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  • People enjoy the fireworks show Wednesday night at Cook Park in Wauconda.

       People enjoy the fireworks show Wednesday night at Cook Park in Wauconda.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Savah Blume, 6, of Palatine waves to her brother Kevin, 9, and her mother Julie as she rides the helicopter during the first day of Palatine Jaycees' 56th annual Hometown Fest at Community Park during a special needs carnival on Wednesday.

       Savah Blume, 6, of Palatine waves to her brother Kevin, 9, and her mother Julie as she rides the helicopter during the first day of Palatine Jaycees' 56th annual Hometown Fest at Community Park during a special needs carnival on Wednesday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Jack Gargano, 3, of Rolling Meadows makes a choo -choo train horn sign to his parents Scott and Megan, right, during the first day of Palatine Jaycees' 56th annual Hometown Fest at Community Park during a special needs carnival on Wednesday.

       Jack Gargano, 3, of Rolling Meadows makes a choo -choo train horn sign to his parents Scott and Megan, right, during the first day of Palatine Jaycees' 56th annual Hometown Fest at Community Park during a special needs carnival on Wednesday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Palatine brothers Jack, 6, left to right, Danny, 4, and Tommy Houser, 8, ride the Speedway during the first day of Palatine Jaycees' 56th annual Hometown Fest at Community Park during a special needs carnival on Wednesday.

       Palatine brothers Jack, 6, left to right, Danny, 4, and Tommy Houser, 8, ride the Speedway during the first day of Palatine Jaycees' 56th annual Hometown Fest at Community Park during a special needs carnival on Wednesday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Jason Wagner of Milwaukee enjoys ribs during the opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

       Jason Wagner of Milwaukee enjoys ribs during the opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Erin Duffy of the band Under the Willow performs at the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

       Erin Duffy of the band Under the Willow performs at the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Mark Link of Uncle Bub's in Westmont is one of two local rib vendors at the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

       Mark Link of Uncle Bub's in Westmont is one of two local rib vendors at the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Susan Sullivan finishes a parking sign for Troop 111's fundraising, during the opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

       Susan Sullivan finishes a parking sign for Troop 111's fundraising, during the opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The Eyes to the Skies Festival kicked off in Lisle.

       The Eyes to the Skies Festival kicked off in Lisle.
    Sean Hammond photo | Staff Photographer

  • Rib vendor Edward Jacobs of Desperados shows his Cleveland barbecue to Ribfest Chairman Marty Walker, right, during the opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

       Rib vendor Edward Jacobs of Desperados shows his Cleveland barbecue to Ribfest Chairman Marty Walker, right, during the opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The Eyes to the Skies Festival kicked off in Lisle.

       The Eyes to the Skies Festival kicked off in Lisle.
    Sean Hammond photo | Staff Photographer

  • The Eyes to the Skies Festival kicked off in Lisle.

       The Eyes to the Skies Festival kicked off in Lisle.
    Sean Hammond photo | Staff Photographer

  • Melony Birt of Tulsa, Ok is the first in line as she celebrates her daughter Olivia's 4th birthday at the Styx concert, during Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

       Melony Birt of Tulsa, Ok is the first in line as she celebrates her daughter Olivia's 4th birthday at the Styx concert, during Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.

       Opening day of the Naperville Exchange Club's 26th annual Ribfest at Knoch Park.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Alison Catania, 2 of Mundelein, found a nice piece of grass to enjoy and ear of corn Wednesday night at the Mundelein Community Days festival.

       Alison Catania, 2 of Mundelein, found a nice piece of grass to enjoy and ear of corn Wednesday night at the Mundelein Community Days festival.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Members of The Henhouse Prowlers of Chicago from left Jon Goldfine, Dan Andree, Star Moss and Ben Wright perform bluegrass music during the Mundelein Community Days Wednesday evening.

       Members of The Henhouse Prowlers of Chicago from left Jon Goldfine, Dan Andree, Star Moss and Ben Wright perform bluegrass music during the Mundelein Community Days Wednesday evening.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein residents from left Jenna Mounce, 11, Marissa Schwarz, 12, and Andrea Lopez, 10, enjoy the Cliff Hanger ride Wednesday night at Mundelein Community Days.

       Mundelein residents from left Jenna Mounce, 11, Marissa Schwarz, 12, and Andrea Lopez, 10, enjoy the Cliff Hanger ride Wednesday night at Mundelein Community Days.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein Park District dancers perform in Kracklauer Park's gazebo Wednesday night at Mundelein Community Days.

       Mundelein Park District dancers perform in Kracklauer Park's gazebo Wednesday night at Mundelein Community Days.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Kids enjoy fire truck rides Wednesday night at Mundelein Community Days.

       Kids enjoy fire truck rides Wednesday night at Mundelein Community Days.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Five-year-old Caroline Gibbs of Lincolnshire and the rest of the Bolts Pom team perform during Lincolnshire's Red, White & Boom celebration Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.

       Five-year-old Caroline Gibbs of Lincolnshire and the rest of the Bolts Pom team perform during Lincolnshire's Red, White & Boom celebration Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Eight-year-old Amanda Bloom of Lincolnshire eats pizza during Lincolnshire's Red, White & Boom celebration Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.

       Eight-year-old Amanda Bloom of Lincolnshire eats pizza during Lincolnshire's Red, White & Boom celebration Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Eight-year-old Kaitlin Driscoll of Lincolnshire tries out a zip line during Lincolnshire's Red, White & Boom celebration Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.

       Eight-year-old Kaitlin Driscoll of Lincolnshire tries out a zip line during Lincolnshire's Red, White & Boom celebration Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Plenty of rides for kids at Mundelein Community Days Wednesday evening.

       Plenty of rides for kids at Mundelein Community Days Wednesday evening.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Mallory Leno, 8, rides "The Matterhorn" with her sister, Molly, 10, during Frontier Days in Arlington Heights Wednesday.

       Mallory Leno, 8, rides "The Matterhorn" with her sister, Molly, 10, during Frontier Days in Arlington Heights Wednesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Dhira Ayyagari, 3, of Arlington Heights rides the carousel with her dad, Narsu, during Frontier Days in Arlington Heights Wednesday.

       Dhira Ayyagari, 3, of Arlington Heights rides the carousel with her dad, Narsu, during Frontier Days in Arlington Heights Wednesday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Ethan Guptail, 3, and Nadia Vilchis, 1, both of Genoa, share snacks while sitting with family and friends before cooking out at the pre-Fourth of July festivities at Burlington Township Park.

       Ethan Guptail, 3, and Nadia Vilchis, 1, both of Genoa, share snacks while sitting with family and friends before cooking out at the pre-Fourth of July festivities at Burlington Township Park.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Gracie Strader, 10, of Geneva laughs as their umbrella bops her big brother, Colin, 13, on the head. Gracie, Colin, and friends Hannah Schwichtenberg, 13, and her brother Connor, 10, all of Genoa, huddled under the umbrella prior to the planned fireworks at Burlington Township Park.

       Gracie Strader, 10, of Geneva laughs as their umbrella bops her big brother, Colin, 13, on the head. Gracie, Colin, and friends Hannah Schwichtenberg, 13, and her brother Connor, 10, all of Genoa, huddled under the umbrella prior to the planned fireworks at Burlington Township Park.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Harry Reinhart performs with the band "Midnight" during a pre-fireworks concert in Wheeling Wednesday evening.

       Harry Reinhart performs with the band "Midnight" during a pre-fireworks concert in Wheeling Wednesday evening.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The band "Midnight," featuring Harry and Patti Reinhart, performs during a pre-fireworks concert in Wheeling Wednesday evening. They are the parents of Haley Reinhart of "American Idol" fame.

       The band "Midnight," featuring Harry and Patti Reinhart, performs during a pre-fireworks concert in Wheeling Wednesday evening. They are the parents of Haley Reinhart of "American Idol" fame.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Harry Reinhart performs with the band "Midnight" during a pre-fireworks concert in Wheeling Wednesday evening.

       Harry Reinhart performs with the band "Midnight" during a pre-fireworks concert in Wheeling Wednesday evening.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The Johnson and Dumele families of Cary and the Barnum family of Barrington camp out listening to rock cover band Spoken Four while they wait for the fireworks at Cary's Summer Celebration in Lions Park.

       The Johnson and Dumele families of Cary and the Barnum family of Barrington camp out listening to rock cover band Spoken Four while they wait for the fireworks at Cary's Summer Celebration in Lions Park.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Emma Johnson, 5, of Cary gets to sing along to her favorite song "Call Me Maybe" with Shannon Stevenson of the rock cover band, Spoken Four, at Cary's Summer Celebration.

       Emma Johnson, 5, of Cary gets to sing along to her favorite song "Call Me Maybe" with Shannon Stevenson of the rock cover band, Spoken Four, at Cary's Summer Celebration.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Kids do some line dancing as they wait for the fireworks to start at Cook Park in Wauconda Wednesday night.

       Kids do some line dancing as they wait for the fireworks to start at Cook Park in Wauconda Wednesday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Dan Murphy of Cary lifts his son, Ian, 2, into the air while they listen and dance to the music by rock cover band, Spoken Four, at Cary's Summer Celebration.

       Dan Murphy of Cary lifts his son, Ian, 2, into the air while they listen and dance to the music by rock cover band, Spoken Four, at Cary's Summer Celebration.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Shannon Stevenson, left, Becky Schneider, center, and Domingo Castillo, right, perform with rock cover band Spoken Four at Cary's Summer Celebration in Lions Park.

       Shannon Stevenson, left, Becky Schneider, center, and Domingo Castillo, right, perform with rock cover band Spoken Four at Cary's Summer Celebration in Lions Park.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Families listen to rock cover band, Spoken Four, while waiting for the fireworks to start at Cary's Summer Celebration.

       Families listen to rock cover band, Spoken Four, while waiting for the fireworks to start at Cary's Summer Celebration.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

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