July 2022

Bystanders console each other at the scene of a double-fatal shooting Thursday, July 14, 2022 in the 500 block of Lawndale Avenue in Peoria.

PRIDEFEST – Regev Nystrom of Peoria cheers for performers onstage during a drag talent show Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the RiverCity PrideFest on the Peoria riverfront.
PRIDEFEST – Drag performer Gardenia performs during a drag talent show Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the RiverCity PrideFest on the Peoria riverfront.
PRIDEFEST – Carrie Geoffrey of Peoria cools herself off with a “Pride” fan while enjoying a drag talent show Saturday, July 16, 2022 during the RiverCity PrideFest on the Peoria riverfront.
PRIDEFEST – Drag performer Artemisia VanHo twirls her gown while performing during a drag talent show Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the RiverCity PrideFest on the Peoria riverfront.

PRIDE OF PEORIA – Peoria grad and NBA champ Shaun Livingston, in black shirt, huddles with participants on the first day of his annual Pride of Peoria youth basketball camp Monday, July 18, 2022 at Peoria High School. The four-day camp for kids ages 7-14 continues through Thursday.
PRIDE OF PEORIA – Shaun Livingston gives some pointers to young basketball players during his Pride of Peoria youth basketball camp Monday, July 18, 2022 at Peoria High School.
PRIDE OF PEORIA – A young basketball player puts up a shot during the Pride of Peoria basketball camp Monday, July 18, 2022 at Peoria High School.
PRIDE OF PEORIA – Youngsters jump over obstacles during a drill at the Pride of Peoria youth basketball camp Monday, July 18, 2022 at Peoria High School.

PARALYZED – Keyanna Jackson flashes a brilliant smile from the hospital bed in a bedroom of her Peoria home. The 30-year-old Peoria High grad was shot on Nov. 20 while riding in a car on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago and has been paralyzed from the neck down ever since.
PARALYZED – Kathy Jackson, right, administers some pain medication to her oldest daughter Keyanna who was shot Nov. 20 while on a trip to Chicago and is now a quadriplegic confined to a hospital bed in their Peoria home.

7-ON-7 – A pair of linemen square off during a drill at the annual 7-on-7 football camp Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Washington Community High School. Twelve teams from the Peoria area gathered on Babcook Field and the surrounding practice fields to test their offensive and defensive skills.
7-ON-7 – Eureka College offensive line coach Ryan Barth demonstrates proper technique on 6-foot-6 Richwoods senior Couri Adkisson during a lineman session at the 7-on-7 football camp Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Washington Community High School.
7-ON-7 – Linemen take turns going toe-to-toe during the 7-on-7 football camp Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Washington Community High School.

BOOTH ACADEMY – Booth Basketball Academy coach Chuck Westendorf helps a young player choose which hand is left and which is right before a dribbling exercise Monday, July 25, 2022 at the RiverPlex in Peoria.
BOOTH ACADEMY – Basketball players work on their defensive maneuvers during the Booth Basketball Academy camp Monday, July 25, 2022 at the RiverPlex in Peoria.
BOOTH ACADEMY – Young basketball players compete in a game during the Booth Basketball Academy camp Monday, July 25, 2022 at the RiverPlex in Peoria.

GRETA VAN FLEET – Lead singer Josh Kiszka of the rock band Greta Van Fleet conjures up some flames during their show Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
GRETA VAN FLEET – Lead singer Josh Kiszka, left, and his brother, guitarist Jake Kiszka of the rock band Greta Van Fleet share a microphone during their show Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
GRETA VAN FLEET – Guitarist Jake Kiszka of the rock band Greta Van Fleet performs during their show Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
GRETA VAN FLEET – Lead singer Jay Buchanan, left, and guitarist Scott Holiday of Rival Sons rock out during their performance opening for Greta Van Fleet on Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.
GRETA VAN FLEET – Johnny Fig of The Velvetters pounds the drums with enthusiasm during the rock band’s show opening for Greta Van Fleet on Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Peoria Civic Center.

RESTORATION – A restored section, far right, stands out against the water-damaged and age-worn decorative plaster at the Madison Theatre in downtown Peoria.
RESTORATION – A section of decorative plaster above the stage at the Madison Theatre in downtown Peoria illustrates the stages of renovation needed to restore the historic theater to its grandeur. The theater and attached buildings along Main Street between Madison and Monroe are being renovated into an entertainment venue and event space.
RESTORATION – Long-dormant vintage balcony lights now glow as renovations begin on the Madison Theatre in downtown Peoria.

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