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  • Scott Soldwisch with Medinah Shriners hands out small toy to children while riding a mini motorcycle in Streamwood Summer Celebration parade on Saturday.

       Scott Soldwisch with Medinah Shriners hands out small toy to children while riding a mini motorcycle in Streamwood Summer Celebration parade on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Vendor Yessica Guzman sells souvenir novelties during the Puerto Rican Heritage Fest at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.

       Vendor Yessica Guzman sells souvenir novelties during the Puerto Rican Heritage Fest at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Vocalist Julissa Chapa sings during the Puerto Rican Heritage Fest at RiverEdge Park in Aurora. Chapa sings in the Ministerios Adonai DNA of Christ Christian Band.

       Vocalist Julissa Chapa sings during the Puerto Rican Heritage Fest at RiverEdge Park in Aurora. Chapa sings in the Ministerios Adonai DNA of Christ Christian Band.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Retired Chicago police officer, William Foley, rehearses with the Chicago Police Department Pipes and Drums band before performing at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27. The group consists of current and retired Chicago police officers.

       Retired Chicago police officer, William Foley, rehearses with the Chicago Police Department Pipes and Drums band before performing at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27. The group consists of current and retired Chicago police officers.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • The Chicago Police Pipes and Drums band perform at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

       The Chicago Police Pipes and Drums band perform at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Sam Frye, 5, and sister Isabel, 7, both of Arlington Heights dance to music at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.

       From left, Sam Frye, 5, and sister Isabel, 7, both of Arlington Heights dance to music at the Arlington Heights Irish Fest Saturday, July 27.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Karolina Baran drums to get her Walgreens Chicago Suburbs team motivated in Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival returns to Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights on Saturday

       Karolina Baran drums to get her Walgreens Chicago Suburbs team motivated in Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival returns to Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights on Saturday
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Red Fitness Center paddlers head to their dragon boat at the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival returns to Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights on Saturday

       Red Fitness Center paddlers head to their dragon boat at the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival returns to Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights on Saturday
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Cancer survivor teams wore pink and held a ceremony throwing roses into Lake Arlington during Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

       Cancer survivor teams wore pink and held a ceremony throwing roses into Lake Arlington during Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Wounded Warrior Project Chicago suburbs team raises their oars before competing in the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival returns to Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

       Wounded Warrior Project Chicago suburbs team raises their oars before competing in the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival returns to Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Anusha Amin, center, dances with other members of Junoon Dance Company in Streamwood Summer Celebration parade on Saturday.

       Anusha Amin, center, dances with other members of Junoon Dance Company in Streamwood Summer Celebration parade on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Lee Sedlack, left to right, June Euliano, Kathleen Donaldson, and Charlane Ahlin, on the Hanover Township Senior Services float celebrating Cats and the best of Broadway before the start of the Streamwood Summer Celebration parade on Saturday.

       Lee Sedlack, left to right, June Euliano, Kathleen Donaldson, and Charlane Ahlin, on the Hanover Township Senior Services float celebrating Cats and the best of Broadway before the start of the Streamwood Summer Celebration parade on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Caden Weiland, 6, of Sugar Grove throws his arms up in the air on the dragon ride at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil on Saturday, July 27.

       Caden Weiland, 6, of Sugar Grove throws his arms up in the air on the dragon ride at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil on Saturday, July 27.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Peyton Jones, 4, of Big Rock gets a look at her start themed face paint at the Sugar Grove annual Corn Boil on Saturday, July 27. Grin and Wear It Face Painting was one of several activities at the Corn Boil.

       Peyton Jones, 4, of Big Rock gets a look at her start themed face paint at the Sugar Grove annual Corn Boil on Saturday, July 27. Grin and Wear It Face Painting was one of several activities at the Corn Boil.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • The Algonquin Academy of Dance & Music make their way down the parade route during Algonquin Founders Day parade Saturday.

       The Algonquin Academy of Dance & Music make their way down the parade route during Algonquin Founders Day parade Saturday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • One and a half year-old Ashley Ziolo of Lake in the Hills gets a ride on her dad Jason's shoulders during Algonquin Founders Day parade Saturday.

       One and a half year-old Ashley Ziolo of Lake in the Hills gets a ride on her dad Jason's shoulders during Algonquin Founders Day parade Saturday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Jimmy Findlay, owner of Brother's Ribs in Palatine, cuts up a roast pig at the Rockin' the Blocks community block party in Palatine Saturday, July 27

       Jimmy Findlay, owner of Brother's Ribs in Palatine, cuts up a roast pig at the Rockin' the Blocks community block party in Palatine Saturday, July 27
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Kathy McLin, of Palatine, paints a rocking chair at the Rockin' the Blocks community block party in Palatine Saturday, July 27. The rocking chair will be donated to the Palatine Chamber of Commerce to be raffled off during the organizations movie night on August 18.

       Kathy McLin, of Palatine, paints a rocking chair at the Rockin' the Blocks community block party in Palatine Saturday, July 27. The rocking chair will be donated to the Palatine Chamber of Commerce to be raffled off during the organizations movie night on August 18.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Ella Bain, 3, of Mount Prospect, spins a wheel to win a prize from the Mount Prospect Lions Club at the Mount Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday, July 27.

       Ella Bain, 3, of Mount Prospect, spins a wheel to win a prize from the Mount Prospect Lions Club at the Mount Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday, July 27.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Dave Gehrke, of Arlington Heights, makes cotton candy at the Mount Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday, July 27.

       Dave Gehrke, of Arlington Heights, makes cotton candy at the Mount Prospect Midsummer Downtown Block Party Saturday, July 27.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Backstage before their Battle of the Bands performance, Demonous huddles for a quick pep talk at the final day of the Algonquin Founders Day Festival Sunday in Algonquin Lakes Park. The Geneva band is made up of 18-year-olds Robbie Brouillete, Erik Eldridge, Julian Lynch, and Spencer Treece. They play Metal Rock.

      Backstage before their Battle of the Bands performance, Demonous huddles for a quick pep talk at the final day of the Algonquin Founders Day Festival Sunday in Algonquin Lakes Park. The Geneva band is made up of 18-year-olds Robbie Brouillete, Erik Eldridge, Julian Lynch, and Spencer Treece. They play Metal Rock.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Yo-Yo riders swing above the other rides except the Ring of Fire at the final day of the Algonquin Founders Day Festival Sunday in Algonquin Lakes Park.

      Yo-Yo riders swing above the other rides except the Ring of Fire at the final day of the Algonquin Founders Day Festival Sunday in Algonquin Lakes Park.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Ilma Skrgic, 16, waits with a monkey on her back for her younger sister, who was on the Yo-Yo ride at the final day of the Streamwood Summer Celebration in Hoover Grove Park on Irving Park Road Sunday.

      Ilma Skrgic, 16, waits with a monkey on her back for her younger sister, who was on the Yo-Yo ride at the final day of the Streamwood Summer Celebration in Hoover Grove Park on Irving Park Road Sunday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Mindykowski relaxes in the sun as his kids enjoy themselves at the final day of the Streamwood Summer Celebration in Hoover Grove Park on Irving Park Road Sunday. It was his son's birthday. They live in Streamwood.

      Mike Mindykowski relaxes in the sun as his kids enjoy themselves at the final day of the Streamwood Summer Celebration in Hoover Grove Park on Irving Park Road Sunday. It was his son's birthday. They live in Streamwood.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Cody Lang (left) and Brian Elingsworth collide in the lawn mower heat of the demolition derby at the 2013 DuPage County Fair on Sunday, July 28, 2013. The lawn mower heat was a new addition.

       Cody Lang (left) and Brian Elingsworth collide in the lawn mower heat of the demolition derby at the 2013 DuPage County Fair on Sunday, July 28, 2013. The lawn mower heat was a new addition.
    Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

  • Two cars collide at the demolition derby at the 2013 DuPage County Fair on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

       Two cars collide at the demolition derby at the 2013 DuPage County Fair on Sunday, July 28, 2013.
    Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

  • Zachary Gonzalez of Carol Stream, 11, shoots a basketball to play on the games at the 2013 DuPage County Fair on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

       Zachary Gonzalez of Carol Stream, 11, shoots a basketball to play on the games at the 2013 DuPage County Fair on Sunday, July 28, 2013.
    Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

  • Lacy Frydrych of Chicago (sitting) gets jumped over by Lane George of Minneapolis, Minn., as a part of the BMX show at the 2013 Winfield Criterium at Oakwood Park in Winfield on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

       Lacy Frydrych of Chicago (sitting) gets jumped over by Lane George of Minneapolis, Minn., as a part of the BMX show at the 2013 Winfield Criterium at Oakwood Park in Winfield on Sunday, July 28, 2013.
    Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

  • Todd Pogreba of Lombard (left) comes in second place in the category five race at the 2013 Winfield Criterium at Oakwood Park in Winfield on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Pogreba rides with EMC^2 Team.

       Todd Pogreba of Lombard (left) comes in second place in the category five race at the 2013 Winfield Criterium at Oakwood Park in Winfield on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Pogreba rides with EMC^2 Team.
    Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

  • Riders in the category five race round a corner at the 2013 Winfield Criterium at Oakwood Park in Winfield on Sunday, July 28, 2013.

       Riders in the category five race round a corner at the 2013 Winfield Criterium at Oakwood Park in Winfield on Sunday, July 28, 2013.
    Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

  • Danielle Krebs of St. Charles, 12, cheers on the BMX riders at the 2013 Winfield Criterium at Oakwood Park in Winfield on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Krebs won her race earlier in the day.

       Danielle Krebs of St. Charles, 12, cheers on the BMX riders at the 2013 Winfield Criterium at Oakwood Park in Winfield on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Krebs won her race earlier in the day.
    Michelle Jay | Staff Photographer

 

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