Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Felice Herrig takes a break in between exercises while training at The Eastside Recreation Center in Elgin, Ill. on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Herrig is a successful mixed martial arts fighter. (Photo for The Tribune by Andrew A. Nelles)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Park Opening

Malik McClendon (right,) 8, rides the swings with Mekhi McClendon (left,) 5, at Cornerstone Park in Elgin, Ill. on Saturday, June 27, 2009. Cornerstone Park was officially opened today in the Mulberry Court neighborhood. (Photo for The Courier News by Andrew A. Nelles)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Basement Damage

Homeowner Mike Curtin (right,) surveys the progress of contractor Jeff Halbmaier (left,) who is gutting Curtin's basement in Elgin, Ill., on Thursday, June 25, 2009. Recent rains caused sewage to fill the homes basement, destroying the furnished basement; the sewage erupted from the neighborhoods combined sewage and storm pipes. (Photo for The Tribune by Andrew A. Nelles)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Three-Car Accident

South Elgin and Elgin firefighters work to extricate a victim of a three-car accident on Randall Road, south of Hopps Road, in Elgin on Monday evening.
(Andrew A. Nelles/For The Courier-News)

South Elgin and Elgin Firefighters use the jaws of life at the scene of a three-car accident with injuries on Randall Rd. south of the intersection with Hopps Rd. in Elgin, Ill. on Monday, June 15, 2009. The accident which occurred at approximately 8:30PM involved three cars and at least one occupant required extraction by the jaws of life. The accident resulted in the closing of both north and southbound traffic on Randall Rd. South Elgin police would not comment on the accident as it is currently under investigation.
(Andrew A. Nelles/For The Courier-News)



Lisa LePage (left) and Brenda Bollman (center,) both of Lake Zurich, Ill., watch Kenny Chesney perform at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Chesney performed at Soldier Field on Saturday as part of his Sun City Carnival Tour.
(Photo for The Chicago Tribune by Andrew A. Nelles)

Photo galley of the event: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-090606-chesney-photogallery,0,2831079.photogallery

Friday, June 12, 2009

Recruiting Too Soon?

Shawn Griffin works out in his basement gym, at his family's home in Bartlett, Ill. on June 5, 2009. Griffin, 11, is an avid football player and has ambitions to go far with the sport. His father, Horace Griffin, is planning to use a new Internet service that rates the performance of young athletes. (Photo for the Tribune by Andrew A. Nelles / June 5, 2009)


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Trash Flags

Trash collector Jeff Olsen makes a daily habit of looking for American flags in trash bins. "You can't throw out a national symbol," he says. Olsen estimates he has saved more than 250 flags, which are donated for a proper disposal in a ceremonial burning. (Photo for the Tribune by Andrew A. Nelles / June 10, 2009)


Also, it was the cover image of the broadsheet today.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sportshooter Special Feature

Some recent work of mine, from the US Air Guitar Championship, was featured on the front page of sportsshooter.com

Check it out at that link (if you are checking today) , or directly here (will be up until I update the gallery) http://www.sportsshooter.com/members.html?id=7144

Peregrine Falcon

Kim Wilhelm (left,) a volunteer at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, Ill. feeds a Peregrine Falcon at the center's outdoor falcon cage on Saturday, June 7, 2009.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Huntley Baseball

Huntley High School's Chris Klein (left) is tagged out at home plate by Cary-Grove catcher Luke Mottashed (right) during the second inning of the Thursday, June 4, 2009, sectional held at DeKalb High School in Dekalb, Ill. Huntley High School was defeated 6-0 by Cary-Grove High School. (Photo for The Courier News by Andrew A. Nelles)

Huntley High School's Jose Rodriguez (#9), reacts while exiting the field after the Thursday, June 4, 2009, sectional loss to Cary-Grove, held at DeKalb High School in Dekalb, Ill. Huntley High School was defeated 6-0 by Cary-Grove High School. (Photo for The Courier News by Andrew A. Nelles)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Welcome Home

Sgt. Dirk Bryant is hugged and welcomed back by his high school friend, Nicole Stuckert, who's husband is currently in Afghanistan, in downtown Sycamore, Ill. on Monday, June 1, 2009. Alpha Battery of the 2/122nd Field Artillery Unit, which is based in Sycamore, returned from a tour in Afghanistan on Monday. (Andrew A. Nelles/For The Courier-News)

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