Laura Johnson, a senior violin performance major at Bradley University, is seen through the window of a Constance Hall practice room as she prepares for her fall recital.
Pedestrians walk under a canopy of tree limbs along Fulton Street during a wet April snowstorm in downtown Peoria.
A worshiper raises her arms in praise during a spring religious service on the Peoria riverfront.
Andrew Greenway and his girlfriend Jodi Richardson share a room decorated with rock band and movie posters in the Mackinaw home where they live with Greenway's relatives. An enthusiastic music fan, Greenway is emphatic when discussing his preferences, from the dark Gothic sound of rocker Glenn Danzig, to legendary punk rockers Iggy Pop and the Ramones.
Robert Barbier, commander of General Wayne A. Downing American Legion Post 1111, hands out little American flags during the Peoria Height Veterans Day Parade on Prospect Road in Peoria Heights.
P.D. Von Duke, a two-year-old Bassett hound, has an unusual fondness for kiddie pools and will often dance a water jig on hot summer days. Although he wouldn't perform on command, he was willing to sit for a portrait.
Carol Brackensick, left, 50, of Morton, and Debbie Weeks, 51, of Mackinaw have a good time as they celebrate a point in the badminton competiton of the Heart of Illinois Senior Olympics at Morton High School.