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Giant goldfish invade St. Zachary Church Augustfest as carnival patrons walk by the game Thursday in Des Plaines.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

At the corner of Mill and Jefferson, sits the site of Naperville's founder Joseph Naper's original cabin. Carefully placed rocks mark the foundation of the log cabin Naper built in 1831 when he settled here with his family. I've always enjoyed finding places like this and imagining what it would have been like to stand here 182 years ago to watch Naper build his cabin. This photo was published in the weekly Perspective column.

Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

Baninder Clair, 14, left, and her mother Jutinder Kaur, of Glendale Heights, right, along with other members of the Gurudwara of Palatine, hold a vigil on Monday to honor victims of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee last year.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Matthew Wrzala, 10, hits a backhand to his dad, Keith as they play tennis at Ralph Seyller Park Monday morning in Hampshire. Matthew had asked to play tennis with his dad, so they got out to play before the wet weather arrived later in the day.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Gloria Schmidt, 2, of Grayslake, participates in Monday's Chalk Art program at the Grayslake Public Library.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Emma Bradt, 5, of St. Charles, smiles as she gets instruction on how to hold the bat from Drew Hawkins, during a T-Ball class put on by All Star Sports Camps at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles Wednesday. He showed her that she needed to keep her hands together, not hug the bat on her shoulder, and then "squash the bug" as she pivoted her back foot while swinging.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Alexa Elmer, 4, of South Elgin, drops the bat and takes off running for first base after getting a hit during an All Star Sports Camps T-Ball camp at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles Wednesday.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Desiree West, of West Chicago, looks for more books at the annual used book sale by Lombard area AAUW at the First Church of Lombard Thursday. This was the 50th year for the sale.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

2013 Little Miss Lindenhurst contestants dance together to open the pageant during the first day of Lindenfest Thursday on the Lindenhurst Village Hall grounds.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

10-year-olds Jessica Sobon and Izabella Niemczuk, both of Wood Dale, enjoy a ride as Wood Dale Prairie Fest continued its four-day run Friday. The fest, which included a carnival, live music and fireworks, served as a last hurrah for area families before school starts again.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Dancing to the song Blurred Lines, Paula Euchner, of Arlington Heights, celebrates at the Mane Event in downtown Arlington Heights Friday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Eddie Olczyk, television color analyst for the Chicago Blackhawks gives passing instruction during a hockey camp at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills on Friday, August 9, 2013.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Gurnee police officer Martin Deperte gives riding course instructions to Lindsey Prims, 8, of Gurnee, during a Gurnee Days bike rodeo at Fire Station #1 Friday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Dr. Edward Cho tries to get a nervous Nayomi Baumeister, 4, of Elgin, to open up to him a little bit by making a balloon glove Friday as volunteers from the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation provided free dental care to underserved Illinois children during the the first-ever Dentist By 1 Community Service Event at Elgin Community College.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Volunteers Jacob Anderson, of South Elgin, and Libby Harvey, of St. Charles, pack donated school supplies into backpacks for ECC's annual school supply giveaway. The packing started Thursday afternoon for the Saturday giveaway. They packed about 1,800 backpacks.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Allie Renner, 13, of Cary, is doused with blue powder by volunteers near the finish of the first Color Blast 5k run in Arlington Heights Saturday.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Carolyn Bickert, of St. Charles, gets a high five from a volunteer at the annual Red Run 5K at Presidential Park in Algonquin Saturday. The race is put on through the Red Dress Foundation that combats child sex slavery and exploitation.

Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

The Mount Prospect Cheerleading Club cheers on walkers as they make their way through Mount Prospect during the second day of the Chicago Breast Cancer Komen 3-Day Walk Saturday. The club raised $1,000 with the help of their sponsors which they donated to a mother/daughter team.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Carter Gibbs, 4, of Lindenhurst, collects candy thrown from floats during the Lindenfest parade Saturday, August 10.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Andy Joseph, 6-1/2, enjoys a slice of pizza during the Taste of Arlington Heights Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

From left, Sarah Hubbartt, Jessica Jablonowski, and Caroline Hubbartt, all of Gurnee, ride down the Fun Slide during Gurnee Days Saturday.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

The Dundee Scottish Pipe Band plays a few songs at the Remember 45 event on Sunday in Gilberts. The all day event was held to honor WWII and Korean War veterans at Town Center Park, where flags, if seen from the air, spell out WWII.

Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

Beckett Hulten, 4, and his dad Brad, play Whac-A-Mole on the final day of Wood Dale's Prairie Fest Sunday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

The Disk Golf Course was a popular stop in Wheeler Park in Geneva Sunday. Avery Lundblad, 8, sends a disk towards a basket while Dad Brad, Brother Xander, 12, and Mom Cathy watch and wait their turn. They are from Geneva.

Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

Sandy and Bob Warzin, of Wheaton, enjoy some of the food at Cantigny Park's French Connection Day Sunday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 8/12/2013 7:51 PM

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This edition of The Week in Pictures features swings at a T-ball camp, several end-of-summer festivals, a bike rodeo, and a free dental service for kids.
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