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  • Grachelle Linton, of St. Charles, points out butterflies to her daughter Violet, 14 months, in the Butterfly House at Peck Farm Park Interpretative Center in Geneva on Monday.

       Grachelle Linton, of St. Charles, points out butterflies to her daughter Violet, 14 months, in the Butterfly House at Peck Farm Park Interpretative Center in Geneva on Monday.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • Jenna Temme, 16, of Palatine, waits for her dog Fin, a Yorkie mix rescue dog, to go through the tunnel of fun at the dog carnival in Palatine on Thursday.

       Jenna Temme, 16, of Palatine, waits for her dog Fin, a Yorkie mix rescue dog, to go through the tunnel of fun at the dog carnival in Palatine on Thursday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Conrad Kenny, 3, of Westmont, chats with his great Grandmother Patricia Ritchey, 95, of Lisle. Lisle Park District and Lisle Savings Bank honored nonagenarians, people aged 90-99, with a party. It Included flowers, food and a panel discussion designed to take nonagenarians down memory lane.

       Conrad Kenny, 3, of Westmont, chats with his great Grandmother Patricia Ritchey, 95, of Lisle. Lisle Park District and Lisle Savings Bank honored nonagenarians, people aged 90-99, with a party. It Included flowers, food and a panel discussion designed to take nonagenarians down memory lane.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • MUSN Danlie Cuenca, right, and MU3 Danielle Clark, entertain the crowd as The Great Lakes naval band Horizon rocked out at Engle Memorial Park in Lindenhurst Wednesday night.

       MUSN Danlie Cuenca, right, and MU3 Danielle Clark, entertain the crowd as The Great Lakes naval band Horizon rocked out at Engle Memorial Park in Lindenhurst Wednesday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Rodrigo Garcia, acting director of Department of Veteran's Affairs, speaks at a rededication of a POW/MIA monument at the O'Hare Tollway Plaza on I294 on Thursday in Schiller Park. The memorial had been removed from the Des Plaines Plaza.

       Rodrigo Garcia, acting director of Department of Veteran's Affairs, speaks at a rededication of a POW/MIA monument at the O'Hare Tollway Plaza on I294 on Thursday in Schiller Park. The memorial had been removed from the Des Plaines Plaza.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A runner strides over a wooden bridge on the Fox River Trail in Carpentersville Monday.

       A runner strides over a wooden bridge on the Fox River Trail in Carpentersville Monday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Collura, of Schaumburg, and Arnold Bean, of Cary, left to right, relax while fishing on the Fox River in Algonquin on Tuesday. The two men used to work together and are now retired and fish in Algonquin about once a week. "It's more relaxing than anything," said Collura.

       Steve Collura, of Schaumburg, and Arnold Bean, of Cary, left to right, relax while fishing on the Fox River in Algonquin on Tuesday. The two men used to work together and are now retired and fish in Algonquin about once a week. "It's more relaxing than anything," said Collura.
    Brooke Herbert Hayes | Staff Photographer

  • People wander around a group of cars, including four Pontiac GTO's, Tuesday evening at the First Street Cruise Nite in St. Charles.

       People wander around a group of cars, including four Pontiac GTO's, Tuesday evening at the First Street Cruise Nite in St. Charles.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • "Miss Carole" Stephens, a nationally renowned music specialist, and her accompanist Clarence Goodman, engage children in a cross-curricular music program called Macaroni Soup! involving singing, dancing and rhythmic movement at the Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville Wednesday.

       "Miss Carole" Stephens, a nationally renowned music specialist, and her accompanist Clarence Goodman, engage children in a cross-curricular music program called Macaroni Soup! involving singing, dancing and rhythmic movement at the Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville Wednesday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Tommy Alter, 9, of Highland Park, is joined by his parents Jay and Leslie Alter at a news conference to talk about the rescue of Tommy, his aunt, and cousin, by the Coast Guard on July 11th near Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wis., at Chicago Executive Airport on Tuesday in Wheeling.

       Tommy Alter, 9, of Highland Park, is joined by his parents Jay and Leslie Alter at a news conference to talk about the rescue of Tommy, his aunt, and cousin, by the Coast Guard on July 11th near Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wis., at Chicago Executive Airport on Tuesday in Wheeling.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Fabian Lechuga, 13, left, watches a game of chess between Jose Gomez, 15, center, and Carlos Galarza, 14, right, at the Elgin Police Department's Kids United program at Abbott Middle School in Elgin on Tuesday. Gomez has been coming to the program since he was eight years old.

       Fabian Lechuga, 13, left, watches a game of chess between Jose Gomez, 15, center, and Carlos Galarza, 14, right, at the Elgin Police Department's Kids United program at Abbott Middle School in Elgin on Tuesday. Gomez has been coming to the program since he was eight years old.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • During prayer, more than 500 people in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community celebrated the end of Ramadan at their Glen Ellyn mosque.

       During prayer, more than 500 people in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community celebrated the end of Ramadan at their Glen Ellyn mosque.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Alyssa Bonheyo, 10, of Downers Grove, gets her hand raised by Tabitha Irvin, 9, right, of Downers Grove, during a Harry Potter Birthday Party at Anderson's Bookshop in downtown Naperville. Irvin won her prize and was trying to get a correct answer and prize for her friend, Bonheyo.

       Alyssa Bonheyo, 10, of Downers Grove, gets her hand raised by Tabitha Irvin, 9, right, of Downers Grove, during a Harry Potter Birthday Party at Anderson's Bookshop in downtown Naperville. Irvin won her prize and was trying to get a correct answer and prize for her friend, Bonheyo.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Hiedi and Teagan Vanderstappen, of Hebron, snuggle as they wait their turn onstage during the Mother/Daughter Look-A-Like Contest in the Hansen Pavilion at the McHenry County Fair Thursday. Teagan, 4, often puts her hair up like her mother, she said.

       Hiedi and Teagan Vanderstappen, of Hebron, snuggle as they wait their turn onstage during the Mother/Daughter Look-A-Like Contest in the Hansen Pavilion at the McHenry County Fair Thursday. Teagan, 4, often puts her hair up like her mother, she said.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • People kick back in lawn chairs as the Mike Flack Octet entertained the crowd with some cool jazz music at Centennial Park in Grayslake Tuesday night.

       People kick back in lawn chairs as the Mike Flack Octet entertained the crowd with some cool jazz music at Centennial Park in Grayslake Tuesday night.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • John Gutgsell and Melissa Madden, both of Chicago, are the first to take the grassy dance floor as "The Hat Guys" band performs at Island Park in Geneva on Wednesday evening as part of the "Concerts in the Park" series. The duo, along with a group of friends, have been following the band for the past two years.

       John Gutgsell and Melissa Madden, both of Chicago, are the first to take the grassy dance floor as "The Hat Guys" band performs at Island Park in Geneva on Wednesday evening as part of the "Concerts in the Park" series. The duo, along with a group of friends, have been following the band for the past two years.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • New Miss McHenry County Stephanie Vargas, 18, of Algonquin, reacts as the tiara is put on her head by outgoing Miss McHenry County Savannah Keiner Tuesday at the McHenry County Fair Queen Pageant.

       New Miss McHenry County Stephanie Vargas, 18, of Algonquin, reacts as the tiara is put on her head by outgoing Miss McHenry County Savannah Keiner Tuesday at the McHenry County Fair Queen Pageant.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Front to back, Chauncey Broussard, 13, Semin Muminovic, 14, and Joshua Lopez, 12, all of Hoffman Estates participate in a tug-of-war during the Party in the Park at High Point Park in Hoffman Estates Saturday.

       Front to back, Chauncey Broussard, 13, Semin Muminovic, 14, and Joshua Lopez, 12, all of Hoffman Estates participate in a tug-of-war during the Party in the Park at High Point Park in Hoffman Estates Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Ciara McDermott, 7, of Crystal Lake takes a spin on the Tilt-a-Whirl ride at Coon Creek Country Days in Hampshire on Saturday.

       Ciara McDermott, 7, of Crystal Lake takes a spin on the Tilt-a-Whirl ride at Coon Creek Country Days in Hampshire on Saturday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Grace Hill, 12, of Wheaton gets a kiss from DD the dog Saturday at the Dog Days event at Cantigny in Wheaton. DD was from adoptabull. They rescue English Bulldogs and find homes for them.

       Grace Hill, 12, of Wheaton gets a kiss from DD the dog Saturday at the Dog Days event at Cantigny in Wheaton. DD was from adoptabull. They rescue English Bulldogs and find homes for them.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Dancers perform the Welcoming Dance during the 10th anniversary celebration of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett is on Sunday at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Members from around the country filled the arena to celebrate the "Shanti" (peace) event.

       Dancers perform the Welcoming Dance during the 10th anniversary celebration of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett is on Sunday at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Members from around the country filled the arena to celebrate the "Shanti" (peace) event.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • World class Sumo wrestler Yama, the heaviest Japanese human being in history at 600 pounds is "pushed" out the ring by 30 pound Helen Manak, 2 of Glen Ellyn during a live Sumo Wrestling event at the Destination Asia Cultural Festival at the Morton Arboretum in Lise Sunday.

       World class Sumo wrestler Yama, the heaviest Japanese human being in history at 600 pounds is "pushed" out the ring by 30 pound Helen Manak, 2 of Glen Ellyn during a live Sumo Wrestling event at the Destination Asia Cultural Festival at the Morton Arboretum in Lise Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Luigi Scola of Bolingbrook polished the wheels of his 1929 Ford Roaster while showing off his car at the North Aurora Days Car, Truck and Bike Show on the Mooseheart campus.

       Luigi Scola of Bolingbrook polished the wheels of his 1929 Ford Roaster while showing off his car at the North Aurora Days Car, Truck and Bike Show on the Mooseheart campus.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Briana Whitlow, 4 of Cary leaps through a flower garden while at the 10th annual World of Faeries Festival is at Vasa Park in South Elgin.

       Briana Whitlow, 4 of Cary leaps through a flower garden while at the 10th annual World of Faeries Festival is at Vasa Park in South Elgin.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 

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