Weeks 20-23 at Journal Star

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Eric Brown Sr., left, speaks to a crowd of over 100 members of the South Peoria community outside a home on West Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil  for his son Eric D. Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Eric Brown Sr., left, speaks to a crowd of over 100 members of the South Peoria community outside a home on West Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil for his son Eric D. Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Gerwuins Velazco holds on a balloon to release into the air with other players as a tribute to the late Harold "Pete" Vonachen on Monday before the start of the game against Quad Cities at Dozer Park. Vonachen passed away Monday morning at the age of 87.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Gerwuins Velazco holds on a balloon to release into the air with other players as a tribute to the late Harold “Pete” Vonachen on Monday before the start of the game against Quad Cities at Dozer Park. Vonachen passed away Monday morning at the age of 87.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Andrew Cranford, 10, of Chillicothe gets sprayed with water after completing the muddy and hilly obstacle courses on Saturday at the Extreme Run at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Andrew Cranford, 10, of Chillicothe gets sprayed with water after completing the muddy and hilly obstacle courses on Saturday at the Extreme Run at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Lianna Eaton, 7, Nicolle Chaux, 7, and Bernardo Ortiz, 8, of Peoria play with chalk at Rock the Block, an event to showcase ongoing development in Peoria's Warehouse District, on Sunday near May Street in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Lianna Eaton, 7, Nicolle Chaux, 7, and Bernardo Ortiz, 8, of Peoria play with chalk at Rock the Block, an event to showcase ongoing development in Peoria’s Warehouse District, on Sunday near May Street in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Golfers from Peoria County and Taz-Wood prepare to tee off from the first hole on Sunday in the final day of the River Cup golf match between Peoria County and Taz-Wood.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Golfers from Peoria County and Taz-Wood prepare to tee off from the first hole on Sunday in the final day of the River Cup golf match between Peoria County and Taz-Wood.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Donald Pangburn of Chillicothe smiles after competing in the Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest on Saturday at the Tremont Turkey Festival.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Donald Pangburn of Chillicothe smiles after competing in the Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest on Saturday at the Tremont Turkey Festival.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year Brenna Detra of Richwoods.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year Brenna Detra of Richwoods.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Ryan Fleck, 8, of Edwards tries on a helmet from Greg DeSutter of Peoria Fire Explorer Post 50 on Thursday at the Peoria County Emergency Expo at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie.  Emergency response agencies from across the area gave children and adults the chance to explore vehicles, equipment and interact with first responders.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Ryan Fleck, 8, of Edwards tries on a helmet from Greg DeSutter of Peoria Fire Explorer Post 50 on Thursday at the Peoria County Emergency Expo at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie. Emergency response agencies from across the area gave children and adults the chance to explore vehicles, equipment and interact with first responders.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Children play on a trampoline on Wednesday outside a home on the 2500 block of Northeast Madison Avenue.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Children play on a trampoline on Wednesday outside a home on the 2500 block of Northeast Madison Avenue.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Tony Johnson and Lesley Coleman, the great uncle and mother of 21-year-old Eric D. Brown Jr., speak to a crowd of over 100 people outside a home on West Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil for Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Tony Johnson and Lesley Coleman, the great uncle and mother of 21-year-old Eric D. Brown Jr., speak to a crowd of over 100 people outside a home on West Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil for Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Will Hembree keeps an eye on the rainy weather from the inside of Jeff Ledbetter's boat while listening to weather updates on his NOAA weather radio on Monday at the Peoria Boat Club. Hembree is kayaking across America, a trip which he started  on May 6 from Cold Spring, N.Y. and plans to end at Twin Bridges State Park, Okla.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Will Hembree keeps an eye on the rainy weather from the inside of Jeff Ledbetter’s boat while listening to weather updates on his NOAA weather radio on Monday at the Peoria Boat Club. Hembree is kayaking across America, a trip which he started on May 6 from Cold Spring, N.Y. and plans to end at Twin Bridges State Park, Okla.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, area residents Melissa Stevenson, Dave Pardieck and Michael Dalrymple survey the area where a tree fell on power lines after storms bringing heavy winds came through the Peoria area on Sunday on the 1300 block of N. Glenwood Avenue.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, area residents Melissa Stevenson, Dave Pardieck and Michael Dalrymple survey the area where a tree fell on power lines after storms bringing heavy winds came through the Peoria area on Sunday on the 1300 block of N. Glenwood Avenue.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Brandon Murnan, 12, climbs up a mud mound on Saturday Extreme Run at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Brandon Murnan, 12, climbs up a mud mound on Saturday Extreme Run at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Chiefs catcher Jesus Montero falls over after he is unable to catch a pop fly in foul territory on Tuesday during the game against Quad Cities at Dozer Park. The Chiefs lost 4-1.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Chiefs catcher Jesus Montero falls over after he is unable to catch a pop fly in foul territory on Tuesday during the game against Quad Cities at Dozer Park. The Chiefs lost 4-1.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Volunteers strip turkey meat off the bones of cooked turkeys on Saturday at the Turkey Tremont Festival. The volunteers cook 90 to 96 turkeys for three hours at a time.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Volunteers strip turkey meat off the bones of cooked turkeys on Saturday at the Turkey Tremont Festival. The volunteers cook 90 to 96 turkeys for three hours at a time.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Players of the East Peoria Express fastpitch softball team wait out the rain and lighting while playing on a playground on Friday at the Big Mizuno Premier Girls Fastpitch national qualifying softball tournament at EastSide Center. Lighting throughout the early afternoon caused games to be delayed and postponed to Saturday.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Players of the East Peoria Express fastpitch softball team wait out the rain and lighting while playing on a playground on Friday at the Big Mizuno Premier Girls Fastpitch national qualifying softball tournament at EastSide Center. Lighting throughout the early afternoon caused games to be delayed and postponed to Saturday.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Mark Hall slams the monster truck “Raminator” into cars on Friday during a performance at the Sam Leman Dodge dealership in Morton. Every year general manager Tom Bauer books the Raminator to perform at the dealership.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Mark Hall slams the monster truck “Raminator” into cars on Friday during a performance at the Sam Leman Dodge dealership in Morton. Every year general manager Tom Bauer books the Raminator to perform at the dealership.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Pastor Harvey Burnett of the New Bethel Church Of God In Christ, center, speaks to members of the community gather outside a home on W. Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil for 21-year-old Eric D. Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Pastor Harvey Burnett of the New Bethel Church Of God In Christ, center, speaks to members of the community gather outside a home on W. Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil for 21-year-old Eric D. Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Donations are collected outside a home on W. Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil for 21-year-old Eric D. Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Donations are collected outside a home on West Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil for 21-year-old Eric D. Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Joy Davis walks with her grandson Hunter Kerkhove, 2, and daughter Lynzie Davis of Pekin on Friday at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Peoria at Peoria Stadium. Joy and her daughter Lynzie were walking in honor of her sister who recently died of cancer.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Joy Davis walks with her grandson Hunter Kerkhove, 2, and daughter Lynzie Davis of Pekin on Friday at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Peoria at Peoria Stadium. Joy and her daughter Lynzie were walking in honor of her sister who recently died of cancer.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Kids play in an inflattable bounce house at Rock the Block, an event to showcase ongoing development in Peoria's Warehouse District, on Sunday near May Street in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Kids play in an inflatable bounce house at Rock the Block, an event to showcase ongoing development in Peoria’s Warehouse District, on Sunday near May Street in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Javier Gaytan, 5, of Kankakee is directed by Illinois State Police Sgt. Jacob Tresenriter on which buttons control police siren sounds on Thursday at the Peoria County Emergency Expo at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie.  Emergency response agencies from across the area gave children and adults the chance to explore vehicles, equipment and interact with first responders.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Javier Gaytan, 5, of Kankakee is directed by Illinois State Police Sgt. Jacob Tresenriter on which buttons control police siren sounds on Thursday at the Peoria County Emergency Expo at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie. Emergency response agencies from across the area gave children and adults the chance to explore vehicles, equipment and interact with first responders.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Will Hembree watches as a storm clouds quickly roll through on Monday during his stay in Peoria at the Peoria Boat Club. Hembree is kayaking across America, a trip which he started  on May 6 from Cold Spring, N.Y. and plans to end at Twin Bridges State Park, Okla.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Will Hembree watches as a storm clouds quickly roll through on Monday during his stay in Peoria at the Peoria Boat Club. Hembree is kayaking across America, a trip which he started on May 6 from Cold Spring, N.Y. and plans to end at Twin Bridges State Park, Okla.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Family and friends mourn the loss of 21-year-old Eric D. Brown Jr outside a home on W. Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil for Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Family and friends mourn the loss of 21-year-old Eric D. Brown Jr outside a home on West Kettelle Street on Tuesday at a candle light vigil for Brown Jr. who died after being shot on Monday afternoon.

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