John Milliken ties up Milton Bailey's 16 feet 6 inch tall sunflower during the International Sunflower Festival Saturday in Frankfort. Bailey's sunflower won and broke a previous record of 6 feet 3 inches that was set in 2010.
Rick Blair jots down notes on what has been damaged during the flood inside of one of the classrooms Saturday Dec. 28, 2013 at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford. The museum became flooded after a water valve on the first floor bursted and forced the staff to relocate it's animal and insect artifacts into a close classroom.
Michael E. Whapham works on brushing away layers of paint to give texture to allow the clouds to appear fluffy Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Franklin Art Glass Studios, Inc. in Columbus. The project was brought to the studio because of the amount of work they have done with restoring old church stained glass windows.
CAPE CANAVERAL , FL - December 3: Members of the media look at the spacecraft Orion after the Mobile Service Tower rolled away from it Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Space Launch Complex 37 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Orion fitted with a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket prepares to travel into space on the first test flight of the Orion missions which hope to some day place a man on Mars. (Photo By Brent Lewis/The Denver Post)
Belvidere North cheerleaders hug after winning first place during the NIC-10 Cheer meet Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford. BRENT LEWIS/RRSTAR.COM
A fan stage dives at the request of Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong during Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago, Ill.
A man pulls his feet up to avoid the water while he rides his bike, Friday, September 30, 2011, on the path between North Ave beach and Oak Street Beach.
Allison, 16 and Gabe McGlone, 5, play in the family's living room while parents, Jason and Ursula, prepare dinner for their family of nine. The McGlones have adopted seven children and fostered over 40 children over the last two years. Ursula states the idea to adopt all of the children came to her in a dream and she decide that the couple needed to go save children that needed a good family.
Tyrese Craft, 9, holds his sister, Taryne, 6, during a remembrance rally Saturday, April 19, 2014, along the Rock River in Rockford. The rally was held in the remembrance of Natasha Cleary and her children who were killed and all other families that were affected by domestic violence.
Annie Ricks says goodbye to her son Raekwon and grandson before leaving Cabrini Green Rowhouses to go back to her new home in the Wentworth Gardens housing development on Chicago's south side, November 9, 2011. Ricks was the last resident to leave Cabrini Green before it's demolition and has been trying to relocated from their current location because of gang violence against her family.
Mackenna Steinbrook, student at Unioto, cries after her father, Mack, who was stationed in Afghanistan, surprised the family with an early return during Friday's basketball game at Unioto. "All I asked for Christmas was for my dad back," said Steinbrook. "I even put it on Facebook."
Firefighters work on extinguishing a fire from the west side of a complex on Wednesday at Schooley Station Industrial Park. Over seven crews responded to the fire, which took several hours to extinguish.
First year teacher, Karen Moore, center, works individually with her seventh grade class as they prepare for their solos Thursday at Chillicothe Middle School. Chillicothe is the only school with a orchestra program in the south Ohio region.
Fire fighters begin to extinguish the fire that broke out in a apartment building, October 31, 2012, at 449 Mill Street. The electrical fire destroyed the back side of the two flat, displacing the three families that resided there.