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  • Fourteen-year-old Abby took pictures with her sister, Emily, of a girl playing at Countryside Lake near Mundelein during a cold day with a wonderful setting sun.

    Fourteen-year-old Abby took pictures with her sister, Emily, of a girl playing at Countryside Lake near Mundelein during a cold day with a wonderful setting sun. Abby Nierman of Mundelein

  • A picture of Curious George, the goat, as it tried to find a way to get out of the wooden fence enclosure.

    A picture of Curious George, the goat, as it tried to find a way to get out of the wooden fence enclosure. Peter Hill of Long Grove

  • While diving the wrecks at Truk Lagoon in Micronesia this March we  came across this perfectly formed crown of thorns in about 80 feet of water as it grew on and consumed any kind of coral.

    While diving the wrecks at Truk Lagoon in Micronesia this March we came across this perfectly formed crown of thorns in about 80 feet of water as it grew on and consumed any kind of coral. John Cooper of Long Grove

  • This picture was taken March 15, 2009 in South Haven, Michigan. With the reflection of the lighthouse on the water and ice still on the horizon, fishermen ready themselves for spring.

    This picture was taken March 15, 2009 in South Haven, Michigan. With the reflection of the lighthouse on the water and ice still on the horizon, fishermen ready themselves for spring. Chari Norum of Buffalo Grove

  • This picture was taken in Door County several years ago of a sunset as a small sailboat slowly crossed the horizon.

    This picture was taken in Door County several years ago of a sunset as a small sailboat slowly crossed the horizon. Tom Strudeman of Arlington Heights

  • This picture of flowers on a window sill was taken during a trip to Ireland in May 2008.

    This picture of flowers on a window sill was taken during a trip to Ireland in May 2008. Haley Wubs of Palatine

  • I went to Millennium Park in Chicago one night last summer to take pictures of the Bean at night. As I headed back to the train, I walked by the fountain. It was a really warm evening and the water afforded welcome, if loud, relief from the heat.

    I went to Millennium Park in Chicago one night last summer to take pictures of the Bean at night. As I headed back to the train, I walked by the fountain. It was a really warm evening and the water afforded welcome, if loud, relief from the heat. Tom Nicol of Geneva

  • While vacationing in New Zealand with friends, we came across this breathtaking view from the Lower Shotover Bridge just outside of Queenstown.

    While vacationing in New Zealand with friends, we came across this breathtaking view from the Lower Shotover Bridge just outside of Queenstown. Paulette Novalinski of Carpentersvile

  • This  was taken in Washington DC. It was a rainy and overcast day. While we visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall my daughter reached up to feel one of the names on the wall.

    This was taken in Washington DC. It was a rainy and overcast day. While we visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall my daughter reached up to feel one of the names on the wall. Barbara Lewis of Geneva

  • These shots were taken on a CTA

    These shots were taken on a CTA "L" train excursion sponsored by the Illinois Railway Museum on March 29th. The trip lived up to its name as the 'snowflake special' Larry Pearlman of Naperville

  • This picture was taken from my patio window in Roselle. The squirrel was sliding down a shepherds hook that was holding a suet feeder for the birds.

    This picture was taken from my patio window in Roselle. The squirrel was sliding down a shepherds hook that was holding a suet feeder for the birds. Audrey Dobbs of Roselle

  • It was so beautiful out Sunday morning, I decided to go to Busse Woods and see the elk at the elk pasture in Elk Grove. Many robins were around. One decided to land on the elk and fortunately I was there to capture it.

    It was so beautiful out Sunday morning, I decided to go to Busse Woods and see the elk at the elk pasture in Elk Grove. Many robins were around. One decided to land on the elk and fortunately I was there to capture it. Emil Schiavo of Itasca

Published: 4/3/2009 12:07 AM