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I was taking fireworks photos in Bloomingdale on July 3, and they had an exceptional fireworks display. As I was looking at the photos I thought how nice it would be to include our flag in the photo. I absolutely love the way it turned out.
I was taking fireworks photos in Bloomingdale on July 3, and they had an exceptional fireworks display. As I was looking at the photos I thought how nice it would be to include our flag in the photo. I absolutely love the way it turned out.
Emil Schiavo of Itasca
American Pastime, Homer Glen, in May.
American Pastime, Homer Glen, in May.
Chip DeLorenzo of Naperville
I took this photo from our driveway in Warrenville during the lightning storm on the Fourth of July. Mother Nature put on her own Fireworks display!
I took this photo from our driveway in Warrenville during the lightning storm on the Fourth of July. Mother Nature put on her own Fireworks display!
Kirsten Zeitler of Warrenville
This baby bird landed in my petunia on the front porch and rested all day until momma came and fed him.
This baby bird landed in my petunia on the front porch and rested all day until momma came and fed him.
Diane Pavlik of Hampshire
I took this picture in August 2014 of the Bonneville Salt Flats underwater.
I took this picture in August 2014 of the Bonneville Salt Flats underwater.
Andy Scherf of Elgin
I took this picture of a recently planted cornfield in Hampshire. This particular photo was taken a couple of years ago although it could have been taken this past spring. I like the uniformity of the plant and row spacing while the rows follow a curve dictated by a nearby creek. Thanks to all of you who farm.
I took this picture of a recently planted cornfield in Hampshire. This particular photo was taken a couple of years ago although it could have been taken this past spring. I like the uniformity of the plant and row spacing while the rows follow a curve dictated by a nearby creek. Thanks to all of you who farm.
Milton Hoskins of Hampshire
A pair of adult geese shepherd 19 goslings on Channel Lake in Antioch on June 30.
A pair of adult geese shepherd 19 goslings on Channel Lake in Antioch on June 30.
Jim Huskey of Libertyville
The Wrigley building is reflected in the windows of Trump Tower along the Chicago River on July 6.
The Wrigley building is reflected in the windows of Trump Tower along the Chicago River on July 6.
Don Bolstad of Hawthorn Woods
A majestic blue heron takes flight on July 1 over a lake at Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville.
A majestic blue heron takes flight on July 1 over a lake at Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville.
Kristin Kohl of Libertyville
Spectators watch the Glenview fireworks show on July 4. The show started earlier than expected to avoid an upcoming storm.
Spectators watch the Glenview fireworks show on July 4. The show started earlier than expected to avoid an upcoming storm.
John Wysocki of Mount Prospect
Wispy wild grasses appear like a fireworks show on July 3 in a forest preserve near Des Plaines.
Wispy wild grasses appear like a fireworks show on July 3 in a forest preserve near Des Plaines.
Ken Juranek of Des Plaines
A female gorilla, Koola, shows her love as she attends to one-month-old Ali at Brookfield Zoo on July 6.
A female gorilla, Koola, shows her love as she attends to one-month-old Ali at Brookfield Zoo on July 6.
Christine M. Solum of Arlington Heights
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