Winning images of our weekly photo contest
During a North West Territory Alliance Revolutionary War Re-enactment at Cantigny park in Wheaton, I was able to catch this Cannon being ignited by Jason Borowick of Wheaton. This soldier's unit is the "Continental Marines", they are the ancestors to today's Marine Corps. I superimposed another photo I had taken of an American flag, as a reminder to us during this Independence Holiday week, of what they were fighting for.
Randy Link of Winfield
Vienna farmers market, Vienna Austria in July 2017.
Chip DeLorenzo of Naperville
Old Faithful erupts in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Janis Williams of Palatine
In our back garden, a colorful Allium flower-head begins to open on a warm day this past May. By the next day, the flower-head was almost fully open, like the out-of-focus Allium in the background.
Mike Weimer of St. Charles
A bevy of swans enjoys a swim on Channel Lake in Antioch. The lake was perfectly calm adding to the beauty of these magnificent birds on June 27.
Jim Huskey of Libertyville
A frog basks in the sun at Volo Bog State Natural Area in June.
Lynne Solway of Buffalo Grove
Chicago Cubs runner Javier Baez steals third base during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee on June 13.
John Wysocki of Mount Prospect
A swan glides across a lake reflecting billowing clouds in Southern Germany on June 18.
Ken Simpson of Arlington Heights
A thistle starts to bloom on June 9 in Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.
Kristin Kohl of Libertyville
Captured an action shot of Kane County Cougars center fielder Gabriel Maciel stealing second base under leaping Quad Cities River Bandits shortstop Miguelangel Sierra Sunday, July 1, at Northwestern Medicine Field in Geneva. The Cougars, Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, lost 3-2 to the River Bandits.
Al Benson of Aurora
While visiting historic sights in the south a couple of years ago my wife and I stopped at the national cemetery at Vicksburg, Mississippi. The cemetery is set between the Vicksburg Military Park and the Yazoo river. It's a peaceful place where many men and women who served and in many cases died eternally rest after having helped keep our country free.
Milton Hoskins of Hampshire
Sea lion playing peek-a-boo behind a boulder in California this past month.
Maggie Newlin of Naperville
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