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Andrew Chambers, 10, and his younger brother Jeremy, 5, of Vernon Hills, use a net to fish off the pier Monday on Big Bear Lake in Century Park in Vernon Hills.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Julia Blockinger, 11, left, and her friend Claire Salemi, 10, and her mom Kathleen Salemi, all of Libertyville, enjoy ice cream on a beautiful spring day at Dairy Dream in Libertyville Monday. "It is the time this year that we came here for ice cream," said Kathleen Salemi.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Gobble gobble. While heading out to an assignment from the Daily Herald's Lisle office I came face to face with four wild turkeys. I immediately grabbed my 300 mm lens, concentrating mostly on the Tom, who had the bright colored wattle around his head. Based on the length of his "beard" and spurs the turkey was on the younger side.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Cyclists pedal the Fox River Trail Monday morning in East Dundee, alongside scores of dandelions which have sprung this spring.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Geneva mayor Kevin Burns is lit by his cell phone as he checks results in his re-election bid at his office in Geneva on election night. I like the way the rest of the men in the photo are in the shadows. It's a little artistic, but I think it works. That is why I chose to use this photo in the Perspective column feature.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

David Miller of Naperville gives potential new junior members of the St. Charles Rowing Club a tip on how to correctly position the shaft on the oar during an evening outing at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles. The students, participating in the Junior Rowing program, are from St. Charles East and Rosary High School. For more info on classes for all ages, go to saintcharlesrowing.com

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Paul Shepard, of Giant Maintenance and Restoration in Mundelein, power washes the lounge chairs at the Grayslake Family Aquatic Center. The center and pool opens Saturday, May 25th.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Viet Nam veteran Richard Simmons, of Tredor, Wisconsin, left, and World War II veteran Howard Jacobs of Highland Park, were two of the many artists who worked on The Lovell Federal Health Care Center Veterans' Mural: "Defending Freedom Through the Ages."

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Fourth grader Sneha Mohan, from Half Day School, holds a baby chick as fourth graders participate in "Illinois Days and Illinois State Fair" Wednesday at the Rivershire Park and Nature Center in Lincolnshire. Students learned about the state's agriculture, business and political environment in the simulated state fair.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

St. Theresa School sixth-grader Paige Hoadley pours cream for Lucille Ptaszek of Palatine as the school in Palatine host a senior citizens luncheon and bingo Tuesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Angie Panagukos, of Hoffman Estates, gives Terri Kolbus, of Palatine, a hug, after not seeing each other since last year, as St. Theresa School in Palatine during a senior citizens luncheon and bingo Tuesday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Mackenzie Lima, 2, of Elburn gets comfy testing a potential purchase while her mother, Patrice, holds her socks and shoes in the Emerson family's driveway at the annual Mill Creek community-wide garage sale Thursday. Mackenzie liked the fuzzy feel of the material, and sat in the chair every which way. Within a few minutes, they walked away happily with their $5 purchase.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

A walleye peers out of a giant fish tank as Steve Pescitelli, Streams Biologist from the Division of Fisheries with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, passes up another net full of fish to be released into the tank for Elgin's Green Expo event at The Centre of Elgin. About 150 fish were gathered from the Fox River near Silver Springs State Park using the shock method, and then transported to Elgin.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Donna Zyrkowski paints a room at Mary's Mission as employees of the Lincolnshire Keller Williams Realty helped spruce up the shelter in Waukegan Thursday. The event was part of the real estate industry's RED Day. RED stands for renew, energize, and donate.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Looking as if it's a part of a decorative, cut-out sign, a horse grazes in a front pasture at Red Gate Farm along Red Gate Road in St. Charles Friday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Maddie Cook, 4, of Lombard, along with other students and parents at Hammerschmidt School in Lombard, prepare garden beds for the Learn + Play gardens to be built at the school.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Andi Cooper and Dylan Howe, 7, of Lombard, along with other students and parents at Hammerschmidt School in Lombard, prepare garden beds for the Learn + Play gardens to be built at the school. Cooper is chairperson for Learn + Play.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Michael Carr, 4, of Bloomingdale, gives a little help to Nino, the European clown, (Giovanni Zoppé), as Zoppé, an Italian Family Circus, gives a performance for kids Friday.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Anthony Lugiai, of Addison, brought kids Carmine, 1, and Grace, 3, to see Zoppé, an Italian Family Circus Friday. The one-ring circus is performed weekend in Addison.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Fifth-graders from Itasca schools react as they start to see flames during a live burn demonstration by the Itasca Fire Department Friday. The demonstration was part of a tour of Itasca for the students.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Hawthorn Middle School North seventh-grader Sheri Vaks test fires a canon as Civil War re-enactors from Stanford's Battery use just gun power during Civil War Day in Vernon Hills Friday. The day event included demonstrations and lectures from Civil War reenactors.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Maeve Ranieri, 4, of River Forest, has a great view of the river atop her father Damon's shoulders in the Hope for Haitians 5K/Walk for Education in Geneva Saturday. Maeve's grandfather, William Clancy of Geneva, is an event chairman with the event and has traveled to Haiti.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Gannon Smith, 17, of unincorporated Cary, performs with Rusted in the Cary Park District's Battle of the Band's Saturday. The group, which currently has four members, was first formed in 2008.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Maria Villec, 17, is on vocals with Classified Authority in Cary Park District's Battle of the Band's on Saturday. Rachel Hartley, 13, and Daniel Frank, 14, perform behind her. There are six band members in the group, all are from Crystal Lake, and they formed about two years ago.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

The uniformed honor guard prepares to post the colors during the Elgin Area Firefighters Memorial Service at the Elgin Fire Barn #5 Museum Saturday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Neuqua Valley student Kathy Tae finishes display preparation for the Spring in Suspense project, at the fifth annual DuPage Invitational Sculpture Show at Lilacia Park in Lombard. Other students Halston Hazdra and Michael Wolowski worked on the project under the guidance of teachers Adam Johnson and Steve Jones.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Jake Corpuz, 7, hauls in fish number 23, beating his dad Ernie, who only caught 17, as they take part in the catch and release fishing competition at Plum Grove Reservoir in Palatine Saturday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Walter Russell and his son Jayden, 3, of Hoffman Estates, take part in the catch and release fishing competition at Plum Grove Reservoir in Palatine on Saturday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Amy, Dave and Lilly Hale, 6, of St. Charles, walk the paths of the Healing Gardens at Stone Hill Farm in St. Charles. The gardens are open to the public the second Sunday of the month from April to October. The farm's mission is "To provide a safe, quiet place to experience the Sacred through wooded paths and perennial gardens."

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Children start running during the Second Annual Pinkie Promise Pajama Walk Sunday at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein. The walk was held to support breast cancer awareness in honor of Juliette Lowe, the founder of the Girl Scouts, who died of breast cancer.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Irene Edgar, of Libertyville, walks with her daughter Gwen, 7, during the Second Annual Pinkie Promise Pajama Walk Sunday at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 5/13/2013 11:18 AM

About this Gallery

This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of warm weather activities, including fishing, biking, rowing, power washing, ice cream eating, garage sale and art show browsing, and benefit walking.
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