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Jul 28, 2014Burt, right, a capuchin monkey, rides Sccoby Blue, as Bobo rides Sasha, during the Banana Derby Friday at the Lake County Fair in Grayslake. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer. 7-year-old Adam Brodersen, of Palatine, is shown a squad car by Ofc. Mike ...Leave a comment

Jul 28, 2014Eric Winters tees off in the final round of the Elgin Open Golf Tournament at the Bowes Creek Country Club in Elgin, Illinois on Sunday July 27, 2014. | Tim Carroll/for Sun-Times Media. Michael Holevas sights the green before his putt in the final round of the ...Leave a comment

Jul 28, 2014Recap: The Cougars' Tyler Skulina and Whitecaps' Jon Maciel engaged in a pitchers' duel, combining to allow only six baserunners and one run in 13 innings, but a leadoff home run from West Michigan's Raph Rhymes in the fourth inning was the difference.Leave a comment

Jul 27, 2014Ricardo Arroyo of Elgin, with his 9-month-old child Leymar on his shoulders, strolls the midway Sunday during the final day of the 20th annual Streamwood Summer Celebration. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer. Felipe De La Rosa of Streamwood and his ...Leave a comment

Jul 27, 2014There may be just a few more months left of the four-year project that has seen Route 20's intersection with McLean Boulevard in Elgin turned into a “single point urban interchange,” with longer entrance and exit ramps, shorter waits at red lights and other ...Leave a comment

Jul 27, 2014An Elgin man who was hanging out of the window of his ex-girlfriend's car and attacked her as she drove to a police station was convicted of several felonies Friday and faces up to 30 years in prison. Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti found Patrick A.Leave a comment

Jul 27, 2014Wednesday, July 16, brought the City of Elgin more excitement than residents have seen in a long time. While Jesse Ortiz/Vega was being transported from the Elgin Mental Health Center to the Lake county courthouse for a hearing to reconsider the status of ...Leave a comment

Jul 27, 2014ELGIN — Even as many District U46 schools sit with unused classrooms, several others are so crowded that they still use mobile units. And two will be adding more mobile units for the coming school year. Chief Operations Officer Jeff King presented the ...Leave a comment

Jul 27, 2014Hillcrest Elementary School, across the street from Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, was the most crowded building in District U46 last school year, with 95.83 percent as many students as it's designed to hold. | DAVE GATHMAN~SUN-TIMES MEDIA.Leave a comment

Jul 27, 2014Heinz and Trish Koch and the rest of their group of friends and family party in the Streamwood Summer Celebration parade on Saturday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer. Sara Torres, 14, of South Elgin dances in her 1920s flapper dress with the rest of her ...Leave a comment