May 2019

Tommie Williams of Peoria keeps track of five poles and a pair of umbrellas as he fishes Monday, May 6 in the flooded outfield of a baseball field.
The Bradley bench encourages Braves batters as they face top-seeded Drake in the MVC semifinals Friday, May 10 at the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.
Rachel Coleman, in headband, of Peoria, a 12-year cancer survivor, waves her purple bandana during the More Than Pink Walk on Saturday, May 11 in Peoria.
Metamora’s Kaylee Hieronymus (17) puts the tag on Illini Bluffs’ Addie Welsh at home plate Saturday, May 11 in Metamora.
Newly-anointed Peoria High School graduate Jaylon Ellington holds his 4-month-old daughter Ja’layah, shortly after commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18 at Renaissance Coliseum.
Kate Carroll of Peoria, a 2015 Bradley grad, helps her sister Mary Anne with her cap before Bradley University commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 19 at the Peoria Civic Center. Mary Anne, a Peoria Notre Dame grad, is the last of five siblings to graduate from Bradley University.
Cylus Stewart, 8, of Peoria savors a chicken wing during WingFest on Sunday, May 19 on the Peoria riverfront.
A group of Midwest Central Young Marines stand at attention during the Springdale Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 26 on Soldiers Hill.
Greg Salyers, aka SQUDM4N, of Louisville, Kentucky and his crew boogie down to the electronic dance beats of Slumberjack during the Summer Camp Music Festival on Sunday, May 26 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe.
Peoria Notre Dame soccer players, from left to right, Kieran Higgins, Autumn Weeks, Bridget Taylor and Abbi Socha hug after their penalty kick loss to Joliet Catholic in their Class 2A supersectional Tuesday, May 28 at PND High School.
Demetrius Deshon Bell Jr., 8, recites a pledge to avoid drugs and gangs during the Streets Belong to Me youth rally Tuesday, May 28 at Proctor Recreation Center in Peoria.
Hadley Krakel, 4, of Peoria Heights braves a child-size Ferris wheel while a full-size version of the amusement ride spins the background during the Good Neighbor Days festival Friday, May 31 in Washington.
Gerald Beckette, 85, waves to students and faculty members at Oak Grove School after a parade in his honor Thursday, May 23 through Bartonville. A beloved fixture in the community, Beckette retired after 67 years working as a crossing guard and custodian at the school.

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