Images: Daily Herald Photos of the Week

  Alycia Spadafore, 5, of Bartlett, learns to swim with help from her father, Tom, during Sunday Funday at the Bartlett Park District Splash Central Sunday. Gilbert R. Boucher II/
  Tyler Conklin, 8, of Maple Park finishes first in the 1-mile race of the 7th Annual Dewey Dash in Elburn Sunday morning. Patrick Kunzer/
  Linda Phan of Elgin waits in line for dog vaccinations with her 3-month-old beagle-mix Tyson during the Pet Health and Safety Event at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin Sunday. Patrick Kunzer/
  Ashley Kalkis of Plainfield shoots at a target during the American Legion Post 76 annual ham shoot in Carol Stream Sunday. George LeClaire/
  Dan Touzious, a Ranger with the Forest Preserve District of Dupage County, demonstrates a controled burn at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton Sunday. George LeClaire/
  Becky Metzler works cleans her plot for spring planting at the Primrose Farm garden plots in St. Charles Tuesday. Metzler said the gardening is both emotional and physical therapy as she celebrates more than a year and a half of remission from stage 4 lymphoma. Rick West/
  Trees, brush, and bird houses are charred after a brush fire made its way through an area in the Volo Bog preserve Tuesday in Ingleside. Steve Lundy/
  Joey Bikus of Hawthorn Woods, a seventh-grader in Fremont Elementary District 79, won the state middle school chess championship this spring. Bob Chwedyk/
  The crowd hold hands during the 7th annual CASA Kane County “Hands around the Courthouse” Thursday at the Third Street location in Geneva. Brian Hill/
  Todd Cherrington of Aurora prays, asking that the old school will be turned into a homless shelter, during a rally for the homeless at Hubble Middle school in Wheaton Thursday. PAUL MICHNA/
  Katherine Mrugala, 4, and her dad Peter play for a large audience at the Early Childhood Family Festival program celebrating national Week of the Young Child at Falcon Park in Palatine. Mark Welsh/
  First grade students in Arlene Meyer’s class are surprised by a visit from Navy command master chief Ron Naida from Round Lake Friday afternoon at St. Matthew Lutheran School in Hawthorn Woods. The students have been corresponding with him as part of their Adopt-a-Sailor program. He is on a two-week leave from duty oversees. Steve Lundy/
  Ta-Tynisa Wilson, a 2008 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School, sings at the spring pep assembly. She made it to the top 24 of American Idol this season. Bev Horne/
  Student Anthony Garcia gets his head shaved by his Marine recruiter, Sgt. Steven Regentz, during the Maine West Spring Assemby. The school-wide fundraiser raised $17,518 for the American Cancer Society. Bob Chwedyk/
  St. Charles North senior, Brooke DiFulvio puts up stickers warning of the dangers of alcohol sales to minors at the Thirsty Fox in St. Charles Friday. Brian Hill/
  Townline Elementary School first graders Daphne Yang and Alex Tsakadze assemble a bird house as the Lowe’s Build and Grow Truck showed up to teach kids about nature Friday in Vernon Hills. Steve Lundy/
  Townline Elementary School students watch a video inside the Lowe’s Build and Grow Truck. Steve Lundy/
  Dayna Baehr of Ingleside gives a Hula Hoop a workout during Healthy Kids Day at the Hastings Lake YMCA. Bob Chwedyk/
  Clara Ahlberg, 17, center, a Swedish exchange student at Geneva High School, gets help finding a prom dress from Missy Kowalczyk, 17, and her mom, Claudia, at the YWCA in Elgin Saturday. The Kowalczyk’s, who are from Spring Grove, have been helping with the event for six years. The Elgin Junior Service Board, YWCA Elgin and the Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties hold the formal wear boutique where high school students can shop for dresses, purses, and more for their prom, all for a $5 donation with 100% going to support the YWCA Elgin’s educational programs. Laura Stoecker/