Daily Herald's Photos of the Week

 
 
  • Mark Larson of St. Charles rows upstream in his kayak along the Fox River Monday after putting in at Ferson Creek park in St. Charles. It was his first time out this year due to the preponderance of flooding and dearth of good weather.

    Mark Larson of St. Charles rows upstream in his kayak along the Fox River Monday after putting in at Ferson Creek park in St. Charles. It was his first time out this year due to the preponderance of flooding and dearth of good weather. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Connor Burke, of Naperville takes advantage of the 60-degree temperatures by skateboarding Monday at The Naperville Park District Skateboard Facility, in Naperville.

    Connor Burke, of Naperville takes advantage of the 60-degree temperatures by skateboarding Monday at The Naperville Park District Skateboard Facility, in Naperville. Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • An emotional Silvia Stade speaks to the School District U46 school board during a meeting on Monday evening. Stade, an employee of Bartlett High School, said she was recently issued a pink slip.

    An emotional Silvia Stade speaks to the School District U46 school board during a meeting on Monday evening. Stade, an employee of Bartlett High School, said she was recently issued a pink slip. Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Pre-schoolers hung their coats on the playground fence at First Congregational United Church of Christ pre-school in Des Plaines, as they got an extra treat on Monday when teachers combined recess with lunch and allowed outdoor play.

    Pre-schoolers hung their coats on the playground fence at First Congregational United Church of Christ pre-school in Des Plaines, as they got an extra treat on Monday when teachers combined recess with lunch and allowed outdoor play. George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Students wish school namesake John Wredling a happy 95th birthday Monday at Wredling Middle School in St. Charles. Wredling, who was once principal of the school and a superintendent, stood and shook hands with over 1,200 students.

    Students wish school namesake John Wredling a happy 95th birthday Monday at Wredling Middle School in St. Charles. Wredling, who was once principal of the school and a superintendent, stood and shook hands with over 1,200 students. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Marcia Jerzyk of Des Plaines climbs out of her convertible to roller blade around Busse Forest Elk Pasture in Elk Grove Village with her daughter Danielle, front seat, and Danielle's girlfriend Kelly Fege.

    Marcia Jerzyk of Des Plaines climbs out of her convertible to roller blade around Busse Forest Elk Pasture in Elk Grove Village with her daughter Danielle, front seat, and Danielle's girlfriend Kelly Fege. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Joey Mrowiec, 11, a two-time cancer survivor, of Glenview, has his green hair shaved off by Geri Suriano, of Elgin, at the St. Baldrick's fundraising event where 16 supporters had their heads shaved at Navastar Financial in Schaumburg.

    Joey Mrowiec, 11, a two-time cancer survivor, of Glenview, has his green hair shaved off by Geri Suriano, of Elgin, at the St. Baldrick's fundraising event where 16 supporters had their heads shaved at Navastar Financial in Schaumburg. George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Hampshire third grader Dominic Pearson waves to his family while getting a ride home from the Hampshire Fire Department. His ride, in honor of his ninth birthday, was a prize in a school fundraiser.

    Hampshire third grader Dominic Pearson waves to his family while getting a ride home from the Hampshire Fire Department. His ride, in honor of his ninth birthday, was a prize in a school fundraiser. Mary Beth Nolan | Staff Photographer

  • Millburn Elementary School first grader Aidan Stotz, was given a grand send off by his fellow students on Wednesday afternoon. The cancer survivor has been named an

    Millburn Elementary School first grader Aidan Stotz, was given a grand send off by his fellow students on Wednesday afternoon. The cancer survivor has been named an "Illinois Champion Child" by the Children's Miracle Network. Vincent Pierri | Staff Photographer

  • Margaret Nalley,6, of Palatine closely watches her big girl dancing partners during one of the dances, one leg up at a time, as the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights on St. Patrick's Day.

    Margaret Nalley,6, of Palatine closely watches her big girl dancing partners during one of the dances, one leg up at a time, as the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights on St. Patrick's Day. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mia Melchior,5, of Chicago (right) is tickled by her friend Mira Kucala,5, also of Chicago before the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights.

    Mia Melchior,5, of Chicago (right) is tickled by her friend Mira Kucala,5, also of Chicago before the Trinity Irish Dancers preformed at Our Lady of the Wayside School in Arlington Heights. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • A firefighter surveys the damage through heavy smoke at the scene of a house fire on Candlewood Lane in the Wynstone community in North Barrington Tuesday afternoon. Multiple departments responded to the scene.

    A firefighter surveys the damage through heavy smoke at the scene of a house fire on Candlewood Lane in the Wynstone community in North Barrington Tuesday afternoon. Multiple departments responded to the scene. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Com Ed workers get a lift high in the sky to connect more power lines to recently-installed towers along the Jane Addams Tollway in Huntley.

    Com Ed workers get a lift high in the sky to connect more power lines to recently-installed towers along the Jane Addams Tollway in Huntley. Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Jason Cummins assistant principal at John T. Magee Middle School kisses a 6-week-old hereford hog to reward students at the Middle School in Round Lake for raising money for St. Jude.

    Jason Cummins assistant principal at John T. Magee Middle School kisses a 6-week-old hereford hog to reward students at the Middle School in Round Lake for raising money for St. Jude. George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Sean Bernhard looks out the window as the Dundee-Crown varsity basketball team heads down to Peoria for the state finals Thursday: March 19, 2009. This is the first time that the school has made it this far.

    Sean Bernhard looks out the window as the Dundee-Crown varsity basketball team heads down to Peoria for the state finals Thursday: March 19, 2009. This is the first time that the school has made it this far. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Aaron Reams gets a hug from Kristen Huber as the Dundee-Crown varsity basketball team heads down to Peoria for the state finals Thursday: March 19, 2009. This is the first time that the school has made it this far.

    Aaron Reams gets a hug from Kristen Huber as the Dundee-Crown varsity basketball team heads down to Peoria for the state finals Thursday: March 19, 2009. This is the first time that the school has made it this far. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Wheaton North High School's wind ensemble, under the direction of Jon Noworyta, rehearses Friday for an upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall in New York.

    Wheaton North High School's wind ensemble, under the direction of Jon Noworyta, rehearses Friday for an upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Wheaton North High School's wind ensemble, including flutists Lindsay Thill, left, Karen Jensen, center, and Sarah Leahy, right, rehearses Friday for an upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall in New York.

    Wheaton North High School's wind ensemble, including flutists Lindsay Thill, left, Karen Jensen, center, and Sarah Leahy, right, rehearses Friday for an upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Dana Nichols, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms looks at the Forensics Lab during an open house tour of the Aurora Police Department's Training and Support Building Friday.

    Dana Nichols, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms looks at the Forensics Lab during an open house tour of the Aurora Police Department's Training and Support Building Friday. Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Greg Taylor, Scientist/Inventor/Founder of the KVAR Power Factor Optimizer energy system demonstrates how it was installed on the fan system for heating and air conditioning to reduce energy costs at the Hoffman Estates Village Hall.

    Greg Taylor, Scientist/Inventor/Founder of the KVAR Power Factor Optimizer energy system demonstrates how it was installed on the fan system for heating and air conditioning to reduce energy costs at the Hoffman Estates Village Hall. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • David Wise, Technical Support Representative for KVAR Energy Savings, Inc., left, and Paul Petrenko, of the Village of Hoffman Estates, explain how the KVAR Energy Controller reduces the power costs at the Village Hall.

    David Wise, Technical Support Representative for KVAR Energy Savings, Inc., left, and Paul Petrenko, of the Village of Hoffman Estates, explain how the KVAR Energy Controller reduces the power costs at the Village Hall. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Art Anderson, Trails and Ground Foreman with the Kane County Forest Preserve and a

    Art Anderson, Trails and Ground Foreman with the Kane County Forest Preserve and a "Burn Boss", demonstrates a control burn behind the Elburn and Countryside Fire State #2 on Hughes Road. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • 10 year old Haley Fragassi of Gurnee takes pictures inside the Serbian Orthodix Church Metro Politante of the Midwest in Libertyville Friday afternoon.

    10 year old Haley Fragassi of Gurnee takes pictures inside the Serbian Orthodix Church Metro Politante of the Midwest in Libertyville Friday afternoon. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Madeck, from left, Don Maxfield and Jeff Golembeski of The Brown Bombers team give high fives after getting a correct answer at the Trivia Bee for Literacy Saturday in St. Charles. The event benefits the Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley organization.

    Mike Madeck, from left, Don Maxfield and Jeff Golembeski of The Brown Bombers team give high fives after getting a correct answer at the Trivia Bee for Literacy Saturday in St. Charles. The event benefits the Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley organization. Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Michael Kinkov, 7, of Buffalo Grove, top, competes against Hunter Kollmann of Fon du lac, Wis., during the 2009 Midwestern Judo Chamionships held at the Hinkston Park Field House, Waukegan, Saturday.

    Michael Kinkov, 7, of Buffalo Grove, top, competes against Hunter Kollmann of Fon du lac, Wis., during the 2009 Midwestern Judo Chamionships held at the Hinkston Park Field House, Waukegan, Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Fifty exhibitors participated in Saturday's Disability Information Fair at the Mount Prospect Village Hall. Lincolnshire resident Ramesh Gulatee talks with Jami Wilder of Chiro One Welness Centers in Des Plaines about good spine and nervous system health.

    Fifty exhibitors participated in Saturday's Disability Information Fair at the Mount Prospect Village Hall. Lincolnshire resident Ramesh Gulatee talks with Jami Wilder of Chiro One Welness Centers in Des Plaines about good spine and nervous system health. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • The Illinois Youth Soccer Expo was a hit with kids Saturday at the Schaumburg Sports Center. Soccer player Rebecca Mayber, 12, of Woodstock shows off her special skills as waits for the next event to start.

    The Illinois Youth Soccer Expo was a hit with kids Saturday at the Schaumburg Sports Center. Soccer player Rebecca Mayber, 12, of Woodstock shows off her special skills as waits for the next event to start. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mike Szpunar of Streamwood roller blades with his Dalmatian, Louie, along the bike trail in the Cook County Forest Preserve at Bartlett and Bode Roads. Szpunar joined other joggers and families enjoying the forest preserve on Sunday.

    Mike Szpunar of Streamwood roller blades with his Dalmatian, Louie, along the bike trail in the Cook County Forest Preserve at Bartlett and Bode Roads. Szpunar joined other joggers and families enjoying the forest preserve on Sunday. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville resident Matthew Taylor, 11, practices archery Sunday at Blackwell Forest Preserve's Archery Range in Warrenville as his dad, Kelly, looks on.

    Naperville resident Matthew Taylor, 11, practices archery Sunday at Blackwell Forest Preserve's Archery Range in Warrenville as his dad, Kelly, looks on. Tanit Jarusan | Staff Photographer

  • Kevin Henrickson, sixth-grade general music teacher at Geneva Middle School, sings a

    Kevin Henrickson, sixth-grade general music teacher at Geneva Middle School, sings a "The Green-Eyed Dragon" during the Geneva Music Faculty Recital on Sunday at the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Chrissa Flaks, a music teacher at Geneva Middle School North, readies herself before playing her bass flute Sunday during Geneva Music Faculty Recital at the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

    Chrissa Flaks, a music teacher at Geneva Middle School North, readies herself before playing her bass flute Sunday during Geneva Music Faculty Recital at the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Chuck Torbett, a music teacher at all five Geneva elementary school buildings, works over his string bass Sunday during Geneva Music Faculty Recital at the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

    Chuck Torbett, a music teacher at all five Geneva elementary school buildings, works over his string bass Sunday during Geneva Music Faculty Recital at the Fox Valley Presbyterian Church in Geneva. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Brothers PFC Stephen Nitz, 20, from left, Army Spec. Christopher Nitz, 22, his twin, Bradley of Chicago, and their cousin Daniel Leitner, 9, of West Dundee pose for their grandfather Jim Wilbrandt Sunday at the VFW Post 2298 in West Dundee.

    Brothers PFC Stephen Nitz, 20, from left, Army Spec. Christopher Nitz, 22, his twin, Bradley of Chicago, and their cousin Daniel Leitner, 9, of West Dundee pose for their grandfather Jim Wilbrandt Sunday at the VFW Post 2298 in West Dundee. Mary Beth Nolan | Staff Photographer

Published: 3/23/2009 12:14 AM