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Posted2/19/2017 10:00 PM
Hunter Gibson, 15, of Fox River Grove takes a second to collect himself Saturday before launching from the big hill during the 112th International Winter Tournament at the Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament at Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove.
  Hunter Gibson, 15, of Fox River Grove takes a second to collect himself Saturday before launching from the big hill during the 112th International Winter Tournament at the Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament at Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Monika Werner, of Naperville enjoys a hot chocolate macaroon from Deeta's Bakery at Edie Boutique during the Naperville-based 360 Youth Services sponsored annual Chocolate Walk in downtown Naperville.
  Monika Werner, of Naperville enjoys a hot chocolate macaroon from Deeta's Bakery at Edie Boutique during the Naperville-based 360 Youth Services sponsored annual Chocolate Walk in downtown Naperville.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Michael Vonic, of Hampshire, who was acting as one of the judges, samples all the gluten free chocolate samples at the Ella's Friends Festival of Chocolate at the Hampshire Township Building on Sunday. The chocolate festival promotes Ella's Friends which is now accepting donations of books, CD's DVD's and Vinyl for their cause.
  Michael Vonic, of Hampshire, who was acting as one of the judges, samples all the gluten free chocolate samples at the Ella's Friends Festival of Chocolate at the Hampshire Township Building on Sunday. The chocolate festival promotes Ella's Friends which is now accepting donations of books, CD's DVD's and Vinyl for their cause.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Ellen Sharpe, 75, of Arlington Heights is ranked ninth among the best competitive pinball players in Illinois, plays in her monthly league at Level 257 in Schaumburg.
  Ellen Sharpe, 75, of Arlington Heights is ranked ninth among the best competitive pinball players in Illinois, plays in her monthly league at Level 257 in Schaumburg.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Dorothy Benish, of Palatine, left, checks out the new shower designs with salesperson Debra Teruggi of America's Bath Company of Barrington at the North Shore Home and Garden Show in Wheeling on Saturday.
  Dorothy Benish, of Palatine, left, checks out the new shower designs with salesperson Debra Teruggi of America's Bath Company of Barrington at the North Shore Home and Garden Show in Wheeling on Saturday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Victor Franks Jr., 78, of Schaumburg is a volunteer at the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry for the past 15 years and loves the feeling he gets helping people out that are less fortunate than others.
  Victor Franks Jr., 78, of Schaumburg is a volunteer at the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry for the past 15 years and loves the feeling he gets helping people out that are less fortunate than others.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Amy Barber, 28, of Oswego, who volunteers with World Relief helping refugees settling in the Fox Valley and DuPage suburbs acclimate to life in the United States. Barber and her husband have been a friendship partner to two refugee families in Aurora and also volunteers with one of World Relief's after-school programs.
  Amy Barber, 28, of Oswego, who volunteers with World Relief helping refugees settling in the Fox Valley and DuPage suburbs acclimate to life in the United States. Barber and her husband have been a friendship partner to two refugee families in Aurora and also volunteers with one of World Relief's after-school programs.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Emily Burt, left, and Allison Park, right, both of Glen Ellyn, walk their dogs along the Lake Ellyn Park playground and trails. The Glen Ellyn Park District plans to spruce up the park after receiving a previously suspended state grant. The funds will cover an $800,000 project to replace the playground at Lake Ellyn, reconfigure paths, add new landscaping and other amenities.
  Emily Burt, left, and Allison Park, right, both of Glen Ellyn, walk their dogs along the Lake Ellyn Park playground and trails. The Glen Ellyn Park District plans to spruce up the park after receiving a previously suspended state grant. The funds will cover an $800,000 project to replace the playground at Lake Ellyn, reconfigure paths, add new landscaping and other amenities.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Speaking to the crowd Tuesday are Joyce Fountain, of Elgin, from left, Rev. Leslie Mills, of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, and Rev. Ms. Denise D Tracy, President of the Coalition of the Elgin Religious Leaders. The annual Long Red Line event which is always on Valentine's Day, in solidarity with the global One Billion Rising event against violence against women takes place at ECC for the first time year.
  Speaking to the crowd Tuesday are Joyce Fountain, of Elgin, from left, Rev. Leslie Mills, of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, and Rev. Ms. Denise D Tracy, President of the Coalition of the Elgin Religious Leaders. The annual Long Red Line event which is always on Valentine's Day, in solidarity with the global One Billion Rising event against violence against women takes place at ECC for the first time year.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Lake County Forest Preserve District workers Brian Hoeg, left, and David Cassin set fire to a patch of cattails Tuesday in the Lakewood Forest Preserve just east of Wauconda. Crews set a controlled burn with hopes to cover 200 acres.
  Lake County Forest Preserve District workers Brian Hoeg, left, and David Cassin set fire to a patch of cattails Tuesday in the Lakewood Forest Preserve just east of Wauconda. Crews set a controlled burn with hopes to cover 200 acres.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Audrey Roettiger, right, and Lorraine Thomson look at a Grant High School yearbook of when they were there as friends. The two women recently reunited when they moved into Oak Hill Supportive Living Community in Round Lake Beach.
  Audrey Roettiger, right, and Lorraine Thomson look at a Grant High School yearbook of when they were there as friends. The two women recently reunited when they moved into Oak Hill Supportive Living Community in Round Lake Beach.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Victor Franks Jr., 78, of Schaumburg is a volunteer at the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry for the past 15 years and loves the feeling he gets helping people out that are less fortunate than others. The shelves are stocked with the latest items that grocery stores deem past the expiration dates.
  Victor Franks Jr., 78, of Schaumburg is a volunteer at the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry for the past 15 years and loves the feeling he gets helping people out that are less fortunate than others. The shelves are stocked with the latest items that grocery stores deem past the expiration dates.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Amy Barber, 28, of Oswego, who volunteers with World Relief helping refugees settling in the Fox Valley and DuPage suburbs acclimate to life in the United States. Barber and her husband have been a friendship partner to two refugee families in Aurora and also volunteers with one of World Relief's after-school programs.
  Amy Barber, 28, of Oswego, who volunteers with World Relief helping refugees settling in the Fox Valley and DuPage suburbs acclimate to life in the United States. Barber and her husband have been a friendship partner to two refugee families in Aurora and also volunteers with one of World Relief's after-school programs.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Kindergartners Kardell White, left, Tyrice Jones, Ethan Rosa and Xzvanien Gonzalez jump rope together during the annual Jump rope for Heart at Spaulding School in Gurnee on Wednesday. The students jumped rope during physical education classes to raise money for the American Heart Association.
  Kindergartners Kardell White, left, Tyrice Jones, Ethan Rosa and Xzvanien Gonzalez jump rope together during the annual Jump rope for Heart at Spaulding School in Gurnee on Wednesday. The students jumped rope during physical education classes to raise money for the American Heart Association.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Speech language pathologist Amy Maplethorpe talks about the tennis ball sensory chair she designed and is using at Raymond Ellis School in Round Lake on Monday. The specially designed chair helps children with disabilities and has become a Facebook sensation with over 15 million views on Facebook.
  Speech language pathologist Amy Maplethorpe talks about the tennis ball sensory chair she designed and is using at Raymond Ellis School in Round Lake on Monday. The specially designed chair helps children with disabilities and has become a Facebook sensation with over 15 million views on Facebook.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Potential customers read the signs on the entrance to the Fresh Market on the East side of Elgin shows customers that it is closed Thursday for "Day Without Immigrants."
  Potential customers read the signs on the entrance to the Fresh Market on the East side of Elgin shows customers that it is closed Thursday for "Day Without Immigrants."
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Valerie Guglielmi visits the Enchanted Railroad display at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle with her daughter Lydia, 5 months and son Henry, 4.
  Valerie Guglielmi visits the Enchanted Railroad display at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle with her daughter Lydia, 5 months and son Henry, 4.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
A walker makes her way down the path at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville Thursday.
  A walker makes her way down the path at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville Thursday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Cathy Wegner, right, whose son Justin Wegner is battling cancer, hugs family friend Paula Kinney, left, after returning from treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
  Cathy Wegner, right, whose son Justin Wegner is battling cancer, hugs family friend Paula Kinney, left, after returning from treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Martina DeGuire, of Crystal Lake, and Doug Davenport of Geneva, relax and soak in some of the sun as temperatures reached into the mid 60's Friday in Geneva at Wheeler Park. "It's awesome, we figured that we would come down to the park and enjoy the beautiful weather," said Davenport. "It just doesn't happen like this in February," added DeGuire.
  Martina DeGuire, of Crystal Lake, and Doug Davenport of Geneva, relax and soak in some of the sun as temperatures reached into the mid 60's Friday in Geneva at Wheeler Park. "It's awesome, we figured that we would come down to the park and enjoy the beautiful weather," said Davenport. "It just doesn't happen like this in February," added DeGuire.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Wheeling Police Chief Jamie Dunne, serves pastries to Pat Miller, right, while Wheeling Police Officers serve breakfast to seniors at the Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center for Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  Wheeling Police Chief Jamie Dunne, serves pastries to Pat Miller, right, while Wheeling Police Officers serve breakfast to seniors at the Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center for Random Acts of Kindness Day.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
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