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Images: #TBT Gallery looks back 40 years to June 1977

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We look back to a warm June 40 years ago in the Chicago suburbs.

Most schools were out for the summer, and kids were out trying to entertain themselves.

What you won't see in this #TBT Gallery is electronics. Nobody had a cellphone. Nobody had a computer. You won't even see a television in this collection.

Our photographers were outside, on the streets, in the parks, at the lakes and in the neighborhoods finding people enjoying the outdoors, even when it involved a dead car and live rats.

Canadian rock band Rush visited Hersey High School in Arlington Heights 40 years ago. They did not perform but answered questions from the Hersey students after watching a slideshow, according to Circus Magazine in 1977. Rush is known for their complex musicianship and are still performing and recording today. From left in the front row are vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and percussionist Neil Peart.
Canadian rock band Rush visited Hersey High School in Arlington Heights 40 years ago. They did not perform but answered questions from the Hersey students after watching a slideshow, according to Circus Magazine in 1977. Rush is known for their complex musicianship and are still performing and recording today. From left in the front row are vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and percussionist Neil Peart.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Rush founder and lead vocalist Geddy Lee walks from a Cadillac through Hersey High School students in Arlington Heights. The band came to Hersey to have a discussion with students about their views of the world.
Rush founder and lead vocalist Geddy Lee walks from a Cadillac through Hersey High School students in Arlington Heights. The band came to Hersey to have a discussion with students about their views of the world.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
The Buffalo Grove High School football stadium bleachers mark the location of a bicycle rodeo.
The Buffalo Grove High School football stadium bleachers mark the location of a bicycle rodeo.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
This Schwinn Stingray bicycle, with a banana seat, would be worth hundreds, or maybe thousands of dollars on today's collector's market.
This Schwinn Stingray bicycle, with a banana seat, would be worth hundreds, or maybe thousands of dollars on today's collector's market.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Small sailboats glide on Beck Lake in Des Plaines. The small lake is near I-294 and Central Road.
Small sailboats glide on Beck Lake in Des Plaines. The small lake is near I-294 and Central Road.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
A new mother cat had her kittens in a window well of a home in Des Plaines. The homeowner called for help in rescuing the family.
A new mother cat had her kittens in a window well of a home in Des Plaines. The homeowner called for help in rescuing the family.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
With a crate ready, a rescuer lifts the kittens and their mother from a window well near the front door of a Des Plaines home.
With a crate ready, a rescuer lifts the kittens and their mother from a window well near the front door of a Des Plaines home.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
The tiny kittens are brought out together. The Daily Herald photographer documented the entire scene but left no notes with the old negatives, so little is known about the incident.
The tiny kittens are brought out together. The Daily Herald photographer documented the entire scene but left no notes with the old negatives, so little is known about the incident.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Concern for the kittens is evident on the face and body language of the woman, who is probably the homeowner.
Concern for the kittens is evident on the face and body language of the woman, who is probably the homeowner.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
A young boy takes a mighty swing during T-ball practice in Hanover Park.
A young boy takes a mighty swing during T-ball practice in Hanover Park.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Boys laugh it up during a cool June evening T-ball practice 40 years ago.
Boys laugh it up during a cool June evening T-ball practice 40 years ago.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
A group has car trouble with their Chevrolet Vega in Mt. Prospect.
A group has car trouble with their Chevrolet Vega in Mt. Prospect.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
The Chevy Vega went out of production in 1977 because it had so many mechanical problems, according to several websites. The young men with this one seem resigned to that fact as a Ford Mustang drives past in Mt. Prospect.
The Chevy Vega went out of production in 1977 because it had so many mechanical problems, according to several websites. The young men with this one seem resigned to that fact as a Ford Mustang drives past in Mt. Prospect.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
A tiny tot uses a Styrofoam board during a Tiny Tot swim class.
A tiny tot uses a Styrofoam board during a Tiny Tot swim class.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Maine West High School students look at something they dug up during an anthropology class in Des Plaines.
Maine West High School students look at something they dug up during an anthropology class in Des Plaines.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Anthropology students found a note written by "Your Friend Cindy" during a dig in Des Plaines.
Anthropology students found a note written by "Your Friend Cindy" during a dig in Des Plaines.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Threatening storm clouds loom over Route 53 near Elk Grove Village.
Threatening storm clouds loom over Route 53 near Elk Grove Village.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Several boys made a dirt track with jumps in Buffalo Grove when bicycle motocross was becoming a national phenomenon. BMX is now an Olympic sport.
Several boys made a dirt track with jumps in Buffalo Grove when bicycle motocross was becoming a national phenomenon. BMX is now an Olympic sport.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
A couple of friends cool off in their street clothes on a hot day 40 years ago this month in Prospect Heights.
A couple of friends cool off in their street clothes on a hot day 40 years ago this month in Prospect Heights.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
An old barn, left in place to rot, as a new neighborhood was built in Buffalo Grove, lead to problems with rats and other vermin in the new homes.
An old barn, left in place to rot, as a new neighborhood was built in Buffalo Grove, lead to problems with rats and other vermin in the new homes.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Neighbors look at the problem property that borders theirs in Buffalo Grove.
Neighbors look at the problem property that borders theirs in Buffalo Grove.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
Neighborhood kids watch each other do skateboard tricks in Hanover Park.
Neighborhood kids watch each other do skateboard tricks in Hanover Park.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
They don't have helmets, but they do have knee pads as they perform on a hill in Hanover Park.
They don't have helmets, but they do have knee pads as they perform on a hill in Hanover Park.
Daily Herald file photo June 1977
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