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Tracy Fitzgerald, 42, of Schaumburg dressed as Wonder Woman, was not feeling so wonderful after she plunged into the cold water at Breezewald Beach to support cancer survivors.
  Tracy Fitzgerald, 42, of Schaumburg dressed as Wonder Woman, was not feeling so wonderful after she plunged into the cold water at Breezewald Beach to support cancer survivors.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Mundelein resident Rico Higgins carries his daughter Amayzie, 6, as he dribbles a basketball and shoots baskets at the neighborhood court in Fairhaven Park on Tuesday.
  Mundelein resident Rico Higgins carries his daughter Amayzie, 6, as he dribbles a basketball and shoots baskets at the neighborhood court in Fairhaven Park on Tuesday.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Saran Sprague of Lindenhurst, left, and her mother Cathy look through bowls as College of Lake County students studying ceramic art and food preparation teamed up to fight hunger in the 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday in Grayslake.
  Saran Sprague of Lindenhurst, left, and her mother Cathy look through bowls as College of Lake County students studying ceramic art and food preparation teamed up to fight hunger in the 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Wednesday in Grayslake.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Javier Martinez, from the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest brought Archie the Armadillo when he read to the class at the Rondout School as part of Read Across America Day.
  Javier Martinez, from the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest brought Archie the Armadillo when he read to the class at the Rondout School as part of Read Across America Day.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Andrew Pratt, co-officer of the Elgin Community College food pantry and a full-time student, helps Angela, an ECC student with her basket of goods. She is one of dozens of students who use the food pantry each day.
  Andrew Pratt, co-officer of the Elgin Community College food pantry and a full-time student, helps Angela, an ECC student with her basket of goods. She is one of dozens of students who use the food pantry each day.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A couple carry a wind turbine Saturday at the Kane County Flea Market at the fairgrounds in St. Charles.
  A couple carry a wind turbine Saturday at the Kane County Flea Market at the fairgrounds in St. Charles.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Cullen Wagner, 5, of Elk Grove tastes sap during Maple Sugaring time at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. Forty gallons of sap is needed to produce one gallon of maple syrup.
  Cullen Wagner, 5, of Elk Grove tastes sap during Maple Sugaring time at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. Forty gallons of sap is needed to produce one gallon of maple syrup.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Juniors Katie Miller, left, dances with Clarissa Wienckowski during the Latin dance workshop Tuesday at Mundelein High School. Members of the Puertas Latin Culture Club and the Student Leadership Organization provided lessons in preparation for the first Latin school dance.
  Juniors Katie Miller, left, dances with Clarissa Wienckowski during the Latin dance workshop Tuesday at Mundelein High School. Members of the Puertas Latin Culture Club and the Student Leadership Organization provided lessons in preparation for the first Latin school dance.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Lucy Mellema, a junior at West Aurora High School, plays her bassoon with the West High Wind Ensemble Saturday at the District 129 Fine Arts Festival at the school.
  Lucy Mellema, a junior at West Aurora High School, plays her bassoon with the West High Wind Ensemble Saturday at the District 129 Fine Arts Festival at the school.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Ashlyn Rudolph, 3, of Oerland Park pets Bubba, a Julianna pig, from Swift Nature Camp during the 13th annual Chicagoland Kids Expo 2018 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Family Time Magazine sponsored the event that featured Disney characters, parrots and pigs, Mad Science and Rock N' Kids.
  Ashlyn Rudolph, 3, of Oerland Park pets Bubba, a Julianna pig, from Swift Nature Camp during the 13th annual Chicagoland Kids Expo 2018 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Family Time Magazine sponsored the event that featured Disney characters, parrots and pigs, Mad Science and Rock N' Kids.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Drew Hester and his son Mac, 4 1/2, work a bow drill in an attempt to start a fire as native Americans once did, during the annual Maple Sugaring Days at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
  Drew Hester and his son Mac, 4 1/2, work a bow drill in an attempt to start a fire as native Americans once did, during the annual Maple Sugaring Days at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Twins Eloise, left, and Marin Hamm, 5, of Palatine play with butterflies backstage before walking on the runway during the WINGS 11th annual Resale Fashion Show. Proceeds from the show benefits shelters and services to help victims of domestic violence.
  Twins Eloise, left, and Marin Hamm, 5, of Palatine play with butterflies backstage before walking on the runway during the WINGS 11th annual Resale Fashion Show. Proceeds from the show benefits shelters and services to help victims of domestic violence.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
I'm always looking out for different wildlife to photograph. I spotted this sparrow on a wooden fence at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
  I'm always looking out for different wildlife to photograph. I spotted this sparrow on a wooden fence at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
I saw this sunset while driving through Libertyville in January. I love the way the sun is hitting the bottom of the clouds giving them dimension and almost cartoon like color. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
  I saw this sunset while driving through Libertyville in January. I love the way the sun is hitting the bottom of the clouds giving them dimension and almost cartoon like color. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
A student takes a dark shortcut under the bleachers to get to the other end of the Burlington Central High School gymnasium recently before a boys basketball game. I was waiting for my assigned game to start and noticed the girl walk under the bleachers, without looking up from her cellphone, and easily maneuver through the supports to the other end. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
  A student takes a dark shortcut under the bleachers to get to the other end of the Burlington Central High School gymnasium recently before a boys basketball game. I was waiting for my assigned game to start and noticed the girl walk under the bleachers, without looking up from her cellphone, and easily maneuver through the supports to the other end. This photo was published in the Perspective column in the print edition of the Daily Herald.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Highland Middle School students Anna Koberstein, left, and Michael Lothspeich play violins as they practice before performing at the seventh annual "art effects" art show Thursday at Cook Park Public Library in Libertyville. About 150 students from Libertyville School District 70 had their artwork on display.
  Highland Middle School students Anna Koberstein, left, and Michael Lothspeich play violins as they practice before performing at the seventh annual "art effects" art show Thursday at Cook Park Public Library in Libertyville. About 150 students from Libertyville School District 70 had their artwork on display.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Chicago activist priest Michael Pfleger is surrounded by parishioners after he spoke at Holy Family Catholic Community Church in Inverness Thursday night.
  Chicago activist priest Michael Pfleger is surrounded by parishioners after he spoke at Holy Family Catholic Community Church in Inverness Thursday night.
John Starks | Staff Photographer

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