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Images: Not just St. Patricks Day caught our eye last week

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Five-year-old Claire Pyo makes a snow angel near her home in Vernon Hills on Monday after snow fell overnight. More than four inches accumulated around the area.
  Five-year-old Claire Pyo makes a snow angel near her home in Vernon Hills on Monday after snow fell overnight. More than four inches accumulated around the area.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Jacob Wrzala, right, shows off his leprechaun trap to his mother Alicia as first graders celebrated St. Patrick's Day  at Adler Park School in Libertyville Friday.
  Jacob Wrzala, right, shows off his leprechaun trap to his mother Alicia as first graders celebrated St. Patrick's Day at Adler Park School in Libertyville Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Bubba the Julianna pig greets Samantha Bliss, 18, of Woodstock, right, and her friend Danielle Barnewolt, 19, of Huntley at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park on Friday.
  Bubba the Julianna pig greets Samantha Bliss, 18, of Woodstock, right, and her friend Danielle Barnewolt, 19, of Huntley at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
At the Pit Bull puppies kissing booth, John Lukaszewski, of Elgin holds Ashlyn Camp, 2, of Crystal Lake out over Lugnut, JuJu and Rose after they got tired of kissing and took a nap at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park on Friday.
  At the Pit Bull puppies kissing booth, John Lukaszewski, of Elgin holds Ashlyn Camp, 2, of Crystal Lake out over Lugnut, JuJu and Rose after they got tired of kissing and took a nap at the 25th annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The "Glen sit" is a posture not seen in many breeds except the rare Glen of Imaal Terriers. The dog's straight hind legs and tail provide stability for the "Glen sit," which Seanchai demonstrates, with a little encouragement from owner Dr. Theresa Nesbitt, while 6-year-old Oscar looks on.
  The "Glen sit" is a posture not seen in many breeds except the rare Glen of Imaal Terriers. The dog's straight hind legs and tail provide stability for the "Glen sit," which Seanchai demonstrates, with a little encouragement from owner Dr. Theresa Nesbitt, while 6-year-old Oscar looks on.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Kindergartner London Kamins, left, demonstrate her leprechaun trap for MacKenzie Chellin Thursday at Fremont Elementary School near Mundelein. The students built their traps in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day on Friday and the hope of catching a leprechaun with his pot of gold.
  Kindergartner London Kamins, left, demonstrate her leprechaun trap for MacKenzie Chellin Thursday at Fremont Elementary School near Mundelein. The students built their traps in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day on Friday and the hope of catching a leprechaun with his pot of gold.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
The snow from earlier in the week is all but gone as a horse grazes in a field on Hill n' Dale Farm in Barrington Hills.
  The snow from earlier in the week is all but gone as a horse grazes in a field on Hill n' Dale Farm in Barrington Hills.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Copeland Manor School students enjoy a Positive Behavior Assembly at the school in Libertyville.
  Copeland Manor School students enjoy a Positive Behavior Assembly at the school in Libertyville.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Gurnee resident Tom Westberg gets help shoveling from his golden retriever, Lilly, on Tuesday after heavy snow fell overnight. The lake-effect snow created traffic nightmares in Lake County in the morning.
  Gurnee resident Tom Westberg gets help shoveling from his golden retriever, Lilly, on Tuesday after heavy snow fell overnight. The lake-effect snow created traffic nightmares in Lake County in the morning.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
A teacher is hit in the face with a pie thrown by a student to celebrate Pi Day at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee on Tuesday. Students who memorized the most digits of pi were awarded the chance to throw a pie at a teacher.
  A teacher is hit in the face with a pie thrown by a student to celebrate Pi Day at Woodland Middle School in Gurnee on Tuesday. Students who memorized the most digits of pi were awarded the chance to throw a pie at a teacher.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Ken DeFlora, of New Jersey, who's in Mount Prospect on business, gets a taste of midwest lake effect snow in Mount Prospect Tuesday afternoon after shopping at Fresh Thyme.
  Ken DeFlora, of New Jersey, who's in Mount Prospect on business, gets a taste of midwest lake effect snow in Mount Prospect Tuesday afternoon after shopping at Fresh Thyme.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Shaun Freidel, 3, left, and his brother Keaton, 5, of Geneva, enjoy the snow at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Monday. It was the first sledding conditions in the area in quite a while.
  Shaun Freidel, 3, left, and his brother Keaton, 5, of Geneva, enjoy the snow at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva Monday. It was the first sledding conditions in the area in quite a while.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Snow and ice cover a statue that was given a scarf in Century Park in Vernon Hills on Monday after snow fell overnight.
  Snow and ice cover a statue that was given a scarf in Century Park in Vernon Hills on Monday after snow fell overnight.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Fireworks fill the sky atop the Mount Prospect parking garage February during the village's 100th anniversary, as Mount Prospect formally rededicates the Village Green as "Centennial Green" in front of the Village Hall. This shot was made at ISO 10,000 at 1/30 of a second. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
  Fireworks fill the sky atop the Mount Prospect parking garage February during the village's 100th anniversary, as Mount Prospect formally rededicates the Village Green as "Centennial Green" in front of the Village Hall. This shot was made at ISO 10,000 at 1/30 of a second. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Orianna O'Mera stands on her head in Wade Heisler's, yoga class. Heisler is a physical education teacher and the boys basketball coach at Schaumburg High School.
  Orianna O'Mera stands on her head in Wade Heisler's, yoga class. Heisler is a physical education teacher and the boys basketball coach at Schaumburg High School.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Mason Znenovec, of Naperville rides on the John Greene Realtor float at the West Suburban Irish's 24th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Naperville.
  Mason Znenovec, of Naperville rides on the John Greene Realtor float at the West Suburban Irish's 24th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Naperville.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Palatine Dance Company's Lorna Runge, 10, of Palatine high kicks her way through the cold St. Patrick's Day parade in Palatine on Saturday.
  Palatine Dance Company's Lorna Runge, 10, of Palatine high kicks her way through the cold St. Patrick's Day parade in Palatine on Saturday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
LLuvia Collazo helps Karson, 1, stay warm  during the The Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade in East Dundee Saturday.
  LLuvia Collazo helps Karson, 1, stay warm during the The Thom McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade in East Dundee Saturday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The audience clapped along as they watched the McNulty Irish Dancers perform Sunday at the Wauconda Area Public Library. The dancers demonstrated their technical moves to beautiful Celtic tunes in elaborate costumes before a packed room.
  The audience clapped along as they watched the McNulty Irish Dancers perform Sunday at the Wauconda Area Public Library. The dancers demonstrated their technical moves to beautiful Celtic tunes in elaborate costumes before a packed room.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
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