Check out The Week in Pictures

 
Updated 4/8/2019 9:36 AM
Hoffman Estates-based GiGi's Playhouse Down syndrome Achievement Centers across the country celebrate World Down syndrome Day with parents and kids of all ages like Katie James and her son Caiden Casas, 3, of Schaumburg getting ready to launch balloons.
  Hoffman Estates-based GiGi's Playhouse Down syndrome Achievement Centers across the country celebrate World Down syndrome Day with parents and kids of all ages like Katie James and her son Caiden Casas, 3, of Schaumburg getting ready to launch balloons.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Jim Barnowski, of Round Lake dressed up as St. Patrick waves to the crowd that attended Lake Villa's St. Patrick's Day parade.
  Jim Barnowski, of Round Lake dressed up as St. Patrick waves to the crowd that attended Lake Villa's St. Patrick's Day parade.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Cheryl Hejny, of Bolingbrook checks out an Adirondack chair from Black Hills Adirondack during the Chicago Home Show at the Kane County Fair Grounds in St. Charles. The shows are a series of expos held throughout the country in an inviting, central location, between local families and exhibitors.
  Cheryl Hejny, of Bolingbrook checks out an Adirondack chair from Black Hills Adirondack during the Chicago Home Show at the Kane County Fair Grounds in St. Charles. The shows are a series of expos held throughout the country in an inviting, central location, between local families and exhibitors.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Mia Green, of Lake Villa lets the candy fly as her dad Neil drives the tractor in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Lake Villa.
  Mia Green, of Lake Villa lets the candy fly as her dad Neil drives the tractor in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Lake Villa.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Wapati Trading Company club members from left Joe Hyland of Bartlett, John Cwiak of Bensenville and Fred Durrenberg of Johnsburg, cook down sap in their 1800s pioneer camp during the Sugar Bush Fair at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg.
  Wapati Trading Company club members from left Joe Hyland of Bartlett, John Cwiak of Bensenville and Fred Durrenberg of Johnsburg, cook down sap in their 1800s pioneer camp during the Sugar Bush Fair at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Mundelein High School's Sara Blair Winter-Rosenberg is surprised as she receives a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Monday.
  Mundelein High School's Sara Blair Winter-Rosenberg is surprised as she receives a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Monday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Marilynn Carso, of Schaumburg votes as early voting began Monday in suburban Cook County at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg.
  Marilynn Carso, of Schaumburg votes as early voting began Monday in suburban Cook County at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Nicole Snell, senior national speaker for the Student Fight Back program addresses the faculty and students of Harper College in Palatine on Tuesday. The program stems from the organization of Girls Fight Back which aims to help men and women to stand together against the violence and rape culture that exists in today's world.
  Nicole Snell, senior national speaker for the Student Fight Back program addresses the faculty and students of Harper College in Palatine on Tuesday. The program stems from the organization of Girls Fight Back which aims to help men and women to stand together against the violence and rape culture that exists in today's world.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
"St. Patrick" Tim Johnston waves to the crowd lining the route during the West suburban Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade in Naperville.
  "St. Patrick" Tim Johnston waves to the crowd lining the route during the West suburban Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade in Naperville.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Evie Meske, 10, gets a little help as she swings through the Athlete Warrior Games setup, a traveling obstacle skills competition at the 14th annual Kids Expo at the Schaumburg Convention Center Saturday sponsored by Family Time magazine. Evie was with her family from Columbus, Ohio.
  Evie Meske, 10, gets a little help as she swings through the Athlete Warrior Games setup, a traveling obstacle skills competition at the 14th annual Kids Expo at the Schaumburg Convention Center Saturday sponsored by Family Time magazine. Evie was with her family from Columbus, Ohio.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Stefan Matteau, right, with Jake Bischoff, both of Schaumburg, enjoy a day off and a round of golf at Highland Woods Golf Club in Hoffman Estates on Tuesday.
  Stefan Matteau, right, with Jake Bischoff, both of Schaumburg, enjoy a day off and a round of golf at Highland Woods Golf Club in Hoffman Estates on Tuesday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
A tennis player hits in the sun at St. Charles East High School Tuesday afternoon.
  A tennis player hits in the sun at St. Charles East High School Tuesday afternoon.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Left to right, Omar Moreno, Zia Shiekh and Josh Horning, with the Sheriff's Work Alternative Progam (SWAP), load items for donation out of an empty office building in Lisle on Wednesday. Items will be donated to several locations, including Good Will.
  Left to right, Omar Moreno, Zia Shiekh and Josh Horning, with the Sheriff's Work Alternative Progam (SWAP), load items for donation out of an empty office building in Lisle on Wednesday. Items will be donated to several locations, including Good Will.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Robin Czerniak, of the Central Continental Bakery in Mt. Prospect hands out strawberry samples of the traditional polish pastries Paczki to patrons waiting on their orders to be picked up as the Fat Tuesday rush of people fills the bakery.
  Robin Czerniak, of the Central Continental Bakery in Mt. Prospect hands out strawberry samples of the traditional polish pastries Paczki to patrons waiting on their orders to be picked up as the Fat Tuesday rush of people fills the bakery.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The full moon rises over a pond at St. Charles East High School Thursday evening.
  The full moon rises over a pond at St. Charles East High School Thursday evening.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Blind drummer Tommy Carroll of Chicago gives a drum clinic as Glen Crest Middle School held a disability awareness week Thursday in Glen Ellyn.
  Blind drummer Tommy Carroll of Chicago gives a drum clinic as Glen Crest Middle School held a disability awareness week Thursday in Glen Ellyn.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Emily Mettan, left, dietitian intern and Beth Gordon, dietitian, part of the Produce Posse, visit with Conardo, 7, at Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield on Wednesday.
  Emily Mettan, left, dietitian intern and Beth Gordon, dietitian, part of the Produce Posse, visit with Conardo, 7, at Lurie Children's at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield on Wednesday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Dallas Ran, 10, gets a high-five from Paul Wahlberg at the groundbreaking of the new Wahlburgers restaurant in St. Charles on Friday.
  Dallas Ran, 10, gets a high-five from Paul Wahlberg at the groundbreaking of the new Wahlburgers restaurant in St. Charles on Friday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Donnie Wahlberg greets fans at the groundbreaking of the new Wahlburgers restaurant in St. Charles on Friday.
  Donnie Wahlberg greets fans at the groundbreaking of the new Wahlburgers restaurant in St. Charles on Friday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Scott Johnson of Callaloo Steel Drums plays Caribbean steel pan music during the "arts at lunch" program at Butterfield School in Libertyville Friday.
  Scott Johnson of Callaloo Steel Drums plays Caribbean steel pan music during the "arts at lunch" program at Butterfield School in Libertyville Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Donnie Wahlberg poses for selfies with fans at the groundbreaking of the new Wahlburgers restaurant in St. Charles on Friday.
  Donnie Wahlberg poses for selfies with fans at the groundbreaking of the new Wahlburgers restaurant in St. Charles on Friday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Third graders Ellie McLaughlin, left, and Frances Sampson dance in their seats to Caribbean steel pan music during the "arts at lunch" program at Butterfield School in Libertyville Friday.
  Third graders Ellie McLaughlin, left, and Frances Sampson dance in their seats to Caribbean steel pan music during the "arts at lunch" program at Butterfield School in Libertyville Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
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