December 2022

HALE MEMORIAL ARTIFACTS – Paper conservator Ana Lyra unwraps a program from a meeting of the Illinois Epworth League, the Methodist Church youth group, in 1900, found inside the time capsule uncovered during the demolition of Hale Memorial Church at Main and High streets in Peoria. A handful of local historians gathered Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at the KDB Group offices in Peoria Heights for a viewing of some of the artifacts.
HALE MEMORIAL ARTIFACTS – Paper conservator Ana Lyra points out some damage to the spine of a well-preserved copy of The Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church from 1900 discovered in the Hale Memorial Church time capsule.
HALE MEMORIAL ARTIFACTS – Advertising for long-gone Peoria-area businesses fill one page of a church newspaper found inside the time capsule of Hale Memorial Church.

MANUAL VS. PEORIA NOTRE DAME – Manual’s Devonte Burse (1) runs up against Peoria Notre Dame’s Eoin Dillon in the first half Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at Manual High School. The Rams defeated the Irish 47-29.
MANUAL VS. PEORIA NOTRE DAME – Peoria Notre Dame’s Eoin Dillon and Manual’s Gerron Trapps collide in the first half Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at Manual High School. The Rams defeated the Irish 47-29.

Peoria High senior Malachi Washington rushed for 3,348 yards and 53 touchdowns on 407 carries this season, leading the Lions to a berth in the Class 5A state championship game in Champaign. He is the 2022 Journal Star Football Player of the Year.
Dunlap’s Justice Krus (44) blocks a shot by Canton’s Ella Demler in the second half Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 at Dunlap High School. The Eagles defeated the Little Giants 68-53.

EDUCATION DAY – Students try to get the attention of Rivermen mascot Rocky as he tosses T-shirts into the crowd during Education Day activities Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 at Carver Arena. Thousands of Peoria-area students attended a morning hockey game between the Peoria Rivermen and the Quad City Storm.
EDUCATION DAY – Peoria’s Alec Hagaman (17) just misses a goal on Quad City Storm goaltender Bailey Brkin in the overtime period Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 at Carver Arena.
EDUCATION DAY – David Holmes, 9, of Washington Elementary School in Pekin sports an old-fashioned hockey mask as he and several thousand students from around the Peoria area watched the Rivermen battle the Quad City Storm as part of Education Day activities Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 at Carver Arena.

WASHINGTON VS. EAST PEORIA – East Peoria’s AJ Reinders gets his arm around Washington’s Braden Vanderheydt during their game Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 in Washington. The Raiders fell to the Panthers 52-45.
WASHINGTON VS. EAST PEORIA – Washington Panthers head coach Eric Schermerhorn encourages his team against East Peoria in the second half Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 in Washington. The Raiders fell to the Panthers 52-45.
WASHINGTON VS. EAST PEORIA – East Peoria’s Sol Chown (30) and AJ Reinders (10) stop Washington’s Jamari White at the basket in the second half Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 in Washington. The Raiders fell to the Panthers 52-45.

Bradley’s Ja’Shon Henry battles a group of Stonehill players for a rebound in the second half Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 at Carver Arena. The Braves decimated the Skyhawks 79-50.
Manual’s Gerron Trapps yells after scoring against Peoria High in the first half Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 at Manual High School. The Rams defeated the Lions 71-62.
Bradley’s Malevy Leons (24) blocks a shot by Akron’s Xavier Castaneda in the second half Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 at Carver Arena. The Braves crushed the Zips 74-55.
Owner Karen Lewis, left, and manager Lydia Benedict aim to make their new restaurant The Table Peoria, 8305 N. Allen Road, into a popular venue for live music and other events in North Peoria.

WINTER STORM – A Peoria Public Schools bus heads up a snow-covered Main Street as a winter storm descends on central Illinois Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 in downtown Peoria. PPS students were released an hour early due to the weather. Gusty winds and bone-chilling, below-zero temperatures are expected over the holiday weekend.
WINTER STORM – Snow builds up on Antoine Givantt’s eyelashes as he makes his way down SW Jefferson Avenue to the bus station Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 in downtown Peoria.
WINTER STORM – A sweeper tries to clear snow off public sidewalks Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 along SW Adams Street in downtown Peoria.

PEORIA HIGH VS. PEORIA NOTRE DAME – Peoria High’s Aaliyah Guyton, in headband, and Peoria Notre Dame’s Mya Wardle, far right, scramble for a loose ball in the first half of the Manual Holiday Tournament title game Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at Manual High School. The Lions defeated the Irish 61-54.
PEORIA HIGH VS. PEORIA NOTRE DAME – Peoria Notre Dame’s Julia Mingus (5) tangles with Peoria High’s Serena Winters, left, and Allannah Jackson for a loose ball in the first half of the Manual Holiday Tournament title game Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at Manual High School. The Lions defeated the Irish 61-54.
PEORIA HIGH VS. PEORIA NOTRE DAME – Peoria Notre Dame’s Mya Wardle (22) and Peoria High’s Aaliyah Guyton (11) argue a call with an official in the second half of the Manual Holiday Tournament title game Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at Manual High School. The Lions defeated the Irish 61-54.
PEORIA HIGH VS. PEORIA NOTRE DAME – The Peoria High Lions celebrate after a last-second three-pointer by Aaliyah Guyton, in headband, sent their Manual Holiday Tournament title game against Peoria Notre Dame into overtime Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at Manual High School. The Lions went on to defeat the Irish 61-54.

BRADLEY VS. AKRON – Bradley’s Duke Deen flashes a smile after sinking a three-pointer against UIC in the second half Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 at Carver Arena. The Braves dominated the Flames 79-45.
BRADLEY VS. AKRON – Bradley’s Darius Hannah, right, gets a hand on a shot by UIC’s Toby Okani as teammate Ja’Shon Henry defends in the second half Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 at Carver Arena. The Braves dominated the Flames 79-45.
BRADLEY VS. AKRON – Bradley’s Pop Weathers (1) knocks the ball away from UIC’s Cameron Fens in the first half Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 at Carver Arena. The Braves dominated the Flames 79-45.

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