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  • Marion Schmucker, of Elkhart, Ind., front, prays while other riders prepare their ropes before Professional Championship Bullriding at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles on Friday. Schmucker has been riding for over 5 years and was raised Amish.

       Marion Schmucker, of Elkhart, Ind., front, prays while other riders prepare their ropes before Professional Championship Bullriding at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles on Friday. Schmucker has been riding for over 5 years and was raised Amish.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Construction workers of Peak Construction Corporation balance work at the job site in Schaumburg of the North American headquarters of Sunstar Americas, Inc., slated to be done in 2015.

       Construction workers of Peak Construction Corporation balance work at the job site in Schaumburg of the North American headquarters of Sunstar Americas, Inc., slated to be done in 2015.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Michael Flanagan, 7, of Batavia, holds one of the puppies that Casey's Dog Rescue brought back from  a Tennessee shelter.

       Michael Flanagan, 7, of Batavia, holds one of the puppies that Casey's Dog Rescue brought back from a Tennessee shelter.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Danielle Engel begins to tear up as she thanks the crowd for their support in the Blue Ribbon Livestock Arena Sunday at the Kane County Fair. Her 1,305 pound steer won Grand Champion and she sold it for $3.30 pound. It was her last 4-H competition. She is a fourth generation of the Engel family, from Burlington, to compete at the fair.

       Danielle Engel begins to tear up as she thanks the crowd for their support in the Blue Ribbon Livestock Arena Sunday at the Kane County Fair. Her 1,305 pound steer won Grand Champion and she sold it for $3.30 pound. It was her last 4-H competition. She is a fourth generation of the Engel family, from Burlington, to compete at the fair.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Caleb Reinheimer, 6, of Elgin, draws his own three-panel comic book sketch at the fifth annual Comic Book Mania Convention at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin on Saturday. Caleb's favorite comic book characters are Bataman and the Teenage Ninja Turtles, "Because Batman needed friends," says Caleb.

       Caleb Reinheimer, 6, of Elgin, draws his own three-panel comic book sketch at the fifth annual Comic Book Mania Convention at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin on Saturday. Caleb's favorite comic book characters are Bataman and the Teenage Ninja Turtles, "Because Batman needed friends," says Caleb.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Patrick Moran, 21, middle, who is Terry Moran's son, hangs out with friends Tim Decker of Elk Grove, and Tony Prochenski of Des Plaines, between playing softball games at the 19th annual Terry Moran Memorial Softball Tournament in Rolling Meadows on Saturday.

       Patrick Moran, 21, middle, who is Terry Moran's son, hangs out with friends Tim Decker of Elk Grove, and Tony Prochenski of Des Plaines, between playing softball games at the 19th annual Terry Moran Memorial Softball Tournament in Rolling Meadows on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lindsay DeThorne signs a well wish on the foundation of the Ronald McDonald House across from Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

       Lindsay DeThorne signs a well wish on the foundation of the Ronald McDonald House across from Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Kelly Fullerton, of Naperville, enjoys his beer to the last drop at The Naperville Ale Fest at Naper Settlement. More than 180 beers from craft breweries around the country were there to benefit Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.

       Kelly Fullerton, of Naperville, enjoys his beer to the last drop at The Naperville Ale Fest at Naper Settlement. More than 180 beers from craft breweries around the country were there to benefit Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Runners in the half marathon run by the water station in the sixth annual Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.

       Runners in the half marathon run by the water station in the sixth annual Alexian Brothers Fitness for America Sports Festival in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Fans sing and dance at The Rockin' for the Troops show at  Cantigny Park in Wheaton Saturday. It was sold out.

       Fans sing and dance at The Rockin' for the Troops show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton Saturday. It was sold out.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Car buffs check out the vehicles at the inaugural car show during the Vernon Hills Summer Celebration Saturday.

       Car buffs check out the vehicles at the inaugural car show during the Vernon Hills Summer Celebration Saturday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Bailee Boczek, 5 of Round Lake Park, tries her hand at milk can bowling during Round Lake Park's annual Lake Front Summer Festival.

       Bailee Boczek, 5 of Round Lake Park, tries her hand at milk can bowling during Round Lake Park's annual Lake Front Summer Festival.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Justin Habana, 17, of Elgin, reads the book "Dawn" by Elie Wiesel while he simultaneously dances at the Teen Writers and Artists Project's T-WAAP Sock Hop dance marathon at the Charlestowne Mall on Friday in St. Charles. The nonprofit organization held the event to raise funds to keep the organization running and create more events.

       Justin Habana, 17, of Elgin, reads the book "Dawn" by Elie Wiesel while he simultaneously dances at the Teen Writers and Artists Project's T-WAAP Sock Hop dance marathon at the Charlestowne Mall on Friday in St. Charles. The nonprofit organization held the event to raise funds to keep the organization running and create more events.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Mark Farina, of Brookfield, shows his son Louis the inside of a B-17G Flying Fortress that Louis's grandfather, Casey Paulinski, co-piloted during World War II during the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling.

       Mark Farina, of Brookfield, shows his son Louis the inside of a B-17G Flying Fortress that Louis's grandfather, Casey Paulinski, co-piloted during World War II during the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Daryl Gussarson, of Antioch, working the Wings Etc. of Antioch booth, serves pretzels to Laura Sokniewicz of Chicago, at the second day of the Antioch Taste of Summer on Friday.

       Daryl Gussarson, of Antioch, working the Wings Etc. of Antioch booth, serves pretzels to Laura Sokniewicz of Chicago, at the second day of the Antioch Taste of Summer on Friday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Madde Klinkey, of Wasco, and her horse, Coco, compete in jumping on Thursday morning at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Klinkey is a member of the A Bit More 4H Club. Coco's full name is Shimmy Shimmy Coco Pop.

       Madde Klinkey, of Wasco, and her horse, Coco, compete in jumping on Thursday morning at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Klinkey is a member of the A Bit More 4H Club. Coco's full name is Shimmy Shimmy Coco Pop.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Madde Klinkey, 15, of Wasco gets help from her father, Rob, with getting her boots off after competing at the Kane County Fair.

       Madde Klinkey, 15, of Wasco gets help from her father, Rob, with getting her boots off after competing at the Kane County Fair.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Alex Dominguez, left, 12, of Mundelein, and Jonathan Protus, 7, of Vernon Hills, enjoy the Dragon Wagon ride Thursday night at the Vernon Hills Summer Celebration in Century Park.

       Alex Dominguez, left, 12, of Mundelein, and Jonathan Protus, 7, of Vernon Hills, enjoy the Dragon Wagon ride Thursday night at the Vernon Hills Summer Celebration in Century Park.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Left to right, Holly Ruble, Katie Sheehan and Julia Radasevich, all language arts teachers at Madison Junior High, work on an exercise as they get special literacy training in how to teach writing at Mill Street Elementary on Thursday in Naperville.

       Left to right, Holly Ruble, Katie Sheehan and Julia Radasevich, all language arts teachers at Madison Junior High, work on an exercise as they get special literacy training in how to teach writing at Mill Street Elementary on Thursday in Naperville.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Carnival rides spin around as the sun sets at Sacred Heart's annual Germanfest in Lombard.

       Carnival rides spin around as the sun sets at Sacred Heart's annual Germanfest in Lombard.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Austin Drummond, a professional freestyle motocross rider from Atlanta, flies past the grandstand lights Thursday night at the Freestyle Motocross Stunt Show at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

       Austin Drummond, a professional freestyle motocross rider from Atlanta, flies past the grandstand lights Thursday night at the Freestyle Motocross Stunt Show at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Liliian Schmidt, 9, of Algonquin, talks to a pig in the swine barn during opening day of the 146th Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Lillian and three of her friends received pig noses after watching the racing pigs on the Midway and decided to keep wearing them while they visited the 4H barns.

       Liliian Schmidt, 9, of Algonquin, talks to a pig in the swine barn during opening day of the 146th Kane County Fair in St. Charles. Lillian and three of her friends received pig noses after watching the racing pigs on the Midway and decided to keep wearing them while they visited the 4H barns.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Stella, a border collie, jumps off the back of trainer Ed Jakubowski, of Salem, Conn. to get a disc during a program on the back lawn at Wauconda Library Tuesday night.

       Stella, a border collie, jumps off the back of trainer Ed Jakubowski, of Salem, Conn. to get a disc during a program on the back lawn at Wauconda Library Tuesday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Lifeguard Sarah Pilgrim keeps an eye on the few kids braving the cold waters at Centennial Beach in Naperville on Tuesday. The water did not open to swimmers until 11:40 am, when the temperature reached 65 degrees.

       Lifeguard Sarah Pilgrim keeps an eye on the few kids braving the cold waters at Centennial Beach in Naperville on Tuesday. The water did not open to swimmers until 11:40 am, when the temperature reached 65 degrees.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Cubs manager Justin Gebhardt directs Nicky Gebhardt, 8, during practice with he Lake Zurich Baseball and Softball Association Wednesday at the Main Street Sports Center in Lake Zurich. The LZBSA is starting up a Challenger Division for special needs children with help from older players from other divisions to teach them.

       Cubs manager Justin Gebhardt directs Nicky Gebhardt, 8, during practice with he Lake Zurich Baseball and Softball Association Wednesday at the Main Street Sports Center in Lake Zurich. The LZBSA is starting up a Challenger Division for special needs children with help from older players from other divisions to teach them.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Mia Soderquist Hansen, 10, of St. Charles, center, and CJ Silverman, 9, of Geneva, share secrets before they and the other members of the Geneva Cosmic Girls dance at the Kane County Talent Show at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles on Monday. The girls are all from St. Charles and Geneva and danced jazz at the competition.

       Mia Soderquist Hansen, 10, of St. Charles, center, and CJ Silverman, 9, of Geneva, share secrets before they and the other members of the Geneva Cosmic Girls dance at the Kane County Talent Show at Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles on Monday. The girls are all from St. Charles and Geneva and danced jazz at the competition.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

 

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