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  • Christian Myers, 13 of Carol Stream rides the YoYo swing ride during the final day of the 2013 Glendale Heights Fest, Sunday.

       Christian Myers, 13 of Carol Stream rides the YoYo swing ride during the final day of the 2013 Glendale Heights Fest, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Vendors line the park in Batavia's Riverwalk Sunday, July 14 for the Windmill City Festival.

       Vendors line the park in Batavia's Riverwalk Sunday, July 14 for the Windmill City Festival.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • The "Get your Mind in the Gutter" ice cream eating contest at the Batavia Windmill Festival drew in a cowed of competitors and spectators. Families and friends cheer, photograph and hold back the hair of those competing on Sunday, July 14.

       The "Get your Mind in the Gutter" ice cream eating contest at the Batavia Windmill Festival drew in a cowed of competitors and spectators. Families and friends cheer, photograph and hold back the hair of those competing on Sunday, July 14.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Schroeder, 6, of Batavia emerges from his ice cream smiling at his family after completing the "Get your Mind in the Gutter" Ice cream eating contest. The contest was held at the Windmill City Festival on Sunday, July 14 at the Riverwalk in Batavia.

       Joe Schroeder, 6, of Batavia emerges from his ice cream smiling at his family after completing the "Get your Mind in the Gutter" Ice cream eating contest. The contest was held at the Windmill City Festival on Sunday, July 14 at the Riverwalk in Batavia.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Rides were a popular attraction at The Windmill City Festival at the Riverwalk in Batavia on Sunday, July 14.

       Rides were a popular attraction at The Windmill City Festival at the Riverwalk in Batavia on Sunday, July 14.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Anita Goles, 12, of Philadelphia watches as Diana Pappas, 9, of Prospect Heights attempts to win a prize at the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church's 35th annual summer "Greek Fest". Sunday, July 14 was the last day of the event that took place in Elgin and offered authentic Greek food and entertainment for all ages.

       Anita Goles, 12, of Philadelphia watches as Diana Pappas, 9, of Prospect Heights attempts to win a prize at the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church's 35th annual summer "Greek Fest". Sunday, July 14 was the last day of the event that took place in Elgin and offered authentic Greek food and entertainment for all ages.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Weigand of Bartlett sends flames into the air as he prepares Saganaki for the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church's "Greek Fest" on Sunday, July 14. The 35th annual event, in Elgin, offers authentic Greek food, entertainment and more.

       Steve Weigand of Bartlett sends flames into the air as he prepares Saganaki for the St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church's "Greek Fest" on Sunday, July 14. The 35th annual event, in Elgin, offers authentic Greek food, entertainment and more.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Jim Schranz, of Lindenhurst, Steve Smunt, of St. Charles, Mike Novak, of Crystal Lake, and Dave Corbett, of Buffalo Grove, play period music at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.

       From left, Jim Schranz, of Lindenhurst, Steve Smunt, of St. Charles, Mike Novak, of Crystal Lake, and Dave Corbett, of Buffalo Grove, play period music at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • The 9th Virginia Calvary fires a canon during a battle re-enactment at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.

       The 9th Virginia Calvary fires a canon during a battle re-enactment at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • A confederate soldier fires upon the Union Calvary during a battle re-enactment at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.

       A confederate soldier fires upon the Union Calvary during a battle re-enactment at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • From right, Jaden Gausselin, 10, of Arlington Heights, asks for an autograph from Abe Lincoln, played by Max Daniels, of Wheaton, at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.

       From right, Jaden Gausselin, 10, of Arlington Heights, asks for an autograph from Abe Lincoln, played by Max Daniels, of Wheaton, at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • A confederate soldier reloads as he is fired upon by the Union Army during a battle re-enactment at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.

       A confederate soldier reloads as he is fired upon by the Union Army during a battle re-enactment at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Sam Johnson, of Lakemoor, adds coals to his forge while explaining the process of blacksmithing to a gathering crowd at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14. Johnson has been blacksmithing for six years.

       Sam Johnson, of Lakemoor, adds coals to his forge while explaining the process of blacksmithing to a gathering crowd at Civil War Days held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve Sunday, July 14. Johnson has been blacksmithing for six years.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • The South West Rifle and Drill Team marches in the West Chicago Railroad days parade, Sunday.

       The South West Rifle and Drill Team marches in the West Chicago Railroad days parade, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The West Chicago High School Poms march in the West Chicago Railroad days parade, Sunday.

       The West Chicago High School Poms march in the West Chicago Railroad days parade, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The Medinah Black Horse Troop ride in the West Chicago Railroad days parade, Sunday.

       The Medinah Black Horse Troop ride in the West Chicago Railroad days parade, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Mackenzie Clark, 5 of Itasca rides the Hampton Motorcycle ride during the final day of the 2013 Glendale Heights Fest, Sunday.

       Mackenzie Clark, 5 of Itasca rides the Hampton Motorcycle ride during the final day of the 2013 Glendale Heights Fest, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Mark Black/mblack@dailyherald.comChristian Myers, 13 of Carol Stream rides the YoYo swing ride during the final day of the 2013 Glendale Heights Fest, Sunday.

      Mark Black/mblack@dailyherald.comChristian Myers, 13 of Carol Stream rides the YoYo swing ride during the final day of the 2013 Glendale Heights Fest, Sunday.

 

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