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  • Daniela Contreras, 8, of Addison, dances in the streets of Hanover Park in the second annual Mexican Independence parade on Saturday.

       Daniela Contreras, 8, of Addison, dances in the streets of Hanover Park in the second annual Mexican Independence parade on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Kim Larsen, of Carpentersville, and his mother Merna Larsen, of East Dundee, stroll across the pedestrian bridge between East Dundee and West Dundee Friday afternoon. Kim said he gets his mother out for a walk frequently - every day of the week if the weather is good.

       Kim Larsen, of Carpentersville, and his mother Merna Larsen, of East Dundee, stroll across the pedestrian bridge between East Dundee and West Dundee Friday afternoon. Kim said he gets his mother out for a walk frequently - every day of the week if the weather is good.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Art student Zulema Dorado, sketches outside for her Advance Drawing class at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines.

       Art student Zulema Dorado, sketches outside for her Advance Drawing class at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • This giant metal sculpture of a bug caught my eye on a roof in downtown East Dundee recently. Either the owner of the building is a fan of insect art, or it's a display piece for a nearby art gallery. Either way, it looked like it was ready to take off into the clouds on the day I happened past. This photo was published in the weekly Perspective column of the print edition.

       This giant metal sculpture of a bug caught my eye on a roof in downtown East Dundee recently. Either the owner of the building is a fan of insect art, or it's a display piece for a nearby art gallery. Either way, it looked like it was ready to take off into the clouds on the day I happened past. This photo was published in the weekly Perspective column of the print edition.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Fifth graders Angel Cruz, right, Isaiah Nixon and other students, do pushups on the new Fit-Trail station Tuesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee. The new fitness station will be used for students during the school day and available to the community after school hours.

       Fifth graders Angel Cruz, right, Isaiah Nixon and other students, do pushups on the new Fit-Trail station Tuesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee. The new fitness station will be used for students during the school day and available to the community after school hours.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Fifth grader Azhlit Castro stretches on the new Fit-Trail station Tuesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee. The new fitness station will be used for students during the school day and available to the community after school hours.

       Fifth grader Azhlit Castro stretches on the new Fit-Trail station Tuesday at Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee. The new fitness station will be used for students during the school day and available to the community after school hours.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Beau Westlund, left, helps Christabel Barry, both seniors at Wheaton College, work on chalk drawings on the campus on Tuesday. Barry will be making the chalk drawings around campus for the next 20 days as a stunt called Playing with Chalk, which is part of a writing class project. "This is my way of making time for art and creativity and inviting other people to help". she said.

       Beau Westlund, left, helps Christabel Barry, both seniors at Wheaton College, work on chalk drawings on the campus on Tuesday. Barry will be making the chalk drawings around campus for the next 20 days as a stunt called Playing with Chalk, which is part of a writing class project. "This is my way of making time for art and creativity and inviting other people to help". she said.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Students watch as America's Got Talent semifinalist Matt Wilhelm performs stunts on his BMX bike for an assembly at Horizon Elementary school in Hanover Park. In addition to performing the stunts, Wilhelm talked to the students about bullying, perseverance, bike safety and character.

       Students watch as America's Got Talent semifinalist Matt Wilhelm performs stunts on his BMX bike for an assembly at Horizon Elementary school in Hanover Park. In addition to performing the stunts, Wilhelm talked to the students about bullying, perseverance, bike safety and character.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • With his younger brother Mason Wynn, 4, looking on and offering support thirteen-year-old Brandon Jenkins, both of Geneva, try to get their dragonfly kite airborne during the third annual Geneva Park District Kite Festival at Peck Farm Park in Geneva Saturday.

       With his younger brother Mason Wynn, 4, looking on and offering support thirteen-year-old Brandon Jenkins, both of Geneva, try to get their dragonfly kite airborne during the third annual Geneva Park District Kite Festival at Peck Farm Park in Geneva Saturday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Aleasha Klegerman, 13, of Vernon Hills, tries out a driving simulator with the help of Vernon Hills Police Department Administrative Assistant Liz Koehl during the 9th annual Law Enforcement Exhibition at the Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills Saturday.

       Aleasha Klegerman, 13, of Vernon Hills, tries out a driving simulator with the help of Vernon Hills Police Department Administrative Assistant Liz Koehl during the 9th annual Law Enforcement Exhibition at the Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Charles Hindsley and D. J. Scott, from the HoChunk Nation in Wisconsin, dance for people at the 60th annual Chicago PowPow at Busse Woods Saturday.

       Charles Hindsley and D. J. Scott, from the HoChunk Nation in Wisconsin, dance for people at the 60th annual Chicago PowPow at Busse Woods Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Giselle Roberts of Carpentersville, left, helps Chris Conti, of Cary, with some jewelry during the annual three-day Heritage Fest in East and West Dundee Saturday. The festival spanned both sides of the river and included live music, a classic car show, antique fair, arts and crafts, and a Baggo Tournament.

       Giselle Roberts of Carpentersville, left, helps Chris Conti, of Cary, with some jewelry during the annual three-day Heritage Fest in East and West Dundee Saturday. The festival spanned both sides of the river and included live music, a classic car show, antique fair, arts and crafts, and a Baggo Tournament.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Linda Thoma, of Naperville, looks at gourd art by Beth and Steve Radtke, of Georgia, during the Naperville Art League's annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair in Naperville Saturday.

       Linda Thoma, of Naperville, looks at gourd art by Beth and Steve Radtke, of Georgia, during the Naperville Art League's annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair in Naperville Saturday.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Cindy Garcia, 7, and Crystal Lopez, 15, of Aurora, hold up a Mexican Flag as they watch the Fiestas Patrias parade in downtown Aurora, Sunday.

       Cindy Garcia, 7, and Crystal Lopez, 15, of Aurora, hold up a Mexican Flag as they watch the Fiestas Patrias parade in downtown Aurora, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Des Plaines Park District supervisor Ed Kelley wears a frog towel over his head to protect him from the rain during the Des Plaines Fall Fest Sunday at Lake Park. Constant rainfall resulted in sparse crowds to the event.

       Des Plaines Park District supervisor Ed Kelley wears a frog towel over his head to protect him from the rain during the Des Plaines Fall Fest Sunday at Lake Park. Constant rainfall resulted in sparse crowds to the event.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Young Redhawk students sing the national anthem during the dedication ceremony Sunday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Lake Villa. The church built a new 42,00-square-foot Parish Life Center, that included a new gym, preschool and kindergarten classes, a library, fine arts room, computer classrooms, and meeting rooms.

       Young Redhawk students sing the national anthem during the dedication ceremony Sunday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Lake Villa. The church built a new 42,00-square-foot Parish Life Center, that included a new gym, preschool and kindergarten classes, a library, fine arts room, computer classrooms, and meeting rooms.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Trainer Abby Yukich works with ane Kinne, 9, at the LearningRX in Naperville. The center offers personalized instruction that can help people of all ages sharpen their mental skills.

       Trainer Abby Yukich works with ane Kinne, 9, at the LearningRX in Naperville. The center offers personalized instruction that can help people of all ages sharpen their mental skills.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 

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