February 2019 Peoria Heights-Quest’s Jade Mitchell (2) and Tremont’s Paige McAllister battle for possession in the second quarter of their Class 2A Regional game on Monday, Feb. 4 at Dee-Mack High School in Mackinaw.Workers from River City Construction carefully lower part of the Commerce Bank sign from the north side Monday, Feb. 11 in Downtown Peoria. A River City Construction worker saws the supports from one of the letters in the Commerce Bank sign after pulling it down from the building on Monday, Feb. 11 at 416 Main Street in Downtown Peoria. Bathed in red and blue stage lighting, rock star John Mellencamp performs for a packed house Friday, Feb. 15 at the Peoria Civic Center Theater. A Polar Plunger makes a big splash as he jumps into a pool of freezing water during the Polar Plunge, a benefit for Special Olympics Illinois, on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Peoria Civic Center. Bradley’s Darrell Brown (5) shows some emotion late in the game against ISU on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Redbird Arena in Normal. Bradley’s Ja’Shon Henry dunks against ISU on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Redbird Arena in Normal. Kids crowd around a table to make structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows during Engineering Day 2019 on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Family and friends of Kayla Fannon, slain in a murder-suicide Thursday, gather to protest outside the Peoria Police Department on Sunday, Feb. 17 in Peoria.Family and friends of Kayla Fannon, slain in a murder-suicide Thursday, gather to protest outside the Peoria Police Department on Sunday, Feb. 17 in Peoria.Mercedes Fannon, Kayla Fannon’s half-sister, gets a hug near the end of a protest Sunday, Feb. 17 outside the Peoria Police Department. Cooper Bergman, left, of Morton and Quinn, last name withheld, of Green Valley, both 3, play in the foam pit during open gym Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Aerial Athletics in Pekin. With the Scottish Rite Cathedral looming in the background, a pair of River City Construction workers ply their trade atop the steel beams of the future Ronald McDonald House on Feb. 25 in Peoria. Peoria Christian’s Will Pepper (22) takes a charge from Triopia’s Zach Thompson (3) as PC’s Braden Tilson (11) defends late in the fourth quarter of their Class 1A sectional on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Lewistown. The Morton Potters girls basketball team cheers for the drumline that performed for them after a state tournament sendoff celebration Thursday, Feb. 28 at Morton High School.