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  • Storm clouds move over an empty football field after the stadium was cleared for the Benet vs. Downers Grove South sophmore football game on Friday in Downers Grove.

       Storm clouds move over an empty football field after the stadium was cleared for the Benet vs. Downers Grove South sophmore football game on Friday in Downers Grove.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Getting a cool drink with the rest of her classmates is Fatima Alvarez, 8, who sweated it out in her third grade classroom without air conditioning in temperatures in the high 90's at Mark Twain Elementary School in Wheeling.

       Getting a cool drink with the rest of her classmates is Fatima Alvarez, 8, who sweated it out in her third grade classroom without air conditioning in temperatures in the high 90's at Mark Twain Elementary School in Wheeling.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard South varsity cross country runner Trey Bradley sprays his face with cool water in 90 degree heat during practice.

       Glenbard South varsity cross country runner Trey Bradley sprays his face with cool water in 90 degree heat during practice.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Alberto Velazquez, a Larkin High School senior, gets water at the end of cross country practice Monday. The team ran a one mile time trial in the heat.

      Alberto Velazquez, a Larkin High School senior, gets water at the end of cross country practice Monday. The team ran a one mile time trial in the heat.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Lorna Marquis, left, an intern with the Kane County Master Gardeners, shows JoAnne Jochum, of Elgin, the difference in the Marigolds planted in containers versus those planted in the ground at the Master Gardeners' Idea Garden in St. Charles Tuesday. The Idea Garden features combinations of flowers, herbs and vegetables designed to easily replicate at home.

       Lorna Marquis, left, an intern with the Kane County Master Gardeners, shows JoAnne Jochum, of Elgin, the difference in the Marigolds planted in containers versus those planted in the ground at the Master Gardeners' Idea Garden in St. Charles Tuesday. The Idea Garden features combinations of flowers, herbs and vegetables designed to easily replicate at home.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Jen Evers of Naperville reacts to winning a trip to New York City to see Bethenny Frankel, talk show host, left, who was signing copies of her new book "Skinnygirl Solutions" at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville on Tuesday.

       Jen Evers of Naperville reacts to winning a trip to New York City to see Bethenny Frankel, talk show host, left, who was signing copies of her new book "Skinnygirl Solutions" at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville on Tuesday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Buffalo Grove Fire Department Lieutenant William "Kent" Brecht, right, is congratulated by his good friend Lieutenant Scott Olson on the occasion of his retirement after 25 years with the department.

       Buffalo Grove Fire Department Lieutenant William "Kent" Brecht, right, is congratulated by his good friend Lieutenant Scott Olson on the occasion of his retirement after 25 years with the department.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Cody Barker of B&B Services, Buffalo Grove, hits a bases-loaded double during Wednesday's annual charity softball game at Emmerich Park in Buffalo Grove.

       Cody Barker of B&B Services, Buffalo Grove, hits a bases-loaded double during Wednesday's annual charity softball game at Emmerich Park in Buffalo Grove.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Doug Taron, curator of biology, and Karen Kramer Wilson, living invertebrate specialist, both of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, release Swamp Metalmark butterflies into the Bluff City Fen in Elgin Thursday.

      Doug Taron, curator of biology, and Karen Kramer Wilson, living invertebrate specialist, both of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, release Swamp Metalmark butterflies into the Bluff City Fen in Elgin Thursday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Carson Stech, 6, delivers his fastball at the baseball game at opening night at Buffalo Grove Days on Thursday.

       Carson Stech, 6, delivers his fastball at the baseball game at opening night at Buffalo Grove Days on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Zachary Jakubowski, 11, of Mount Prospect, pulls the air horn during his ride along in a fire engine Friday.

       Zachary Jakubowski, 11, of Mount Prospect, pulls the air horn during his ride along in a fire engine Friday.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Streaks of lightning cross the sky over the parking lot at Downers Grove South Friday night, where the football game against Benet had to be postponed until Saturday.

       Streaks of lightning cross the sky over the parking lot at Downers Grove South Friday night, where the football game against Benet had to be postponed until Saturday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Storms linger in the background as Lake Zurich walks off the field in the season opener at Fremd High School on Friday.

       Storms linger in the background as Lake Zurich walks off the field in the season opener at Fremd High School on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Manuel Aguilar of Elgin feasts on pupusa, a traditional Salvadoran dish, with his six-month-old son Manuel Jr. during the Elgin International Festival at Festival Park in Elgin Saturday.

      Manuel Aguilar of Elgin feasts on pupusa, a traditional Salvadoran dish, with his six-month-old son Manuel Jr. during the Elgin International Festival at Festival Park in Elgin Saturday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Former American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart greets fans before preforming with her family band, Midnight, at Buffalo Grove Days in Buffalo Grove on Saturday.

       Former American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart greets fans before preforming with her family band, Midnight, at Buffalo Grove Days in Buffalo Grove on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Carly Bryeans, 16, of Schaumburg, a member of the Miss Schaumburg Septemberfest court, rides the ferris wheel at Schaumburg Septemberfest at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Grounds in Schaumburg on Saturday.

       Carly Bryeans, 16, of Schaumburg, a member of the Miss Schaumburg Septemberfest court, rides the ferris wheel at Schaumburg Septemberfest at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Grounds in Schaumburg on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Tim Hoffman of Buffalo Grove, left center, celebrates with Steve Hoffman, after Tim took 1st place in the hamburger category of the the BBQ cook off at Buffalo Grove Days in Buffalo Grove on Saturday. Tim also took third in the chicken category.

       Tim Hoffman of Buffalo Grove, left center, celebrates with Steve Hoffman, after Tim took 1st place in the hamburger category of the the BBQ cook off at Buffalo Grove Days in Buffalo Grove on Saturday. Tim also took third in the chicken category.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Junior Miss Wauconda Isabella Stein, Tiny Miss Wauconda Caitlin Drobinski, and Junior Miss Ameriqueen Meg Basco, dance to the music at the 14th Annual Street Dance in Wauconda Saturday.

       From left, Junior Miss Wauconda Isabella Stein, Tiny Miss Wauconda Caitlin Drobinski, and Junior Miss Ameriqueen Meg Basco, dance to the music at the 14th Annual Street Dance in Wauconda Saturday.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Greg Henry, of Warrenville, wipes down his 1934 Ford Model A after arriving at the 7th annual Charity Car and Motorcycle Show presented by the Kane County Sheriff and Kendall County Sheriff at the Martin family farm in Elburn Saturday. He brings the car to several shows and cruise nights during the summer, and he's been at this show for several years.

       Greg Henry, of Warrenville, wipes down his 1934 Ford Model A after arriving at the 7th annual Charity Car and Motorcycle Show presented by the Kane County Sheriff and Kendall County Sheriff at the Martin family farm in Elburn Saturday. He brings the car to several shows and cruise nights during the summer, and he's been at this show for several years.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Theo Wnek, 9, of Napervile, is on his way to winning the pie eating contest, during the Last Fling Skaters' Picnic hosted by KidsMatter.

       Theo Wnek, 9, of Napervile, is on his way to winning the pie eating contest, during the Last Fling Skaters' Picnic hosted by KidsMatter.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg resident Ashley Anderson fans her son Connor, 4, as they eat at the food tent during the second day of Schaumburg Septemberfest Sunday. The festival featured food, carnival, games and entertainment.

       Schaumburg resident Ashley Anderson fans her son Connor, 4, as they eat at the food tent during the second day of Schaumburg Septemberfest Sunday. The festival featured food, carnival, games and entertainment.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mary Kroening of Naperville plays along with a storyteller on stage in raising a commotion during the 37th annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival at Island Park in Geneva Sunday. She's also a storyteller and was going to perform later.

       Mary Kroening of Naperville plays along with a storyteller on stage in raising a commotion during the 37th annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival at Island Park in Geneva Sunday. She's also a storyteller and was going to perform later.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Livia LaMarca, 10, of Pingree Grove gets the audience to clap along as she performs in the Got Talent contest during Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival at Sunset Park Sunday.

       Livia LaMarca, 10, of Pingree Grove gets the audience to clap along as she performs in the Got Talent contest during Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival at Sunset Park Sunday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Eric Davidson of Kenosha, Wis. looks at a sign purchaed by Ron and Jennifer Moller of Mundelein during Skip's Fiesta Drive-in Car Show & Auto Swap Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. The event featured an antique car show as well auto and truck parts for sale, a collectible car sale and automotive die-cast model sale.

       Eric Davidson of Kenosha, Wis. looks at a sign purchaed by Ron and Jennifer Moller of Mundelein during Skip's Fiesta Drive-in Car Show & Auto Swap Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. The event featured an antique car show as well auto and truck parts for sale, a collectible car sale and automotive die-cast model sale.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

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