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4th grader student Chris Rosado from W.J. Murphy School in Round Lake helps make meals at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville Thursday. About 100 fourth graders and parents participated.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Junior Jacob Petri runs with other Mundelein High School students in a strength and conditioning class during the snow storm that hit Lake County. Everyone thinks that newspaper photographers have a great job, and I always tell them its great until you have to get pictures in the middle of a snowstorm or when the temperature is below zero. But somedays you get lucky. And on this day while driving in the blizzard, I caught these kids who got stuck in the storm when it came up quickly.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

After presenting awards to area school officials and teachers at Peacock Middle School in Itasca, State Schools Superintendent Chris Koch sat down for an interview Monday with Nicole Marcinkus. She is a seventh-grader at Peacock and landed an interview for the school's student newspaper.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Kay McKeen from the environmental education organization SCARCE, presented an Earth Day flag to the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center in Naperville Monday. Pre-schoolers holding the flag up are from left: Jayce Fox, Amarris Lofton, Colette McInerny, and Max Henson.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Preschoolers Dana Ustrnul, left, and Buthaina Rahaby, both 4, learn about growing trees during the Earth Day event at the Learning Center Preschool in the Mundelein Park District Monday. A white oak tree was planted and preschool children learned about Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Century Oaks sixth-grader Madison Kloss has about as much garbage as she can carry Monday while participating in the "Pick it Up" anti-litter campaign community clean up.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Century Oaks sixth-graders Janet Antunez and Alondra Escobar help bag more garbage they found Monday while working with Elgin Police officer Rob Hartman during the "Pick it Up" anti-litter campaign community clean up. The Housing Authority of Elgin partnered with Century Oaks Elementary School thanks to a grant from the city of Elgin´s Sustainability Committee

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Century Oaks sixth-grader Manny Valdez, left, Jeremy Gould and Alexis Torres have some fun with a plastic chair they found in a stand of trees Monday while participating in the "Pick it Up" anti-litter campaign community clean up. The Housing Authority of Elgin partnered with Century Oaks Elementary School thanks to a grant from the city of Elgin´s Sustainability Committee

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

The Simply Vedic Cultural Society's celebration of the Festival of Colors marks the passing of winter and arrival of spring, during a recent event at the Grand Pavillion-Riverwalk in Naperville. Welcoming spring and turning over a new leaf, particpants throw their worries to the wind with bags of organic dry colors.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Runners make their way through downtown Libertyville as The Runner's Edge shoe store held a Runners for Boston Unity run. Runners were encouraged to wear their past or present Boston Marathon gear.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Lance Adams of St. Charles wears a Boston cap and a commemorative race bib as he gathers with other runners Monday evening for a benefit run to honor the Boston community that was the target of terrorists bombs. Dick Pond Athletics in St. Charles was one of hundreds of running stores across the country to hold the Runners For Boston event.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Dick Pond Athletics manager Glen Kamps stands on a ladder to organize dozens of runners Monday evening for a benefit run to honor the Boston community that was the target of terrorists bombs.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

A mother bison watches over her one-day-old calf as they bathe in the early morning sun at Fermilab in Batavia Monday. Several other calves are expected to be join the herd soon.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Trenton Whisnant blows a bubble using his hands as fifth graders from W.J. Elementary in Round Lake participate in a two-day outdoor education trip to YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside Monday.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Aldo Gamboa, left, and Trey Kirk work together to transfer a hulu hoop without using their hands as fifth graders from W.J. Elementary in Round Lake participate in a two-day outdoor education trip to YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside Monday.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Eighth grader Brett Herdman discusses the case with other jurors and the judge during Peer Court at Round Lake Middle School Wednesday. The court meets every Wednesday morning and is comprised of 18 eighth grade students who act as jurors.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Volunteer Genevieve O'Keefe and her son, Kevin, 7, cut out buckthorn during the Buckthorn Busters program Wednesday at Independence Grove near Libertyville. The Earth Week event was conducted by the Lake County Forest Preserve.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Auctioneer Bob Merrill of Heritage Auctions calls the winning bid at 2.7 million dollars as a 1913 Liberty Head Nickel - one of only five known to exist - was auctioned Thursday night during the Central States Numismatic Society show at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

Cheyenne Meadows of John B. Sanfilippo and Son, INC. plants perennials on the Fisher Nut property in Elgin Thursday. More than 100 employees took time out of their day to help plant and give back to the environment. This is the fourth year that the Elgin company has observed Earth day this way.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Sr. Augusta, a resident of Clare Oaks, gets help shoveling dirt from Beth Welch, Executive Director of Clare Oaks, as residents of Clare Oaks retirement community in Bartlett plant oak trees in Oak Grove Park in honor of Arbor Day.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Rebuilding Together Aurora, a housing organization of volunteers, spent Friday making repairs to about 20 homes and businesses in Aurora. This is the 20th anniversary of the nonprofit organization's annual April home rebuilding events. Carl Shaffer, left, and Keith Johnson, right, install a window in one of the 20 houses to replace one with a bullet hole in it. They are from Community Christian Church in Naperville.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

From left, Sarah Ryerson of Batavia teams up with Cindy and Miguel Caceres of Geneva, to help plant some of the approximately 8,000 wetland plants at the Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia, along with about 75 other volunteers Saturday. The Volunteer Conservation Corps of Chicagoland and the Kane County Forest Preserve tamed up for the event. Planting went so fast with the plethora of volunteers that they were all planted in about 65 minutes.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Mooseheart student John Burch, 15, hangs on tight to a wobbling trash can loaded with mulch as fellow schoolmate Kyle Ritchie, 12, pulls fast on the cart as they make their way to the next tree at Mooseheart's fourth annual Go Green Earth Day event Saturday. 500 employees representing 53 Kohl's stores from Illinois and Indiana teamed up with Mooseheart families to spread mulch, plant trees, and do other landscape cleanup and maintenance.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Irish dancer Jane Stefaniak of Arlington Heights grabs a snack during a break at Mount Prospect's Irish Fest.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Ernis Perez of SKF Brain Trotters reacts after his team recorded a correct answer during the 16th annual Literacy Connection Trivia Bee Fundraiser Saturday at the Fox River Room Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Nora Schneider, 16, of Crystal Lake, and Cole Benton, 2, of Lake Villa look for their kite in a tree at the 9th Annual Statewide Kite Fly at Slove Park in Lindenhurst on Saturday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Kevin Molina, 10, of Aurora, plays a toilet paper game at the annual El Dia de los Ninos children's literacy festival Saturday, in the Aurora Transportation Center parking lot at Spring Street and Lincoln Avenue. The fest featured literacy stations, book giveaways, stage performances and an ice cream eating contest.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Seen through a small window, Linda Rock, of Elgin, sits inside a small schoolhouse Sunday at the ninth annual Elgin History Fair. She was playing the part of the school marm and waiting for visitors. The event featured chances to learn about making butter by hand, play with historical wooden toys and grind corn at the Elgin Historical Museum.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder has a laugh with the previous Arlington Heights mayor Gerald "Skip" Farley during the mayor's good-bye party Sunday at the Arlington Heights Village Hall. Mulder is retirng after holding the position of village president for the last twenty years.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Jess Pruess, of Libertyville, kisses her 11-month-old son, Cooper before participating in the March of Dimes walk Sunday at Old School Forest Preserve near Libertyville. The March for Babies walk raises awareness and money for programs in Lake County to help understand and prevent premature birth and other serious problems that threaten babies.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

The Voices of Hope choir perform at the Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College in Naperville Sunday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 4/28/2013 10:36 PM

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This edition of The Week in Pictures features Earth Day events, Arbor Day events, and Runners For Boston fundraising events.
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