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  • Richard Nai, 14, of Buffalo Grove, enjoys a popsicle during a break at band camp at Stevenson High School Monday. The Stevenson High School Marching Patriots Band and Color Guard Parents Organization have traditionally provided popsicles for breaks throughout band camp.

       Richard Nai, 14, of Buffalo Grove, enjoys a popsicle during a break at band camp at Stevenson High School Monday. The Stevenson High School Marching Patriots Band and Color Guard Parents Organization have traditionally provided popsicles for breaks throughout band camp.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Covered in green slime, a frog peeks from the Fox River in a shallow area adjacent to Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles. I seem to be finding more pictures of animals and insects rather than people lately. I am not quite sure why that is. In any case this little guy was more than patient with me and waited in place for more than a half an hour while I returned to my truck for different lenses. This photo was published in the weekly Perspective column.

       Covered in green slime, a frog peeks from the Fox River in a shallow area adjacent to Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles. I seem to be finding more pictures of animals and insects rather than people lately. I am not quite sure why that is. In any case this little guy was more than patient with me and waited in place for more than a half an hour while I returned to my truck for different lenses. This photo was published in the weekly Perspective column.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Brad Bocox, firefighter/paramedic for the Mt. Prospect Fire Department, carries backpacks and school supplies to be distributed to families in need, to The Community Connections Center in Mt. Prospect.

       Brad Bocox, firefighter/paramedic for the Mt. Prospect Fire Department, carries backpacks and school supplies to be distributed to families in need, to The Community Connections Center in Mt. Prospect.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Ava Karoumi, 6, takes a flying leap over one of the North Star Drill Team members, while the rest of her classmates wait for their turn Monday during the 14th annual North Star Dance Clinic at Bell-Graham Elementary School in St. Charles. Girls learned sideline and dance routines, which they will perform at the North Star Football Black and Blue Scrimmage on August 23.

       Ava Karoumi, 6, takes a flying leap over one of the North Star Drill Team members, while the rest of her classmates wait for their turn Monday during the 14th annual North Star Dance Clinic at Bell-Graham Elementary School in St. Charles. Girls learned sideline and dance routines, which they will perform at the North Star Football Black and Blue Scrimmage on August 23.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • An employee from Track Surfaces Company of St. Charles, spreads a type of glue what will become part of the new track at Huntley High School Tuesday.

      An employee from Track Surfaces Company of St. Charles, spreads a type of glue what will become part of the new track at Huntley High School Tuesday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • 9-year-old R.J. McNelly, center, checks out his new locker with his brother Daniel, 7, and his baby sitter Kristen Pagano, as Mechanics Grove School held a meet and greet for students and teachers Tuesday in Mundelein.

       9-year-old R.J. McNelly, center, checks out his new locker with his brother Daniel, 7, and his baby sitter Kristen Pagano, as Mechanics Grove School held a meet and greet for students and teachers Tuesday in Mundelein.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Jonathan Nicolas, 10, Neftaly Sebastian, 7, Edid Nicolas, 10, and Abby Sebastian, 12, roll down a hill in Lords Park in Elgin Monday. The children, all of whom are from Elgin, were there for an afternoon in the park with their families.

       Jonathan Nicolas, 10, Neftaly Sebastian, 7, Edid Nicolas, 10, and Abby Sebastian, 12, roll down a hill in Lords Park in Elgin Monday. The children, all of whom are from Elgin, were there for an afternoon in the park with their families.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Juniors Desiree Moreno, left, and Dana Nozime, talk to history teacher Sean Golden as they get to know each other during the first day of classes at Grant High School Wednesday in Fox Lake. "It is exciting and nerve-racking," smiled Golden, a first year teacher. "It should be a good year."

       Juniors Desiree Moreno, left, and Dana Nozime, talk to history teacher Sean Golden as they get to know each other during the first day of classes at Grant High School Wednesday in Fox Lake. "It is exciting and nerve-racking," smiled Golden, a first year teacher. "It should be a good year."
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Second-grader Brennan Sproule is consoled by his mother Tricia Wednesday morning before the first day of class at Westfield Community School, where Brennan is attending class for the first time. The Sproules moved to a different neighborhood in Algonquin over the summer, so Brennan wasn't sure about the new building, his new teacher and all new classmates.

       Second-grader Brennan Sproule is consoled by his mother Tricia Wednesday morning before the first day of class at Westfield Community School, where Brennan is attending class for the first time. The Sproules moved to a different neighborhood in Algonquin over the summer, so Brennan wasn't sure about the new building, his new teacher and all new classmates.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Kian Burkett, 3, waves as he rides the merry-go-round with his mom Heather during South Elgin Riverfest Express festival Thursday night at Panton Mill Park.

       Kian Burkett, 3, waves as he rides the merry-go-round with his mom Heather during South Elgin Riverfest Express festival Thursday night at Panton Mill Park.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Henry Kunzer, 8, of Naperville, piles backpacks past his head while attending the Wheaton Rotary Club's backpack stuffing event at Arrowhead Golf Course Thursday. Well over 50 people came to help stuff backpacks to be given to the needy.

       Henry Kunzer, 8, of Naperville, piles backpacks past his head while attending the Wheaton Rotary Club's backpack stuffing event at Arrowhead Golf Course Thursday. Well over 50 people came to help stuff backpacks to be given to the needy.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Kindergardener Christopher Carmona high fives his dad before leaving him to begin his first day of classes at Johnson Elementary School in Bensenville.

       Kindergardener Christopher Carmona high fives his dad before leaving him to begin his first day of classes at Johnson Elementary School in Bensenville.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Senior Emily Adams works on a computer in the library during the first day of classes at Grayslake North High School Thursday.

       Senior Emily Adams works on a computer in the library during the first day of classes at Grayslake North High School Thursday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville Park District officer Patrick Ryan hands a card that reminds people not to feed the wildlife, to Beth Louthain of Naperville, who was watching the ducks with daughter Kendall, 4, Friday.

       Naperville Park District officer Patrick Ryan hands a card that reminds people not to feed the wildlife, to Beth Louthain of Naperville, who was watching the ducks with daughter Kendall, 4, Friday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Kylie Graf, 7, of St. Charles, checks out her candy haul while her brother, Nolan, 5, looks at the floats in the Elburn Days parade on Friday. This is the first year they've been to the parade.

       Kylie Graf, 7, of St. Charles, checks out her candy haul while her brother, Nolan, 5, looks at the floats in the Elburn Days parade on Friday. This is the first year they've been to the parade.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Two-year-old Abbie Cashmore, of Grayslake, is just able to lift the giant stuffed bear her brother, Nathan, won playing carnival games at the Grayslake Summer Days Festival on Friday.

       Two-year-old Abbie Cashmore, of Grayslake, is just able to lift the giant stuffed bear her brother, Nathan, won playing carnival games at the Grayslake Summer Days Festival on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Four-year-old Lexi Alt, of Lake Zurich, wore a sailor cap and eye patch to match characters on the show Octonauts, but wore head phones to protect her ears from screams of excitement by over 100 children watching The Octonauts' Captain Barnacles and Kwazii Kitten from the hit Disney children's television series, performing at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills on Friday.

       Four-year-old Lexi Alt, of Lake Zurich, wore a sailor cap and eye patch to match characters on the show Octonauts, but wore head phones to protect her ears from screams of excitement by over 100 children watching The Octonauts' Captain Barnacles and Kwazii Kitten from the hit Disney children's television series, performing at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Corey Albrecht, 17, of Algonquin, leads the pack of runners at the Inaugural Raceway 5K Fun Run at Raceway woods in Carpentersville.

       Corey Albrecht, 17, of Algonquin, leads the pack of runners at the Inaugural Raceway 5K Fun Run at Raceway woods in Carpentersville.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • The Kaneland Knights High School cheerleaders utilize a dunk tank to raise money for their upcoming season, at the Elburn Days festival in Lions Park. Jessica O'Donnell, 15, of Elburn, watches as teammate Abby Mcskimming, 15, of Sugar Grove, is dropped into the water on Saturday.

       The Kaneland Knights High School cheerleaders utilize a dunk tank to raise money for their upcoming season, at the Elburn Days festival in Lions Park. Jessica O'Donnell, 15, of Elburn, watches as teammate Abby Mcskimming, 15, of Sugar Grove, is dropped into the water on Saturday.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Daniela Giocondi looks over some wearable art during the Huntley Artfest Saturday in downtown Huntley.

      Daniela Giocondi looks over some wearable art during the Huntley Artfest Saturday in downtown Huntley.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • John French, 8, followed by Patrick Ortwerth, 10, both of Schaumburg, with Cub Scout Pack 100, leap over a pole on an obstacle course during the 2013 Cub Scout Pathfinder Summer Games held by All Boy Scouts and Pathfinder District of Northwest Suburban Council at Meineke Park in Schaumburg on Saturday.

       John French, 8, followed by Patrick Ortwerth, 10, both of Schaumburg, with Cub Scout Pack 100, leap over a pole on an obstacle course during the 2013 Cub Scout Pathfinder Summer Games held by All Boy Scouts and Pathfinder District of Northwest Suburban Council at Meineke Park in Schaumburg on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Vince Fenzel, 5, Hunter Bremer, 5, and Christian Bremer, 7, wave at a float during the Summer Days parade in Grayslake Saturday.

       From left, Vince Fenzel, 5, Hunter Bremer, 5, and Christian Bremer, 7, wave at a float during the Summer Days parade in Grayslake Saturday.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Emma Kulburg, 7, seems to float with excitement as she sees her mother Kathleen, of Batavia, near the finish line Sunday at the Grahamīs Sundae 5K Run at the Gunnar Forest Preserve, behind the Kane County Government Center, along the Fox River in Geneva. Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream gave all participants a sundae at the finish line. The race raised money for the Mikey Wunderlich Foundation, which helps support families who are receiving cancer treatments.

      Emma Kulburg, 7, seems to float with excitement as she sees her mother Kathleen, of Batavia, near the finish line Sunday at the Grahamīs Sundae 5K Run at the Gunnar Forest Preserve, behind the Kane County Government Center, along the Fox River in Geneva. Graham's Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream gave all participants a sundae at the finish line. The race raised money for the Mikey Wunderlich Foundation, which helps support families who are receiving cancer treatments.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Haley Masterton paddles her cardboard boat, that was made to look like the car from the show The Flintstone's during the 16th Annual Fox Lake Cardboard Cup Regatta Sunday at Lakefront Park.

       Haley Masterton paddles her cardboard boat, that was made to look like the car from the show The Flintstone's during the 16th Annual Fox Lake Cardboard Cup Regatta Sunday at Lakefront Park.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Amber Voight, 8, of Elgin, lines up her toss at the South Elgin River Fest in Panton Mill Park Sunday.

       Amber Voight, 8, of Elgin, lines up her toss at the South Elgin River Fest in Panton Mill Park Sunday.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Merilyn Jakubowski, of Arlington Heights, and husband Al, look at handmade copper and glass ornaments by Kathy Hardesty, of Rockford, during the Walk in the Park Summer Art Fair in Arlington Heights Sunday.

       Merilyn Jakubowski, of Arlington Heights, and husband Al, look at handmade copper and glass ornaments by Kathy Hardesty, of Rockford, during the Walk in the Park Summer Art Fair in Arlington Heights Sunday.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

 

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