April 2022

SLIPKNOT – Corey Taylor, lead singer of the heavy metal band Slipknot, raises his fist as balls of flame erupt in the background during their show Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
SLIPKNOT – Jim Root, guitarist for the heavy metal band Slipknot, performs during their show Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
SLIPKNOT – Red stage lighting engulfs bass player Alessandro Venturella of the heavy metal band Slipknot during their show Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
SLIPKNOT – Corey Taylor of the heavy metal band Slipknot sports a skull mask as he performs during their show Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
SLIPKNOT – Fans rejoice as the heavy metal band Slipknot takes the stage Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
SLIPKNOT – Lead singer Briton Bond of the heavy metal band Wage War swings his hair during their performance opening for Slipknot on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.

Laura Walker of Washington holds a photo of her grandson Navin Jones, 8, who was found dead March 29 in his parents’ Peoria home.
Theodore Rudolph, 11 months, gets a belly laugh from a squeaky toy that his mother Nicole Rudolph, in hat, and her cousin Stephanie Brenmer found while shopping at Sweet Finds, 1017 N. 2nd Street in downtown Chillicothe.
Four-month-old Shadow perches on owner Beth Gilmore’s shoulder outside the chicken coop Gilmore keeps at her house in South Pekin. Shadow is one of 19 chickens Gilmore was raising and selling until her property was raided by local authorities who took 15 chickens and, she says, damaged the coop.

SHINEDOWN – Rock singer Diamante performs with her band Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center. Los Angeles-based rocker Diamante, aka Diamante Azzura Bovelli, joined The Pretty Reckless to open for headliner Shinedown. Diamante released her second album “American Dream” in 2019.
SHINEDOWN – Sporting a sequined body suit, rocker Diamante performs Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center. Los Angeles-based rocker Diamante, aka Diamante Azzura Bovelli, joined The Pretty Reckless to open for headliner Shinedown. Diamante released her second album “American Dream” in 2019.
SHINEDOWN – Hard rock band The Pretty Reckless perform Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
SHINEDOWN – Lead singer Taylor Momsen grooves to the sounds of her band The Pretty Reckless during their performance Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center. The Pretty Reckless and rocker Diamante opened for headliner Shinedown to a crowd of about 9,000 in Carver Arena.
SHINEDOWN – The members of hard rock band Shinedown, from left to right, bassist Eric Bass, drummer Barry Kerch, lead singer Brent Smith, and guitarist Zach Myers, make their entrance for their show Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center. The popular hard rock band is currently on their The Revolution’s Live Tour promoting their upcoming album “Planet Zero.”
SHINEDOWN – Bass player Eric Bass, left, lead singer Brent Smith, middle, and drummer Barry Kerch of the hard rock band Shinedown perform under red stage lighting Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
SHINEDOWN – Lead singer Brent Smith of Shinedown shows some ferocity during the hard rock band’s show Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.

RIVERMEN VS. PENSACOLA – Peoria goaltender Eric Levine tries to stop a shot on goal from Pensacola in the first period of their SPHL playoff game Friday, April 15, 2022 at Carver Arena. The Rivermen fell to the Ice Flyers 6-4.
RIVERMEN VS. PENSACOLA – Peoria’s Chris Allemon, left, and Pensacola’s Weiland Parrish tangle as they chase the puck in the first period of their SPHL playoff game Friday, April 15, 2022 at Carver Arena in Peoria. The Rivermen fell to the Ice Flyers 6-4.

SPHL PLAYOFFS – Peoria’s Alec Hagaman (17) tries to wrap the puck around Pensacola goalie Cory Karpinski with teammate Troy Murray in pursuit in the first period of their SPHL playoff game Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Carver Arena. The Rivermen advanced to the second round with a 4-2 win.
SPHL PLAYOFFS – Peoria’s Jordan Ernst, facing, and Alec Hagaman celebrate Ernst’s goal against Pensacola in the third period of their SPHL playoff game Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Carver Arena. The Rivermen advanced to the second round with a 4-2 win.
SPHL PLAYOFFS – The puck bounces between Pensacola goalie Cody Karpinski and Peoria winger Mike Laidley in the third period of their SPHL playoff game Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Carver Arena. The Rivermen advanced to the second round with a 4-2 win.

Lisa Murray, right and her daughters Lanirah Murray, 14, and Eva Harris, 9, pose for photos in one of 16 booths available at It’s a Vibe Selfie Studio at the the Northwoods Mall.

RIVERMEN VS. QUAD CITY – Peoria’s Nick Neville, left, and Quad City’s Michael Moran try to control an airborne puck in the second period of their SPHL playoff game Friday, April 22, 2022 at Carver Arena in Peoria.
RIVERMEN VS. QUAD CITY – Quad City’s Darick Louis-Jean (2) knocks Peoria’s JM Piotrowski off his feet in the third period of their SPHL playoff game Friday, April 22, 2022 at Carver Arena in Peoria.

Luke Harvey of Riverview Road Apiary, 12000 N. Riverview Road, inspects a frame brimming with honey bees in one of 18 hives he currently keeps on property in Chillicothe. Harvey offers many services at his bee farm including selling products like honey, wax, anbd queen bees, setting up beehives, and speaking engagements. Harvey is also renovating a space to hold educational events and hands-on experience with beehives.

PAINTBALL PITS – Paintballers head out onto the battleground at the start of a game at the Chilli Paintball Pits, a 40-acre wooded area off Benedict Street just northwest of Chillicothe.
PAINTBALL PITS – A referee keeps watch from the relative safety of a split tree during a paintball game at the Chilli Paintball Pits in Chillicothe.
PAINTBALL PITS – Ray Terando of Hennepin fires back at his opponents from behind a set of barrels during a recent session at the Chilli Paintball Pits in Chillicothe. A diehard paintballer, Terando says he tries to get out to the facility every week.

SPHL SEMIFINALS – Peoria’s Alec Baer (91) upends Quad City’s Michael Moran in the first period of their SPHL semifinal game Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Carver Arena in Peoria.
SPHL SEMIFINALS – Peoria’s JM Piotrowski leaps onto teammate Brandon Rumble after his tie-breaking goal gaver the Rivermen a 2-1 lead over the Quad City Storm in the third period of their SPHL semifinal Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Carver Arena in Peoria.
SPHL SEMIFINALS – Teammates swarm Peoria’s Jordan Ernst after his game-winning goal against the Quad City Storm late in the third period of their SPHL semifinal Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Carver Arena in Peoria.

SPHL FINALS – Peoria’s Mike Laidley (21) and Zach Wilkie (19) battle Roanoke’s Jeff Jones (24) and Travis Armstrong for the puck on a scramble at the net in the final seconds of Game One of the SPHL finals Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Carver Arena in Peoria.
SPHL FINALS – Peoria’s Austin Wisely watches the puck fly by Roanoke goalie Austyn Roudebush’s head in the second period of Game 2 of the SPHL finals Friday, April 29, 2022 at Carver Arena in Peoria.
SPHL FINALS – Peoria goaltender Jack Berry lies flat on his back with the puck under his left pad as Roanoke rushes the net late in the third period of Game One of the SPHL finals Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Carver Arena in Peoria.

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