Life as of late.
Author Julia Anderson poses for a portrait at the Swedish American History Museum Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Chicago. Anderson's new creative non-fiction book, "Through Christina's Eyes" tells the story of her ancestors' immigration from Sweden to the United States. (Taylor Glascock/for the Chicago Tribune)
(From left) Rockford Lutheran students Becca Elmer and Danielle Hale, both 18, and McKenzie Calacci, 17, hold their breath in prayer near the end of their team's session two Class 2A semifinals game against Normal University Friday at Carver Area in Peoria. Normal won 55-52. (Taylor Glascock/Journal Star)
Suzie Phillips, Mary Grant, Peggy Brooks and Mike Cheesman prepare to leave the house April 19, 2012 to go to the PARC center in Peoria, Ill.. Phillips, Grants and Brooks live with Sharon Goulding, who has adopted them. PARC was founded to provide services to to mentally handicapped Peoria citizens. (Taylor Glascock/Journal Star)