July 2019

Dance instructors Patricia Goettler, left, of Germantown Hills and Cole Crutcher of Bloomington warm up before a swing dance class Tuesday, July 2 at the Gateway Building on the Peoria riverfront.
Na’torriah Gore, 11, soaks in a spray of water Tuesday, July 2 at the Peoria GreenSplash Park.
Dressed in patriotic regalia and face paint, Emily Knight, 9, of Washington stands for the national anthem with the rest of the crowd during the Independence Day celebration Wednesday, July 3 at Glen Oak Amphitheatre in Peoria.
Kim Rippel, far left, and LeNaia Vancil hand out free bottles of water to members of the Peoria Pride AAU basketball program Thursday, July 4 during the 49th annual West Peoria Fourth of July Parade.
Multicolored fireworks light up the sky above spectators during the annual Red, White and Boom fireworks show Thursday, July 4 over Peoria and East Peoria.
A family of swans swim in single file Friday, July 5 at Emiquon Nature Preserve near Havana.
Pets for Seniors shelter manager Teri Schuricht plays with Nemo, top, an 8-year-old pug mix, and Roxie, a 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier, during a special event Saturday, July 6 at the shelter’s re-sale store, Forever Home, in Peoria.
Caterpillar engineer and Golden Gloves boxer Jordan Levitt spars during a workout Saturday, July 7 at the Peoria Athletic Club in Peoria Heights.
Members of the Swango family spend some time fishing at sunset Thursday, July 11 on a pond on the Honkers Corner club property west of Canton.
Leah Walbright, 3, right, of Washington, plays with her grandparents Harry and Debra Schaumann of Peoria during Unite Fest on Saturday, July 13 at Glen Oak Park.
The burned-out cab of a semi-tractor trailer sits in the middle of the road Monday, July 15 on U.S. Route 24 between Cameron Lane and Illinois Route 9. The semi and a car burned after a collision.
Paityn Oelze, 2, of Manito, tries her hand at “milking” a cow at the Peoria County Farm Bureau exhibit Wednesday, July 17 at the Heart of Illinois Fair.
Black smoke spews from a tractor during competition in the Truck and Tractor Pulls on Wednesday, July 17 at the Heart of Illinois Fair. 

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