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.
The Pisano sisters, including Amber (from left), Corrina and Hailey, have shaved their heads after repeatedly battling problems with lice at Sandridge Elementary School in Lynwood, Illinois.
Geoffrey Bates is the director of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governor's State University. Here he shows Richard Rezac's work titled "Frame."
Henry Van Westrop, 90, of Oak Forest, Illinois, sits in his living room that he still uses as a portrait studio and talks about his time as a military photographer during World War II. He is holding a photograph he took during the surrender ceremony of General Tomoyuki Yamashita in 1945.
A young woman from Chicago's south suburbs, wishing to remain anonymous, speaks about the sexual abuse she experienced at the age of 10 and the help she received through counseling at the Joli Burrell Children's Advocacy Center.
Ernie Sanders is under house arrest at his mother's house on Chicago's South Side because he hit and killed a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Roy Zimmerman portrays "Black Wolf," a French allied native from the Ojibwa Nation, during the Gathering on the Theatiki at Davis Creek Campgrounds in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Juanita Patton stands outside her apartment building in Harvey, Illinois. Patton used to be homeless, but was able to get into an apartment through a rapid re-housing program administered by South Suburban PADS.
Jen Durrant stretches before swimming at the Stagg High School pool. Durrant, who is missing part of her right leg, will be swimming in the Paralympics in Greece.
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.
Desert Storm veteran Tom Smiley, of Chicago Ridge, Illinois, is reflected in a flag display box as he talks about his son James' current service in the Marines during the Iraq War. The flag, which was flown over the command post at Camp Al Qa'im in Al Anbar, Iraq, was a gift from his son.
John and Lillian Swick, of Hazel Crest, Illinois have been married for 70 years.