September 2019 by Matt Dayhoff · David McGinnis, 3, of Creve Coeur surveys the mess of smashed grapes he’s standing in while his sister Katlynn, 9, and mother Rosemary, join him for some dancing and stomping Sunday, Sept. 1, during the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard’s annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival. A group of Washington Community High School students play basketball Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Harry LaHood Park in Washington.Limestone’s Scotti Fisher (6) puts the ball past an IVC defender during their match Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Bartonville.Pekin’s Andrew Geier (12) and Richwoods’ Charles Wentworth tangle over the ball Thursday, Sept. 5, at Richwoods High School. Peoria police officers cautiously approach the front of a house in the 100 block of East Illinois Avenue after reports of an armed male and shots fired at the residence Thursday, Sept. 5, in Peoria. No one was home.Washington freshman Nick Sigler polishes the bell of a sousaphone on the steps outside the new band room Friday, Sept. 6, in Washington.The Peoria High School Lions run through spray from a fire extinguisher as they take the field against Peoria Notre Dame on Friday, Sept. 6, at Peoria Stadium.Washington’s Cole Watkins celebrates a touchdown late in the fourth quarter against Belleville West on Friday, Sept. 6, in Washington.Remi Kinney, 2, in pink shirt, hands Mya Scharp, far right in her father Tyler’s arms, a piece of candy while watching the Pekin Marigold Festival Parade with her friend Spencer Mayberry, in yellow shirt, and sister Reagan on Saturday, Sept. 7, in Pekin. Scooter, a 7-year-old dachshund from Henry, rests his sleepy head on owner Alissa Hastings’ shoulder during Bark in the Park on Sunday, Sept. 8, on the Peoria riverfront. American flags fly in the background as motorcycle officer Jacob Cernek of the Washington Police Department keeps watch over the city’s 18th annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 8 in Washington Park. Cub Scouts with Washington Pack 73 react to the sound of gunfire from the Washington Police Department Honor Guard near the end of the city’s annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Lincoln Park.