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  • Maria Lopez, of Rolling Meadows, greets her great-granddaughter, Layla Marie Cali, four months, of Buffalo Grove, with a kiss as she is lifted from her stroller by her grandmother, Elsa Cali, also of Rolling Meadows, during the Long Grove Strawberry Festival Saturday.

       Maria Lopez, of Rolling Meadows, greets her great-granddaughter, Layla Marie Cali, four months, of Buffalo Grove, with a kiss as she is lifted from her stroller by her grandmother, Elsa Cali, also of Rolling Meadows, during the Long Grove Strawberry Festival Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Wauconda Park District employee Alan Emmerich repairs the docks near the beach on Bangs Lake after they were put in earlier this week. The extremely cold winter caused the docks to be in worse shape than in previous years. I was driving around when I saw this guy working on the docks. I really liked the shapes and angles of the the other docks surrounding him as he worked. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.

       Wauconda Park District employee Alan Emmerich repairs the docks near the beach on Bangs Lake after they were put in earlier this week. The extremely cold winter caused the docks to be in worse shape than in previous years. I was driving around when I saw this guy working on the docks. I really liked the shapes and angles of the the other docks surrounding him as he worked. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Chrissy Howe, of Schaumburg, offers comfort to her boyfriend Ryan Sullivan, of Palatine, as Ghana scores to tie the game against the United States World Cup soccer team on Monday night at the Fox & Hound Sports Tavern in Schaumburg.

       Chrissy Howe, of Schaumburg, offers comfort to her boyfriend Ryan Sullivan, of Palatine, as Ghana scores to tie the game against the United States World Cup soccer team on Monday night at the Fox & Hound Sports Tavern in Schaumburg.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Cedar, a border collie, jumps through nine hoops as Robin's Dog Stars perform for kids during a program called Best in Show Monday at Fremont Public Library in Mundelein.

       Cedar, a border collie, jumps through nine hoops as Robin's Dog Stars perform for kids during a program called Best in Show Monday at Fremont Public Library in Mundelein.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • A graduate poses for her formal portrait in front of a portable backdrop near the stage at the Stevenson High School Class of 2014 commencement exercises recently in the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates. I stood behind the backdrop and used my iPhone and timed my shots with the photographer making the portraits. There was a very certain rhythm and I was able to capture the moment quickly. Follow me on Instagram at johnstarksphoto, on Twitter at DHJohnStarks, and on Facebook at John Starks. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.

       A graduate poses for her formal portrait in front of a portable backdrop near the stage at the Stevenson High School Class of 2014 commencement exercises recently in the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates. I stood behind the backdrop and used my iPhone and timed my shots with the photographer making the portraits. There was a very certain rhythm and I was able to capture the moment quickly. Follow me on Instagram at johnstarksphoto, on Twitter at DHJohnStarks, and on Facebook at John Starks. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The cast from H.O.T.T. Productions is producing Oklahoma at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg to raise money for families in need.

       The cast from H.O.T.T. Productions is producing Oklahoma at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg to raise money for families in need.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Julia Blasinski, 7, of Lindenhurst, participates in the parachute activity during the 4-H Health Rocks Summer Day Camp held at the University of Illinois Extension in Grayslake for 5-7 year olds.

       Julia Blasinski, 7, of Lindenhurst, participates in the parachute activity during the 4-H Health Rocks Summer Day Camp held at the University of Illinois Extension in Grayslake for 5-7 year olds.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Wheeling siblings Luis, 15, and Alondra Arreola, 14, are soccer phenoms that are respectively on USA and Mexico's national pool teams.

       Wheeling siblings Luis, 15, and Alondra Arreola, 14, are soccer phenoms that are respectively on USA and Mexico's national pool teams.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Stormy weather rolls through the Fox Valley Wednesday and over Primrose Farm Park and Spriet Sports Complex in St. Charles.

       Stormy weather rolls through the Fox Valley Wednesday and over Primrose Farm Park and Spriet Sports Complex in St. Charles.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Children and parents get into the rhythm as WTTW Kids presented a fun-filled WTTW Kids Readers Are Leaders performance featuring Miss Lori's CAMPUS Wednesday at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

       Children and parents get into the rhythm as WTTW Kids presented a fun-filled WTTW Kids Readers Are Leaders performance featuring Miss Lori's CAMPUS Wednesday at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Kids get a demonstration in making paper before they do it themselves during Recyled Art, part of Camp Naper at the Naper Settlement on Wednesday in Naperville. Children in grades 1-6 took part in the hands-on day camp. The settlement offers 1, 2, 3 and 5 day camps this summer. "We have some new fun & creative themes this year," said Anna Di Cosola, learning experience coordinator. The camps touch on science, math, language arts and will also include paddle boat rides and a historic trolley ride.

       Kids get a demonstration in making paper before they do it themselves during Recyled Art, part of Camp Naper at the Naper Settlement on Wednesday in Naperville. Children in grades 1-6 took part in the hands-on day camp. The settlement offers 1, 2, 3 and 5 day camps this summer. "We have some new fun & creative themes this year," said Anna Di Cosola, learning experience coordinator. The camps touch on science, math, language arts and will also include paddle boat rides and a historic trolley ride.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Balloon artist Ryan Freemand, right, of R.C. Juggles in Woodstock, makes a pig for 2-year-old Ben Lockowitz of Wauconda, and his father Matt, during opening day of the Libertyville farmers market Thursday on Church Street in Downtown Libertyville. The market runs every Thursday from 7:00am -1:00pm through October 16.

       Balloon artist Ryan Freemand, right, of R.C. Juggles in Woodstock, makes a pig for 2-year-old Ben Lockowitz of Wauconda, and his father Matt, during opening day of the Libertyville farmers market Thursday on Church Street in Downtown Libertyville. The market runs every Thursday from 7:00am -1:00pm through October 16.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Luke Shamon, Julian Rice, Brady Klevens, and Owen Goodfellow, all 3, and all from Gurnee, get a swim lesson from instructor Haley Brown during The World's Largest Swimming Lesson at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center in Gurnee.

       From left, Luke Shamon, Julian Rice, Brady Klevens, and Owen Goodfellow, all 3, and all from Gurnee, get a swim lesson from instructor Haley Brown during The World's Largest Swimming Lesson at the Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center in Gurnee.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Tom and Gloria Garrison, of Schaumburg, beat the crowd surge and are the first ones in line for the chicken and gyros at the annual St. Nectarios Church Greek Fest in Palatine on Friday.

       Tom and Gloria Garrison, of Schaumburg, beat the crowd surge and are the first ones in line for the chicken and gyros at the annual St. Nectarios Church Greek Fest in Palatine on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Volunteer Becca Urban, 24, of Arlington Heights, left, and staff personal for the American Cancer Society Susan Grossman, of Arlington Heights, come together to celebrate life at the annual Relay for Life against Cancer event at Hersey High School on Friday.

       Volunteer Becca Urban, 24, of Arlington Heights, left, and staff personal for the American Cancer Society Susan Grossman, of Arlington Heights, come together to celebrate life at the annual Relay for Life against Cancer event at Hersey High School on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Enjoying Walt Disney's Frozen is Olivia Reed, 8, and her friend Sophia Licato, 7, both of Arlington Heights at Recreation Park in Arlington Heights on Friday.

       Enjoying Walt Disney's Frozen is Olivia Reed, 8, and her friend Sophia Licato, 7, both of Arlington Heights at Recreation Park in Arlington Heights on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • All done up and riding in his Viking decorated wagon is two-year-old Miles Frankel, of Geneva, before the kids parade at Geneva's Swedish Days.

       All done up and riding in his Viking decorated wagon is two-year-old Miles Frankel, of Geneva, before the kids parade at Geneva's Swedish Days.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Four-year-old Jaxon D. Rogers, of Geneva, throws out doe waves as he makes his way in front of the court house on Third Street during the kids parade at Geneva's Swedish Days.

       Four-year-old Jaxon D. Rogers, of Geneva, throws out doe waves as he makes his way in front of the court house on Third Street during the kids parade at Geneva's Swedish Days.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Christina Baske, of Des Plaines, right, and Kathryn Tobias, of Chicago, both with Barefoot Hawaiian in Des Plaines, perform a Polynesian dance at BeachFest on Friday in Round Lake Beach.

       Christina Baske, of Des Plaines, right, and Kathryn Tobias, of Chicago, both with Barefoot Hawaiian in Des Plaines, perform a Polynesian dance at BeachFest on Friday in Round Lake Beach.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • The mini-train from Union Pacific gives free rides to children and adults at the Glen Ellyn History Center. The event coincided with Train Town: Glen Ellyn's Railroad Heritage, an exhibit which runs until July 18.

       The mini-train from Union Pacific gives free rides to children and adults at the Glen Ellyn History Center. The event coincided with Train Town: Glen Ellyn's Railroad Heritage, an exhibit which runs until July 18.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Nelson Wendell, 5, of Geneva, sports a ninja turtle costume during the kids parade at Geneva's Swedish Days.

       Nelson Wendell, 5, of Geneva, sports a ninja turtle costume during the kids parade at Geneva's Swedish Days.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Turbo, a weimaraner owned by Sabina Mazurczyk of Arlington Heights, lends his voice to the grand opening ceremony of the canine commons dog park at Melas Park in Mount Prospect, which is a joint effort with the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect Park Districts.

       Turbo, a weimaraner owned by Sabina Mazurczyk of Arlington Heights, lends his voice to the grand opening ceremony of the canine commons dog park at Melas Park in Mount Prospect, which is a joint effort with the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect Park Districts.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Ava Sturtevant, 4, and her brother Jake, 3, both of Lake in the Hills, climb their way through a blowup house during the Lake in the Hills Summer Kickoff.

       Ava Sturtevant, 4, and her brother Jake, 3, both of Lake in the Hills, climb their way through a blowup house during the Lake in the Hills Summer Kickoff.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Jason Hanenberger, of Round Lake, bounces up after flying off a mechanical bull and hitting an air padded mat at the second day of Round Lake Beach BeachFest on Saturday at the Cultural & Civic Center.

       Jason Hanenberger, of Round Lake, bounces up after flying off a mechanical bull and hitting an air padded mat at the second day of Round Lake Beach BeachFest on Saturday at the Cultural & Civic Center.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Teacher Diane Kostick at the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg and formerly of Barrington's District 220, is celebrating 50 years of continuous teaching this month. Here she looks on as her art students present their final presentations of the school year.

       Teacher Diane Kostick at the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg and formerly of Barrington's District 220, is celebrating 50 years of continuous teaching this month. Here she looks on as her art students present their final presentations of the school year.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Frank Nuccio of Glenview, left and Rick Terlecki, of Algonquin launch off the track during one of the races Saturday.

       Frank Nuccio of Glenview, left and Rick Terlecki, of Algonquin launch off the track during one of the races Saturday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Will Knogl, 10, of Des Plaines Pack 263, watches as one of the cars wiz past him as the Northwest Suburban Council - Boy Scouts of America successfully raced a car along a 620 foot track in parking lot G of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The council hopes that this will get them into the Guinness Book of World Record for the Longest Pinewood Derby Track.

       Will Knogl, 10, of Des Plaines Pack 263, watches as one of the cars wiz past him as the Northwest Suburban Council - Boy Scouts of America successfully raced a car along a 620 foot track in parking lot G of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The council hopes that this will get them into the Guinness Book of World Record for the Longest Pinewood Derby Track.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Maria Lopez, of Rolling Meadows, greets her great-granddaughter, Layla Marie Cali, four months, of Buffalo Grove, with a kiss as she is lifted from her stroller by her grandmother, Elsa Cali, also of Rolling Meadows, during the Long Grove Strawberry Festival Saturday.

       Maria Lopez, of Rolling Meadows, greets her great-granddaughter, Layla Marie Cali, four months, of Buffalo Grove, with a kiss as she is lifted from her stroller by her grandmother, Elsa Cali, also of Rolling Meadows, during the Long Grove Strawberry Festival Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Twins Max and Charlie Naylor, 4, watch bubbles float through the Fair on the Square as Istavan and his Imaginary Band play on stage during the first day of Swedish Days in downtown Geneva. The twins were with their mother Jessica who said they put their Viking hats and beards on in the morning and wouldn't take them off. Istvan and his Imaginary Band have released a children's songs album and are from Chicago.

       Twins Max and Charlie Naylor, 4, watch bubbles float through the Fair on the Square as Istavan and his Imaginary Band play on stage during the first day of Swedish Days in downtown Geneva. The twins were with their mother Jessica who said they put their Viking hats and beards on in the morning and wouldn't take them off. Istvan and his Imaginary Band have released a children's songs album and are from Chicago.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 

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