Graduating senior Riley Ryburn makes a funny face after entering the gymnasium for Indian Creek's commencement in Shabbona, Ill., Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Barb Pondelick, of Sycamore, uses a garden hoe to mark where to plant vegetable plants at her parents' farm in Maple Park, Ill., Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The family owned Theis Farm II sells their produce at a farmers market in Aurora.
Amanda Ericson, a senior at Sycamore High School, gets her hair styled by Martha Villavicencio after chopping off more than eight inches of her hair at Great Clips in DeKalb on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Ericson will donate her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a program similar to Locks of Love, because it doesn't require a cash donation from hair donors and serves a broader range of recipients.
Don Billington talks with students, faculty and community members who wish him well during an open house at Genoa-Kingston High School to congratulate Billington on his retirement after 22 years as principal on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Sycamore batter Brittany Huber (21) connects for a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning during the Class 3A Sycamore Regional quarterfinals.
Hinckley-Big Rock's Jared Madden practices leaping over a hurdle at Sandwich High School in Sandwich, Ill., Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Madden qualified for the state 300 hurdles.