February 2021 PEORIA NOTRE DAME VS. PEORIA CENTRAL – Peoria Notre Dame’s Matt Williams (21) watches the ball bounce away after a scramble with the Peoria High defense in the first half Tuesday, Feb. 2 at PND High School.PEORIA NOTRE DAME VS. PEORIA CENTRAL – Peoria Notre Dame’s Noah Reynolds takes a basketball to the head in the first half against Peoria High School on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at PND High School.SNOWSTORMS HIT PEORIA – A smattering of wind-blown snow covers one side of Abraham Lincoln’s face on the statue outside the Peoria County Courthouse on Thursday, Feb. 4 in Downtown Peoria. Sleet, snow and high winds moved into the Peoria area Thursday with more snow and below-freezing temperatures expected over the weekend.SNOWSTORMS HIT PEORIA –The lights of the Murray Baker Bridge click on as snow and sleet fall Thursday, Feb. 4 throughout the Peoria area.SNOWSTORMS HIT PEORIA –Derek Sans of Heartland Parking puts down some salt Thursday, Feb. 4 on the icy sidewalks in front of the city parking deck on Jefferson in Downtown Peoria.SNOWSTORMS HIT PEORIA –Canadian geese congregate on a wet, snowy field Thursday, Feb. 4 at Constitution Garden in Peoria.SNOWSTORMS HIT PEORIA – High winds blow snow over the road Thursday, Feb. 4 on N. Knoxville Avenue in Peoria.Drivers make their way up Knoxville Avenue as a steady snowfall covers the road and limits visibility Saturday, Feb. 6 in Peoria.East Peoria’s Nick Tornow (32) tries to pull a rebound away from Metamora’s Ethan Kizer in the second half Thursday, Feb. 4 in East Peoria. The Raiders fell to the Redbirds 72-42.DIRKSEN CENTER SPEAKER – Tiffany White, director of the Dirksen Congressional Center, 2815 Broadway St. in Pekin, has been named to the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Speakers Bureau. As a Road Scholar, White will deliver five presentations funded by Illinois Humanities on the significant impact of U.S. Sen. Everett Dirksen on American history.DIRKSEN CENTER SPEAKER – A wide variety of paintings of U.S. Sen. Everett Dirksen hang in the archives of the Dirksen Congressional Center in Pekin. Director Tiffany White was recently named to the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Speakers Bureau.BRADLEY VS. NORTHERN IOWA – Bradley’s Nyjah White makes a move to the basket against the Northern Iowa defense in the first half Saturday, Feb. 13 at Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria.BRADLEY VS. NORTHERN IOWA – Bradley’s Gabi Haack puts up a shot under the basket against NortherN Iowa in the second half Saturday, Feb. 13 at Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria.BRADLEY VS. NORTHERN IOWA – Bradley’s Mahri Petree tangles with Northern Iowa’s Megan Maahs in the first half Saturday, Feb. 13 at Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria.Snow flies in the wind as Bill Ordaz uses a snowblower to clear the driveway of his house and nearby sidewalks Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Peoria’s North Valley.TWIN TOWERS BARBER – Jorrell Glass, owner of Prestige Signature Barbershop in the Twin Towers Mall in Downtown Peoria, shows off his homemade tie, a one-of-a kind accessory he created while making face masks during the COVID-19 quarantine. Glass owned another Prestige shop in the Northwoods Mall until the pandemic forced its closure. He also teaches barbering at Peoria Public Schools’ Woodruff Career & Technical Center.TWIN TOWERS BARBER – Prestige Signature Barbershop owner Jorrell Glass snips away at regular client Drew Miller’s hair at the shop in the Twin Towers Mall in Downtown Peoria.TWIN TOWERS BARBER – Owner Jorrell Glass works on regular client Drew Miller’s haircut at Prestige Signature Barbershop the Twin Towers Mall in Downtown Peoria. Glass owned another successful Prestige shop at Northwoods Mall until the pandemic hit and force its closure.WAR ON 74 PART 2 – ISU’s Abdou Ndiaye (4) dives over Bradley’s Antonio Thomas in pursuit of the ball with Bradley’s Kevin McAdoo in the first half Thursday, Feb. 18 at Carver Arena in Peoria.WAR ON 74 PART 2 – Bradley’s Ja’Shon Henry (22) and Rienk Mast, in background, pressure ISU’s Dusan Mahorcic in the first half Thursday, Feb. 18 at Carver Arena.Gov. JB Pritzker, at podium, speaks about the new police reform law during a press conference featuring several state and local officials Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Proctor Recreation Center in South Peoria.The Ultimage Hickory Burger and a large side of hand-cut fries should be enough to satisfy anyone’s appetite. It’s one of seven gourmet burgers available at the popular Downtown Peoria pub.Seth McIntyre, left, pharmacy manager at Hy-Vee, administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Kori Thompson of Peoria at the store on Sheridan Road in Peoria.BRADLEY VS. DRAKE – Bradley’s Darius Hannah (35) dunks over Drake’s Joseph Yesufu in the final seconds to seal a 67-61 victory Saturday, Feb. 27 at Carver Arena in Peoria.BRADLEY VS. DRAKE – Bradley’s Darius Hannah (35) and the Braves bench celebrate his slam dunk in the final seconds to seal a 67-61 victory over Drake on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Carver Arena in Peoria.BRADLEY VS. DRAKE – Bradley’s Sean East II hugs teammate Darius Hannah after Hannah’s slam dunk in the final seconds to push Bradley past Drake for a 67-61 victory Saturday, Feb. 27 at Carver Arena in Peoria.