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Diana Tipton spreads out a possible border for the shoe and purse applique squares as Heide Parker, left, and Constance Lee observe the color matching of the future quilt at the regular Monday meeting of the Pieceful Heart Quilters in Glenwood.
Six-year-old Lucy Nanista holds a coiled-up bald python during Deb Krohn's hands-on herpetology program Monday at Crete Public Library.
Eight-year-old Delia Vanzil touches the bald python held by Gail Scott, children's librarian, during Deb Krohn's hands-on herpetology program Monday at Crete Public Library.
The Rev. Bill Stenzel, from left, the Rev. Leonard Dubi and lector Mike Wolski, front, process Saturday at St. Victor Catholic Church in Calumet City at the opening of a memorial Mass to celebrate the life and ministry of the Rev. Leo Mahon, who was pastor of St. Victor's from 1975 to 1986. …
A photo of the Rev. Leo T. Mahon is printed on a memorial prayer card that was distributed at a Mass on Saturday at St. Victor Catholic Church in Calumet City to celebrate his life and ministry.
Valparaiso artist Guy Wellman unveils his artwork of Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster. Watching are Bank of America/Merrill Lynch representatives Ken Braggs, Dillon Dalton and Derek Braggs.
A South Shore poster featuring Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija and painted by artist Guy Wellman, of Valparaiso, was unveiled at a reception Thursday at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.
Two honored guests, Charlotte Mitchell, who lost her husband to multiple sclerosis, and Donna Halpern, who has MS, enjoy the shade Saturday run/walk to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at Briar Ridge Country Club.
Runners begin the four-mile run Saturday during the run/walk to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville. The post-race party was followed by a cookout.
Lynda McQueary and Roy McQueary visit with Jenny McQueary, who turned 100 on Friday, at her birthday party Saturday at The Villa nursing home in South Holland.
Dyer resident Virginia Cockerhan visits with Jenny McQueary on Saturday at McQueary's 100th birthday party at The Villa nursing home in South Holland. McQueary is the first in her family to live to 100.
Dr. Claude Foreit, president of Franciscan Physician Network
Minister Kujenga Eliyah Ashe starts the Juneteenth progam with a trumpet song titled "If I Can Help Somebody" on Friday at the Gary Public Library's Du Bois branch. The Juneteenth celebration marks the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Texas.
Robert Snarskis, of St. John, lights the fire to cook the saganaki, a cheese appetizer, as Josh Harrington, of Dyer, puts out the flame with lemon juice Saturday during the St. Demetrious Greek Orthodox Church Fest in Hammond. The event continues from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Carol Basile prepares loukoumades, or Greek deep fried puff pastries, for a sprinkling of crushed walnuts and cinnamon Saturday in the kitchen during the St. Demetrious Orthodox Church Fest in Hammond.
Hammond resident Ross Lathrop tests a 91-year-old trumpet Saturday for his display of musical instruments at the Covenant United Church of Christ Annual Expo.
Sandra Imasuen tries on a newly created hat Saturday morning at the Covenant United Church of Christ Annual Expo.
A display of popular cupcakes from Designer Desserts in Valparaiso is shown at Gayety's Chocolate and Ice Cream in Schererville.
Gayety's Chocolate and Ice Cream shop owner Peter Manous stands by one of many displays carrying the popular cupcakes from Designer Desserts in Valparaiso.
Green Lake Family Aquatic Center workers bring out the tube floatables for patrons. The facility is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.
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