Weeks 27-29 at the Journal Star

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  A car drives out of the arena area after participating in the demolition derby on Saturday at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR A car drives out of the arena area after participating in the demolition derby on Saturday at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Leslie Allen of Lacon shows his daughter Anna, 3, how to gesture with her hands in the air on Sunday during the Monster Truck Throwdown show at Marshall County Sand Trap in Lacon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Leslie Allen of Lacon shows his daughter Anna, 3, how to gesture with her hands in the air on Sunday during the Monster Truck Throwdown show at Marshall County Sand Trap in Lacon.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Cadets with the Richwoods Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps gather to watch Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tom Sparkman arm wrestle First Lieutenant Keith King Jr. on Thursday during the JROTC's annual summer Leadership Camp at Camp Ingersoll.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Cadets with the Richwoods Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps gather to watch Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tom Sparkman arm wrestle First Lieutenant Keith King Jr. on Thursday during the JROTC’s annual summer Leadership Camp at Camp Ingersoll.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Nathan Durst of Edwards returns the ball from opponent Jason Zuwalt of Champaign at Sunday's Tri-County Tennis Tournament in Glen Oak Park.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Nathan Durst of Edwards returns the ball from opponent Jason Zuwalt of Champaign at Sunday’s Tri-County Tennis Tournament in Glen Oak Park.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Jim Cooper of Glasford looks to see if he got all the dirt out of his eye on Friday after participating in the compact car section of the demo derby at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Jim Cooper of Glasford looks to see if he got all the dirt out of his eye on Friday after participating in the compact car section of the demo derby at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Collin Hilberg, 8, of Peoria Heights holds his fingers up to his ears as demo derby cars rev their engines on Friday during the fair-class section of the demo derby at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Collin Hilberg, 8, of Peoria Heights holds his fingers up to his ears as demo derby cars rev their engines on Friday during the fair-class section of the demo derby at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Karen Baer of East Peoria laughs as four-month old "Oreo" runs around outside the fences on Monday at Sky Blue Stables in East Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Karen Baer of East Peoria laughs as four-month old “Oreo” runs around outside the fences on Monday at Sky Blue Stables in East Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Cliff Summers of Delavan sits in his car as it is moved out of the arena area after participating in the demolition derby on Saturday at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Cliff Summers of Delavan sits in his car as a bulldozer moves itĀ out of the arena area after participating in the demolition derby on Saturday at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Sophie Bishop, 4, makes a decorated lantern with evangelism director Eli Suddarth on Monday at Vacation Bible School at Grace and Peace Lutheran Church. Children played games, watched skits and made crafts in the Western themed program.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Sophie Bishop, 4, makes a decorated lantern with evangelism director Eli Suddarth on Monday at Vacation Bible School at Grace and Peace Lutheran Church. Children played games, watched skits and made crafts in the Western themed program.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Runners from Minonk greet spectators after joggin across the Bob Michel Bridge on Saturday in the annual St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Runners from Minonk greet spectators after jogging across the Bob Michel Bridge on Saturday in the annual St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Cars that are too damaged to run are carried by a forklift onto trailers on Friday after the compact car section of the demo derby at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR A forklift carries cars too damaged to driveĀ onto trailers on Friday after the compact car section of the demo derby at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  From left, Gerwuins Velazco and Dixon Llorens of the Chiefs wait for a slow rolling ball to cross the foul line on Monday during the game against Kane County at Dozer Park. The Chiefs defeated the Cougars 14-1.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR From left, Gerwuins Velazco and Dixon Llorens of the Chiefs wait for a slow rolling ball to cross the foul line on Monday during the game against Kane County at Dozer Park. The Chiefs defeated the Cougars 14-1.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Richwoods Marine Corps JROTC cadet Jordan Beasley rides a makeshift bull on Thursday during the JROTC's annual summer Leadership Camp at Camp Ingersoll.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Richwoods Marine Corps JROTC cadet Jordan Beasley rides a makeshift bull on Thursday during the JROTC’s annual summer Leadership Camp at Camp Ingersoll.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Mason City runners make their way to the finish line at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday during the annual St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Mason City runners make their way to the finish line at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday during the annual St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run in downtown Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  There's no time for vacations Kevin Eisele says who gets up around 4 a.m. and works on average 16 hours a day at Sky Blue Stables in East Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR There’s no time for vacations Kevin Eisele says who gets up around 4 a.m. and works on average 16 hours a day at Sky Blue Stables in East Peoria.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Cadet Staff Sergeant Joey Pleshko leads his group of Richwoods Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets through the woods on Thursday during the JROTC's annual summer Leadership Camp at Camp Ingersoll.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Cadet Staff Sergeant Joey Pleshko leads his group of Richwoods Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets through the woods on Thursday during the JROTC’s annual summer Leadership Camp at Camp Ingersoll.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Patrick Wisdom of the Chiefs dives for a foul ball on Sunday during the game against Burlington at Dozer Park. The Chiefs defeated the Bees 3-1.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Patrick Wisdom of the Chiefs dives for a foul ball on Sunday during the game against Burlington at Dozer Park. The Chiefs defeated the Bees 3-1.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Collin Smet, 10, right, talks with Morgan Teubel, 10, during a musical chairs type game on Monday at Vacation Bible School at Grace and Peace Lutheran Church. Children played games, watched skits and made crafts in the Western themed program.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Collin Smet, 10, right, talks with Morgan Teubel, 10, during a musical chairs type game on Monday at Vacation Bible School at Grace and Peace Lutheran Church. Children played games, watched skits and made crafts in the Western themed program.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  Eugeny Samoylov of East Peoria  returns the ball from opponent Jordan Nestrud of Morton during the championship men's match of Sunday's Tri-County Tennis Tournament at Glen Oak Park.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR Eugeny Samoylov of East Peoria returns the ball from opponent Jordan Nestrud of Morton during the championship men’s match of Sunday’s Tri-County Tennis Tournament at Glen Oak Park.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR  A demo derby participant stares at the damage done to his car on Friday during the compact car section of the demo derby at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

NICK SCHNELLE/JOURNAL STAR A demo derby participant stares at the damage done to his car on Friday during the compact car section of the demo derby at the Heart of Illinois Fair.

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