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First graders Isaac Berski, left, and Mae Anderson, join classmates as they play with a parachute during Field Day Tuesday at Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake.
  First graders Isaac Berski, left, and Mae Anderson, join classmates as they play with a parachute during Field Day Tuesday at Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
First graders Hannah Fleming, left, and Mia Colton, compete in the sack race during Field Day Monday at Rockland School in Libertyville. Students spent a beautiful spring day competing in field events and playing games.
  First graders Hannah Fleming, left, and Mia Colton, compete in the sack race during Field Day Monday at Rockland School in Libertyville. Students spent a beautiful spring day competing in field events and playing games.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Fans struggle to control an umbrella in the high winds behind home plate at a St. Charles East 4A sectional high school baseball game. Though there was some rain, the game was not delayed. I liked the bemused expressions of the fans watching the umbrella event, that's why I used this photo in the weekly Perspective column.
  Fans struggle to control an umbrella in the high winds behind home plate at a St. Charles East 4A sectional high school baseball game. Though there was some rain, the game was not delayed. I liked the bemused expressions of the fans watching the umbrella event, that's why I used this photo in the weekly Perspective column.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
While dipping her toes in the cool water, Eliza Bruhl, 2, of Elburn tosses rocks in a stream by the Riverwalk at Pottwatomie Park in St. Charles Tuesday. Eliza, along with her sister, Lillian, 6, brothers Acelin, 9, Aidan, 7, and friend, Eloise Cole, 8, all of Elburn, spent the day "park hopping" in St. Charles with Eloise's mom, Kim. "[It was] Just too nice of a day to spend inside," said Kim Cole.
  While dipping her toes in the cool water, Eliza Bruhl, 2, of Elburn tosses rocks in a stream by the Riverwalk at Pottwatomie Park in St. Charles Tuesday. Eliza, along with her sister, Lillian, 6, brothers Acelin, 9, Aidan, 7, and friend, Eloise Cole, 8, all of Elburn, spent the day "park hopping" in St. Charles with Eloise's mom, Kim. "[It was] Just too nice of a day to spend inside," said Kim Cole.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Will Hartnett, 13, of Des Plaines, was the first person to flip off the diving board at Des Plaines Park District's newly renovated Chippewa Pool after a ribbon cutting in Des Plaines Wednesday. The pool was under construction for ten months and is free to the public and open for the season.
  Will Hartnett, 13, of Des Plaines, was the first person to flip off the diving board at Des Plaines Park District's newly renovated Chippewa Pool after a ribbon cutting in Des Plaines Wednesday. The pool was under construction for ten months and is free to the public and open for the season.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Sears and Warner Bros. Pictures teamed up to set a new world record with 600 sears employees dressed as Superman, and celebrate the opening of "Man of Steel" movie in Hoffman Estates Wednesday.
  Sears and Warner Bros. Pictures teamed up to set a new world record with 600 sears employees dressed as Superman, and celebrate the opening of "Man of Steel" movie in Hoffman Estates Wednesday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Alberto Garcia, of Elgin, goes for a walk through Wing Park in Elgin Thursday afternoon as the morning rains wain.
  Alberto Garcia, of Elgin, goes for a walk through Wing Park in Elgin Thursday afternoon as the morning rains wain.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Delany Cook, 3, of Geneva, checks out David Serikaku of Westmont dressed as a WWII medic, during the observance for the 69th anniversary of D-Day at Cantigny Park in Wheaton on Thursday.
  Delany Cook, 3, of Geneva, checks out David Serikaku of Westmont dressed as a WWII medic, during the observance for the 69th anniversary of D-Day at Cantigny Park in Wheaton on Thursday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Brady Spratt, 3, of St. Charles pours in a mouthful of vanilla during the ice cream eating contest at Pride of the Fox Riverfest in St. Charles Friday.
  Brady Spratt, 3, of St. Charles pours in a mouthful of vanilla during the ice cream eating contest at Pride of the Fox Riverfest in St. Charles Friday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Glen Ellyn resident Chris Clayton arranges a flag of flowers for fallen FBI Special Agent Chris Lorek. Clayton, who works at Planet Earth, Inc. is a neighbor of Lorek's parents, Bill and Janet, as well as good friend of Lorek's brother Jason.
  Glen Ellyn resident Chris Clayton arranges a flag of flowers for fallen FBI Special Agent Chris Lorek. Clayton, who works at Planet Earth, Inc. is a neighbor of Lorek's parents, Bill and Janet, as well as good friend of Lorek's brother Jason.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
9-year-old Ben Matja of Antioch tries out the water slide at the new Antioch Aquatic Center in Williams park during an open house Friday.
  9-year-old Ben Matja of Antioch tries out the water slide at the new Antioch Aquatic Center in Williams park during an open house Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Countryside firefighters maneuver through a smoke filled building during search and rescue training at the old Pier One Imports building in Vernon Hills Friday morning.
  Countryside firefighters maneuver through a smoke filled building during search and rescue training at the old Pier One Imports building in Vernon Hills Friday morning.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
U.S. Army Sgt. John Roloson of Fort McCoy in Wisconsin uses an iPhone to photograph grave markers at the Fort Sheridan Cemetery Wednesday. The project is an effort to produce an online, searchable database and a smartphone app to allow visitors to find grave locations and view photos.
  U.S. Army Sgt. John Roloson of Fort McCoy in Wisconsin uses an iPhone to photograph grave markers at the Fort Sheridan Cemetery Wednesday. The project is an effort to produce an online, searchable database and a smartphone app to allow visitors to find grave locations and view photos.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Wendy Goodman, of Crystal Lake, who is a 20-year survivor of cancer, celebrates life with others around her at Barrington's Relay For Life at Barrington High School Friday.
  Wendy Goodman, of Crystal Lake, who is a 20-year survivor of cancer, celebrates life with others around her at Barrington's Relay For Life at Barrington High School Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Folk musician Lee Murdock, of Kaneville, sings about farmers in the 1800's at Geneva's Great Outdoors Day at the RiverPark Saturday.
  Folk musician Lee Murdock, of Kaneville, sings about farmers in the 1800's at Geneva's Great Outdoors Day at the RiverPark Saturday.
Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer
Carol Albertini of Madison, Wi. gets high fives from fellow cancer survivors and dragon boat team members, Team Survivor, at the annual dragon boat races at the City of St. Charles RiverFest Saturday. Albertini is a 12-year survivor of breast cancer. The Madison based all-survivors team were regulars in the races for eight years, took a short hiatus, and are back this year.
  Carol Albertini of Madison, Wi. gets high fives from fellow cancer survivors and dragon boat team members, Team Survivor, at the annual dragon boat races at the City of St. Charles RiverFest Saturday. Albertini is a 12-year survivor of breast cancer. The Madison based all-survivors team were regulars in the races for eight years, took a short hiatus, and are back this year.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Sophia Frank, 6, and her sister Isabella, 11, both of Lake Villa, share a smoothie during the auto show at Lake Villa Celebration of Summer at Lehmann Park in Lake Villa Saturday.
  Sophia Frank, 6, and her sister Isabella, 11, both of Lake Villa, share a smoothie during the auto show at Lake Villa Celebration of Summer at Lehmann Park in Lake Villa Saturday.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Sculptor and artist Caren Miller, of Highland Park, directs Jenna Boston, 11, of Libertyville, placing a giant toothbrush in front of a poster of teeth, while making a float for the Libertyville Days parade Saturday at Libertyville Dental Associates.
  Sculptor and artist Caren Miller, of Highland Park, directs Jenna Boston, 11, of Libertyville, placing a giant toothbrush in front of a poster of teeth, while making a float for the Libertyville Days parade Saturday at Libertyville Dental Associates.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Diners Dan and Sue Hoobchaak, of Barrington, eat at the E + O restaurant in the Randhurst Shopping complex on a summer night.
  Diners Dan and Sue Hoobchaak, of Barrington, eat at the E + O restaurant in the Randhurst Shopping complex on a summer night.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Jenn Howland, of Elburn, comes to the end of the biking portion of the tenth annual Batavia Triathlon Sunday.
  Jenn Howland, of Elburn, comes to the end of the biking portion of the tenth annual Batavia Triathlon Sunday.
Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer
A real mallard flies away as 3,000 plastic ducks are poured into the Fox River from the Illinois Street bridge Sunday during the Ducky Derby at the City of St. Charles Riverfest. The ducks were sold to benefit school district 303 Prevention Clubs and St. Charles Rotary Club scholarships.
  A real mallard flies away as 3,000 plastic ducks are poured into the Fox River from the Illinois Street bridge Sunday during the Ducky Derby at the City of St. Charles Riverfest. The ducks were sold to benefit school district 303 Prevention Clubs and St. Charles Rotary Club scholarships.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Brianna Ruiz, 9, of Waukegan, collects bugs with environmental educator Christine Blakely during Lake County Forest Preserve's Kids Nature Funfest Sunday at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago. Kids ages 4-12 explored nature with hands-on activities and fun games.
  Brianna Ruiz, 9, of Waukegan, collects bugs with environmental educator Christine Blakely during Lake County Forest Preserve's Kids Nature Funfest Sunday at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago. Kids ages 4-12 explored nature with hands-on activities and fun games.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
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