Weeks 13-16 at Journal Star

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Beverly Brown, center, cousin of Peoria resident Clarence Hanson, is comforted  by friends Sunday near the Illinois River at State Street. Peoria police received a call early Saturday of a sport utility vehicle in the river. Hanson's family says he has been missing since Friday night, and they believe the SUV could be his. Divers have been unable to reach the submerged SUV because of strong currents.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Beverly Brown, center, cousin of Peoria resident Clarence Hanson, is comforted by friends Sunday near the Illinois River at State Street. Peoria police received a call early Saturday of a sport utility vehicle in the river. Hanson’s family says he has been missing since Friday night, and they believe the SUV could be his. Divers have been unable to reach the submerged SUV because of strong currents.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Hani Wadi cleans up a cut above the eyelid of Tony O'Neil of the Peoria Area Renegades during the match against the Chillicothe Barbarians on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Hani Wadi cleans up a cut above the eyelid of Tony O’Neil of the Peoria Area Renegades during the match against the Chillicothe Barbarians on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Jeannie West pulls out water soaked insulation from the bottom of her home as residents affected by recent flooding clean out their homes on Saturday in London Mills. West considered herself lucky considering her home was only damaged undernearth.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Jeannie West pulls out water-soaked insulation from the bottom of her home as residents affected by recent flooding clean out their homes on Saturday in London Mills. West considered herself lucky considering her home was only damaged underneath.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Bradley pitcher Madeline Lynch-Crumrine momentarily closes her eyes while in the dugout on Tuesday in the game against Northern Iowa at Laura Bradley Park. Bradley lost to UNI 8-0.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Bradley pitcher Madeline Lynch-Crumrine momentarily closes her eyes while in the dugout on Tuesday in the game against Northern Iowa at Laura Bradley Park. Bradley lost to UNI 8-0.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Tony O'Neil of the Peoria Area Renegades is lifted up by his teammates as they go through lineout drills before the start of their match on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Tony O’Neil of the Peoria Area Renegades is lifted up by his teammates as they go through lineout drills before the start of their match on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Bill Knight, a retired member of the American Federation of Teachers labor union, helps a family clean out a home affected by recent flooding on Saturday in London Mills. Convoy of Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides disaster relief, and was enlisting volunteers to help residents affected by recent flooding clean out their homes.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Bill Knight, a retired member of the American Federation of Teachers labor union, helps a family clean out a home affected by recent flooding on Saturday in London Mills. Convoy of Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides disaster relief, and was enlisting volunteers to help residents affected by recent flooding clean out their homes.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Jose Salgado, 11, of Peoria attempts a trick with a soccer ball while practicing soccer with his family on Monday afternoon in a field at Peoria Stadium. Jose plays soccer for the Morton Blaze soccer club with his sister and two brothers.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Jose Salgado, 11, of Peoria attempts a trick with a soccer ball while practicing soccer with his family on Monday afternoon in a field at Peoria Stadium. Jose plays soccer for the Morton Blaze soccer club with his sister and two brothers.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Robert Roulds, a volunteer through the Red Cross, sweeps up mud in the basement of a home affected by recent flooding on Saturday in London Mills.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Robert Roulds, a volunteer through the Red Cross, sweeps up mud in the basement of a home affected by recent flooding on Saturday in London Mills.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Players with Peoria Area Renegades practice a scrum before the start of their match on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Players with Peoria Area Renegades practice a scrum before the start of their match on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Bart Friend helps tear out the water soaked insulation from the crawl space of Jeannie West's home on Saturday as residents affected by recent flooding clean out their homes in London Mills.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Bart Friend helps tear out the water-soaked insulation from the crawl space of Jeannie West’s home on Saturday as residents affected by recent flooding clean out their homes in London Mills.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Fran and Mel Siegel stand in the home they've owned for 33 years and now damaged due to flooding on Saturday in Edwards. "It was an act of God that the flood came and it was an act of God the flood went away," Mel said. "And now they want me to pay to work on it?"

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Fran and Mel Siegel stand in the home they’ve owned for 33 years and now damaged due to flooding on Saturday in Edwards. “It was an act of God that the flood came and it was an act of God the flood went away,” Mel said. “And now they want me to pay to work on it?”

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Colin Flaherty, 17, of Peoria talks with driving instructor Steve Smart before maneuvering his car through cones on Sunday at the Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving program at Caterpillar's Mossville plant. With the assistance of in-car instructors, student drivers navigated an advanced driving course, which simulates real driving situations.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Colin Flaherty, 17, of Peoria talks with driving instructor Steve Smart before maneuvering his car through cones on Sunday at the Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving program at Caterpillar’s Mossville plant. With the assistance of in-car instructors, student drivers navigated an advanced driving course, which simulates real driving situations.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Runners gather at the starting line of a fun run hosted by Running Central to raise funds for Boston Marathon bombing victims on Monday on Marietta Avenue outside of Running Central in Peoria Heights.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Runners gather at the starting line of a fun run hosted by Running Central to raise funds for Boston Marathon bombing victims on Monday on Marietta Avenue outside of Running Central in Peoria Heights.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Friends and family of Peoria resident Clarence Hanson on Sunday examine an near the Illinois River at State Street. Peoria police received a call early Saturday of a sport utility vehicle in the river. Hanson's family says he has been missing since Friday night, and they believe the SUV could be his. Divers have been unable to reach the submerged SUV because of strong currents.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Friends and family of Peoria resident Clarence Hanson on Sunday examine an area near the Illinois River at State Street. Peoria police received a call early Saturday of a sport utility vehicle in the river. Hanson’s family says he has been missing since Friday night, and they believe the SUV could be his. Divers have been unable to reach the submerged SUV because of strong currents.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Maui Jim employee Amber Grant edits a list of exercises before the start of the Boot Camp exercise class on Thursday in the health club located at Maui Jim in Peoria. The upscale sunglasses company added two exercise spaces in their company headquarters as an incentive for the health of their employees.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Maui Jim employee Amber Grant edits a list of exercises before the start of the Boot Camp exercise class on Thursday in the health club at Maui Jim in Peoria. The upscale sunglasses company added two exercise spaces in their company headquarters as an incentive for the health of their employees.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Sheryl Johnson gives her nephew a kiss on the cheek as she and other members of her family and friends help clean out her mother's home, which was affected by the recent flooding, on Saturday in London Mills.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Sheryl Johnson gives her nephew a kiss on the cheek as she and other members of her family and friends help clean out her mother’s home, which was affected by the recent flooding, on Saturday in London Mills.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Bill Holmes of Edelstein bumps firsts with Hector Martinez of Peoria before the start of the inaugural 5K HUMANe race on Sunday at Shea Stadium. The race is part of the Illinois Valley Striders Grand Prix Series with proceeds benefiting the Peoria Humane Society.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Bill Holmes of Edelstein bumps firsts with Hector Martinez of Peoria before the start of the inaugural 5K HUMANe race on Sunday at Shea Stadium. The race is part of the Illinois Valley Striders Grand Prix Series with proceeds benefiting the Peoria Humane Society.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Gage Kenyon of the Chillicothe Barbarians rests after a match against the Twin City Tornados on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Gage Kenyon of the Chillicothe Barbarians rests after a match against the Twin City Tornados on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Gov. Pat Quinn speaks along side local officials announcing a plan that gives businesses impacted by the flooding extra time to file and pay their sales taxes on Tuesday in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Gov. Pat Quinn speaks along side local officials announcing a plan that gives businesses affected by the flooding extra time to file and pay their sales taxes on Tuesday in downtown Peoria.

 

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Kayla Kitt of Manual hits the bar in the high jump on Thursday at the Mid-State 6 Conference girls track & field meet at Richwoods High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Kayla Kitt of Manual hits the bar in the high jump on Thursday at the Mid-State 6 Conference girls track & field meet at Richwoods High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Drew Zadrzynski of the Chillicothe Barbarians ducks for cover at the bottom of a scrum against the Peoria Area Renegades on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Drew Zadrzynski of the Chillicothe Barbarians ducks for cover at the bottom of a scrum against the Peoria Area Renegades on Saturday during the Rugby for Research Festival at Chillicothe Junior High School. Six high school teams competed in the event to raise money to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Rick Berlage pulls a cone from under the car of Matt Bender, 16, of East Peoria as event chairman Randy Jones, center, directs Bender on Sunday at the Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving program at Caterpillar's Mossville plant. With the assistance of in-car instructors, student drivers navigated an advanced driving course, which simulates real driving situations.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Rick Berlage pulls a cone from under the car of Matt Bender, 16, of East Peoria as event chairman Randy Jones, center, directs Bender on Sunday at the Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving program at Caterpillar’s Mossville plant. With the assistance of in-car instructors, student drivers navigated an advanced driving course, which simulates real driving situations.

 

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Adam White, co-owner of Running Central, greets runners as they come in before the start of a fun run hosted by Running Central to raise funds for Boston Marathon bombing victims on Monday outside Running Central in Peoria Heights.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Adam White, co-owner of Running Central, greets runners as they come in before the start of a fun run hosted by Running Central to raise funds for Boston Marathon bombing victims on Monday outside Running Central in Peoria Heights.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Children scramble to catch Frisbees thrown from a robot during demonstrations by local high school robotics teams on Saturday as part of National Robotics Week outside the North Branch of the Peoria Public Library. Teams from three local high schools gave children introductions in robotics and provided hands on demonstrations of robots they've built.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Children scramble to catch Frisbees thrown from a robot during demonstrations by local high school robotics teams on Saturday as part of National Robotics Week outside the North Branch of the Peoria Public Library. Teams from three local high schools gave children introductions in robotics and provided hands on demonstrations of robots they’ve built.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Items damaged from flooding are piled up at the curb of a home on Saturday as residents affected by recent flooding clean out their homes in London Mills.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Items damaged from flooding are piled up at the curb of a home on Saturday as residents affected by recent flooding clean out their homes in London Mills.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Boys high school track athletes compete in the 110 high hurdles prelim at the Dragon Track and Field Invitational on Friday at Pekin Stadium.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Boys high school track athletes compete in the 110 high hurdles prelim at the Dragon Track and Field Invitational on Friday at Pekin Stadium.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Casey Johnson talks with the media after winning the 5th District seat on the Peoria City Council on Tuesday night at his victory party at Joe's sports grille. Johnson won with 54% of the vote.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Casey Johnson talks with the media after winning the 5th District seat on the Peoria City Council on Tuesday night at his victory party at Joe’s sports grille. Johnson won with 54% of the vote.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Rivemen mascot Captain amps up the crowd during the Rivermen's final game in Peoria against the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday at Carver Arena. The Rivermen lost to Milwaukee 3-0.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Rivermen mascot Captain amps up the crowd during the Rivermen’s final game in Peoria against the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday at Carver Arena. The Rivermen lost to Milwaukee 3-0.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Tim Harris and Tom Magee move a shelf out of Harris's home on Friday as rising waters from the Illinois River begin to force residents of Spring Bay to evacuate. "I was told it never got this high," Harris said.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Tim Harris and Tom Magee move a shelf out of Harris’s home on Friday as rising waters from the Illinois River begin to force residents of Spring Bay to evacuate. “I was told it never got this high,” Harris said.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Notre Dame athletes Maryjeanne Gilbert and Taylor Daly shiver in the cold before competing in the 800-meter run on Thursday at the Mid-State 6 Conference girls track & field meet at Richwoods High School.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Notre Dame athletes Maryjeanne Gilbert and Taylor Daly shiver in the cold before competing in the 800-meter run on Thursday at the Mid-State 6 Conference girls track & field meet at Richwoods High School.

 

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