January 2019

Clinton Matthewson of Morton plays with his son Kellan, 4, on the ice Wednesday, Jan. 2 during a public skate at Owens Center.
Brimfield’s Sophie Bedell, left, and Farmington’s Alley Murphy fight for possession late in the game on Monday, Jan. 7 at Brimfield High School. Brimfield defeated Farmington 60-21.
With the Murray Baker Bridge shrouded in a wintry fog, retirees Hal Slaghter, right, of Peoria and Woody Dees of Bartonville relax in the hot tub on Monday, Jan. 14 at the RiverPlex in Peoria.
A river otter tries to get a closer look at a visitor to the otter enclosure on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Wildlife Prairie Park in Hanna City. Despite the snow and bitterly cold weather, many of the park’s inhabitants were out and about.
Amelia Singleton, 5, of Canton twirls with Belle, left, from “Beauty and the Beast,” Aurora, middle, from Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” and Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” during the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s “Once Upon a Time: A Family Matinee” on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Peoria Civic Center.
Major League pitcher and Chillicothe native Zach McAllister playfully teases a batter in a sandlot game during McAllister’s baseball camp on Monday, Jan. 21 at The Yard in Peoria.
Louie Delano, 7, of Peoria takes a big swing during batting practice at the Zach McAllister Baseball Camp on Monday, Jan. 21 at The Yard in Peoria.
Megan Lovell performs with her sister Rebecca Lovell as Larkin Poe as the opening act for Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Peoria Civic Center.
Rock icon Bob Seger belts out one of his classics to a packed house on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Peoria Civic Center.
A 15-foot tall snowman made of hay bales, its scarf blowing in the cold wind, stands near the intersection of South Walters-School Road and South Cameron Lane on Thursday, Jan. 24 in Limestone Township. A nearby farmer constructed the snowman with bales wrapped in white plastic to create silage, a compacted, fermented fodder used for cattle feed. The hat is made of three stacked tires.

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