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  • A walking tree trunk caught my attention as I drove west along Chicago Ave. towards downtown Naperville. I was looking for an area with a clean and simple background, making these heavy lifters dominate the image. Left to right: Colbert Riel, Goddard Ariel, Kate Sanderson, Sarah Henry, and AJ Wiessel get a workout carrying a Styrofoam tree to Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, for a Peter Pan play. The photo was published in the weekly Perspective column.

       A walking tree trunk caught my attention as I drove west along Chicago Ave. towards downtown Naperville. I was looking for an area with a clean and simple background, making these heavy lifters dominate the image. Left to right: Colbert Riel, Goddard Ariel, Kate Sanderson, Sarah Henry, and AJ Wiessel get a workout carrying a Styrofoam tree to Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, for a Peter Pan play. The photo was published in the weekly Perspective column.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Diana Laffey of Chicago, left, and Kathy Gurney of Glen Ellyn, practice at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove on Monday for a show on Saturday. The two women performed together for 20 years before taking a break. Saturday's show will be their first show back.

       Diana Laffey of Chicago, left, and Kathy Gurney of Glen Ellyn, practice at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove on Monday for a show on Saturday. The two women performed together for 20 years before taking a break. Saturday's show will be their first show back.
    Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

  • Max Sliwa, 5, of Geneva, checks out a display inside the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile during a visit to the Geneva Library Monday. Visitors learned how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. The display also featured a gadget gallery that included portable devices that are compatible with the library´s download service. Max was there with his sister Simone, 8, and mom, Magdalen.

       Max Sliwa, 5, of Geneva, checks out a display inside the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile during a visit to the Geneva Library Monday. Visitors learned how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. The display also featured a gadget gallery that included portable devices that are compatible with the library´s download service. Max was there with his sister Simone, 8, and mom, Magdalen.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Jack Gimbert, 6, puts up a shot during the Chicago Bulls Youth Basketball Camp Monday at the Libertyville Sports Complex. The Chicago Bulls summer camps are designed to improve the fundamentals of young campers with emphasis on ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding and team concepts.

       Jack Gimbert, 6, puts up a shot during the Chicago Bulls Youth Basketball Camp Monday at the Libertyville Sports Complex. The Chicago Bulls summer camps are designed to improve the fundamentals of young campers with emphasis on ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding and team concepts.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Hiding under Jennifer McClure's cape, is her son Aidan, 5, as they head back to their campsite at Elgin Community College's Relay for Life event in June. The McClure family, of South Elgin, all donned capes for the event, which they have participated in for the past five years. Jennifer lost her aunt to lung cancer. Relay for Life events bring me to tears every time I cover them, as cancer has affected my family as well. So this little moment brought me a smile and helped lighten my heart for a few seconds. The photo was published in the weekly Perspective column.

       Hiding under Jennifer McClure's cape, is her son Aidan, 5, as they head back to their campsite at Elgin Community College's Relay for Life event in June. The McClure family, of South Elgin, all donned capes for the event, which they have participated in for the past five years. Jennifer lost her aunt to lung cancer. Relay for Life events bring me to tears every time I cover them, as cancer has affected my family as well. So this little moment brought me a smile and helped lighten my heart for a few seconds. The photo was published in the weekly Perspective column.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Gifford Street south of Fremont Street is closed as the St. James AME male chorus sings in the street as the African American Christian Ministers Alliance hosted their annual citywide Street Revival Tuesday in Elgin.

      Gifford Street south of Fremont Street is closed as the St. James AME male chorus sings in the street as the African American Christian Ministers Alliance hosted their annual citywide Street Revival Tuesday in Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A shadow of a tree falls on moss on a DuPage County pond in mid July. This image was taken with a 20-35mm Nikon zoom at F5.6 at 125 of a second. The photo was published in the weekly Perspective column.

       A shadow of a tree falls on moss on a DuPage County pond in mid July. This image was taken with a 20-35mm Nikon zoom at F5.6 at 125 of a second. The photo was published in the weekly Perspective column.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • A duck flaps its wings to dry off after emerging from a duckweed covered inlet of the Fox River near Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles Tuesday.

       A duck flaps its wings to dry off after emerging from a duckweed covered inlet of the Fox River near Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles Tuesday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The Budweiser Clydesdales make their way down Vail Street in downtown Arlington Heights.

       The Budweiser Clydesdales make their way down Vail Street in downtown Arlington Heights.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Contrell Muscari of St. Charles scoops up her son Dominic, 6, as she offers encouragement after he completed a 100-yard swim followed by a 1-km run in the Juniors event as part of the MMTT Splash and Dash race at Cadence Fitness and Health Center in Geneva Wednesday night.

       Contrell Muscari of St. Charles scoops up her son Dominic, 6, as she offers encouragement after he completed a 100-yard swim followed by a 1-km run in the Juniors event as part of the MMTT Splash and Dash race at Cadence Fitness and Health Center in Geneva Wednesday night.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Scott Wagner of Elgin works with his grandson A.J. Csornok, 7, on his short game at The Highlands of Elgin Wednesday. A.J. is visiting from Rapid City, SD. A.J. has been learning to golf for a couple of years. They hit a bucket of balls on the driving range before moving on to the practice green.

       Scott Wagner of Elgin works with his grandson A.J. Csornok, 7, on his short game at The Highlands of Elgin Wednesday. A.J. is visiting from Rapid City, SD. A.J. has been learning to golf for a couple of years. They hit a bucket of balls on the driving range before moving on to the practice green.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Students and teachers from EduCare in St. Charles take a moment to pet a couple new cows or calfs during a visit to Primrose Farm in St. Charles Wednesday, to learn more about life on a 1930's circa farm. The kids investigated the livestock and also were treated to a wagon ride through the park.

       Students and teachers from EduCare in St. Charles take a moment to pet a couple new cows or calfs during a visit to Primrose Farm in St. Charles Wednesday, to learn more about life on a 1930's circa farm. The kids investigated the livestock and also were treated to a wagon ride through the park.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Christine Olson, of Batavia, looks back at 2-year-old William while checking out the wares at Immanuel Lutheran Church's annual indoor garage sale in Batavia Friday.

       Christine Olson, of Batavia, looks back at 2-year-old William while checking out the wares at Immanuel Lutheran Church's annual indoor garage sale in Batavia Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Parker LaSalle, 11, of Elburn, gives it his all as he joins a roomful of volunteers to shuck corn in preparation Friday for the annual Sugar Grove Corn Boil. About 9,000 ears of corn were shucked by over 100 volunteers Friday and Saturday.

       Parker LaSalle, 11, of Elburn, gives it his all as he joins a roomful of volunteers to shuck corn in preparation Friday for the annual Sugar Grove Corn Boil. About 9,000 ears of corn were shucked by over 100 volunteers Friday and Saturday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Left to right, Julia Robleski, 13, of Wheaton, Dana Scholtens, 16, of Wheaton, and Kendall McPartlin, 12, of Glen Ellyn, with the McNulty Irish Dancers, perform in an empty store along Main Street on Friday as part of the Glen Ellyn Sidewalk Sale. The group performs every year, but usually in the street. Rain forced many stalls to close up early and forced the dancers indoors.

       Left to right, Julia Robleski, 13, of Wheaton, Dana Scholtens, 16, of Wheaton, and Kendall McPartlin, 12, of Glen Ellyn, with the McNulty Irish Dancers, perform in an empty store along Main Street on Friday as part of the Glen Ellyn Sidewalk Sale. The group performs every year, but usually in the street. Rain forced many stalls to close up early and forced the dancers indoors.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Maddie Scott, 7 , of Arlington Heights wear her special Irish balloon hat at the annual Irish Fest in Arlington Heights on Friday.

       Maddie Scott, 7 , of Arlington Heights wear her special Irish balloon hat at the annual Irish Fest in Arlington Heights on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mina Walldorf, 7 , of Libertyville, along with her dad Karl and brother Erich, 5 , check out the B-17 Flying Fortress which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.

       Mina Walldorf, 7 , of Libertyville, along with her dad Karl and brother Erich, 5 , check out the B-17 Flying Fortress which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

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