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  • Spring is around the corner near Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook.

       Spring is around the corner near Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Teams from around Illinois converged on the Peoria Civic Center to compete in the the TeamDance Illinois Grand Championship. I liked the ghoulish feel that Bartlett High School had as they performed in the 3A Hip Hop category and I guess I was not the only one, as the team won first place in that category. This photo was puablished in the Perspective column in the print edition.

       Teams from around Illinois converged on the Peoria Civic Center to compete in the the TeamDance Illinois Grand Championship. I liked the ghoulish feel that Bartlett High School had as they performed in the 3A Hip Hop category and I guess I was not the only one, as the team won first place in that category. This photo was puablished in the Perspective column in the print edition.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • A young eagle watches the open water of the Fox River recently in downtown Elgin. The eagles' diet consists mainly of fish. Juvenile eagles reach maturity in 4-5 years, when thier head and tail feathers become pure white. They have about 7,000 feathers, and were taken off the endangered species list almost seven years ago. There are now about 10,000 breading pairs in the United States, according to baldeagleinfo.com. This photo was puablished in the Perspective column in the print edition.

       A young eagle watches the open water of the Fox River recently in downtown Elgin. The eagles' diet consists mainly of fish. Juvenile eagles reach maturity in 4-5 years, when thier head and tail feathers become pure white. They have about 7,000 feathers, and were taken off the endangered species list almost seven years ago. There are now about 10,000 breading pairs in the United States, according to baldeagleinfo.com. This photo was puablished in the Perspective column in the print edition.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • We all know that this winter has been a bear. Being a photojournalist for the Daily Herald does not give me immunity from cold weather, just the opposite in fact. We like to show people out in weather that would send penguins waddling for warmer shelter. On one of those days of subnormal temperatures I took a picture of my Jeep's dashboard registering the numbing number of 15 below zero, wind chill not included. Come on Spring. This photo was puablished in the Perspective column in the print edition.

       We all know that this winter has been a bear. Being a photojournalist for the Daily Herald does not give me immunity from cold weather, just the opposite in fact. We like to show people out in weather that would send penguins waddling for warmer shelter. On one of those days of subnormal temperatures I took a picture of my Jeep's dashboard registering the numbing number of 15 below zero, wind chill not included. Come on Spring. This photo was puablished in the Perspective column in the print edition.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Sleepy Hollow public works employee Kyle Killinger fills in potholes along Willow Drive Monday, while wearing a short-sleeved shirt. Even though pothole season continues, at least those that work outside got a huge break Monday with spring-like temperatures.

       Sleepy Hollow public works employee Kyle Killinger fills in potholes along Willow Drive Monday, while wearing a short-sleeved shirt. Even though pothole season continues, at least those that work outside got a huge break Monday with spring-like temperatures.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • A traffic jam ensues, led by Jace Sothen, at the tunnel during the "Wild About Trains" program at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

       A traffic jam ensues, led by Jace Sothen, at the tunnel during the "Wild About Trains" program at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Laura VanDersnick, of St. Charles, shares a moment with one of the horses as she attempts to quiet the horse down as volunteers and authorities remove animals from a property in Hampshire Tuesday.

       Laura VanDersnick, of St. Charles, shares a moment with one of the horses as she attempts to quiet the horse down as volunteers and authorities remove animals from a property in Hampshire Tuesday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • "I think we have had enough" say Adriana Koening, of Palatine, as she and her son Heinz, 4, shovel out their driveway.

       "I think we have had enough" say Adriana Koening, of Palatine, as she and her son Heinz, 4, shovel out their driveway.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Wheaton Warrenville South senior Hannah Burns takes advantage of a late school start to get a few photos of the snow on the Prairie Path in Warrenville on Wednesday. "I love it," she said. "It's beautfiful."

       Wheaton Warrenville South senior Hannah Burns takes advantage of a late school start to get a few photos of the snow on the Prairie Path in Warrenville on Wednesday. "I love it," she said. "It's beautfiful."
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Omar Gomez, left, and Christopher Marino, both 4, check out their goodie bags after a visit from dental students from Elgin Community College Wednesday at Two Rivers Head Start in Elgin. The dental students gave a presentation on dental hygiene and the importance of caring for their teeth.

       Omar Gomez, left, and Christopher Marino, both 4, check out their goodie bags after a visit from dental students from Elgin Community College Wednesday at Two Rivers Head Start in Elgin. The dental students gave a presentation on dental hygiene and the importance of caring for their teeth.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Weisensee clears the walk at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook.

       Mike Weisensee clears the walk at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Kelly Kishel, of Triton Troupers Circus, rolls her way down the parade route during the East Dundee St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday in East Dundee.

       Kelly Kishel, of Triton Troupers Circus, rolls her way down the parade route during the East Dundee St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday in East Dundee.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Teri and Dick Niedospial, of Downers Grove, blaze a cross country trail along Salt Creek at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook.

       Teri and Dick Niedospial, of Downers Grove, blaze a cross country trail along Salt Creek at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • A procession of police and sheriff's cars drive under an American flag displayed by the Wauconda Fire Department as they escort the body of Wauconda Police Officer Eric Schultz through downtown after a funeral held at the Wauconda High School Thursday night. Schultz died after a lengthy battle with cancer.

       A procession of police and sheriff's cars drive under an American flag displayed by the Wauconda Fire Department as they escort the body of Wauconda Police Officer Eric Schultz through downtown after a funeral held at the Wauconda High School Thursday night. Schultz died after a lengthy battle with cancer.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Teams of students from seven middle schools in the Elgin School District U-46 gather around the judges to see who was eliminated from the competition after the second of four rounds in the "Junior Chopped: A Middle School Cooking Competition" at South Elgin High School on Saturday.

       Teams of students from seven middle schools in the Elgin School District U-46 gather around the judges to see who was eliminated from the competition after the second of four rounds in the "Junior Chopped: A Middle School Cooking Competition" at South Elgin High School on Saturday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Ellis Middle School Secretary Cyndi Downey pledged to shave her head if people at the Elgin school could raise $1,000. Downey was helping Christian Acevedo, an eighth-grade student at Kenyon Woods Elementary school, raise money for cancer research. The $1,000 goal was met in less than six hours.

       Ellis Middle School Secretary Cyndi Downey pledged to shave her head if people at the Elgin school could raise $1,000. Downey was helping Christian Acevedo, an eighth-grade student at Kenyon Woods Elementary school, raise money for cancer research. The $1,000 goal was met in less than six hours.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Fourth-grader Carter Burgoon, with the student council, leads the way with a pantry item as Longwood Elementary School in Naperville kicks off its 25th anniversary food drive for Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry.

       Fourth-grader Carter Burgoon, with the student council, leads the way with a pantry item as Longwood Elementary School in Naperville kicks off its 25th anniversary food drive for Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • First-graders Briana Butler and Gavin Stanley race around the speed skating track during an Olympic Event Friday at St. Francis de Sales Parish School in Lake Zurich.

       First-graders Briana Butler and Gavin Stanley race around the speed skating track during an Olympic Event Friday at St. Francis de Sales Parish School in Lake Zurich.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • The Smooch a Pooch booth was a hot ticket at the 4th Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park. For a dollar Kim Natola of Arlington Heights got a wet kiss from Fairlight the English Bulldog.

       The Smooch a Pooch booth was a hot ticket at the 4th Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park. For a dollar Kim Natola of Arlington Heights got a wet kiss from Fairlight the English Bulldog.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Collin Goode, 11, left, and Sean O'Connor, 10, best friends from St. Charles, watch the St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Charles on Saturday. The duo, who say they do everything together, come every year to the parade.  "We really enjoy being Irish," said Collin with a smile.

       Collin Goode, 11, left, and Sean O'Connor, 10, best friends from St. Charles, watch the St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Charles on Saturday. The duo, who say they do everything together, come every year to the parade. "We really enjoy being Irish," said Collin with a smile.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Ryan Coy, of Lake Villa, drives Blackthorn Grille's car in the Village of Lake Villa's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.

       Ryan Coy, of Lake Villa, drives Blackthorn Grille's car in the Village of Lake Villa's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Six-year-old Connor Johnson, a 2001 cancer survivor from Libertyville, right, shaves the head of his friend Luke Steres, 4, of Gurnee, with help from stylist Kim Heller of Libertyville, left, and Connor's dad Michael watching from behind during a St. Baldrick's Foundation event at Austin's Saloon and Eatery on Saturday in Libertyville.

       Six-year-old Connor Johnson, a 2001 cancer survivor from Libertyville, right, shaves the head of his friend Luke Steres, 4, of Gurnee, with help from stylist Kim Heller of Libertyville, left, and Connor's dad Michael watching from behind during a St. Baldrick's Foundation event at Austin's Saloon and Eatery on Saturday in Libertyville.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Asia Green (right) from Plainfield and her fellow teammates of 16 Jade Team One volleyball club in Aurora Cerina Myong of Naperville (middle) and Sarah Pliml of Naperville work on the freshly painted door that is part of the makeover for a Bartlett 10 year-old girl with a life-threating medical condition.

       Asia Green (right) from Plainfield and her fellow teammates of 16 Jade Team One volleyball club in Aurora Cerina Myong of Naperville (middle) and Sarah Pliml of Naperville work on the freshly painted door that is part of the makeover for a Bartlett 10 year-old girl with a life-threating medical condition.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Caleb Christenson, 1, watches with delight as the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade approaches Saturday.

       Caleb Christenson, 1, watches with delight as the Palatine St. Patrick's Day Parade approaches Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Elpidio Vilchez, of Chicago, draws attention from bundled up runners as they take the starting line, in below-zero wind chill temperatures, Sunday at the March Madness Half Marathon in Cary.

       Elpidio Vilchez, of Chicago, draws attention from bundled up runners as they take the starting line, in below-zero wind chill temperatures, Sunday at the March Madness Half Marathon in Cary.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Streamwood residents Larry Pahl takes a picture of himself with Oliver Huerta and Pahl's wife, Lynn, on the last day of operation of the Des Plaines Oasis Sunday. The oasis is closing to allow for widening of the tollway to four lanes each way. The Bartlett High School civics teacher remembered visitng the Oasis during the its first year in 1959 when he was nine-years-old.

       Streamwood residents Larry Pahl takes a picture of himself with Oliver Huerta and Pahl's wife, Lynn, on the last day of operation of the Des Plaines Oasis Sunday. The oasis is closing to allow for widening of the tollway to four lanes each way. The Bartlett High School civics teacher remembered visitng the Oasis during the its first year in 1959 when he was nine-years-old.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Ashley Tsaras and "Jade" from Sit Means Sit Dog Training, pass out brochures at The Home Show held at Kane County Fair grounds Sunday.

       Ashley Tsaras and "Jade" from Sit Means Sit Dog Training, pass out brochures at The Home Show held at Kane County Fair grounds Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 

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