Images: Check out The Week in Pictures photo gallery for February 26-March 4, 2022.

 
 
Posted3/6/2022 7:00 PM

It was a busy week with local support for Ukranians at war, Ash Wednesday activities and high school sports playoff intensity.

Students watch a palm-burning ceremony to prepare ashes for Ash Wednesday at St. Theresa School Tuesday March 1, 2022.
  Students watch a palm-burning ceremony to prepare ashes for Ash Wednesday at St. Theresa School Tuesday March 1, 2022.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Marcel Grzesik, 15, of Prospect High School, center with blue shirt on, controls his team's robot during District 214 Robot Rumble Saturday, February 26, 2022 at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.
  Marcel Grzesik, 15, of Prospect High School, center with blue shirt on, controls his team's robot during District 214 Robot Rumble Saturday, February 26, 2022 at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Dressed as her favorite princess, three-year-old Olivia Balch of South Barrington, meets "princesses" Anna and Elsa at the Brr-ington Winter Fest Saturday, February 26, 2022 in Barrington. The free, family-friendly event featured live ice carving demonstrations, meet and greet with princess favorites Elsa and Anna, face painting, kid's activities, s'more and hot chocolate stations and more.
  Dressed as her favorite princess, three-year-old Olivia Balch of South Barrington, meets "princesses" Anna and Elsa at the Brr-ington Winter Fest Saturday, February 26, 2022 in Barrington. The free, family-friendly event featured live ice carving demonstrations, meet and greet with princess favorites Elsa and Anna, face painting, kid's activities, s'more and hot chocolate stations and more.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
York's Connor Groya reacts to his first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle during the boys state swimming and diving finals at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont Saturday, February 26, 2022.
  York's Connor Groya reacts to his first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle during the boys state swimming and diving finals at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont Saturday, February 26, 2022.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Stevenson celebrates in the pool with its first-place trophy at the conclusion of the boys state swimming and diving finals at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont Saturday, February 26, 2022.
  Stevenson celebrates in the pool with its first-place trophy at the conclusion of the boys state swimming and diving finals at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont Saturday, February 26, 2022.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Barrington's Griffin O'Leary reacts to his victory in the 100-yard backstroke during the boys state swimming and diving finals at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont Saturday, February 26, 2022.
  Barrington's Griffin O'Leary reacts to his victory in the 100-yard backstroke during the boys state swimming and diving finals at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont Saturday, February 26, 2022.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Palatine's Salt Creek Rural Park District uses weighted Cottonwood trees cut from the island in Donut Lake for fish cribs.
  Palatine's Salt Creek Rural Park District uses weighted Cottonwood trees cut from the island in Donut Lake for fish cribs.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Adam Akhan, the founder of AKHAN Semiconductors, shows off an example of his company's lab-grown diamond technology that is six times stronger than glass.
  Adam Akhan, the founder of AKHAN Semiconductors, shows off an example of his company's lab-grown diamond technology that is six times stronger than glass.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Barrington players celebrate after defeating St. Charles East in Monday's Class 4A South Elgin supersectional girls basketball game.
  Barrington players celebrate after defeating St. Charles East in Monday's Class 4A South Elgin supersectional girls basketball game.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Carmel celebrates after defeating Sycamore in the Class 3A Dundee-Crown supersectional game in Carpentersville on Monday, February 28, 2022.
  Carmel celebrates after defeating Sycamore in the Class 3A Dundee-Crown supersectional game in Carpentersville on Monday, February 28, 2022.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Father Tim Fairman guides students as they take part in a palm-burning ceremony to prepare ashes for Ash Wednesday at St. Theresa School Tuesday March 1, 2022 in.
  Father Tim Fairman guides students as they take part in a palm-burning ceremony to prepare ashes for Ash Wednesday at St. Theresa School Tuesday March 1, 2022 in.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Glenbrook South's Cooper Noard cheers from the bench after a late-game substitute hit a shot during the Class 4A Glenbrook South boys basketball sectional semifinal in Glenview Tuesday. The Titans defeated Evanston 69-53.
  Glenbrook South's Cooper Noard cheers from the bench after a late-game substitute hit a shot during the Class 4A Glenbrook South boys basketball sectional semifinal in Glenview Tuesday. The Titans defeated Evanston 69-53.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Fresh snowfall highlights the Little Bear Garden hedge maze at Gallery Park at the Glen in Glenview.
  Fresh snowfall highlights the Little Bear Garden hedge maze at Gallery Park at the Glen in Glenview.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
There were plenty of snacks to go around for the goats at Reverse the Kerrs Farm in Elgin Sunday, February 27, 2022.
  There were plenty of snacks to go around for the goats at Reverse the Kerrs Farm in Elgin Sunday, February 27, 2022.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The goats lead the way during Snowshoe with the Goat Crew at Reverse the Kerrs Farm in Elgin Sunday, February 27, 2022.
  The goats lead the way during Snowshoe with the Goat Crew at Reverse the Kerrs Farm in Elgin Sunday, February 27, 2022.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Alan Medsker of St. Simon's Episcopal Church offers Ashes to Mark a commuter at the Metra station Wednesday March 2, 2022 in Arlington Heights.
  Alan Medsker of St. Simon's Episcopal Church offers Ashes to Mark a commuter at the Metra station Wednesday March 2, 2022 in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Libertyville's Chase Bonder gets an eyeful trying to pull down a rebound during Wednesday's Class 4A Barrington sectional semifinal boys basketball game against Stevenson.
  Libertyville's Chase Bonder gets an eyeful trying to pull down a rebound during Wednesday's Class 4A Barrington sectional semifinal boys basketball game against Stevenson.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
An unidentified young girl with a Ukrainian flag draped around her shoulders heads to her seat at St. Theresa Thursday March 3, 2022 in Palatine. St. Theresa united with Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church for a Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace. After a short service the group carried a 19th century icon of the Blessed Mother and Child from Russia to Immaculate Conception Church.
  An unidentified young girl with a Ukrainian flag draped around her shoulders heads to her seat at St. Theresa Thursday March 3, 2022 in Palatine. St. Theresa united with Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church for a Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace. After a short service the group carried a 19th century icon of the Blessed Mother and Child from Russia to Immaculate Conception Church.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Barrington's Gwen Adler falls backward as she battles for a rebound against Bolingbrook's Persais Williams and Bolingbrook's Tatiana Thomas, left, in the Class 4A state semifinal game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
  Barrington's Gwen Adler falls backward as she battles for a rebound against Bolingbrook's Persais Williams and Bolingbrook's Tatiana Thomas, left, in the Class 4A state semifinal game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Carmel coach Benjamin Berg smiles in the closing seconds as the starters celebrate their win against Civic Memorial in the Class 3A state semifinal game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
  Carmel coach Benjamin Berg smiles in the closing seconds as the starters celebrate their win against Civic Memorial in the Class 3A state semifinal game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Carmel's Anna Hartman and Civic Memorial's Aubree Wallace chase a loose ball in the Class 3A state semifinal game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
  Carmel's Anna Hartman and Civic Memorial's Aubree Wallace chase a loose ball in the Class 3A state semifinal game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Barrington's Sophie Swanson cartwheels after battling for a loose ball against Bolingbrook High School in the Class 4A state semifinal game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
  Barrington's Sophie Swanson cartwheels after battling for a loose ball against Bolingbrook High School in the Class 4A state semifinal game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Libertyville's Chase Bonder, left, and Mack Imm hug in the closing seconds of Friday's Barrington Class 4A sectional title boys basketball game. The Wildcats lost to Barrington 56-47.
  Libertyville's Chase Bonder, left, and Mack Imm hug in the closing seconds of Friday's Barrington Class 4A sectional title boys basketball game. The Wildcats lost to Barrington 56-47.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Benet Academy's Lenee Beaumont collides with Bolingbrook's Miranda Fry in the Class 4A state 3rd place game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
  Benet Academy's Lenee Beaumont collides with Bolingbrook's Miranda Fry in the Class 4A state 3rd place game at Redbird Arena at Illinois State University in Normal on Friday, March 4, 2022.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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