This week's cover

It takes a tulip - or a few thousand. Tulips have painted the village in a rainbow of colors this spring. While the weather has been keeping us all guessing as to what season it is, it seems it was perfect for the tulips. Whether residents choose a few or a few thousand - like one home in the 800 block of South Madison - the flowers have provided a colorful backdrop for our finicky spring. (Jim Slonoff photos)