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Images: Plenty of hot weather and summertime fun in this gallery

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Jack Steskal, 12, of Hoffman Estates is given a temporary mohawk with Pancake, a Mali Uromastyx lizard, on Monday during the Traveling World of Reptiles' show at Kids United in Elgin.
  Jack Steskal, 12, of Hoffman Estates is given a temporary mohawk with Pancake, a Mali Uromastyx lizard, on Monday during the Traveling World of Reptiles' show at Kids United in Elgin.
Morgan Timms | Staff Photographer
Penny Finley of Aurora participates in a warm-up dance led by Dance Fuze Studio on Sunday before the start of the second annual 2nd 2 None 5-kilometer race at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora. Finley raced with fellow members of the New Community Baptist Church in Aurora.
  Penny Finley of Aurora participates in a warm-up dance led by Dance Fuze Studio on Sunday before the start of the second annual 2nd 2 None 5-kilometer race at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora. Finley raced with fellow members of the New Community Baptist Church in Aurora.
Morgan Timms | Staff Photographer
Four-year-old Parker Kamick of Bartlett flies down the Big Slide during Play, Picnic & Party festival in Elk Grove Village Sunday. The event celebrated the Elk Grove Village's 60th Anniversary and the Park District's 50th anniversary.
  Four-year-old Parker Kamick of Bartlett flies down the Big Slide during Play, Picnic & Party festival in Elk Grove Village Sunday. The event celebrated the Elk Grove Village's 60th Anniversary and the Park District's 50th anniversary.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Children and their parents wave for candy during the Lake Zurich Alpine Days parade Sunday.
Children and their parents wave for candy during the Lake Zurich Alpine Days parade Sunday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Kids crowd around a monitor lizard held by Jeremy Taulbee of Homer Township on Monday during the Traveling World of Reptiles show at Kids United in Elgin.
  Kids crowd around a monitor lizard held by Jeremy Taulbee of Homer Township on Monday during the Traveling World of Reptiles show at Kids United in Elgin.
Morgan Timms | Staff Photographer
Javier Juarez Alvarez of Veracruz, Mexico, assembles the Freak Out ride on Monday before the opening of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.
  Javier Juarez Alvarez of Veracruz, Mexico, assembles the Freak Out ride on Monday before the opening of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.
Morgan Timms | Staff Photographer
Fourteen-year-olds Matthew Hughes, front, and Bairon Balazhi, both of Grayslake, ride down the tube slide at Barefoot Bay Aquatic Center in Mundelein on Monday.
  Fourteen-year-olds Matthew Hughes, front, and Bairon Balazhi, both of Grayslake, ride down the tube slide at Barefoot Bay Aquatic Center in Mundelein on Monday.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Ten-year-olds Nolan Kissinger, left, and Jacob Strahan, both of Grayslake, swim in the Lazy River at Barefoot Bay Aquatic Center in Mundelein on Monday. The Mundelein Park District pool was crowded with families enjoying the cool water on a hot day.
  Ten-year-olds Nolan Kissinger, left, and Jacob Strahan, both of Grayslake, swim in the Lazy River at Barefoot Bay Aquatic Center in Mundelein on Monday. The Mundelein Park District pool was crowded with families enjoying the cool water on a hot day.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
The Naperville Park District began tearing down the Barn Recreation Center on Wednesday.
  The Naperville Park District began tearing down the Barn Recreation Center on Wednesday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
It was all tight grips and screams on the Super Shot for from left Nolan Scheel, 11, of Batavia, Brianna Siercks, 9, of St. Charles and Ben Feuerborn, 12, of Batavia during opening day of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday.
It was all tight grips and screams on the Super Shot for from left Nolan Scheel, 11, of Batavia, Brianna Siercks, 9, of St. Charles and Ben Feuerborn, 12, of Batavia during opening day of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Sydney Mair, 6, of Wheaton, keeps cool in a mister on the midway during opening day of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday.
Sydney Mair, 6, of Wheaton, keeps cool in a mister on the midway during opening day of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The Cricket Theatre Company held a dress rehearsal for their production of the musical "Urinetown" Wednesday night at The Lake Zurich High School Performing Arts Center.
  The Cricket Theatre Company held a dress rehearsal for their production of the musical "Urinetown" Wednesday night at The Lake Zurich High School Performing Arts Center.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Caroline Smith, from left, Ishani Majmudar, Nicole Ciskowski and other members of the Barrington High School girls golf team, watch the UL International Crown women's golf tournament Wednesday at the Merit Club in Gurnee.
  Caroline Smith, from left, Ishani Majmudar, Nicole Ciskowski and other members of the Barrington High School girls golf team, watch the UL International Crown women's golf tournament Wednesday at the Merit Club in Gurnee.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Hazel Hunter, of Chesterfield, N.H., uses an umbrella to fight off the heat as she watches golfers tee off at the UL International Crown women's golf tournament Wednesday at the Merit Club in Gurnee.
  Hazel Hunter, of Chesterfield, N.H., uses an umbrella to fight off the heat as she watches golfers tee off at the UL International Crown women's golf tournament Wednesday at the Merit Club in Gurnee.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Trying to avoid the sun, Jim Vanosdall, of Omaha, Neb., wears a unique hat as he watches participants of the UL International Crown women's golf tournament Pro-Am Wednesday at the Merit Club in Gurnee.
  Trying to avoid the sun, Jim Vanosdall, of Omaha, Neb., wears a unique hat as he watches participants of the UL International Crown women's golf tournament Pro-Am Wednesday at the Merit Club in Gurnee.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Trying to shield himself from the sun's heat Vila, of Wheeling, walks along Dundee Road trying to stay cool while doing errands on Thursday. He had fashioned a hat from a newspaper advertisement using a ribbon trying to protect himself from the sun.
  Trying to shield himself from the sun's heat Vila, of Wheeling, walks along Dundee Road trying to stay cool while doing errands on Thursday. He had fashioned a hat from a newspaper advertisement using a ribbon trying to protect himself from the sun.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Cook County Highway worker Bennie Vasquez wipes sweat from his brow while filling potholes along Central Road in Hoffman Estates.
  Cook County Highway worker Bennie Vasquez wipes sweat from his brow while filling potholes along Central Road in Hoffman Estates.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Lupe Longoria of Addison helps her grandson G'Anie Rocha, 2, cool off at the Lombard Water Spray Park during Thurday's hot weather.
  Lupe Longoria of Addison helps her grandson G'Anie Rocha, 2, cool off at the Lombard Water Spray Park during Thurday's hot weather.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Jordan Brokaw gets a drink after the last day of freshman football camp at Wheaton North High School during Thurday's hot weather.
  Jordan Brokaw gets a drink after the last day of freshman football camp at Wheaton North High School during Thurday's hot weather.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
"I can't bear this heat" said Daniel Cordoba, 16, of Elgin of the hot steamy weather Thursday as he carries a large stuff animal for his girlfriend.
  "I can't bear this heat" said Daniel Cordoba, 16, of Elgin of the hot steamy weather Thursday as he carries a large stuff animal for his girlfriend.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Cherish Bell, 6, of Elgin, has a hose is turned on her in Elgin Thursday during a water fight.
Cherish Bell, 6, of Elgin, has a hose is turned on her in Elgin Thursday during a water fight.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Carpenter Pete Krizanovic of Round Lake Park tries to keep cool while he repairs a Mundelein house. Temperatures were expected to reach the upper 90s and the heat index was expected to be over 100.
  Carpenter Pete Krizanovic of Round Lake Park tries to keep cool while he repairs a Mundelein house. Temperatures were expected to reach the upper 90s and the heat index was expected to be over 100.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Katrina Steffy, left, and Anna Telling, both of Gurnee, pose for pictures during first round of the UL International Crown women's golf tournament at the Merit Club in Gurnee Thursday.
  Katrina Steffy, left, and Anna Telling, both of Gurnee, pose for pictures during first round of the UL International Crown women's golf tournament at the Merit Club in Gurnee Thursday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Umbrella's were a common sight as people tried to stay cool during first round of the UL International Crown women's golf tournament at the Merit Club in Gurnee Thursday.
  Umbrella's were a common sight as people tried to stay cool during first round of the UL International Crown women's golf tournament at the Merit Club in Gurnee Thursday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Helen Lukowski, 4, of Rolling Meadows enjoys a chocolate ice cream Friday during the annual Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party.
  Helen Lukowski, 4, of Rolling Meadows enjoys a chocolate ice cream Friday during the annual Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party.
Morgan Timms | Staff Photographer
Kids at the Chicago Eagles Soccer Camp at Dundee Middle School are sprayed by the Rutland-Dundee Township fire department to keep them cool.
  Kids at the Chicago Eagles Soccer Camp at Dundee Middle School are sprayed by the Rutland-Dundee Township fire department to keep them cool.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Jacob Whisenand and fellow students play with light sources during The Lab: Where Pigs Fly and Anything is Possible session at Rockland School in Libertyville on Friday. Students have been participating in Camp Invention and exploring various science, technology, engineering, math activities.
  Jacob Whisenand and fellow students play with light sources during The Lab: Where Pigs Fly and Anything is Possible session at Rockland School in Libertyville on Friday. Students have been participating in Camp Invention and exploring various science, technology, engineering, math activities.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Yuanfang Yin, of Libertyville performs a tai chi routine at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville Thursday night.
  Yuanfang Yin, of Libertyville performs a tai chi routine at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville Thursday night.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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