Dereial Manning, 7, (left) and her sister Ca'Rese, 3, wave good-bye to their hosts from TeamHope of Illinois as their Amtrak train rolls out of Homewood, Illinois, bound for New Orleans, Louisiana. The children were returning to Louisiana with their mother after fleeing their Hurricane Katrina ravaged home and living one year in Chicago's south suburbs.
Kayakers paddle down the Chicago River after it was dyed green before the annual Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade.
Judge Reginald Baker is reflected in a Vietnam Wall Memorial painting that hangs in his chambers at the Cook County Court House in Markham, Illinois. He is retiring as a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.
Mountaineer Billy Coon looks out over the Rocky Mountains and Estes Park, Colorado from atop a balanced rock.
Chicago Police officer Brenda Valadez embraces her son, Adam, 7, before a Mass at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Brenda is the sister of Chicago Police officer Alex Valadez, who was killed in the line of duty.
Iowa's Eric Juergens takes down Oklahoma State's Charles Walker in mid air during the Hawkeyes' 20-14 win over the Cowboys at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. With the win, Juergens remained undefeated and ranked number one in the nation.