Kayakers paddle down the Chicago River after it was dyed green before the annual Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade.
Laura Pendleton (left) and Ellie Bagwell install a high security, energy efficient film tint on the windows of the new Student Leadership Center building at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Pastor Glenn Poplawski, of Orland Christian Center, shines two different sized lights on a movie screen and asks "What type of light are we? We can be this little light, or we can be a powerful beacon that people can see for miles," while preaching a sermon during the weekly church service held at Marcus Theatres in Orland Park, Illinois.
Men gather for prayer at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, Illinois.
Geno Janowski yawns while sitting in the cab of a 1985 Dodge Ram truck for sale during an auction of police and city property. "I'm a people watcher," said Janowski, who decided to take a seat in the truck and watch the auction while waiting for a generator he was interested in to go up for bids.
Stacy Magee, an early childhood teacher at Greenwood Elementary School in South Holland, Illinois, nervously reacts as a red-tailed boa constrictor slithers around her neck and shoulders during a presentation by Understanding Wildlife.
Micaela Foreman, 10, of Evergreen Park, takes a piano lesson from Lester V. Moody at the Van Moody School of Music in Homewood, Illinois.
Pastor Shanna Neal, of Crete, prays during a National Day of Prayer gathering at Christian Life Center, 6363 W. 183rd Street, in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Chuck Wiatrowski, a member of the Southeast Side Vietnam Vets, bows his head while reading the names listed on the Vietnam Traveling Wall on display in Orland Park, Illinois.
Sister Symforoza gathers food items from the nearly barren storage pantry while helping to fill food bags for the needy at the St. Blase Food Pantry in Summit, Illinois.
Manor Care resident Julia Hoffmeyer (left) dances with Deon Steward during a Skate Back to the '50s party in Homewood, Illinois.