters battle a house fire in the 600 block of State Avenue in St. Charles on Sunday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • The homeowner, right, is comforted by friends as firefighters battle a fire at her house and business in the 600 block of State Avenue in St. Charles on Sunday.

      The homeowner, right, is comforted by friends as firefighters battle a fire at her house and business in the 600 block of State Avenue in St. Charles on Sunday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • After an early morning assignment, I couldn't help but notice how the crack of dawn began to slowly light-up Woodfield Mall. Even an empty parking lot can look somewhat visually appealing at times.

       After an early morning assignment, I couldn't help but notice how the crack of dawn began to slowly light-up Woodfield Mall. Even an empty parking lot can look somewhat visually appealing at times.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • A woman in her red coat walking through the snow-covered trees in Morton Arboretum in Lisle recently caught my eye. The trees were beautiful by themselves, but a spot of color through them make the photo a little more interesting.

       A woman in her red coat walking through the snow-covered trees in Morton Arboretum in Lisle recently caught my eye. The trees were beautiful by themselves, but a spot of color through them make the photo a little more interesting.
    Bev Horne | 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 nonnative plant species from the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. 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 nonnative plant species from the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. 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

  • KJ Dawson, 8, of Wheaton hunted for colored eggs on the lawn of the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton Saturday. The Easter Bunny and a petting zoo were also there for the children to visit.

       KJ Dawson, 8, of Wheaton hunted for colored eggs on the lawn of the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton Saturday. The Easter Bunny and a petting zoo were also there for the children to visit.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

 

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