updated: 3/2/2014 7:25 PM
Images: The Week in Pictures
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Rick Westfirstname.lastname@example.orgOfficer Steven Alcorn gets congratulations from his wife Larissa after being named Rookie of the Year during the Elgin Police Department annual awards ceremony Monday.
Gilbert R. Boucher IIemail@example.comSpeed skater Eduardo Alvarez shows his silver medal as winter Olympians arrived at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Monday after competing in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Gilbert R. Boucher IIfirstname.lastname@example.orgOlympic figure skater Jason Brown shows his bronze medal and answers questions from reporters as he is welcomed home to Highland Park in a ceremony Tuesday at Highland Park High School. Brown won a bronze medal for Team Figure Skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Daniel Whiteemail@example.comRicky Torres, of Gates School in Aurora, helps build a Rube Goldberg-inspired machine at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville.
Rick Westfirstname.lastname@example.orgChris Bolliger, of St. Charles, hits an overhead smash while playing pickleball at Pottawatomie Community Center in St. Charles Thursday. She said she picked up the game about 6 months ago.
Gilbert R. Boucher IIemail@example.comThird grader Tahiz Hernanadez looks up at a picture by Robert Crown School third grader Delany Lemay during the Studio 118 Art Show Open House by Wauconda School District 118 Thursday at Wauconda Area Library. The show featured over 600 artworks from students in Wauconda.
George LeClairefirstname.lastname@example.orgGrant Community High School's resource officer Russ Zander has his mohawk haircut died red by Kaitlyn Vinyard, a stylist with Grand Avenue Hair Club, on Friday in the school's lunch area in Fox Lake.
Joe Lewnardemail@example.comEnglish as a Second Language student Hwa Yeon Kim, of Buffalo Grove, holds a birthday card during a surprise party for 95-year old Mount Prospect volunteer Gene Swedo at the Mount Prospect Public Library Friday.
Bev Hornefirstname.lastname@example.orgJustin Stech, museum educator at Naper Settlement, demonstrates forging for school kids on Friday in Naperville.
Mark Welshemail@example.comJennifer Drufke sings as Shar Ayrempour dances behind her as Prospect High School Choir Company performs at the Chicagoland Showcase 2014 at Hersey High School on Saturday.
Laura Stoeckerfirstname.lastname@example.orgJosephine Zema, of St. Charles, jokes with Dick Hattan, of Geneva, while they sample chili by contestant Dallas Heikkinen at St. Charles Episcopal Church's first annual chili cook-off on Saturday. Zema's friend, Halbe Wynstra of Capron, right, and his wife Robyn, attended for the fun. Zema, Hattan and Heikkinen are all parishioners at the church.
Daniel Whiteemail@example.comBeth Wyse, left, of Warrenville, and Debbie Dolecki, right, of Villa Park, observe a ewe and her newly born baby lambs at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago.
Laura Stoeckerfirstname.lastname@example.orgMembers of team Tropic Thunder, Nick Bernardino, of Cary, left, and Peyton Day, of East Dundee, both 17, scoop up balls to whip at The Ball Dodgers team during Carpentersville IAFF Local 4790's fourth annual dodgeball tournament at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville on Saturday. This is the first time they have competed in the event.
Mark Welshemail@example.comCassady Chadwell leads the Batavia High School Choir Legacy at the Chicagoland Showcase 2014 at Hersey High School on Saturday.
George LeClairefirstname.lastname@example.orgMaryann Osikowicz, of Fox Lake, jokes around with a mannequin paperboy and gets a laugh from Candy Luzar of the Fox Lake Historical Society at the Fox Lake Business and Family Expo at Grant High School on Saturday in Fox Lake.
George LeClaireemail@example.comEvan Sher, 5, of Hanover Park, learns to stay up on his skates using an orange traffic cone at USA Hockey's annual Try Hockey For Free event at the Triphahn Center on Saturday in Hoffman Estates.
Gilbert R. Boucher IIfirstname.lastname@example.orgAlex Laner, of Buffalo Grove, can't get out of the water fast enough during the Palatine Polar Plunge Sunday at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Palatine. Over 200 people participated in the frigid experience to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
Gilbert R. Boucher IIemail@example.comAmanda Vodicka, 10, of Wauconda, has a Uromastyx on her shoulder during the Travelling World of Reptiles show at the "Winter Blues Getaway" Community Expo & Crafty Show Sunday at Wauconda High School. The event featured over 70 exhibitors, craft show vendors and live entertainment.
Laura Stoeckerfirstname.lastname@example.orgAndre, a Great Horned owl, lets out a big yawn while naturalist Stephanie Touzalin talks about the ear tufts on his head during the "Big, Bad and Beautiful: Your Backyard Birds of Prey" presentation at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn on Sunday. Andre and a red tailed hawk named Henna were shown to 30 people who gathered to learn about the similarities and differences of the large birds of prey.
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