images of daily life, special events and weather

A horse forages for food in a snowy field shrouded in fog on Hickory Grove Road in Dunlap.
Caterpillar accountant Gary Vest struggles with a strong gust of wind in Peoria.
A giant puddle reflects the Federal Building as a car travels through an intersection in downtown Peoria.
Maj. Jesse Collins, in elf hat, and Domonik Waters, in ball cap, show off their dance moves during the Salvation Army/Toys for Tots distribution in Peoria.
Jaesean Smith, 7, of Peoria douses himself with a garden hose while watering vegetables in the West Bluff community garden in Peoria.
Cooper Bergman, left, of Morton and Quinn, last name withheld, of Green Valley, both 3, play in the foam pit during open gym at Aerial Athletics in Pekin.
Stormy Johnson, 9, of Oneida sprints to the finish on her quarterhorse Iris Joe’s Jet during barrel racing at the Heart of Illinois Fair.
Pedestrians make their way through a surprise spring snowstorm in downtown Peoria.
Julie Helm, right, shares words of encouragement with Amy Griffis of Marquette Heights just before her baptism during the Bridgeway Community Church Party in Morton.
The evening sun illuminates snow-covered trees as a car makes its way down W. Detweiller Drive in Peoria.
Riders start their quick descent on a rollercoaster on the opening day of the Heart of Illinois Fair at Exposition Gardens in Peoria.
Brooke Uphoff, right, screams and holds on tight to teammate Mary Hall as they crush grapes at Kickapoo Creek Winery in Edwards.