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  • Mackenna Clayton, 11, of Lombard plays her trumpet during the Lombard Elementary District 44 Music Parent association's hosting of its 52nd annual pancake breakfast, held at Westlake Middle School.

       Mackenna Clayton, 11, of Lombard plays her trumpet during the Lombard Elementary District 44 Music Parent association's hosting of its 52nd annual pancake breakfast, held at Westlake Middle School.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Owen Williams, 7, flies a homemade kite made from a plastic bag in front of his Wheaton home Monday.

       Owen Williams, 7, flies a homemade kite made from a plastic bag in front of his Wheaton home Monday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Alena Stybr, left, of St. Charles and Judy Amesbury, of Geneva, get their kicks during a line dance class at the Salvation Army in St. Charles Monday.

       Alena Stybr, left, of St. Charles and Judy Amesbury, of Geneva, get their kicks during a line dance class at the Salvation Army in St. Charles Monday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Round Lake Middle School students Jared Mejia, left, and Ricardo Estino look at lithograghs by Salvadore Dali during the touring exhibition "Modern Masters" at the Discovery Museum in the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. The works of Picasso, Dali, Miro and other greats can be seen at the show that opened April 6th.

       Round Lake Middle School students Jared Mejia, left, and Ricardo Estino look at lithograghs by Salvadore Dali during the touring exhibition "Modern Masters" at the Discovery Museum in the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. The works of Picasso, Dali, Miro and other greats can be seen at the show that opened April 6th.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • The Village of Round Lake Beach retired K-9 Gunnar from the police department Monday night at village hall. Gunnar has served the village for the last 7 1/2 years, working with handler Officer Ken Rydz. Rydz now takes ownership of Gunnar.

       The Village of Round Lake Beach retired K-9 Gunnar from the police department Monday night at village hall. Gunnar has served the village for the last 7 1/2 years, working with handler Officer Ken Rydz. Rydz now takes ownership of Gunnar.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin Community College student Anneliese Pfatschbacher bows as she finishes her poem entitled "Strength of Voice" during the Poetry Slam Wednesday in the Spartan Auditorium.

       Elgin Community College student Anneliese Pfatschbacher bows as she finishes her poem entitled "Strength of Voice" during the Poetry Slam Wednesday in the Spartan Auditorium.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin Community College graduate Corey Dillard lights up the crowd with his performance poem "The Bat Sermon" as ECC hosts the annual Poetry Slam Wednesday in the Spartan Auditorium. Dillard won the competition which was judged by fellow students.

       Elgin Community College graduate Corey Dillard lights up the crowd with his performance poem "The Bat Sermon" as ECC hosts the annual Poetry Slam Wednesday in the Spartan Auditorium. Dillard won the competition which was judged by fellow students.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • The annual Arts Unlimited reception at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights draws a crowd Wednesday.

       The annual Arts Unlimited reception at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights draws a crowd Wednesday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Casandra Ronning of Park West School in Round Lake is vaccum sealed into a garbage bag by Michigan Tech student Olivia Zajac during a science fair called Mind Trekkers led by the students and faculty of Michigan Tech University at the College of Lake County Friday.

       Casandra Ronning of Park West School in Round Lake is vaccum sealed into a garbage bag by Michigan Tech student Olivia Zajac during a science fair called Mind Trekkers led by the students and faculty of Michigan Tech University at the College of Lake County Friday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Despite the cool, cloudy weather, first-grader Jonathan Hanrahan dons a big pair of sunglasses as he and other school children from Pleasant Lane Elementary School in Lombard take part in the American Diabetes Association School Walk for Diabetes Friday. It's the fifth year the school has done the walk and the money the children raise helps with research and community awareness. "It's a wonderful community service project for the students and they learn about type I and type II diabetes, which we know is a huge problem these days." said P.E. teacher Rose Grumstrup.

       Despite the cool, cloudy weather, first-grader Jonathan Hanrahan dons a big pair of sunglasses as he and other school children from Pleasant Lane Elementary School in Lombard take part in the American Diabetes Association School Walk for Diabetes Friday. It's the fifth year the school has done the walk and the money the children raise helps with research and community awareness. "It's a wonderful community service project for the students and they learn about type I and type II diabetes, which we know is a huge problem these days." said P.E. teacher Rose Grumstrup.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Abby Lyne, 15, of Lombard, participates in the Lombard Elementary District 44 Music Parent association's hosting of its 52nd annual pancake breakfast, held at Westlake Middle School.

       Abby Lyne, 15, of Lombard, participates in the Lombard Elementary District 44 Music Parent association's hosting of its 52nd annual pancake breakfast, held at Westlake Middle School.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Vanessa Velasquez of Elgin decorates a flower pot with little sister, Julissa, 10, at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life kick off event at Elgin Community College Saturday. Velasquez is a student at the college, and she and Julissa will be participating in the event for the first time this year. They are walking to honor a family friend who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

       Vanessa Velasquez of Elgin decorates a flower pot with little sister, Julissa, 10, at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life kick off event at Elgin Community College Saturday. Velasquez is a student at the college, and she and Julissa will be participating in the event for the first time this year. They are walking to honor a family friend who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Maura Shackleton Schuster of Lake Forest, left, tries on a Gimble Brothers pork pie hat with the assistance of dealer Cindy Budde of Milwaukee during the Antiques and Collectible Flea Market at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake Saturday.

       Maura Shackleton Schuster of Lake Forest, left, tries on a Gimble Brothers pork pie hat with the assistance of dealer Cindy Budde of Milwaukee during the Antiques and Collectible Flea Market at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • 8-year-old Jackelyn Garcia dances in traditional Mexican garb during Grupo Folklorico Quetzal Mexican folk dance at the School District 54 and the Schaumburg Park District multicultural fair.

       8-year-old Jackelyn Garcia dances in traditional Mexican garb during Grupo Folklorico Quetzal Mexican folk dance at the School District 54 and the Schaumburg Park District multicultural fair.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Campanelli Elementary School 6th grader Thomas Schluckbier dances with a red lion, held by Sam Hessian and Steven Li, and a yellow lion, held by Joshua Eberhardt and Nicholas Mussman, during their traditional Chinese Lion Head Dance at the School District 54 and the Schaumburg Park District multicultural fair.

       Campanelli Elementary School 6th grader Thomas Schluckbier dances with a red lion, held by Sam Hessian and Steven Li, and a yellow lion, held by Joshua Eberhardt and Nicholas Mussman, during their traditional Chinese Lion Head Dance at the School District 54 and the Schaumburg Park District multicultural fair.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jack James, 11, of Wheaton, takes the lead and keeps it to win the 1 mile Kids Fun Run during the 14th annual 360 Sprint Ahead Run in Naperville Sunday. The races benefit Naperville based 360 Youth Services.

       Jack James, 11, of Wheaton, takes the lead and keeps it to win the 1 mile Kids Fun Run during the 14th annual 360 Sprint Ahead Run in Naperville Sunday. The races benefit Naperville based 360 Youth Services.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Brittany Lancaster of Naperville Central High School competes in the tennis ball toss during the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association annual track and field meet at North Central College in Naperville Sunday.

       Brittany Lancaster of Naperville Central High School competes in the tennis ball toss during the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association annual track and field meet at North Central College in Naperville Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Jordan Pfauth, 13 of Carol Stream, in the inside lane, runs the 100M dash during the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association annual track and field meet at North Central College in Naperville Sunday.

       Jordan Pfauth, 13 of Carol Stream, in the inside lane, runs the 100M dash during the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association annual track and field meet at North Central College in Naperville Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • A hydrogen-filled balloon explodes in an instant as former Naperville North High School science teacher Lee Marek lignites it in a dark auditorium at Fermi Lab in Batavia Sunday during a Weird Science presentation.

       A hydrogen-filled balloon explodes in an instant as former Naperville North High School science teacher Lee Marek lignites it in a dark auditorium at Fermi Lab in Batavia Sunday during a Weird Science presentation.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Three-year-old Joey Standardo, of Elk Grove Village, beats rugs with his brother, Sean, 1, during Springtime on the Farm at Volkening Farm in Spring Valley Nature Center Sunday in Schaumburg. The event included demonstrations on milking cows, plowing with draft horses, and blacksmithing as well as participation in churning butter, vegetable planting, washing clothes in a washtub and other farm chores.

       Three-year-old Joey Standardo, of Elk Grove Village, beats rugs with his brother, Sean, 1, during Springtime on the Farm at Volkening Farm in Spring Valley Nature Center Sunday in Schaumburg. The event included demonstrations on milking cows, plowing with draft horses, and blacksmithing as well as participation in churning butter, vegetable planting, washing clothes in a washtub and other farm chores.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

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