It was a busy Week in Pictures for July 24-30, 2021.

 
 
Posted8/2/2021 1:00 AM

Everything from outdoor yoga to art fairs to rescued kittens to new fire stations to car shows to festivals to new police dogs to ice cream trucks to piano-playing cardiologists fill The Week in Pictures photo gallery as summer hits it's peak for July 24-30, 2021.

Yoga on the beach kicked off the Diamond Lake Beach Bash in Mundelein on Saturday, July 24 with people like Greg Huster, of Libertyville stretching after his morning run and before the watermelon eating contest and paddle boat races.
Yoga on the beach kicked off the Diamond Lake Beach Bash in Mundelein on Saturday, July 24 with people like Greg Huster, of Libertyville stretching after his morning run and before the watermelon eating contest and paddle boat races.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A family walks through one of three mazes on 12 acres of sunflowers at Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard in Pingree Grove.
A family walks through one of three mazes on 12 acres of sunflowers at Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard in Pingree Grove.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Three Gulf Coast ticks, a heartier kind of parasite that can withstand dryer conditions than the deer ticks normally found in Chicagoland, have been found in the Dunham Woods Forest Preserve in Wayne. A woman walks her dog there Thursday, July 22, 2021.
Three Gulf Coast ticks, a heartier kind of parasite that can withstand dryer conditions than the deer ticks normally found in Chicagoland, have been found in the Dunham Woods Forest Preserve in Wayne. A woman walks her dog there Thursday, July 22, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Unique items like these giraffe heads were for purchase at the Glenview Art League Summer Art Fair on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Unique items like these giraffe heads were for purchase at the Glenview Art League Summer Art Fair on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
One of the 40 kittens up for adoption at the DuPage County Animal Services department plays in a cardboard box as Kelsey Thompson, Senior Intake Coordinator and Client Services Representative checks on the felines in Wheaton on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
One of the 40 kittens up for adoption at the DuPage County Animal Services department plays in a cardboard box as Kelsey Thompson, Senior Intake Coordinator and Client Services Representative checks on the felines in Wheaton on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Sue Bragiel and her husband Tom, of Glenview check out the work at the Glenview Art League Summer Art Fair on Saturday, July 24. Attendance of the vendors were down this year as some of the artists still are apprehensive about COVID-19 with 50 showing up down from the 80 they usually have.
Sue Bragiel and her husband Tom, of Glenview check out the work at the Glenview Art League Summer Art Fair on Saturday, July 24. Attendance of the vendors were down this year as some of the artists still are apprehensive about COVID-19 with 50 showing up down from the 80 they usually have.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Sandy Squillo, of Clarendon Hills checks out the art work at the Glenview Art League Summer Art Fair on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Sandy Squillo, of Clarendon Hills checks out the art work at the Glenview Art League Summer Art Fair on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Libertyville resident Zach Paronto's urban farm is in a converted shipping container behind his house. There he grows microgreens, edible flowers and veggies for day fresh-delivery to businesses and other customers.
Libertyville resident Zach Paronto's urban farm is in a converted shipping container behind his house. There he grows microgreens, edible flowers and veggies for day fresh-delivery to businesses and other customers.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Cora Reckling, 2, of Arlington Heights chows down on a piece of pizza that is almost bigger that she is at the North School Park picnic in Arlington Heights on Friday.
Cora Reckling, 2, of Arlington Heights chows down on a piece of pizza that is almost bigger that she is at the North School Park picnic in Arlington Heights on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Friends Ruhi Majumdar, left, of Lake Zurich and Natalie Czarnik of Deer Park hang on tight while riding the Sizzler during Alpine Fest at Lions Park in Lake Zurich Sunday, July 25, 2021. Both girls are 16. The event was scaled back this year to just a carnival due to uncertainty from the pandemic.
Friends Ruhi Majumdar, left, of Lake Zurich and Natalie Czarnik of Deer Park hang on tight while riding the Sizzler during Alpine Fest at Lions Park in Lake Zurich Sunday, July 25, 2021. Both girls are 16. The event was scaled back this year to just a carnival due to uncertainty from the pandemic.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Wendy Dunnington, of Arlington Heights waves a pride flag at a passing Metra train during a march Thursday in response to Arlington Heights' decision not to fly the Pride and Juneteenth flags at village hall.
Wendy Dunnington, of Arlington Heights waves a pride flag at a passing Metra train during a march Thursday in response to Arlington Heights' decision not to fly the Pride and Juneteenth flags at village hall.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
The Taste of Roselle was good to Jack Manno, 2, of Roselle as he scored a giant pretzel and a comfortable spot on his dad's Mike Manno's shoulders on Friday.
The Taste of Roselle was good to Jack Manno, 2, of Roselle as he scored a giant pretzel and a comfortable spot on his dad's Mike Manno's shoulders on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Russ Toms, of Inverness checks out the molding on the split window of his 1963 Corvette during the Classic Collectors Car Show in downtown Barrington Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Russ Toms, of Inverness checks out the molding on the split window of his 1963 Corvette during the Classic Collectors Car Show in downtown Barrington Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
A 1956 Packard Clipper is reflected in the hubcap of a 1948 Oldsmobile 98 at the Classic Collectors Car Show in downtown Barrington Sunday, July 25, 2021.
A 1956 Packard Clipper is reflected in the hubcap of a 1948 Oldsmobile 98 at the Classic Collectors Car Show in downtown Barrington Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Brady Lohmeyer, 6, left and his brother Peyton, 8, of Barrington enjoy the Baja Buggy ride during the opening day of the Lake County Fair Friday, July 30, 2021 in Grayslake. Also pictured in back is six-year-old Jack Kainz, also of Barrinton.
Brady Lohmeyer, 6, left and his brother Peyton, 8, of Barrington enjoy the Baja Buggy ride during the opening day of the Lake County Fair Friday, July 30, 2021 in Grayslake. Also pictured in back is six-year-old Jack Kainz, also of Barrinton.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Mayor Craig Johnson announced a record-setting crowd at a free concert by The Beach Boys to close out the Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics concert series outside village hall Tuesday night, July 27, 2021.
Mayor Craig Johnson announced a record-setting crowd at a free concert by The Beach Boys to close out the Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics concert series outside village hall Tuesday night, July 27, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Records Clerk Manny Chacon pets Bartlett's new police facility dog Maverick as he passes him in Bartlett.
Records Clerk Manny Chacon pets Bartlett's new police facility dog Maverick as he passes him in Bartlett.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Cyclist in the 11:30 Cat 3 race prepare to make the corner at Oak Street and Grand Ave during the Tour of Lake Ellyn in Glen Ellyn is part of the nine-day Intelligentsia Cup cycling series.
Cyclist in the 11:30 Cat 3 race prepare to make the corner at Oak Street and Grand Ave during the Tour of Lake Ellyn in Glen Ellyn is part of the nine-day Intelligentsia Cup cycling series.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Randall Haubold, firefighter/paramedic unpacks his gear in the new eight pod bunkhouse at their new fire station 23 in Wheeling.
Randall Haubold, firefighter/paramedic unpacks his gear in the new eight pod bunkhouse at their new fire station 23 in Wheeling.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Gregory Frederic, of CrewlArt in Green Bay Wisconsin, left, talks to perspective customers during the Geneva Arts Fair on South Third Street Saturday July 24, 2021 in Geneva. Frederic was excited to return to Geneva for his third Arts Fair this year.
Gregory Frederic, of CrewlArt in Green Bay Wisconsin, left, talks to perspective customers during the Geneva Arts Fair on South Third Street Saturday July 24, 2021 in Geneva. Frederic was excited to return to Geneva for his third Arts Fair this year.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Beth Barnes, right, and Izzy Hernandez of the Elgin Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society harvest kale from their community garden plot at Advocate Sherman Hospital. The school has had a plot for about three years and grow veggies for the Spartan Food Pantry.
Beth Barnes, right, and Izzy Hernandez of the Elgin Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society harvest kale from their community garden plot at Advocate Sherman Hospital. The school has had a plot for about three years and grow veggies for the Spartan Food Pantry.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Volunteers from Home Depot install 4,500 bricks pavers and new landscaping to beautify the Museums at Lisle Station Park and make the museum campus more accessible in Lisle.
Volunteers from Home Depot install 4,500 bricks pavers and new landscaping to beautify the Museums at Lisle Station Park and make the museum campus more accessible in Lisle.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle addresses the National Guard at the vaccination site in Des Plaines, thanking them for a job well done serving the community. They served up over 184,000 vaccinations, handling 4000 a day at the largest site in the suburbs, which is now officially closed.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle addresses the National Guard at the vaccination site in Des Plaines, thanking them for a job well done serving the community. They served up over 184,000 vaccinations, handling 4000 a day at the largest site in the suburbs, which is now officially closed.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Crews tend to the netting near the practice range at the Heritage Oaks Golf Club at 3535 Dundee Road in Northbrook. A major renovation to its Classic 18 and Legacy 9 courses and its practice range are coming to a close and is expected to reopen late summer.
Crews tend to the netting near the practice range at the Heritage Oaks Golf Club at 3535 Dundee Road in Northbrook. A major renovation to its Classic 18 and Legacy 9 courses and its practice range are coming to a close and is expected to reopen late summer.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
NorthShore University HealthSystem cardiologist Dr. Alan Zunamon is reflected in the music stand as he plays the piano in the lobby of the hospital.
NorthShore University HealthSystem cardiologist Dr. Alan Zunamon is reflected in the music stand as he plays the piano in the lobby of the hospital.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Genesis Varron, 7, draws a heart pattern on a cape during activity time at the Elgin Partnership for Early Learning's Learning On the Go program Wednesday at the River's Landing Apartments in Elgin.
Genesis Varron, 7, draws a heart pattern on a cape during activity time at the Elgin Partnership for Early Learning's Learning On the Go program Wednesday at the River's Landing Apartments in Elgin.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Ray Owens sees ice cream has dripped on his shirt as his wife, Eileen, bites into her ice cream at the Rainbow Cone truck in Wheeling.
Ray Owens sees ice cream has dripped on his shirt as his wife, Eileen, bites into her ice cream at the Rainbow Cone truck in Wheeling.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Kaleigh Beeman, 14, of Wheeling, tastes a traditional rainbow ice cream cone from a Rainbow Cone truck outside Superdawg Drive-In.
Kaleigh Beeman, 14, of Wheeling, tastes a traditional rainbow ice cream cone from a Rainbow Cone truck outside Superdawg Drive-In.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Dr. Sarah Reich, head veterinarian and wildlife rehabilitation and research manager at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn holds a rescued adult blue jay on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
Dr. Sarah Reich, head veterinarian and wildlife rehabilitation and research manager at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn holds a rescued adult blue jay on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A crowd gathers near the garden installed in honor of the late Chuck Papanos, former north parks and Riverwalk operations manager during a ceremony in Naperville on Friday, July 30, 2021. Papanos was known for the amount of walking he did during the work day. A charity walk for the Lymphoma Research Foundation is part of the event.
A crowd gathers near the garden installed in honor of the late Chuck Papanos, former north parks and Riverwalk operations manager during a ceremony in Naperville on Friday, July 30, 2021. Papanos was known for the amount of walking he did during the work day. A charity walk for the Lymphoma Research Foundation is part of the event.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Chief Executive Officer of Gail Borden Public Library talks to Earnest "Ernie" Broadnax before a ceremony in his honor. City leaders and friends honor Earnest "Ernie" Broadnax with Ernie Broadnax Day Friday July 30, 2021 in Elgin. Broadnax is a lifelong resident of Elgin and from one of the city's first African-American families. He was the first Black basketball player at Elgin Community College and was the first Black person to have an office at Elgin City Hall in the late 1960s.
Chief Executive Officer of Gail Borden Public Library talks to Earnest "Ernie" Broadnax before a ceremony in his honor. City leaders and friends honor Earnest "Ernie" Broadnax with Ernie Broadnax Day Friday July 30, 2021 in Elgin. Broadnax is a lifelong resident of Elgin and from one of the city's first African-American families. He was the first Black basketball player at Elgin Community College and was the first Black person to have an office at Elgin City Hall in the late 1960s.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
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