November 2021

STATE CROSS COUNTRY – A fan cheers for Limestone’s Wilson Georges during the Class 2A boys state cross country championship Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
STATE CROSS COUNTRY – Exhausted runners work their way through the chute at the finish line of the Class 1A girls state cross country championship Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
STATE CROSS COUNTRY – Oak Park Fenwick’s Graden Rill (1650) looks over as Sterling’s Dale Johnson makes a move on the final stretch during the Class 2A boys state cross country championship Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
STATE CROSS COUNTRY – DuQuoin’s Olivia Phillips, facing, and Winnebago’s Grace Erb share a hug at the finish line of the Class 1A girls state cross country championship Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Phillips finished in eleventh place in a time of 18:08.86 and Erb finished in tenth place in a time of 18:07.07. DuQuoin finished eleventh as a team, while Winnebago finished second.
STATE CROSS COUNTRY – Runners fall to the ground, some crawling out of the way, at the finish line of the Class 1A boys state cross country championship Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at Detweiller Park in Peoria.

Tommy Barnwell bowled the highest three-game series ever by a member of the Peoria River City USBC, an 887 on Oct. 28, 2021 at Striketown in Pekin.

A canopy of autumn leaves cover part of Fulton Plaza in Downtown Peoria. City officials are considering a plan to turn the park into a two-way street.

MORTON ADVANCES TO STATE – Morton lineman Gabriel Wood carries a taxidermied hog’s head as the Potters take the field for their Class 5A state football quarterfinal against Mahomet-Seymour on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at Morton High School. The Potters advanced to the semifinals with a 40-28 victory.
MORTON ADVANCES TO STATE – Morton running back Seth Glatz kneels for a quick prayer before the start of the Potters’ Class 6A state football quarterfinal against Mahomet-Seymour on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at Morton High School. The Potters defeated the Bulldogs 40-28.
MORTON ADVANCES TO STATE – Morton’s Seth Glatz (20) pushes away Mahomet-Seymour defender Jack Gallier in the first half of their Class 5A state quarterfinal football game Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at Morton High School.
MORTON ADVANCES TO STATE – Morton’s Seth Glatz (20) collides with an official on a run against Mahomet-Seymour in the first half of their Class 5A state football quarterfinal Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at Morton High School. The Potters advanced to the semifinals with a 40-28 victory.

WASHINGTON FALLS IN STATE QUARTERFINALS – Crete-Monee’s Johnny Evans (4) bobbles a pass in the endzone under pressure from Washington’s Mason Geltz (20) and Easton Harris in the second half of their Class 6A state football quarterfinal Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at Washington Community High School. Evans ended up catching the ball for a touchdown.
WASHINGTON FALLS IN STATE QUARTERFINALS – Washington’s Isaac Mapson (1) can’t hang on to a pass in the endzone against Crete-Monee in the second half of their Class 6A state football quarterfinal Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Washington. The Panthers fell to the Warriors 53-24.
WASHINGTON FALLS IN STATE QUARTERFINALS – Washington’s Seth Boswell (59) gets emotional as he and the other seniors on the team gather to accept their Class 6A state quarterfinal plaque Saturday Nov. 13, 2021 at Babcook Field in Washington. The Panthers fell to Crete-Monee in the quarterfinals 53-24.

BRADLEY VS. MISSOURI S&T – Bradley cheerleaders perform in the second half of a game between the Braves and Missouri S&T on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at Carver Arena. The Braves defeated the Miners 92-66.
BRADLEY VS. MISSOURI S&T – Bradley’s Malevy Leons (14) and Connor Hickman pulls a loose ball from Missouri S&T’s Kaden Froebe in the first half Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at Carver Arena. The Braves defeated the Miners 92-66.
BRADLEY VS. MISSOURI S&T – Members of the Bradley Bravettes Dance Team flip their hair while performing during a timeout as the Braves battle Missouri S&T on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at Carver Arena. The Braves defeated the Miners 92-66.

Richard Nauman, 64, has been living at the New Hope Apartments in Downtown Peoria for the past six years. A landscaper and handyman who specializes in painting and carpentry, Nauman has seen his livelihood significantly diminished by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois Valley Central junior Kenna Wollard is the 2021 Journal Star Volleyball Player of the Year.

STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS – A fan raises a stuffed toy hog as the Morton Potters, also known as the Hogs, take the field against the Kankakee Kays in their Class 5A state football semifinal Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Kankakee. Morton fell to the Kays 41-14.
STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS – Morton’s Tyson Hart (17) grabs a pass over Kankakee defender Jyaire Hill in the first half of their Class 5A state football semifinal Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Kankakee. Morton fell to the Kays 41-14.
STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS – Kankakee’s Marques Covington (2) and Caron Johnson (23) force a fumble from Morton running back Seth Glatz in the second half of their Class 5A state football semifinal Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Kankakee. Glatz recovered the loose ball, but Morton fell to the Kays 41-14.
STATE FOOTBALL SEMIFINALS – Morton quarterback Layne Kaufman hugs head coach Tim Brilley after the Potters’ 41-14 loss to Kankakee in the Class 5A state football semfinals Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Kankakee.

BRADLEY VS. MAINE – Bradley’s Ja’Shon Henry, right, dunks over Maine’s Peter Filipovity in the first half Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Carver Arena. The Braves defeated the Black Bears 71-35.
BRADLEY VS. MAINE – Bradley’s Darius Hannah tries to take the ball from Maine’s Ja’Shonte Wright-McLeish in the second half Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Carver Arena. Bradley routed the Maine Black Bears 71-39.
BRADLEY VS. MAINE – Bradley’s Zek Montgomery, left, goes to the basket against Maine’s Vukasin Masic in the first half Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Carver Arena. The Braves defeated the Black Bears 71-35.

Mourners gather around a photo of Madelynn McCain, 12, surrounded by candles, flowers and stuffed animals near the site of a house fire that took her life on November 24 in Creve Coeur. Family, friends and neighbors gathered for a candlelight vigil at the spot Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 in Creve Coeur.

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