A very colorful Week in Pictures

 
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International aerial yoga instructor Holly Johnson relaxes, hanging from a fabric sling, as she demonstrates poses in Henry J. Paulus Park Tuesday. Johnson, of Aviana Yoga, is working with the Village of Lake Zurich Park & Recreation Department to offer four-week classes in aerial yoga starting June 16.
  International aerial yoga instructor Holly Johnson relaxes, hanging from a fabric sling, as she demonstrates poses in Henry J. Paulus Park Tuesday. Johnson, of Aviana Yoga, is working with the Village of Lake Zurich Park & Recreation Department to offer four-week classes in aerial yoga starting June 16.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Vivian Schutte, 6, of St. Charles, gets a little bit of help from her mom Erin Schutte, Thursday as she learns to ride her bike with out training wheels in the parking lot of Haines Middle School in St. Charles. "We tried a little bit last year, but had to put the training wheels back on," says Erin Schutte. "This year she seems to have it figured out."
  Vivian Schutte, 6, of St. Charles, gets a little bit of help from her mom Erin Schutte, Thursday as she learns to ride her bike with out training wheels in the parking lot of Haines Middle School in St. Charles. "We tried a little bit last year, but had to put the training wheels back on," says Erin Schutte. "This year she seems to have it figured out."
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A mannequin head sits amongst toy horses for sale at the Kane County Flea Market at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles Saturday.
  A mannequin head sits amongst toy horses for sale at the Kane County Flea Market at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles Saturday.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Wildlife Ecologist Dan Thompson, of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, removes a Blanding's turtle from its nesting site at Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve near Wayne. Thompson listens for sound from a transmitter attached to the turtles shells, which enables him to locate the endangered Blanding's turtles.
  Wildlife Ecologist Dan Thompson, of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, removes a Blanding's turtle from its nesting site at Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve near Wayne. Thompson listens for sound from a transmitter attached to the turtles shells, which enables him to locate the endangered Blanding's turtles.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Lindsey Burkitt reaches for a rope at the starting line during the Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race the Fox River in St. Charles. Participants started the 10-mile race at Mount St. Mary Park in St. Charles. The 6-mile race started at the Batavia VFW Post. Both races ended at McCullough Park in North Aurora.
  Lindsey Burkitt reaches for a rope at the starting line during the Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race the Fox River in St. Charles. Participants started the 10-mile race at Mount St. Mary Park in St. Charles. The 6-mile race started at the Batavia VFW Post. Both races ended at McCullough Park in North Aurora.
Mike Krebs | Staff Photographer
Sisters Ariana, 5, and Alyssa Savernok, 7, of Wheaton, try out the a ring toss game at the Taste of Wheaton carnival.
  Sisters Ariana, 5, and Alyssa Savernok, 7, of Wheaton, try out the a ring toss game at the Taste of Wheaton carnival.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Mark Hoisington, with shovel, and Branden Newbrough, of Pro-Techs surfacing out of Copley Ohio, construct a model of the earth that children will be able to play on when the new playground under construction at Wheeler Park in Geneva is finished.
  Mark Hoisington, with shovel, and Branden Newbrough, of Pro-Techs surfacing out of Copley Ohio, construct a model of the earth that children will be able to play on when the new playground under construction at Wheeler Park in Geneva is finished.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Tess Anderson, 14, of South Elgin, has had Type 1 diabetes since she was eight years old. She will be doing a 40+ mile Aurora bike ride called Tour de Cure, in a few weeks. She has been participating in the ride since she was diagnosed in 2008. The event raises funds for the American Diabetes Association.
  Tess Anderson, 14, of South Elgin, has had Type 1 diabetes since she was eight years old. She will be doing a 40+ mile Aurora bike ride called Tour de Cure, in a few weeks. She has been participating in the ride since she was diagnosed in 2008. The event raises funds for the American Diabetes Association.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Nancy Szajkovics, left, and Linda Kilburg, both of Geneva, share a laugh while looking at a new photo exhibit Friday. The Geneva History Museum is the first Midwest museum to host "Awkward Family Photos."
  Nancy Szajkovics, left, and Linda Kilburg, both of Geneva, share a laugh while looking at a new photo exhibit Friday. The Geneva History Museum is the first Midwest museum to host "Awkward Family Photos."
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Annabelle Kostelny, 5, of South Elgin, holds a fish that she caught at a tournament on Saturday at the Hawthorne Hill Nature Center in Elgin. Each fish caught was measured and released.
  Annabelle Kostelny, 5, of South Elgin, holds a fish that she caught at a tournament on Saturday at the Hawthorne Hill Nature Center in Elgin. Each fish caught was measured and released.
Mike Krebs | Staff Photographer
Rolling Meadows' Jake Barson, left, receives a congratulatory hug from Wheeling's Theresa Godlewski following the Daily Herald Prep Excellence event at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates Sunday afternoon. Barson received a Spirit of Sportsmanship award as part of the event.
  Rolling Meadows' Jake Barson, left, receives a congratulatory hug from Wheeling's Theresa Godlewski following the Daily Herald Prep Excellence event at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates Sunday afternoon. Barson received a Spirit of Sportsmanship award as part of the event.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Shoppers look at decorative lawn ornaments at the Kane County Flea Market at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles Saturday.
  Shoppers look at decorative lawn ornaments at the Kane County Flea Market at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles Saturday.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Raindrops gather on the inner blades of a pinwheel outside the Kane County Courthouse in Geneva. A "pinwheel garden" stood outside the courthouse as a tribute to the over 500 abused and neglected children represented each year by CASA Kane County during the organization's 11th Annual Hands Around the Courthouse in April. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
  Raindrops gather on the inner blades of a pinwheel outside the Kane County Courthouse in Geneva. A "pinwheel garden" stood outside the courthouse as a tribute to the over 500 abused and neglected children represented each year by CASA Kane County during the organization's 11th Annual Hands Around the Courthouse in April. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
A rainbow appears as the American Flag blows in a steady wind on a day mixed with heavy rain and periods of sunshine during a soccer game between Hersey and Lake Zurich High schools in Glenview recently. The clouds following the National Anthem, the clouds cleared for good, and the game was played in sunshine on a beautiful spring evening. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
  A rainbow appears as the American Flag blows in a steady wind on a day mixed with heavy rain and periods of sunshine during a soccer game between Hersey and Lake Zurich High schools in Glenview recently. The clouds following the National Anthem, the clouds cleared for good, and the game was played in sunshine on a beautiful spring evening. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Makenna Otto, 9, of Pewaukee, WI, and her mother Amy share a quick, quiet glance while Mary Gleason, right, bows her head during a ceremony honoring National Cancer Survivors Day at the Cancer Care Center at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin Monday. The center unveiled a Survivors Bell in the waiting area that  was placed in honor of Thomas Gleason, husband of Mary and father of Amy Otto. Mary is now a nurse navigator and was director of the cancer care center.
  Makenna Otto, 9, of Pewaukee, WI, and her mother Amy share a quick, quiet glance while Mary Gleason, right, bows her head during a ceremony honoring National Cancer Survivors Day at the Cancer Care Center at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin Monday. The center unveiled a Survivors Bell in the waiting area that was placed in honor of Thomas Gleason, husband of Mary and father of Amy Otto. Mary is now a nurse navigator and was director of the cancer care center.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The media waits for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to be arraigned in federal court on charges of structuring cash withdrawals in attempt to circumvent federal reporting regulations to the FBI.
  The media waits for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to be arraigned in federal court on charges of structuring cash withdrawals in attempt to circumvent federal reporting regulations to the FBI.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The Elgin Symphony duo played for about 55 people who nestled themselves among the book stacks in the children's area of the Gail Borden Library Tuesday. The program coincided with the library's summer reading challenge program theme of "Read to the Rhythm."
  The Elgin Symphony duo played for about 55 people who nestled themselves among the book stacks in the children's area of the Gail Borden Library Tuesday. The program coincided with the library's summer reading challenge program theme of "Read to the Rhythm."
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Grayslake resident Bill Byrne discusses the wooden American flag he made to auction, with proceeds going to a fallen police officers organization.
  Grayslake resident Bill Byrne discusses the wooden American flag he made to auction, with proceeds going to a fallen police officers organization.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Kane County Naturalist Ben Katzen, left, shows a group of kids, including Gabriel Pimsner, 5, of St. Charles, center, what is inside an owl pellet during the Little Sprouts Camp Wednesday at Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles.
  Kane County Naturalist Ben Katzen, left, shows a group of kids, including Gabriel Pimsner, 5, of St. Charles, center, what is inside an owl pellet during the Little Sprouts Camp Wednesday at Creek Bend Nature Center in St. Charles.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Kane County Naturalist Ben Katzen leads the group back to the Creek Bend Nature Center Wednesday during the Little Sprouts Camp which introduces preschool-age child to the wonders of nature during the week long camp in St. Charles. The children were able discover butterflies, wildflowers, trees and a lot more. Activities are held both inside the nature center and outside in the woods.
  Kane County Naturalist Ben Katzen leads the group back to the Creek Bend Nature Center Wednesday during the Little Sprouts Camp which introduces preschool-age child to the wonders of nature during the week long camp in St. Charles. The children were able discover butterflies, wildflowers, trees and a lot more. Activities are held both inside the nature center and outside in the woods.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Fifth grader Adam Campbell and his classmates participate in indoor nordic skiing during Field Day for Oak Grove School at the Libertyville Sports Complex on Wednesday. Fifth graders went up the climbing wall, played capture the flag and crab soccer, and competed in strange field games.
  Fifth grader Adam Campbell and his classmates participate in indoor nordic skiing during Field Day for Oak Grove School at the Libertyville Sports Complex on Wednesday. Fifth graders went up the climbing wall, played capture the flag and crab soccer, and competed in strange field games.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Claudia Zych, 7, pours a bucket full of water over Holly Stahlhut, 8, both of Round Lake, as they play in the water at the Grayslake Park District Splash Park on Wednesday. Temperatures reached near 90 degrees and made it the first hot day of the summer in Lake County.
  Claudia Zych, 7, pours a bucket full of water over Holly Stahlhut, 8, both of Round Lake, as they play in the water at the Grayslake Park District Splash Park on Wednesday. Temperatures reached near 90 degrees and made it the first hot day of the summer in Lake County.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Quinn Campbell, 7, of West Dundee, tries to escape the hot weather by leaping through a sprinkler as high temperatures hit the Fox Valley Wednesday.
  Quinn Campbell, 7, of West Dundee, tries to escape the hot weather by leaping through a sprinkler as high temperatures hit the Fox Valley Wednesday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
From left, Carena Fay of Mount Prospect, Umar Azamat of Mount Prospect, and Alex Gonzalez of Arlington Heights, try to tap out Chelsea Dagger on a giant piano in the children's department of the Arlington Heights Library.
  From left, Carena Fay of Mount Prospect, Umar Azamat of Mount Prospect, and Alex Gonzalez of Arlington Heights, try to tap out Chelsea Dagger on a giant piano in the children's department of the Arlington Heights Library.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Colleen Tardella, far left, walks with her husband and cancer survivor Bob Tardella and their two children Dana and Bob, all of St. Charles, during the survivors lap. Hundreds of people joined together Friday in Geneva at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Kane County at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.
  Colleen Tardella, far left, walks with her husband and cancer survivor Bob Tardella and their two children Dana and Bob, all of St. Charles, during the survivors lap. Hundreds of people joined together Friday in Geneva at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Kane County at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Kayden Smith, 7, of Bloomingdale, enjoys the cold water at the Itasca Park District's Waterpark. Hundreds of people from near and far came to swim as the mercury hovered around 90 Wednesday afternoon.
  Kayden Smith, 7, of Bloomingdale, enjoys the cold water at the Itasca Park District's Waterpark. Hundreds of people from near and far came to swim as the mercury hovered around 90 Wednesday afternoon.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
Hundreds of people from near and far came to swim at the Itasca Waterpark as the mercury hovered around 90 Wednesday afternoon.
  Hundreds of people from near and far came to swim at the Itasca Waterpark as the mercury hovered around 90 Wednesday afternoon.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
Alex Lindquist, of Wheaton, celebrates a Hawks goal during the Blackhawks viewing party in downtown Lombard Wednesday. Well over 300 Hawks fans gathered to watch the game a on an inflatable TV screen.
  Alex Lindquist, of Wheaton, celebrates a Hawks goal during the Blackhawks viewing party in downtown Lombard Wednesday. Well over 300 Hawks fans gathered to watch the game a on an inflatable TV screen.
Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
Hailey Welman, 9 of Carol Stream, enjoys a snow cone at the Carol Stream Summer Carnival.
  Hailey Welman, 9 of Carol Stream, enjoys a snow cone at the Carol Stream Summer Carnival.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Chicago Blackhawks logos, all done by hand by Jane Tran of Nail Art and Spa in Elgin, are proudly displayed. Tran does intricate designs on her client's nails and lately there has been quite a few requests for Chicago Blackhawks designs.
  Chicago Blackhawks logos, all done by hand by Jane Tran of Nail Art and Spa in Elgin, are proudly displayed. Tran does intricate designs on her client's nails and lately there has been quite a few requests for Chicago Blackhawks designs.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Desiree Jacobs, center, sings while scooping rice and soy on Friday at Feed My Starving Children in Liberyville. Approximately 150 volunteers from Stericycle Inc. prepared 324 boxes and 73,873 meals in two hours. It was the most meals ever prepared at in a single event at the FMSC Libertyville site. Volunteers prepared bags of rice, soy, vegetables and vitamins, which were boxed and will be distributed to malnourished children around the world.
  Desiree Jacobs, center, sings while scooping rice and soy on Friday at Feed My Starving Children in Liberyville. Approximately 150 volunteers from Stericycle Inc. prepared 324 boxes and 73,873 meals in two hours. It was the most meals ever prepared at in a single event at the FMSC Libertyville site. Volunteers prepared bags of rice, soy, vegetables and vitamins, which were boxed and will be distributed to malnourished children around the world.
Mike Krebs | Staff Photographer
U.S. Air Force veteran Jim Crawford, resident of The Holmstad in Batavia, gets help from Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation pilot Mike Sommars as he exits the cockpit of a 1940 Boeing Stearman plane at DuPage Airport in West Chicago Friday. Crawford and five other residents of The Holmstad were supposed to take short flights, but were grounded due to the weather. Crawford, 83, was an Airman Second Class with the Airforce. Though never able to be a pilot due to bad eyesight, he served stateside as an aircraft dispatcher.
  U.S. Air Force veteran Jim Crawford, resident of The Holmstad in Batavia, gets help from Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation pilot Mike Sommars as he exits the cockpit of a 1940 Boeing Stearman plane at DuPage Airport in West Chicago Friday. Crawford and five other residents of The Holmstad were supposed to take short flights, but were grounded due to the weather. Crawford, 83, was an Airman Second Class with the Airforce. Though never able to be a pilot due to bad eyesight, he served stateside as an aircraft dispatcher.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Nancy Peterson, of Arlington Heights, gets caught up in the excitement of Taste of Des Plaines Friday night, dancing with Rick Aspen of Marengo, an actor and tribute artist portraying Capt. Jack Sparrow.
  Nancy Peterson, of Arlington Heights, gets caught up in the excitement of Taste of Des Plaines Friday night, dancing with Rick Aspen of Marengo, an actor and tribute artist portraying Capt. Jack Sparrow.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
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