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  • Vernon Hills residents Iriana Heyer and her daughter, Elsa, 5, sled down the hill at Century Park in Vernon Hills on Thursday after two days of falling snow produced almost 17 inches of snow. Nearly 50 people took advantage of the thick, fresh snow to enjoy the winter wonderland at the park.

       Vernon Hills residents Iriana Heyer and her daughter, Elsa, 5, sled down the hill at Century Park in Vernon Hills on Thursday after two days of falling snow produced almost 17 inches of snow. Nearly 50 people took advantage of the thick, fresh snow to enjoy the winter wonderland at the park.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Kids grab for jump ropes as they participate in Jump Rope for Heart at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein Monday. The fundraiser benefitted the American Heart Association.

       Kids grab for jump ropes as they participate in Jump Rope for Heart at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein Monday. The fundraiser benefitted the American Heart Association.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Stopping motion is always fun for me. If it includes stopping tiny little droplets of water, that is even better. In this frame the water encompasses St. Charles North's Ross Davis as he swims in the 200 yard individual medley during St. Charles North 12th Annual Varsity swimming invite Saturday in St. Charles. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.

       Stopping motion is always fun for me. If it includes stopping tiny little droplets of water, that is even better. In this frame the water encompasses St. Charles North's Ross Davis as he swims in the 200 yard individual medley during St. Charles North 12th Annual Varsity swimming invite Saturday in St. Charles. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • 17-year-old Nilufar Jalali, of Vernon Hills, swipes her school ID card on ZPass scanner as she gets on the bus at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire Monday. The high-tech system allows parents to track when their kids board and exit busses.

       17-year-old Nilufar Jalali, of Vernon Hills, swipes her school ID card on ZPass scanner as she gets on the bus at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire Monday. The high-tech system allows parents to track when their kids board and exit busses.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • First grader Sydney McGrath fixes her socks, where she attached 100 candy hearts, as first grade students celebrate 100 days of school Tuesday at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville. The students participated in various activities, that included  games, exercises, written and art projects, that involved the number 100.

       First grader Sydney McGrath fixes her socks, where she attached 100 candy hearts, as first grade students celebrate 100 days of school Tuesday at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville. The students participated in various activities, that included games, exercises, written and art projects, that involved the number 100.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Winter is not my favorite season, and this winter is proving especially challenging to get through, but the frigid temperatures can offer up interesting photo possibilities. While in downtown Aurora recently, I found the frozen water in the Fox River to be very interesting for a photo. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.

       Winter is not my favorite season, and this winter is proving especially challenging to get through, but the frigid temperatures can offer up interesting photo possibilities. While in downtown Aurora recently, I found the frozen water in the Fox River to be very interesting for a photo. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Artist Raul Maldonado hangs his colored pencil art in the Hanover Park Park District Gallery on Walnut Avenue Thursday.

       Artist Raul Maldonado hangs his colored pencil art in the Hanover Park Park District Gallery on Walnut Avenue Thursday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Melissa Brown grabs a chocolate covered donut for Paul Lazzaretti of Arlington Heights, right, at Central Continental Bakery as they sell items out of a room in Mount Prospect Village Hall on Wednesday due to a fire near their location in Mount Prospect on Sunday.

       Melissa Brown grabs a chocolate covered donut for Paul Lazzaretti of Arlington Heights, right, at Central Continental Bakery as they sell items out of a room in Mount Prospect Village Hall on Wednesday due to a fire near their location in Mount Prospect on Sunday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Michael Krebs, 57,  of Chicago, portrays Mr. Lincoln on his 205th birthday Wednesday at Lincoln Elementary School in Hoffman Estates.

       Michael Krebs, 57, of Chicago, portrays Mr. Lincoln on his 205th birthday Wednesday at Lincoln Elementary School in Hoffman Estates.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Third-grader Anna DeRosa and the rest of her class play a version of the game Headbandz with hearts on their foreheads as they try to guess who they are during a Valentine's Day party at Butterfield School in Libertyville Thursday.

       Third-grader Anna DeRosa and the rest of her class play a version of the game Headbandz with hearts on their foreheads as they try to guess who they are during a Valentine's Day party at Butterfield School in Libertyville Thursday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Students help artist Bill Weyna (aka Uneek) of Chicago, second from left, fill in the graffiti-inspired mural at McHenry County College on Thursday. From left: Ivan Burik of Crystal Lake, artist Bill Weyna, Katie Barucca of McHenry, Erick Marchessault of Cary, and Jake Kvidera of McHenry. Students added their artistic talents to the mural while between classes and eating lunch.

       Students help artist Bill Weyna (aka Uneek) of Chicago, second from left, fill in the graffiti-inspired mural at McHenry County College on Thursday. From left: Ivan Burik of Crystal Lake, artist Bill Weyna, Katie Barucca of McHenry, Erick Marchessault of Cary, and Jake Kvidera of McHenry. Students added their artistic talents to the mural while between classes and eating lunch.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Erin Blair, 27, an Olympic hockey referee who is currently in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics, also teaches health at Lakewood Elementary School in Carpentersville. Blair was skyping with her students at 7:45 am Thursday.

       Erin Blair, 27, an Olympic hockey referee who is currently in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics, also teaches health at Lakewood Elementary School in Carpentersville. Blair was skyping with her students at 7:45 am Thursday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Palatine's Sarah McClarey carries vases of roses to her car from Wings in Rolling Meadows. They will be delivered to victims of domestic violence around the Northwest suburbs and Chicago as part of her Operation Shelter Cupid program for Valentine Day.

       Palatine's Sarah McClarey carries vases of roses to her car from Wings in Rolling Meadows. They will be delivered to victims of domestic violence around the Northwest suburbs and Chicago as part of her Operation Shelter Cupid program for Valentine Day.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Debra Knight, from Lake Villa, with flag, cheers during a viewing party at the Centennial Ice Arena Friday for U.S. Olympic skater Jason Brown of Highland Park.

       Debra Knight, from Lake Villa, with flag, cheers during a viewing party at the Centennial Ice Arena Friday for U.S. Olympic skater Jason Brown of Highland Park.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Two-year-old Adelyn Achtor, of Round Lake, gets ready to dig into frosting to decorate her cupcake during the Cupids' Cupcakes program Friday at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center in Round Lake.

       Two-year-old Adelyn Achtor, of Round Lake, gets ready to dig into frosting to decorate her cupcake during the Cupids' Cupcakes program Friday at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center in Round Lake.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Students, including Lizzie Karras, right, dance during a "One Billion Rising" flashmob event in the Maine West High School cafeteria Friday morning in Des Plaines to raise awareness about violence against women.

       Students, including Lizzie Karras, right, dance during a "One Billion Rising" flashmob event in the Maine West High School cafeteria Friday morning in Des Plaines to raise awareness about violence against women.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Lombard Fire Chief Paul Dirienzo, left, looks on as Ray Knable and Joanne Campbell, crowned king and queen of the Valetine Day Dance, take to the floor at Lexington Square senior center in Lombard on Friday.

       Lombard Fire Chief Paul Dirienzo, left, looks on as Ray Knable and Joanne Campbell, crowned king and queen of the Valetine Day Dance, take to the floor at Lexington Square senior center in Lombard on Friday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • More than 150 people line Kimball Street Friday in Elgin to string together red scarves as an extension of a global campaign to bring awareness and call for action to end violence against women and girls.

       More than 150 people line Kimball Street Friday in Elgin to string together red scarves as an extension of a global campaign to bring awareness and call for action to end violence against women and girls.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Gravity Building, a new co-working space planned for those in web-based and/or creative fields, hosts its first public tour Friday in anticipation of opening in downtown Aurora this fall. Workers can rent temporary or permanent space in a renovated building downtown to serve as their office.

       Gravity Building, a new co-working space planned for those in web-based and/or creative fields, hosts its first public tour Friday in anticipation of opening in downtown Aurora this fall. Workers can rent temporary or permanent space in a renovated building downtown to serve as their office.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Henry Winkler and Ginny Sieck of Geneva pose for a self portrait.  Winkler, who portrayed "The Fonz" on TV's "Happy Days," was one of the guest speakers during the 12th annual Children's Literature Breakfast. The program, sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, features book talks by many authors and illustrators, and door prizes.

       Henry Winkler and Ginny Sieck of Geneva pose for a self portrait. Winkler, who portrayed "The Fonz" on TV's "Happy Days," was one of the guest speakers during the 12th annual Children's Literature Breakfast. The program, sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, features book talks by many authors and illustrators, and door prizes.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Carol Howard, of Cary, dangles her bait below the ice while fishing at Lake Atwood in The Hollows Conservation Area during a park district sponsored event in Cary Saturday. This is her second time ice fishing but she had yet to catch anything. She also attended the event last year with her grandkids.

       Carol Howard, of Cary, dangles her bait below the ice while fishing at Lake Atwood in The Hollows Conservation Area during a park district sponsored event in Cary Saturday. This is her second time ice fishing but she had yet to catch anything. She also attended the event last year with her grandkids.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Brothers Lucas, 8, and Cadyn Wollmuth, 6, hold their first-place trophies for design and speed, respectively, during the Cub Scout Super Pack 199 annual Pinewood Derby at the the Round Lake Area Park District's Robert W. Rolek Community Center Saturday.

       Brothers Lucas, 8, and Cadyn Wollmuth, 6, hold their first-place trophies for design and speed, respectively, during the Cub Scout Super Pack 199 annual Pinewood Derby at the the Round Lake Area Park District's Robert W. Rolek Community Center Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Rob Kaergard, of Schaumburg, dances with his two daughters Brooke, 7, left, and Kira, 5, at a dad and daughter dance at the Community Recreation Center on Saturday night in Schaumburg.

       Rob Kaergard, of Schaumburg, dances with his two daughters Brooke, 7, left, and Kira, 5, at a dad and daughter dance at the Community Recreation Center on Saturday night in Schaumburg.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin Academy junior Zainab Abbasi edits a project in her videography class Tuesday. The school is celebrating it's 175th anniversary.

       Elgin Academy junior Zainab Abbasi edits a project in her videography class Tuesday. The school is celebrating it's 175th anniversary.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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