Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of May 11.
This photo was taken of my son, Lt. Col. Patrick Godfrey tossing his daughter in the air at sunset at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, FL when I was visiting recently.
Cathy Godfrey, from Wheaton
Chicago Blackhawks Corey Crawford makes a save in the second game of the playoffs against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center in Chicago on May 3.
John Wysocki of Mount Prospect
Father and daughter walk on a gorgeous beach in Destin, Florida in April.
Melanie Lahey of Mundelein
Trees reflect off a pond near Red Top Park in Libertyville.
Cheryl Salerno of Libertyville
I took this photo of these St. Charles North High School students who were clearly full of joy and exuberance as they headed off to prom!
Mary Dieter of St. Charles
The raccoon shown here lives in a hollow hickory tree in the woods behind our house. He had just awakened and was coming down the tree while we were eating our dinner. He's now out to look for his breakfast since raccoons are largely nocturnal.
Bonnie Van Dine, from West Chicago
I took this picture last September during a trip to Custer State Park, in South Dakota. This was taken from a pull off along the Needles highway in the Sylvan Lake region of the park. The area is all big granite.
Milton Hoskins of Hampshire
I took this picture of a rainbow outside the Barrington United Methodist Church with the Panorama function on my iPhone camera.
Bob Williams of Huntley
I took this photo of a beautiful female cardinal in Hot Springs, Arkansas last week while on vacation.
Todd A. Sherlock, from Downers Grove
A goose tries to go after two other geese in the parking lot of Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.
Lee Dewyze Sr. of Arlington Heights
This is a composition of flowers received as a gift.
Deb Marak of Arlington Heights
The sun shines through a slatted ceiling on the patio creating interesting shadows at the Saguaro National Park West in Tucson, Arizona.
Nancy Giardina of Libertyville