Fatima Alubaidy, 16, left, and Elizabeth Tardio, 17, both classmates of slain Jefferson High School junior Marshawna Williams, tearfully embrace during a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in the 2300 block of Clover Avenue where Williams was fatally shot in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Fatima Alubaidy, 16, left, and Elizabeth Tardio, 17, both classmates of slain Jefferson High School junior Marshawna Williams, tearfully embrace during a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in the 2300 block of Clover Avenue where Williams was fatally shot in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Linda Zuba, an attorney from Rockford, shows off a red and white bracelet given to her by a woman she was helping with legal matters on the southern border. Zuba is seen here posing on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Linda Zuba, an attorney from Rockford, shows off a red and white bracelet given to her by a woman she was helping with legal matters on the southern border. Zuba is seen here posing on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 MaryKathleen Scordato, a harpist in the Irish band Emerald Wind, performs the traditional song "Down by the Sally Gardens" during an event supporting the Irish Marching Society on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Owly Oop Sports Pub in Rockford. The society produces the city's annual Saint Patrick's Day parade, among other events. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

MaryKathleen Scordato, a harpist in the Irish band Emerald Wind, performs the traditional song "Down by the Sally Gardens" during an event supporting the Irish Marching Society on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Owly Oop Sports Pub in Rockford. The society produces the city's annual Saint Patrick's Day parade, among other events. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 A Sikorsky S-61, piloted by Michael Dreier from Howell, Mich., delivers winch and gantry equipment on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Fordam Dam in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

A Sikorsky S-61, piloted by Michael Dreier from Howell, Mich., delivers winch and gantry equipment on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Fordam Dam in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Andrews Park neighborhood families participate in their trunk-or-treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Andrews Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Andrews Park neighborhood families participate in their trunk-or-treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Andrews Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Yesenia Caballero of Belvidere, with her three-year-old daughter, Hannah, vote at her polling station on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Community Building Complex of Boone County in Belvidere.

Yesenia Caballero of Belvidere, with her three-year-old daughter, Hannah, vote at her polling station on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Community Building Complex of Boone County in Belvidere.

 Judge Rosemary Collins poses for a portrait in her courtroom of almost 30 years on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at the Winnebago County Circuit Courthouse in Rockford.

Judge Rosemary Collins poses for a portrait in her courtroom of almost 30 years on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at the Winnebago County Circuit Courthouse in Rockford.

 Anne Weerda, executive director of Burpee Museum of Natural History, poses with a giant mossy leaf-tailed gecko that is native only to the east coast of Madagascar, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Anne Weerda, executive director of Burpee Museum of Natural History, poses with a giant mossy leaf-tailed gecko that is native only to the east coast of Madagascar, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Rockford firefighters knock down a fire in the blighted former nursing home on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at 1920 North Main Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Rockford firefighters knock down a fire in the blighted former nursing home on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at 1920 North Main Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 The Chancery building of the Cathedral of St. Peter, seen here on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, is located at 1245 North Court Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

The Chancery building of the Cathedral of St. Peter, seen here on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, is located at 1245 North Court Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Jessica Le Noue of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona falls into the Block Ness Monster obstacle during the Tough Mudder Chicago obstacle course on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Jessica Le Noue of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona falls into the Block Ness Monster obstacle during the Tough Mudder Chicago obstacle course on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Mariano Cuevas pushes Ricard Hernandez's disabled car out of the flooded street on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at the intersection of Charles and 9th Streets in Rockford. Hernandez's car later restarted and he drove away. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Mariano Cuevas pushes Ricard Hernandez's disabled car out of the flooded street on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at the intersection of Charles and 9th Streets in Rockford. Hernandez's car later restarted and he drove away. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Jennifer Rasner, right, mother of 17-year-old Auburn High School student Alayah Tiffany Moore, tearfully embraces her niece in front of Moore's casket and flower bouquets during visitation on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at City First Church in Rockford.  [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Jennifer Rasner, right, mother of 17-year-old Auburn High School student Alayah Tiffany Moore, tearfully embraces her niece in front of Moore's casket and flower bouquets during visitation on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at City First Church in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Fire departments from Loves Park rinse of equipment after exposure to gas and loose housing insulation at the scene of a house fire on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the 4300 block of Kingsbury Drive in Loves Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Fire departments from Loves Park rinse of equipment after exposure to gas and loose housing insulation at the scene of a house fire on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the 4300 block of Kingsbury Drive in Loves Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Mary Ann Smith of Rockford, the president of the Friends of the Coronado, takes a quiet moment near a portrait of the late Marin Mazzie, a Rockford native and Broadway theater star and who died September 13, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford. About a dozen people gathered outside the theater to witness the marque lights shut off for one minute in Mazzie's honor. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Mary Ann Smith of Rockford, the president of the Friends of the Coronado, takes a quiet moment near a portrait of the late Marin Mazzie, a Rockford native and Broadway theater star and who died September 13, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford. About a dozen people gathered outside the theater to witness the marque lights shut off for one minute in Mazzie's honor. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Harlem's football team takes the field during their Homecoming game against Boylan on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

Harlem's football team takes the field during their Homecoming game against Boylan on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

 Inmates play cards and use their tablet computers during time outside their cells on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Winnebago County Jail in Rockford. The population inside the jail has averaged about 832 inmates per day this year, the highest since an average of 837 in 2014. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Inmates play cards and use their tablet computers during time outside their cells on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Winnebago County Jail in Rockford. The population inside the jail has averaged about 832 inmates per day this year, the highest since an average of 837 in 2014. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Kendall Champion, 8, center, leads people during March to the Polls on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at City Hall in Rockford. The nonpartisan event, meant to encourage citizens to vote, led marchers from Rockford City Hall to the Rockford Board of Elections. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Kendall Champion, 8, center, leads people during March to the Polls on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at City Hall in Rockford. The nonpartisan event, meant to encourage citizens to vote, led marchers from Rockford City Hall to the Rockford Board of Elections. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Cathy Adams of Rockford sits for a portrait in her "Jeff Gordon room" where she keeps a wall full of her favorite NASCAR driver's memorabilia on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at her home in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Cathy Adams of Rockford sits for a portrait in her "Jeff Gordon room" where she keeps a wall full of her favorite NASCAR driver's memorabilia on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at her home in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 The Belvidere North cheer team competes for its sixth straight NIC-10 championship on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. Team members stretch in the hallway before competing. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

The Belvidere North cheer team competes for its sixth straight NIC-10 championship on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. Team members stretch in the hallway before competing. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Participants of the second Rockford Women's March walk to protect and advance women's rights on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at State Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Participants of the second Rockford Women's March walk to protect and advance women's rights on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at State Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Family, friends, co-workers and community members gather at a candlelight vigil in memory of Danielle Son and Sergio Quiroz on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at 10th Avenue Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Family, friends, co-workers and community members gather at a candlelight vigil in memory of Danielle Son and Sergio Quiroz on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at 10th Avenue Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Family, friends and community members leave at the end of the funeral for Christopher Ruckman, 14, and his brother John Ruckman, 12, on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Family, friends and community members leave at the end of the funeral for Christopher Ruckman, 14, and his brother John Ruckman, 12, on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Area students and concerned community members participate in "March for Our Lives Rockford" on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at North and South Wyman Street and Davis Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Area students and concerned community members participate in "March for Our Lives Rockford" on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at North and South Wyman Street and Davis Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Jugglers with Cirque du Soleil Corteo warm up and rehearse before opening night on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Jugglers with Cirque du Soleil Corteo warm up and rehearse before opening night on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 WWI reenactor Matt Lemasters of Springfield portray a German soldier with a gas mask during the 6th annual Great War event on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Midway Village Museum in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

WWI reenactor Matt Lemasters of Springfield portray a German soldier with a gas mask during the 6th annual Great War event on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Midway Village Museum in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 West Middle School student Jasai Wafford, right, plays piano as other students watch after a Real Men Sing, a workshop celebrating young men who sing with Rockford school choirs, on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Auburn High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

West Middle School student Jasai Wafford, right, plays piano as other students watch after a Real Men Sing, a workshop celebrating young men who sing with Rockford school choirs, on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Auburn High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Starr Davison of Rockford, one of the event organizers, speaks at a memorial vigil for Stephon Clark and Jovan Blake on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Beattie Park in Rockford. Clark was a Sacramento father fatally shot during an incident with police. Blake was shot and killed during an incident with two Rockford Metro Enforcement officers in 2016. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Starr Davison of Rockford, one of the event organizers, speaks at a memorial vigil for Stephon Clark and Jovan Blake on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Beattie Park in Rockford. Clark was a Sacramento father fatally shot during an incident with police. Blake was shot and killed during an incident with two Rockford Metro Enforcement officers in 2016. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Army veteran Gerald Van Alstyne, whose great grandfather helped build the Veterans Memorial Hall here, attends the unveiling of the Glory Truck on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Hall in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Army veteran Gerald Van Alstyne, whose great grandfather helped build the Veterans Memorial Hall here, attends the unveiling of the Glory Truck on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Hall in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Freeport girls soccer seniors, from left, Montanna Stewart, Josie McDermott, Cassidy Grunewald, Ally Hasken, Sam Brooks,  and , who have all played varsity since they were freshmen, pose for a portrait on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Freeport High School athletic field in Freeport. [SCOTT P. YATES/THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

Freeport girls soccer seniors, from left, Montanna Stewart, Josie McDermott, Cassidy Grunewald, Ally Hasken, Sam Brooks, and , who have all played varsity since they were freshmen, pose for a portrait on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Freeport High School athletic field in Freeport. [SCOTT P. YATES/THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

 Ashley Schwabero, left, a teacher at Prairie Hill Elementary School, is hugged by her son, Everett, as she arrives on the red carpet before the Golden Apple gala on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Giovanni's Restaurant & Convention Center in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Ashley Schwabero, left, a teacher at Prairie Hill Elementary School, is hugged by her son, Everett, as she arrives on the red carpet before the Golden Apple gala on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Giovanni's Restaurant & Convention Center in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Linnea Sayler, a staffer from the Rockford YMCA, is covered in a cloud of colored chalk by a co-worker while staffing the half-mile Color Fun Run component of the YMCA Heritage Run event on Saturday, April 28, 2018, on the East State Street bridge in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Linnea Sayler, a staffer from the Rockford YMCA, is covered in a cloud of colored chalk by a co-worker while staffing the half-mile Color Fun Run component of the YMCA Heritage Run event on Saturday, April 28, 2018, on the East State Street bridge in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Belvidere North High School track and field athletes, from left, Sabrina Elder, Grace Bundschuh, Haley Dahl, Taylor Ferguson and Madison Diercks pose for a portrait on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere. The group members are stand-out athletes on one of the best teams in NIC-10 history. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Belvidere North High School track and field athletes, from left, Sabrina Elder, Grace Bundschuh, Haley Dahl, Taylor Ferguson and Madison Diercks pose for a portrait on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere. The group members are stand-out athletes on one of the best teams in NIC-10 history. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 A bird being treated for an injury looks out a window as trees are reflected in the glass during a spring baby shower for baby animals on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at "Hoo" Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Durand.

A bird being treated for an injury looks out a window as trees are reflected in the glass during a spring baby shower for baby animals on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at "Hoo" Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Durand.

 Dakota's Toni Stubbe, right, gives a pep talk to batter-on-deck Grace Sutherland during their 1A regional final game against Forreston on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Read Park in Freeport. Dakota beat Forreston, 11-10.

Dakota's Toni Stubbe, right, gives a pep talk to batter-on-deck Grace Sutherland during their 1A regional final game against Forreston on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Read Park in Freeport. Dakota beat Forreston, 11-10.

 Rev. David Malloy, center, confers diplomas to graduates during commencement on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Rev. David Malloy, center, confers diplomas to graduates during commencement on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Lauren Clemens reacts after graduates sprayed Goofy String in the air as Boylan Catholic High School celebrates its commencement on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford.

Lauren Clemens reacts after graduates sprayed Goofy String in the air as Boylan Catholic High School celebrates its commencement on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford.

 Corbin Fincham, 19, laughs with a friend at the cashier desk during the grand opening of his new barbershop on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Cutthroat Corbin's Barber Shop in Rockton. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Corbin Fincham, 19, laughs with a friend at the cashier desk during the grand opening of his new barbershop on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Cutthroat Corbin's Barber Shop in Rockton. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara and his daughter Olympia Rose walk across home plate before an exhibition game on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Beyer Stadium in Rockford. McNamara threw out the first pitch of the game. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara and his daughter Olympia Rose walk across home plate before an exhibition game on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Beyer Stadium in Rockford. McNamara threw out the first pitch of the game. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Tianna Morgan, 11, of Rockford, cools off in the water fountain on Saturday, June 16, 2018, on North Water Street in Rockford. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory with forecasted peak afternoon temperatures around 105 degrees. The advisory was in effect through Sunday. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Tianna Morgan, 11, of Rockford, cools off in the water fountain on Saturday, June 16, 2018, on North Water Street in Rockford. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory with forecasted peak afternoon temperatures around 105 degrees. The advisory was in effect through Sunday. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Matt Simpson, left, and his niece, Nikyia Marzette, pause from a walk to take pictures of ducks swimming in the flooded street on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the intersection of Van Wie Avenue and Hancock Street in Rockford. Heavy rains flooded parts of the city and Simpson was out checking for water damage at several residences he owns in the neighborhood. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Matt Simpson, left, and his niece, Nikyia Marzette, pause from a walk to take pictures of ducks swimming in the flooded street on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the intersection of Van Wie Avenue and Hancock Street in Rockford. Heavy rains flooded parts of the city and Simpson was out checking for water damage at several residences he owns in the neighborhood. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Cathy Schocker of Rockford, left, and retired Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia hug before the 13th annual Carol McFeggan Homicide Victim Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Riverside Community Church in Machesney Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Cathy Schocker of Rockford, left, and retired Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia hug before the 13th annual Carol McFeggan Homicide Victim Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Riverside Community Church in Machesney Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Lori Higgins, right, pets Luna, a volunteer pet therapy horse from MercyHealth at Home Hospice, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at PA Peterson at the Citadel in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Lori Higgins, right, pets Luna, a volunteer pet therapy horse from MercyHealth at Home Hospice, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at PA Peterson at the Citadel in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Martin C. Quiterio of Rockford sings a Mexican song and eats a frozen drink outside a shop on Friday, July 13, 2018. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Friday for portions of North Central
Illinois, Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The service warned of elevated risk of thunderstorms bringing high winds, some flooding and excessive heat. Quiterio is originally from Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, Mexico, a town in the Costa Chica region of the state. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Martin C. Quiterio of Rockford sings a Mexican song and eats a frozen drink outside a shop on Friday, July 13, 2018. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Friday for portions of North Central Illinois, Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The service warned of elevated risk of thunderstorms bringing high winds, some flooding and excessive heat. Quiterio is originally from Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, Mexico, a town in the Costa Chica region of the state. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 A rainbow arcs over a cornfield during thunderstorms on Thursday, July 19, 2018, near Lena Brewing Company in Lena. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

A rainbow arcs over a cornfield during thunderstorms on Thursday, July 19, 2018, near Lena Brewing Company in Lena. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

 Rochelle coach Jim Gensler watches his hit during the kick-off home run derby event for the Illinois State Little League Championship hosted by Freeport Little League on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Little Cubs Field in Freeport. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

Rochelle coach Jim Gensler watches his hit during the kick-off home run derby event for the Illinois State Little League Championship hosted by Freeport Little League on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Little Cubs Field in Freeport. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

 A full moon rises on the horizon as cows graze in a field on Friday, July 27, 2018, at South Farwell Bridge Road in Pecatonica, Illinois. According to the Associated Press, Friday night marked a "blood moon" lunar eclipse that was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon. The total eclipse lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. North America missed out on the eclipse but can look forward to the next one on Jan. 21, 2019, according to NASA. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

A full moon rises on the horizon as cows graze in a field on Friday, July 27, 2018, at South Farwell Bridge Road in Pecatonica, Illinois. According to the Associated Press, Friday night marked a "blood moon" lunar eclipse that was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon. The total eclipse lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. North America missed out on the eclipse but can look forward to the next one on Jan. 21, 2019, according to NASA. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

 A model shows off her colorful hair on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio/Madison Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

A model shows off her colorful hair on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio/Madison Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Elyse Balentyne is relatively new to the sport of skiing, but paired with Doug Valentine, a seasoned pro, she quickly gained solid experience as a strap doubles partner.  [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Elyse Balentyne is relatively new to the sport of skiing, but paired with Doug Valentine, a seasoned pro, she quickly gained solid experience as a strap doubles partner. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 TC Williams, who plays basketball for Winnebago High School and also drag races at the Byron Dragway, poses for a portrait on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at a Winnebago Park District basketball court in Winnebago. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

TC Williams, who plays basketball for Winnebago High School and also drag races at the Byron Dragway, poses for a portrait on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at a Winnebago Park District basketball court in Winnebago. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 The setting sun casts an orange-red hue over Rockford's North End following an evening thunderstorm on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

The setting sun casts an orange-red hue over Rockford's North End following an evening thunderstorm on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 A bull rider prays before the Next Level Pro Bull Riding competition on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

A bull rider prays before the Next Level Pro Bull Riding competition on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Barrel racers and their horses prepare for their event on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Barrel racers and their horses prepare for their event on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Francis Lackner of Naperville wears a rose patterned suit and tie and carries a giant red rose as he makes his way through the Tough Mudder Chicago obstacle course on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford. While Lackner's mother was in the hospital dying of cancer, he placed a plastic rose - her "forever rose" - at the foot of her bed so when she woke up each morning she would see it and know she had "another day above the roses." [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Francis Lackner of Naperville wears a rose patterned suit and tie and carries a giant red rose as he makes his way through the Tough Mudder Chicago obstacle course on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford. While Lackner's mother was in the hospital dying of cancer, he placed a plastic rose - her "forever rose" - at the foot of her bed so when she woke up each morning she would see it and know she had "another day above the roses." [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

 Fatima Alubaidy, 16, left, and Elizabeth Tardio, 17, both classmates of slain Jefferson High School junior Marshawna Williams, tearfully embrace during a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in the 2300 block of Clover Avenue where Williams was fatally shot in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Linda Zuba, an attorney from Rockford, shows off a red and white bracelet given to her by a woman she was helping with legal matters on the southern border. Zuba is seen here posing on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 MaryKathleen Scordato, a harpist in the Irish band Emerald Wind, performs the traditional song "Down by the Sally Gardens" during an event supporting the Irish Marching Society on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Owly Oop Sports Pub in Rockford. The society produces the city's annual Saint Patrick's Day parade, among other events. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 A Sikorsky S-61, piloted by Michael Dreier from Howell, Mich., delivers winch and gantry equipment on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Fordam Dam in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Andrews Park neighborhood families participate in their trunk-or-treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Andrews Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Yesenia Caballero of Belvidere, with her three-year-old daughter, Hannah, vote at her polling station on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Community Building Complex of Boone County in Belvidere.
 Judge Rosemary Collins poses for a portrait in her courtroom of almost 30 years on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at the Winnebago County Circuit Courthouse in Rockford.
 Anne Weerda, executive director of Burpee Museum of Natural History, poses with a giant mossy leaf-tailed gecko that is native only to the east coast of Madagascar, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Rockford firefighters knock down a fire in the blighted former nursing home on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at 1920 North Main Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 The Chancery building of the Cathedral of St. Peter, seen here on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, is located at 1245 North Court Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Jessica Le Noue of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona falls into the Block Ness Monster obstacle during the Tough Mudder Chicago obstacle course on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Mariano Cuevas pushes Ricard Hernandez's disabled car out of the flooded street on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at the intersection of Charles and 9th Streets in Rockford. Hernandez's car later restarted and he drove away. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Jennifer Rasner, right, mother of 17-year-old Auburn High School student Alayah Tiffany Moore, tearfully embraces her niece in front of Moore's casket and flower bouquets during visitation on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at City First Church in Rockford.  [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Fire departments from Loves Park rinse of equipment after exposure to gas and loose housing insulation at the scene of a house fire on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the 4300 block of Kingsbury Drive in Loves Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Mary Ann Smith of Rockford, the president of the Friends of the Coronado, takes a quiet moment near a portrait of the late Marin Mazzie, a Rockford native and Broadway theater star and who died September 13, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford. About a dozen people gathered outside the theater to witness the marque lights shut off for one minute in Mazzie's honor. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Harlem's football team takes the field during their Homecoming game against Boylan on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]
 Inmates play cards and use their tablet computers during time outside their cells on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Winnebago County Jail in Rockford. The population inside the jail has averaged about 832 inmates per day this year, the highest since an average of 837 in 2014. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Kendall Champion, 8, center, leads people during March to the Polls on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at City Hall in Rockford. The nonpartisan event, meant to encourage citizens to vote, led marchers from Rockford City Hall to the Rockford Board of Elections. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Cathy Adams of Rockford sits for a portrait in her "Jeff Gordon room" where she keeps a wall full of her favorite NASCAR driver's memorabilia on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at her home in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 The Belvidere North cheer team competes for its sixth straight NIC-10 championship on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. Team members stretch in the hallway before competing. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Participants of the second Rockford Women's March walk to protect and advance women's rights on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at State Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Family, friends, co-workers and community members gather at a candlelight vigil in memory of Danielle Son and Sergio Quiroz on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at 10th Avenue Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Family, friends and community members leave at the end of the funeral for Christopher Ruckman, 14, and his brother John Ruckman, 12, on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Area students and concerned community members participate in "March for Our Lives Rockford" on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at North and South Wyman Street and Davis Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Jugglers with Cirque du Soleil Corteo warm up and rehearse before opening night on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 WWI reenactor Matt Lemasters of Springfield portray a German soldier with a gas mask during the 6th annual Great War event on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Midway Village Museum in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 West Middle School student Jasai Wafford, right, plays piano as other students watch after a Real Men Sing, a workshop celebrating young men who sing with Rockford school choirs, on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Auburn High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Starr Davison of Rockford, one of the event organizers, speaks at a memorial vigil for Stephon Clark and Jovan Blake on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Beattie Park in Rockford. Clark was a Sacramento father fatally shot during an incident with police. Blake was shot and killed during an incident with two Rockford Metro Enforcement officers in 2016. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Army veteran Gerald Van Alstyne, whose great grandfather helped build the Veterans Memorial Hall here, attends the unveiling of the Glory Truck on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Hall in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Freeport girls soccer seniors, from left, Montanna Stewart, Josie McDermott, Cassidy Grunewald, Ally Hasken, Sam Brooks,  and , who have all played varsity since they were freshmen, pose for a portrait on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Freeport High School athletic field in Freeport. [SCOTT P. YATES/THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]
 Ashley Schwabero, left, a teacher at Prairie Hill Elementary School, is hugged by her son, Everett, as she arrives on the red carpet before the Golden Apple gala on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Giovanni's Restaurant & Convention Center in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Linnea Sayler, a staffer from the Rockford YMCA, is covered in a cloud of colored chalk by a co-worker while staffing the half-mile Color Fun Run component of the YMCA Heritage Run event on Saturday, April 28, 2018, on the East State Street bridge in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Belvidere North High School track and field athletes, from left, Sabrina Elder, Grace Bundschuh, Haley Dahl, Taylor Ferguson and Madison Diercks pose for a portrait on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere. The group members are stand-out athletes on one of the best teams in NIC-10 history. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 A bird being treated for an injury looks out a window as trees are reflected in the glass during a spring baby shower for baby animals on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at "Hoo" Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Durand.
 Dakota's Toni Stubbe, right, gives a pep talk to batter-on-deck Grace Sutherland during their 1A regional final game against Forreston on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Read Park in Freeport. Dakota beat Forreston, 11-10.
 Rev. David Malloy, center, confers diplomas to graduates during commencement on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Lauren Clemens reacts after graduates sprayed Goofy String in the air as Boylan Catholic High School celebrates its commencement on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford.
 Corbin Fincham, 19, laughs with a friend at the cashier desk during the grand opening of his new barbershop on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Cutthroat Corbin's Barber Shop in Rockton. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara and his daughter Olympia Rose walk across home plate before an exhibition game on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Beyer Stadium in Rockford. McNamara threw out the first pitch of the game. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Tianna Morgan, 11, of Rockford, cools off in the water fountain on Saturday, June 16, 2018, on North Water Street in Rockford. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory with forecasted peak afternoon temperatures around 105 degrees. The advisory was in effect through Sunday. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Matt Simpson, left, and his niece, Nikyia Marzette, pause from a walk to take pictures of ducks swimming in the flooded street on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the intersection of Van Wie Avenue and Hancock Street in Rockford. Heavy rains flooded parts of the city and Simpson was out checking for water damage at several residences he owns in the neighborhood. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Cathy Schocker of Rockford, left, and retired Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia hug before the 13th annual Carol McFeggan Homicide Victim Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Riverside Community Church in Machesney Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Lori Higgins, right, pets Luna, a volunteer pet therapy horse from MercyHealth at Home Hospice, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at PA Peterson at the Citadel in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Martin C. Quiterio of Rockford sings a Mexican song and eats a frozen drink outside a shop on Friday, July 13, 2018. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Friday for portions of North Central
Illinois, Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The service warned of elevated risk of thunderstorms bringing high winds, some flooding and excessive heat. Quiterio is originally from Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, Mexico, a town in the Costa Chica region of the state. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 A rainbow arcs over a cornfield during thunderstorms on Thursday, July 19, 2018, near Lena Brewing Company in Lena. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]
 Rochelle coach Jim Gensler watches his hit during the kick-off home run derby event for the Illinois State Little League Championship hosted by Freeport Little League on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Little Cubs Field in Freeport. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]
 A full moon rises on the horizon as cows graze in a field on Friday, July 27, 2018, at South Farwell Bridge Road in Pecatonica, Illinois. According to the Associated Press, Friday night marked a "blood moon" lunar eclipse that was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon. The total eclipse lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. North America missed out on the eclipse but can look forward to the next one on Jan. 21, 2019, according to NASA. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]
 A model shows off her colorful hair on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio/Madison Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Elyse Balentyne is relatively new to the sport of skiing, but paired with Doug Valentine, a seasoned pro, she quickly gained solid experience as a strap doubles partner.  [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 TC Williams, who plays basketball for Winnebago High School and also drag races at the Byron Dragway, poses for a portrait on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at a Winnebago Park District basketball court in Winnebago. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 The setting sun casts an orange-red hue over Rockford's North End following an evening thunderstorm on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 A bull rider prays before the Next Level Pro Bull Riding competition on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Barrel racers and their horses prepare for their event on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
 Francis Lackner of Naperville wears a rose patterned suit and tie and carries a giant red rose as he makes his way through the Tough Mudder Chicago obstacle course on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford. While Lackner's mother was in the hospital dying of cancer, he placed a plastic rose - her "forever rose" - at the foot of her bed so when she woke up each morning she would see it and know she had "another day above the roses." [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Fatima Alubaidy, 16, left, and Elizabeth Tardio, 17, both classmates of slain Jefferson High School junior Marshawna Williams, tearfully embrace during a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in the 2300 block of Clover Avenue where Williams was fatally shot in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Linda Zuba, an attorney from Rockford, shows off a red and white bracelet given to her by a woman she was helping with legal matters on the southern border. Zuba is seen here posing on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

MaryKathleen Scordato, a harpist in the Irish band Emerald Wind, performs the traditional song "Down by the Sally Gardens" during an event supporting the Irish Marching Society on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Owly Oop Sports Pub in Rockford. The society produces the city's annual Saint Patrick's Day parade, among other events. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

A Sikorsky S-61, piloted by Michael Dreier from Howell, Mich., delivers winch and gantry equipment on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Fordam Dam in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Andrews Park neighborhood families participate in their trunk-or-treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Andrews Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Yesenia Caballero of Belvidere, with her three-year-old daughter, Hannah, vote at her polling station on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Community Building Complex of Boone County in Belvidere.

Judge Rosemary Collins poses for a portrait in her courtroom of almost 30 years on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at the Winnebago County Circuit Courthouse in Rockford.

Anne Weerda, executive director of Burpee Museum of Natural History, poses with a giant mossy leaf-tailed gecko that is native only to the east coast of Madagascar, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Rockford firefighters knock down a fire in the blighted former nursing home on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at 1920 North Main Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

The Chancery building of the Cathedral of St. Peter, seen here on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, is located at 1245 North Court Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Jessica Le Noue of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona falls into the Block Ness Monster obstacle during the Tough Mudder Chicago obstacle course on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Mariano Cuevas pushes Ricard Hernandez's disabled car out of the flooded street on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at the intersection of Charles and 9th Streets in Rockford. Hernandez's car later restarted and he drove away. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Jennifer Rasner, right, mother of 17-year-old Auburn High School student Alayah Tiffany Moore, tearfully embraces her niece in front of Moore's casket and flower bouquets during visitation on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at City First Church in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Fire departments from Loves Park rinse of equipment after exposure to gas and loose housing insulation at the scene of a house fire on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the 4300 block of Kingsbury Drive in Loves Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Mary Ann Smith of Rockford, the president of the Friends of the Coronado, takes a quiet moment near a portrait of the late Marin Mazzie, a Rockford native and Broadway theater star and who died September 13, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford. About a dozen people gathered outside the theater to witness the marque lights shut off for one minute in Mazzie's honor. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Harlem's football team takes the field during their Homecoming game against Boylan on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

Inmates play cards and use their tablet computers during time outside their cells on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Winnebago County Jail in Rockford. The population inside the jail has averaged about 832 inmates per day this year, the highest since an average of 837 in 2014. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Kendall Champion, 8, center, leads people during March to the Polls on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at City Hall in Rockford. The nonpartisan event, meant to encourage citizens to vote, led marchers from Rockford City Hall to the Rockford Board of Elections. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Cathy Adams of Rockford sits for a portrait in her "Jeff Gordon room" where she keeps a wall full of her favorite NASCAR driver's memorabilia on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at her home in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

The Belvidere North cheer team competes for its sixth straight NIC-10 championship on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Harlem High School in Machesney Park. Team members stretch in the hallway before competing. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Participants of the second Rockford Women's March walk to protect and advance women's rights on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at State Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Family, friends, co-workers and community members gather at a candlelight vigil in memory of Danielle Son and Sergio Quiroz on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at 10th Avenue Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Family, friends and community members leave at the end of the funeral for Christopher Ruckman, 14, and his brother John Ruckman, 12, on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Area students and concerned community members participate in "March for Our Lives Rockford" on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at North and South Wyman Street and Davis Park in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Jugglers with Cirque du Soleil Corteo warm up and rehearse before opening night on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

WWI reenactor Matt Lemasters of Springfield portray a German soldier with a gas mask during the 6th annual Great War event on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Midway Village Museum in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

West Middle School student Jasai Wafford, right, plays piano as other students watch after a Real Men Sing, a workshop celebrating young men who sing with Rockford school choirs, on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Auburn High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Starr Davison of Rockford, one of the event organizers, speaks at a memorial vigil for Stephon Clark and Jovan Blake on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Beattie Park in Rockford. Clark was a Sacramento father fatally shot during an incident with police. Blake was shot and killed during an incident with two Rockford Metro Enforcement officers in 2016. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Army veteran Gerald Van Alstyne, whose great grandfather helped build the Veterans Memorial Hall here, attends the unveiling of the Glory Truck on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Hall in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Freeport girls soccer seniors, from left, Montanna Stewart, Josie McDermott, Cassidy Grunewald, Ally Hasken, Sam Brooks, and , who have all played varsity since they were freshmen, pose for a portrait on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Freeport High School athletic field in Freeport. [SCOTT P. YATES/THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

Ashley Schwabero, left, a teacher at Prairie Hill Elementary School, is hugged by her son, Everett, as she arrives on the red carpet before the Golden Apple gala on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Giovanni's Restaurant & Convention Center in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Linnea Sayler, a staffer from the Rockford YMCA, is covered in a cloud of colored chalk by a co-worker while staffing the half-mile Color Fun Run component of the YMCA Heritage Run event on Saturday, April 28, 2018, on the East State Street bridge in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Belvidere North High School track and field athletes, from left, Sabrina Elder, Grace Bundschuh, Haley Dahl, Taylor Ferguson and Madison Diercks pose for a portrait on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere. The group members are stand-out athletes on one of the best teams in NIC-10 history. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

A bird being treated for an injury looks out a window as trees are reflected in the glass during a spring baby shower for baby animals on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at "Hoo" Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Durand.

Dakota's Toni Stubbe, right, gives a pep talk to batter-on-deck Grace Sutherland during their 1A regional final game against Forreston on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Read Park in Freeport. Dakota beat Forreston, 11-10.

Rev. David Malloy, center, confers diplomas to graduates during commencement on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Lauren Clemens reacts after graduates sprayed Goofy String in the air as Boylan Catholic High School celebrates its commencement on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford.

Corbin Fincham, 19, laughs with a friend at the cashier desk during the grand opening of his new barbershop on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Cutthroat Corbin's Barber Shop in Rockton. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara and his daughter Olympia Rose walk across home plate before an exhibition game on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Beyer Stadium in Rockford. McNamara threw out the first pitch of the game. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Tianna Morgan, 11, of Rockford, cools off in the water fountain on Saturday, June 16, 2018, on North Water Street in Rockford. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory with forecasted peak afternoon temperatures around 105 degrees. The advisory was in effect through Sunday. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Matt Simpson, left, and his niece, Nikyia Marzette, pause from a walk to take pictures of ducks swimming in the flooded street on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the intersection of Van Wie Avenue and Hancock Street in Rockford. Heavy rains flooded parts of the city and Simpson was out checking for water damage at several residences he owns in the neighborhood. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Cathy Schocker of Rockford, left, and retired Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia hug before the 13th annual Carol McFeggan Homicide Victim Memorial Service on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Riverside Community Church in Machesney Park. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Lori Higgins, right, pets Luna, a volunteer pet therapy horse from MercyHealth at Home Hospice, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at PA Peterson at the Citadel in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Martin C. Quiterio of Rockford sings a Mexican song and eats a frozen drink outside a shop on Friday, July 13, 2018. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Friday for portions of North Central Illinois, Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The service warned of elevated risk of thunderstorms bringing high winds, some flooding and excessive heat. Quiterio is originally from Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, Mexico, a town in the Costa Chica region of the state. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

A rainbow arcs over a cornfield during thunderstorms on Thursday, July 19, 2018, near Lena Brewing Company in Lena. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

Rochelle coach Jim Gensler watches his hit during the kick-off home run derby event for the Illinois State Little League Championship hosted by Freeport Little League on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Little Cubs Field in Freeport. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

A full moon rises on the horizon as cows graze in a field on Friday, July 27, 2018, at South Farwell Bridge Road in Pecatonica, Illinois. According to the Associated Press, Friday night marked a "blood moon" lunar eclipse that was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon. The total eclipse lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. North America missed out on the eclipse but can look forward to the next one on Jan. 21, 2019, according to NASA. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM & THE JOURNAL-STANDARD STAFF]

A model shows off her colorful hair on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Rockford Register Star photo studio/Madison Street in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Elyse Balentyne is relatively new to the sport of skiing, but paired with Doug Valentine, a seasoned pro, she quickly gained solid experience as a strap doubles partner. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

TC Williams, who plays basketball for Winnebago High School and also drag races at the Byron Dragway, poses for a portrait on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at a Winnebago Park District basketball court in Winnebago. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

The setting sun casts an orange-red hue over Rockford's North End following an evening thunderstorm on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

A bull rider prays before the Next Level Pro Bull Riding competition on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Barrel racers and their horses prepare for their event on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

Francis Lackner of Naperville wears a rose patterned suit and tie and carries a giant red rose as he makes his way through the Tough Mudder Chicago obstacle course on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford. While Lackner's mother was in the hospital dying of cancer, he placed a plastic rose - her "forever rose" - at the foot of her bed so when she woke up each morning she would see it and know she had "another day above the roses." [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]

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