Focus on some interesting photos in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for April 24-30, 2021.

 
 
Posted5/3/2021 1:00 AM

We spent time with interesting people and went to colorful places and it's reflected in The Week in Pictures photo gallery for April 24-30, 2021.

After a car crash, Clare Mantelmaner of Barrington Hills experienced alarming episodes where she wouldn't know where she was, or even who she was. An unusual pair of glasses fixed that problem.
  After a car crash, Clare Mantelmaner of Barrington Hills experienced alarming episodes where she wouldn't know where she was, or even who she was. An unusual pair of glasses fixed that problem.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Streamwood High School girls track runners walk the track after doing sprints at the school's Millennium Field. Athletes and fans are greeted with a "Home of the Sabres" fence banner upon entering the field.
  Streamwood High School girls track runners walk the track after doing sprints at the school's Millennium Field. Athletes and fans are greeted with a "Home of the Sabres" fence banner upon entering the field.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
A horse shows interest in the photographer's camera as Arlington International Racecourse trainer Larry Rivelli does some work in the background Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
  A horse shows interest in the photographer's camera as Arlington International Racecourse trainer Larry Rivelli does some work in the background Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A mulch pile continues to burn Tuesday at Down To Earth Landscaping along Old Sutton Road near East Dundee. The fire started Monday and spread toward South Barrington affecting 15-20 acres of mostly Forest Preserves of Cook County land.
  A mulch pile continues to burn Tuesday at Down To Earth Landscaping along Old Sutton Road near East Dundee. The fire started Monday and spread toward South Barrington affecting 15-20 acres of mostly Forest Preserves of Cook County land.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Jeffrey Thompson, of Carpentersville during the Elgin Unity Rally at Kiwanis Park Saturday April 24, 2021 in Elgin.
  Jeffrey Thompson, of Carpentersville during the Elgin Unity Rally at Kiwanis Park Saturday April 24, 2021 in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Glenbrook South's John Henry Russell bites his mask as he runs up the first base line on a hit against Maine South in a baseball game in Park Ridge Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
  Glenbrook South's John Henry Russell bites his mask as he runs up the first base line on a hit against Maine South in a baseball game in Park Ridge Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Work is done in one of the barns at the Arlington International Racecourse Thursday April 22, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
  Work is done in one of the barns at the Arlington International Racecourse Thursday April 22, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
After a car crash, Clare Mantelmaner of Barrington Hills experienced alarming episodes where she wouldn't know where she was, or even who she was. An unusual pair of glasses fixed that problem. Here Clare and her husband Jeff get their horse "Blue" ready to ride.
  After a car crash, Clare Mantelmaner of Barrington Hills experienced alarming episodes where she wouldn't know where she was, or even who she was. An unusual pair of glasses fixed that problem. Here Clare and her husband Jeff get their horse "Blue" ready to ride.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The Village of South Elgin hold an Earth Day clean up event plus an e-waste recycling event and construction of fish crib habitats for the Fox River at the SEBA Park Shelter. Here Linda St. John of South Elgin, collects some trash in SEBA park. "It's a great thing to do and it's good to help out," said St. John.
  The Village of South Elgin hold an Earth Day clean up event plus an e-waste recycling event and construction of fish crib habitats for the Fox River at the SEBA Park Shelter. Here Linda St. John of South Elgin, collects some trash in SEBA park. "It's a great thing to do and it's good to help out," said St. John.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Jockey Chris Emigh rides Duchess at Arlington International Racecourse, Friday April 23, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
  Jockey Chris Emigh rides Duchess at Arlington International Racecourse, Friday April 23, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Dani Lococo, 18, of Mundelein, who is nonverbal, non ambulatory as a result of Rhett's Syndrome, received a comfort dog named Marli from Make-A-Wish.
  Dani Lococo, 18, of Mundelein, who is nonverbal, non ambulatory as a result of Rhett's Syndrome, received a comfort dog named Marli from Make-A-Wish.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Priscilla Hertel, 5, of Hanover Park and her dad, Greg, launch a "seed bomb," which is a dirt clod mixed with wildflower seeds, as they make a stop along the Earth Stewardship Trail, part of an Earth Day celebration at the Nature Center and Heritage Farm in Schaumburg.
  Priscilla Hertel, 5, of Hanover Park and her dad, Greg, launch a "seed bomb," which is a dirt clod mixed with wildflower seeds, as they make a stop along the Earth Stewardship Trail, part of an Earth Day celebration at the Nature Center and Heritage Farm in Schaumburg.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Cindy Siuda, 65, of Arlington Heights, asks questions of an Illinois National Guard member as she sits down for her first COVID-19 vaccination Monday in Des Plaines.
  Cindy Siuda, 65, of Arlington Heights, asks questions of an Illinois National Guard member as she sits down for her first COVID-19 vaccination Monday in Des Plaines.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Dan Campion, of Barrington completes one of his 20 laps on his Rollerblade Monday at the Margreth Riemer Reservoir in Palatine. Campion hits the trail a few days a week and plays hockey during the winter.
  Dan Campion, of Barrington completes one of his 20 laps on his Rollerblade Monday at the Margreth Riemer Reservoir in Palatine. Campion hits the trail a few days a week and plays hockey during the winter.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Carmel Catholic second baseman Ryan Geraghty scoops up a lot of dirt with a ground ball hit by Saint Viator's James Gorman in the second inning. He turned and threw out Wayne Karlstadt, left, who was on his way to second from first in a baseball game in Arlington Heights Monday.
  Carmel Catholic second baseman Ryan Geraghty scoops up a lot of dirt with a ground ball hit by Saint Viator's James Gorman in the second inning. He turned and threw out Wayne Karlstadt, left, who was on his way to second from first in a baseball game in Arlington Heights Monday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A cyclist makes their way through LeRoy Oakes as temperatures soared Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in St. Charles.
  A cyclist makes their way through LeRoy Oakes as temperatures soared Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in St. Charles.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Emilio Avelar, 25, of Elgin practices his slacklining as temperatures soared Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Elgin. Avelar, who is a rock climber, was working on his balance on the 75-foot line in Wing Park.
  Emilio Avelar, 25, of Elgin practices his slacklining as temperatures soared Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Elgin. Avelar, who is a rock climber, was working on his balance on the 75-foot line in Wing Park.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A large pile of snow remains from the winter near the Palatine Parking Garage on Colfax St. west of N. Smith St. in Palatine.
  A large pile of snow remains from the winter near the Palatine Parking Garage on Colfax St. west of N. Smith St. in Palatine.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Carmel Catholic second baseman Ryan Geraghty scoops up a lot of dirt with a ground ball hit by Saint Viator's James Gorman in the second inning. He turned and threw out Wayne Karlstadt, left, who was on his way to second from first in a baseball game in Arlington Heights Monday.
  Carmel Catholic second baseman Ryan Geraghty scoops up a lot of dirt with a ground ball hit by Saint Viator's James Gorman in the second inning. He turned and threw out Wayne Karlstadt, left, who was on his way to second from first in a baseball game in Arlington Heights Monday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Popcorn is made on the day before opening day at Arlington Park Thursday, April 29, 2021.
  Popcorn is made on the day before opening day at Arlington Park Thursday, April 29, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A worker hoses the tunnel leading from the track to the paddock as part of preparations for opening day at Arlington Park Thursday, April 29, 2021.
  A worker hoses the tunnel leading from the track to the paddock as part of preparations for opening day at Arlington Park Thursday, April 29, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Glenbrook South shortstop Maddie Kapsimalis makes a diving catch of an infield fly ball during Tuesday's game in against Glenbrook North.
  Glenbrook South shortstop Maddie Kapsimalis makes a diving catch of an infield fly ball during Tuesday's game in against Glenbrook North.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Maine South's Alexander Gonzalo sticks out his tongue as he scores in a cloud of dust against Glenbrook South in a baseball game in Park Ridge Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
  Maine South's Alexander Gonzalo sticks out his tongue as he scores in a cloud of dust against Glenbrook South in a baseball game in Park Ridge Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Maine South's Sophia Gianaris and Vernon Hills' Lisa Boehmer battle for the ball in a girls lacrosse game in Park Ridge Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
  Maine South's Sophia Gianaris and Vernon Hills' Lisa Boehmer battle for the ball in a girls lacrosse game in Park Ridge Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Megan Vazquez, senior director of wellness at the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook, directs runners for the second heat of the Healthy Kids Day 5K Walk/Run at the Saturday, April 24, 2021.
  Megan Vazquez, senior director of wellness at the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook, directs runners for the second heat of the Healthy Kids Day 5K Walk/Run at the Saturday, April 24, 2021.
Brian Shamie | Staff Photographer
A few people dressed for the occasion on Opening Day for the 2021 racing season at Arlington Park Friday, April 30, 2021.
  A few people dressed for the occasion on Opening Day for the 2021 racing season at Arlington Park Friday, April 30, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Vernon Hills' Julia Kempf charges in for a shot on goal against Maine East under a rainbow in a girls soccer game in Park Ridge Thursday, April 29, 2021.
  Vernon Hills' Julia Kempf charges in for a shot on goal against Maine East under a rainbow in a girls soccer game in Park Ridge Thursday, April 29, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A rainbow helped kick off the start of Thursday's girls soccer game between Batavia and Wheaton Warrenville South at Batavia High School. Weather was threatening the game but play started on time.
  A rainbow helped kick off the start of Thursday's girls soccer game between Batavia and Wheaton Warrenville South at Batavia High School. Weather was threatening the game but play started on time.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Illinois Math and Science Academy senior Simone Angelov, 18, of Bartlett, smiles under her mask as she tries on a prom dress Friday at Bri'Zan Couture in Naperville. Sales associates Alex Salcik, left, and Kennedy Crowley assist in the fitting.
  Illinois Math and Science Academy senior Simone Angelov, 18, of Bartlett, smiles under her mask as she tries on a prom dress Friday at Bri'Zan Couture in Naperville. Sales associates Alex Salcik, left, and Kennedy Crowley assist in the fitting.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
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