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  • Elgin public works department employee Bill Rodriguez preps a ball diamond Monday morning in anticipation of a St. Edward Catholic High School baseball game later that day in Wing Park on Elgin's northwest side.

       Elgin public works department employee Bill Rodriguez preps a ball diamond Monday morning in anticipation of a St. Edward Catholic High School baseball game later that day in Wing Park on Elgin's northwest side.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Jack Piotrowski, 18 of St. Charles, hurls his tee shot down the fairway in Wheeler Park Monday afternoon in Geneva while playing a round of disc golf. The Wheaton St. Francis senior had the day off from school, but had to play solo since his golfing buddies were attending classes Monday at other schools. Piotrowski said he took up disc golf after injuring his arm playing baseball.

       Jack Piotrowski, 18 of St. Charles, hurls his tee shot down the fairway in Wheeler Park Monday afternoon in Geneva while playing a round of disc golf. The Wheaton St. Francis senior had the day off from school, but had to play solo since his golfing buddies were attending classes Monday at other schools. Piotrowski said he took up disc golf after injuring his arm playing baseball.
    Christopher Hankins | 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

  • Frank Ryan and his dad Don, both of Schaumburg, didn't feel like taking in the Sox's home opener on Monday, so the next best thing is fishing at Busse Woods in a 28 degree wind chill.

       Frank Ryan and his dad Don, both of Schaumburg, didn't feel like taking in the Sox's home opener on Monday, so the next best thing is fishing at Busse Woods in a 28 degree wind chill.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The drip from the end of a "sapcicle" that formed as the sap oozed from a maple tree branch reflects the barns and fences at the Danada Forest Preserve. I framed the "sapcicle" so it would be backlit by the setting sun with a dark background of a nearby evergreen to make the "sapcicle" stand out.

       The drip from the end of a "sapcicle" that formed as the sap oozed from a maple tree branch reflects the barns and fences at the Danada Forest Preserve. I framed the "sapcicle" so it would be backlit by the setting sun with a dark background of a nearby evergreen to make the "sapcicle" stand out.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Justin Kuehlthau, of Mount Prospect, doesn't let a recent snowstorm stop him from riding his bicycle as he waits for a Metra train to clear the Emerson Street crossing during the evening rush hour.

       Justin Kuehlthau, of Mount Prospect, doesn't let a recent snowstorm stop him from riding his bicycle as he waits for a Metra train to clear the Emerson Street crossing during the evening rush hour.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Grounds employee Tim Kleich, of Wauconda School District 118, lines the softball field in Cook Park Monday in preparation for the start of the high school softball season. The cold and snowy weather has delayed the use of the fields.

       Grounds employee Tim Kleich, of Wauconda School District 118, lines the softball field in Cook Park Monday in preparation for the start of the high school softball season. The cold and snowy weather has delayed the use of the fields.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Benny the Bull wipes his tail over the face of second grader Zach Detlaff as he visits Copeland Manor School in Libertyville Tuesday. The visit was to teach about germs and proper hand washing techniques, and was sponsored by Advocate Condell Hospital and the Chicago Bulls.

       Benny the Bull wipes his tail over the face of second grader Zach Detlaff as he visits Copeland Manor School in Libertyville Tuesday. The visit was to teach about germs and proper hand washing techniques, and was sponsored by Advocate Condell Hospital and the Chicago Bulls.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Tom Flint, of Geneva, gives Larry Huck, of Batavia, a thumbs up for his landing and taxiing while flying at the Fox Valley Aero Club's airstrip in St. Charles Wednesday. The aerobatic plane has a 72 inch wingspan. Flint was flying his planes since mid morning and Huck joined him about 2:30. Both men are members of the club and are at the airstrip flying as often as they can.

       Tom Flint, of Geneva, gives Larry Huck, of Batavia, a thumbs up for his landing and taxiing while flying at the Fox Valley Aero Club's airstrip in St. Charles Wednesday. The aerobatic plane has a 72 inch wingspan. Flint was flying his planes since mid morning and Huck joined him about 2:30. Both men are members of the club and are at the airstrip flying as often as they can.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A rider pedals through smoke from a nearby controlled burn, in the afternoon sun on the Fox River Bike Path in Carpentersville Tuesday.

       A rider pedals through smoke from a nearby controlled burn, in the afternoon sun on the Fox River Bike Path in Carpentersville Tuesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Giovanne Polina, 7th grade, gets an autograph from Chicago Bears offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb. She was the top fundraiser last year for Football for Heart. He appeared and talked about the importance of exercise and physical activity at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale Thursday.

       Giovanne Polina, 7th grade, gets an autograph from Chicago Bears offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb. She was the top fundraiser last year for Football for Heart. He appeared and talked about the importance of exercise and physical activity at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale Thursday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Chicago Bears offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb gets the front row up for some exercises as he talks about the importance of exercise and physical activity at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale.

       Chicago Bears offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb gets the front row up for some exercises as he talks about the importance of exercise and physical activity at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Brian Charles of St. Charles hits the links at Pottawatomie Park Golf Course in St. Charles as they open for the first time this season. Charles won the St. Charles city championship last year and was eager to get back out today when he saw the temperature this morning.

       Brian Charles of St. Charles hits the links at Pottawatomie Park Golf Course in St. Charles as they open for the first time this season. Charles won the St. Charles city championship last year and was eager to get back out today when he saw the temperature this morning.
    RICK WEST | Staff Photographer

  • Resident Officer Eric Echevarria of the Elgin Police Department, jokes around with some of the students as he tours the halls of Creekside Elementary School in Elgin Friday serving as the principal for a day.

       Resident Officer Eric Echevarria of the Elgin Police Department, jokes around with some of the students as he tours the halls of Creekside Elementary School in Elgin Friday serving as the principal for a day.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Jeff Larson helps his daughter Alexa make her way through the holes of miniature golf at the Itasca Community Library. Kids and adults played 18 holes of miniature golf based on stories from books Friday evening. The $5 cost helped raise money for new children's furniture at the library.

       Jeff Larson helps his daughter Alexa make her way through the holes of miniature golf at the Itasca Community Library. Kids and adults played 18 holes of miniature golf based on stories from books Friday evening. The $5 cost helped raise money for new children's furniture at the library.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Jason Lake of Mundelein throws a basket with two rainbow trout into Banana Lake during the first day of trout fishing at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda Saturday.

       Jason Lake of Mundelein throws a basket with two rainbow trout into Banana Lake during the first day of trout fishing at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Tom Pospiech of Hawthorn Woods weights a four-and-half pound rainbow trout he caught during the first day of trout fishing on Banana Lake at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda on Saturday.

       Tom Pospiech of Hawthorn Woods weights a four-and-half pound rainbow trout he caught during the first day of trout fishing on Banana Lake at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Alexsandra Moreno, 6, of Villa Park, removes rocks from the dirt as members of the Villa Park Police Department, Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department, and three Jefferson Middle School student organizations, partnered Saturday in a community beautification project to help prepare the newly built Villa Park Skate Park for its opening.

       Alexsandra Moreno, 6, of Villa Park, removes rocks from the dirt as members of the Villa Park Police Department, Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department, and three Jefferson Middle School student organizations, partnered Saturday in a community beautification project to help prepare the newly built Villa Park Skate Park for its opening.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Karl Michalec, of Elk Grove, gets showered by his son Ian and wife Jeanie during the Simply Vedic Cultural Society's Festival of Colors, that marks the passing of winter and arrival of spring.

       Karl Michalec, of Elk Grove, gets showered by his son Ian and wife Jeanie during the Simply Vedic Cultural Society's Festival of Colors, that marks the passing of winter and arrival of spring.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Lokesh Sulkar, 2, of West Chicago, pauses for a drink during the Simply Vedic Cultural Society's celebration of the Festival of Colors, that marks the passing of winter and arrival of spring.

       Lokesh Sulkar, 2, of West Chicago, pauses for a drink during the Simply Vedic Cultural Society's celebration of the Festival of Colors, that marks the passing of winter and arrival of spring.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Patrick McKernin of Lombard shows his one-and-a-half pound Rainbow Trout, during the opening day of trout season, along the shores of Silver Lake at the Blackwell Forest Preserve. "Usually we're limited out in an hour and a half, but today it's kind of quiet, " he said.

       Patrick McKernin of Lombard shows his one-and-a-half pound Rainbow Trout, during the opening day of trout season, along the shores of Silver Lake at the Blackwell Forest Preserve. "Usually we're limited out in an hour and a half, but today it's kind of quiet, " he said.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The opening day of trout season along the shores of Silver Lake at the Blackwell Forest Preserve.

       The opening day of trout season along the shores of Silver Lake at the Blackwell Forest Preserve.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Tristan Elkin of Schaumburg has a firm grip on his Labradoodle Sadie while on the obstacle course during the Canine Carnival at the Meineke Recreation Center in Schaumburg.

       Tristan Elkin of Schaumburg has a firm grip on his Labradoodle Sadie while on the obstacle course during the Canine Carnival at the Meineke Recreation Center in Schaumburg.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Angel Kaloyanov, 8, of Arlington Heights, finds a beeping egg in the playground during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at the Westbrook School at the Gillet Center. Visually and physically impaired children looked for beeping eggs to exchange for prizes.

       Angel Kaloyanov, 8, of Arlington Heights, finds a beeping egg in the playground during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at the Westbrook School at the Gillet Center. Visually and physically impaired children looked for beeping eggs to exchange for prizes.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Kayla McCloskey, 3, of Arlington Heights, listens to a beeping egg she found during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at the Westbrook School at the Gillet Center. Visually and physically impaired children looked for beeping eggs to exchange for prizes.

       Kayla McCloskey, 3, of Arlington Heights, listens to a beeping egg she found during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Sunday at the Westbrook School at the Gillet Center. Visually and physically impaired children looked for beeping eggs to exchange for prizes.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • The Lisle Baseball Softball League dedicates their C5 softball field with a ribbon cutting Sunday in Community Park.

       The Lisle Baseball Softball League dedicates their C5 softball field with a ribbon cutting Sunday in Community Park.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Caitlyn Jones, 8, tells a llama how to behave Sunday at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in the Elburn Forest Preserve. The Wild Baby Shower event invited guests to bring animal food and other needed items to the wildlife recovery center. Caitlyn was with her mother Kristen, background, of Geneva.

       Caitlyn Jones, 8, tells a llama how to behave Sunday at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center in the Elburn Forest Preserve. The Wild Baby Shower event invited guests to bring animal food and other needed items to the wildlife recovery center. Caitlyn was with her mother Kristen, background, of Geneva.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 

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