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  • Caylle Del Boccio, 5, of Mount Prospect breaks boards for the Mount Prospect parade audience as part of her training from Kaya Martial Arts of Arlington Heights.

       Caylle Del Boccio, 5, of Mount Prospect breaks boards for the Mount Prospect parade audience as part of her training from Kaya Martial Arts of Arlington Heights.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Abbie Landa of Glenview  donned a patriotic costume for the Mount Prospect parade.

       Abbie Landa of Glenview donned a patriotic costume for the Mount Prospect parade.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Marion Bensing, 12, of Arlington Heights rides the float for Lattof YMCA  during the Mount Prospect parade.

       Marion Bensing, 12, of Arlington Heights rides the float for Lattof YMCA during the Mount Prospect parade.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Peter Anast, 11, of Mount Prospect had his face painted for the Mount Prospect parade.

       Peter Anast, 11, of Mount Prospect had his face painted for the Mount Prospect parade.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The Band of the Black Watch from Kenosha, Wis. march in Friday's Fourth of July parade in Vernon Hills.

       The Band of the Black Watch from Kenosha, Wis. march in Friday's Fourth of July parade in Vernon Hills.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Lucy, a black Lab mix, watches the Mount Prospect parade  as owner Keith Gerber holds .

      Lucy, a black Lab mix, watches the Mount Prospect parade as owner Keith Gerber holds .

  • Marisa Delgado, a senior at Lake Park High School, holds a Marine pull up bar for 70 seconds as part of a flex arm hang challenge during the Fourth of July Ribfest in Naperville.

       Marisa Delgado, a senior at Lake Park High School, holds a Marine pull up bar for 70 seconds as part of a flex arm hang challenge during the Fourth of July Ribfest in Naperville.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Charles Robinson, owner of Robinson's Ribs in Chicago and Oak Park sauces up several slabs of ribs during the Fourth of July Ribfest in Naperville

       Charles Robinson, owner of Robinson's Ribs in Chicago and Oak Park sauces up several slabs of ribs during the Fourth of July Ribfest in Naperville
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The Colt drum and bugle corps from Dubuque, Iowa march in Vernon Hills' Fourth of July parade on Friday.

       The Colt drum and bugle corps from Dubuque, Iowa march in Vernon Hills' Fourth of July parade on Friday.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Carrie Adams, 8 of Mundelein, celebrates Fourth of July in style Friday in Vernon Hills.

       Carrie Adams, 8 of Mundelein, celebrates Fourth of July in style Friday in Vernon Hills.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Billy Croft of Billy Croft & the Five Alarm Band, entertains part of the Fourth of July Ribfest crowd in Naperville.

       Billy Croft of Billy Croft & the Five Alarm Band, entertains part of the Fourth of July Ribfest crowd in Naperville.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Tony Kroll of New Lenox holds a stuffed banana while waiting in line to buy ribs during the Fourth of July Ribfest in Naperville.

       Tony Kroll of New Lenox holds a stuffed banana while waiting in line to buy ribs during the Fourth of July Ribfest in Naperville.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Michele Christidis, holds her daughter Jordan, 7 months, while looking at metal lawn art during Eyes to the Sky in Lisle.

       Michele Christidis, holds her daughter Jordan, 7 months, while looking at metal lawn art during Eyes to the Sky in Lisle.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Tuvshintulga of Glenview jokes with his son Ezo Tuvshintulga and his friend, during Eyes to the Sky in Lisle.

       Mike Tuvshintulga of Glenview jokes with his son Ezo Tuvshintulga and his friend, during Eyes to the Sky in Lisle.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Ulysses Hernandez, 11, of Chicago attends Eyes to the Sky in Lisle.

       Ulysses Hernandez, 11, of Chicago attends Eyes to the Sky in Lisle.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Doug Pelletier of Chicago holds his daughter Maeve Pelletier, 2, after winning a stuffed animal in a fire hose game during Eyes to the Sky in Lisle.

       Doug Pelletier of Chicago holds his daughter Maeve Pelletier, 2, after winning a stuffed animal in a fire hose game during Eyes to the Sky in Lisle.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • A parade fan waves his American flag in the middle of the street at the beginning of the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.

       A parade fan waves his American flag in the middle of the street at the beginning of the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn walks in the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.

       Illinois Governor Pat Quinn walks in the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn greets the people along the parade route of the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.

       Illinois Governor Pat Quinn greets the people along the parade route of the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mackenzie, 7, and Makayla Richards, 5, of Cary add a little color to the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.

       Mackenzie, 7, and Makayla Richards, 5, of Cary add a little color to the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Claudia Reese, 19, Lexi Hogarth, 19 and Alli Harwell, 19, all of Arlington Heights use the roof at the home of Brian Daily to watch the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.

       Claudia Reese, 19, Lexi Hogarth, 19 and Alli Harwell, 19, all of Arlington Heights use the roof at the home of Brian Daily to watch the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Benjamin Ptak, 14, of Sleepy Hollow marches in the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade as part of the Civil Air Patrol honor guard.

       Benjamin Ptak, 14, of Sleepy Hollow marches in the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade as part of the Civil Air Patrol honor guard.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Michael Johnson and Jake Priester both of Prospect Heights try their best to get candy at the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.

       Michael Johnson and Jake Priester both of Prospect Heights try their best to get candy at the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade on Friday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Members of Stateline County Band from left Dennis Myers, Robert Jess and Mark Villarreal perform at the Lake Zurich Fourth of July family day at Paulus Park.

       Members of Stateline County Band from left Dennis Myers, Robert Jess and Mark Villarreal perform at the Lake Zurich Fourth of July family day at Paulus Park.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Veteran Shawn Bloomer of North Chicago plays bocce ball during the Lake Zurich Fourth of July family day in Paulus Park on Friday.

       Veteran Shawn Bloomer of North Chicago plays bocce ball during the Lake Zurich Fourth of July family day in Paulus Park on Friday.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Elizabeth Krause, 4 of Lake Zurich, plays a ring toss game during the Fourth of July family day in Paulus Park Friday.

       Elizabeth Krause, 4 of Lake Zurich, plays a ring toss game during the Fourth of July family day in Paulus Park Friday.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Ed Searing, center, with the Lake Zurich VFW Post 11020 cooks with his sons Matt Searing, left, and Don Searing during the Fourth of July family day at Paulus Park in Lake Zurich. It's the 22nd year that the VFW Post hosted a picnic for veterans from the VA hospital in North Chicago.

       Ed Searing, center, with the Lake Zurich VFW Post 11020 cooks with his sons Matt Searing, left, and Don Searing during the Fourth of July family day at Paulus Park in Lake Zurich. It's the 22nd year that the VFW Post hosted a picnic for veterans from the VA hospital in North Chicago.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Ely Barrientos, 7, of Rolling Meadows awaits the start of the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Ely Barrientos, 7, of Rolling Meadows awaits the start of the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Jack Kuntz, 3, of Palatine, his sister, Mairead, 5, and parents, Jen and John watch the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Jack Kuntz, 3, of Palatine, his sister, Mairead, 5, and parents, Jen and John watch the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Rolling Meadows Mayor Tom Rooney leaves no one wondering what office he holds as he marches in the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Rolling Meadows Mayor Tom Rooney leaves no one wondering what office he holds as he marches in the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Damien Ortega, 6, of Rolling Meadows is being pulled in his fire engine during the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Damien Ortega, 6, of Rolling Meadows is being pulled in his fire engine during the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Breann Kuznicki, 1, of Palatine watches the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade with her mom, Kelly, Friday.

       Breann Kuznicki, 1, of Palatine watches the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade with her mom, Kelly, Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Brian Mc Adow of Woodstock, his wife, Kelly and daughter McKenna, 2, watch the during the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade while visiting with family Friday.

       Brian Mc Adow of Woodstock, his wife, Kelly and daughter McKenna, 2, watch the during the Rolling Meadows Fourth of July parade while visiting with family Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Rainey Roy, 6, of Barrington watches the Barrington Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Rainey Roy, 6, of Barrington watches the Barrington Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • The Fourth of July parade heads eastward along Main Street Friday.

       The Fourth of July parade heads eastward along Main Street Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Ben Weibel, 3, of Barrington rides his bike in the Barrington Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Ben Weibel, 3, of Barrington rides his bike in the Barrington Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Wauconda's Barry Desfor is a member of the American Legion Post 911 and the VFW Post 2486 and participates in a flag folding demonstration during Island Lake's town picnic on the Fourth of July.

       Wauconda's Barry Desfor is a member of the American Legion Post 911 and the VFW Post 2486 and participates in a flag folding demonstration during Island Lake's town picnic on the Fourth of July.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Madison Carr, age 3, digs into a hot dog along with her twin sister Sara, left, during Friday's Island Lake town picnic in Veterans Park.

       Madison Carr, age 3, digs into a hot dog along with her twin sister Sara, left, during Friday's Island Lake town picnic in Veterans Park.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Nicole Dodge, left of McHenry, walks alongside her daughter Ainsley Dodge, 2, during a pony ride Friday at Island Lake's town picnic in Veteran's Park.

       Nicole Dodge, left of McHenry, walks alongside her daughter Ainsley Dodge, 2, during a pony ride Friday at Island Lake's town picnic in Veteran's Park.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Two-year-old Ezequil Bello, center, watches as his dad Baltazar Bello, both of Island Lake, digs for goodies during a treasure hunt on the Veteran's Park beach in Island Lake Friday. The town held a community picnic follow its Fourth of July parade.

       Two-year-old Ezequil Bello, center, watches as his dad Baltazar Bello, both of Island Lake, digs for goodies during a treasure hunt on the Veteran's Park beach in Island Lake Friday. The town held a community picnic follow its Fourth of July parade.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Elle Knoll, 3, of Hoffman Estates rides on the shoulders of her dad, David, during the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Elle Knoll, 3, of Hoffman Estates rides on the shoulders of her dad, David, during the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Matthew Pearson, 5, and Arianna Wieliczko, 4, both of Hoffman Estates, await the start of the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Matthew Pearson, 5, and Arianna Wieliczko, 4, both of Hoffman Estates, await the start of the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Nelly Konkel, 4, of Hoffman Estates covers her ears as a column of emergency vehicles approaches during the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday. Holding her is grandmother, Elizabeth Greczek, also of Hoffman Estates.

       Nelly Konkel, 4, of Hoffman Estates covers her ears as a column of emergency vehicles approaches during the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday. Holding her is grandmother, Elizabeth Greczek, also of Hoffman Estates.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Fire engines pass along Illinois Ave. during the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Fire engines pass along Illinois Ave. during the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Kiley Quezada, 8, of Gilberts watches the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Kiley Quezada, 8, of Gilberts watches the Hoffman Estates Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk marches in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.

       Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk marches in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk marches in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.

       Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk marches in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Nicholas Principe, 4, and his mother Melissa Principe of Wheaton watch Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.

       Nicholas Principe, 4, and his mother Melissa Principe of Wheaton watch Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Chuck Eilertsen of Westchester visits family to watch Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.

       Chuck Eilertsen of Westchester visits family to watch Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. congressman Peter Roskam marches in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.

       U.S. congressman Peter Roskam marches in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin marches in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.

       U.S. Senator Dick Durbin marches in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Various political floats participated in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.

       Various political floats participated in Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Former Wheaton residents Ella Pfeiffer, 9, and Aubrey Pfeiffer, 7, watch Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.

       Former Wheaton residents Ella Pfeiffer, 9, and Aubrey Pfeiffer, 7, watch Wheaton's 2014 Independence Day parade.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Matthew Pyrek, 6, gives his friend Carter Dustin, 4, both of Gilberts a lift to see into a 1957 Chevy 210 Bel Air during the Buick GS Club of America car show Friday in Sleepy Hollow.

       Matthew Pyrek, 6, gives his friend Carter Dustin, 4, both of Gilberts a lift to see into a 1957 Chevy 210 Bel Air during the Buick GS Club of America car show Friday in Sleepy Hollow.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Tweleve-year-old Lindsey Realmuto, sports a flag printed shirt during the Bill Ritchie Memorial Parade Fourth of July Parade Friday in Sleepy Hollow.

       Tweleve-year-old Lindsey Realmuto, sports a flag printed shirt during the Bill Ritchie Memorial Parade Fourth of July Parade Friday in Sleepy Hollow.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Bryce Pfeifer, 10, of Lake in the Hills and Webelos den 36 carries the flag during the Bill Ritchie Memorial Parade Fourth of July Parade Friday in Sleepy Hollow.

       Bryce Pfeifer, 10, of Lake in the Hills and Webelos den 36 carries the flag during the Bill Ritchie Memorial Parade Fourth of July Parade Friday in Sleepy Hollow.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Tara McCarthy, 18, left, and her mom Regina sport some colorful hats during the Bill Ritchie Memorial Parade Fourth of July Parade Friday in Sleepy Hollow.

       Tara McCarthy, 18, left, and her mom Regina sport some colorful hats during the Bill Ritchie Memorial Parade Fourth of July Parade Friday in Sleepy Hollow.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Rice, 20, of Sleepy Hollow, from left, Becky Rydz, 21, of Algonquin, and Eric Hof, 21, of Sleepy Hollow spray the crowd from the back of a Rutland Dundee Fire Rescue vehicle during the Bill Ritchie Memorial Parade Fourth of July Parade Friday in Sleepy Hollow.

       Mike Rice, 20, of Sleepy Hollow, from left, Becky Rydz, 21, of Algonquin, and Eric Hof, 21, of Sleepy Hollow spray the crowd from the back of a Rutland Dundee Fire Rescue vehicle during the Bill Ritchie Memorial Parade Fourth of July Parade Friday in Sleepy Hollow.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Drew McTague, 4 sits with Nathan, 8 and Natalie Gerritsen, 10, left to right, on the back of a firetruck after riding bikes in the Tartans/Hills neighborhood's annual Fourth of July kids' bike parade in West Dundee. The annual parade began in 1991 and is organized by the neighborhood, with Tim and Elizabeth Ward heading the organization of the event for the past few years.

       Drew McTague, 4 sits with Nathan, 8 and Natalie Gerritsen, 10, left to right, on the back of a firetruck after riding bikes in the Tartans/Hills neighborhood's annual Fourth of July kids' bike parade in West Dundee. The annual parade began in 1991 and is organized by the neighborhood, with Tim and Elizabeth Ward heading the organization of the event for the past few years.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Ben Dawson, 5 of West Dundee receives encouragement from his mom, Katherine before the start of the Tartans/Hills neighborhood's annual Fourth of July kids' bike parade in West Dundee. The annual parade began in 1991 and is organized by the neighborhood, with Tim and Elizabeth Ward heading the organization of the event for the past few years.

       Ben Dawson, 5 of West Dundee receives encouragement from his mom, Katherine before the start of the Tartans/Hills neighborhood's annual Fourth of July kids' bike parade in West Dundee. The annual parade began in 1991 and is organized by the neighborhood, with Tim and Elizabeth Ward heading the organization of the event for the past few years.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Ben Dawson, 5 of West Dundee rides his bike decorated with American flags at the Tartans/Hills neighborhood's annual Fourth of July kids' bike parade in West Dundee. The annual parade began in 1991 and is organized by the neighborhood, with Tim and Elizabeth Ward heading the organization of the event for the past few years.

       Ben Dawson, 5 of West Dundee rides his bike decorated with American flags at the Tartans/Hills neighborhood's annual Fourth of July kids' bike parade in West Dundee. The annual parade began in 1991 and is organized by the neighborhood, with Tim and Elizabeth Ward heading the organization of the event for the past few years.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Ben Dawson, 5 of West Dundee rides his bike decorated with American flags at the Tartans/Hills neighborhood's annual Fourth of July kids' bike parade in West Dundee. The annual parade began in 1991 and is organized by the neighborhood, with Tim and Elizabeth Ward heading the organization of the event for the past few years.

       Ben Dawson, 5 of West Dundee rides his bike decorated with American flags at the Tartans/Hills neighborhood's annual Fourth of July kids' bike parade in West Dundee. The annual parade began in 1991 and is organized by the neighborhood, with Tim and Elizabeth Ward heading the organization of the event for the past few years.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Aiden Jaquez, 6, gets a head start with his family, Margie Clark, Addison Clark, 6, and grandmother Kathleen Taylor, of Montgomery close behind him at the July Fourth Great Western Freedom 4 to benefit Lazarus House at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Friday.

       Aiden Jaquez, 6, gets a head start with his family, Margie Clark, Addison Clark, 6, and grandmother Kathleen Taylor, of Montgomery close behind him at the July Fourth Great Western Freedom 4 to benefit Lazarus House at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Friday.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Michael Skora, 17, of St. Charles, center, and other runners line up just before the start of the July Fourth Great Western Freedom 4 to benefit Lazarus House at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Friday.

       Michael Skora, 17, of St. Charles, center, and other runners line up just before the start of the July Fourth Great Western Freedom 4 to benefit Lazarus House at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Friday.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Robert Simmons of Lake in the Hills pauses for a moment before the start of the July Fourth Great Western Freedom 4 to benefit Lazarus House at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Friday.

       Robert Simmons of Lake in the Hills pauses for a moment before the start of the July Fourth Great Western Freedom 4 to benefit Lazarus House at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Friday.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Rich McKenna of Geneva hugs his son Ryan, 9 before the start of the July Fourth Great Western Freedom 4 to benefit Lazarus House at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Friday.

       Rich McKenna of Geneva hugs his son Ryan, 9 before the start of the July Fourth Great Western Freedom 4 to benefit Lazarus House at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Friday.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • The Elgin Fire Department heads along Douglas Street during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday.

       The Elgin Fire Department heads along Douglas Street during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Governor Pat Quinn, center, waves to the crowd during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday. Illinois State Senator Michael Noland is pictured to the right.

       Governor Pat Quinn, center, waves to the crowd during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday. Illinois State Senator Michael Noland is pictured to the right.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • The St. John's Lutheran float heads down Douglas Street during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday.

       The St. John's Lutheran float heads down Douglas Street during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • A shadow from the Kane County Forest Preserve Mounted Rangers falls into the crowd during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday.

       A shadow from the Kane County Forest Preserve Mounted Rangers falls into the crowd during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • An American flag is proudly presented during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday

       An American flag is proudly presented during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin Sports Hall of Fame inductee Bob Thoren, who recently turned 90, waves to the crowd during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday. Thoren was in the Elgin High School class of 1942 and an outstanding golfer.

       Elgin Sports Hall of Fame inductee Bob Thoren, who recently turned 90, waves to the crowd during the Elgin Fourth of July Parade Friday. Thoren was in the Elgin High School class of 1942 and an outstanding golfer.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Margaret Zywick, 8 of Vernon Hills, is ready to march with her fellow Troop 40001 girls scouts in Friday's Vernon Hills Fourth of July parade.

       Margaret Zywick, 8 of Vernon Hills, is ready to march with her fellow Troop 40001 girls scouts in Friday's Vernon Hills Fourth of July parade.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Members of the Lake Prairie Federation YMCA Guides & Princesses have fun spraying the crowd during Friday's Fourth of July parade in Vernon Hills.

       Members of the Lake Prairie Federation YMCA Guides & Princesses have fun spraying the crowd during Friday's Fourth of July parade in Vernon Hills.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • The Vernon Hills Fourth of July parade heads down a packed Deerpath Drive on Friday.

       The Vernon Hills Fourth of July parade heads down a packed Deerpath Drive on Friday.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Countryside Fire Protection District firemedics Frank Faamasino, left, and John Sherwood raise the American Flag during a ceremony Friday at the start of the Vernon Hills Fourth of July parade.

       Countryside Fire Protection District firemedics Frank Faamasino, left, and John Sherwood raise the American Flag during a ceremony Friday at the start of the Vernon Hills Fourth of July parade.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Alex Ziegler, 10, of Cub Scout Troop 183 carries the United States flag during the Barrington Fourth of July parade Friday.

       Alex Ziegler, 10, of Cub Scout Troop 183 carries the United States flag during the Barrington Fourth of July parade Friday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 

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