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Births

Births Announced

Bridges: Nick and Brittany (Nissen) Bridges of Lacon are the parents of a daughter, Emma Jean, born Aug. 27 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. She was welcomed home by one sister, Brooklynn, 2. Maternal grandparents are Ed and Deb Nissen of Princeton. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Christ Bridges of Peoria.

Cervantes: Marcos Cervantes and Abigail Rosales of DePue are the parents of a daughter born Aug. 21 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Day: Patrick and Anne (Maloney) Day of Providence, R.I., are the parents of a son, James Francis, born Aug. 18 at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island in Providence, R.I. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are the late Matthew Maloney and the late Rita Maloney. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jean Day of Evergreen Park.

Lannen: Jeff and Jessica (Lund) Lannen of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter, Harper Rive, born Aug. 12 at OSF in Peoria. She weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 17 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Mary Lund of Ladd. Paternal grandparents are David and Jeanette Kneebone of Spring Valley, and James Lannen of LaSalle.

Mejia: Rigoberto Mejia and Yazmun Rangel of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter born Aug. 24 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Novotny: Gary Novotny and Lizabeth Ruddy of Princeton are the parents of a son, Grady James, born Aug. 22 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two brothers, Colt, 13, and Wyatt, 5. Maternal grandparents are John and Jean Ruddy of Chicago. Paternal grandparents are the late James Novotny and the late Evelyn Novotny.

Zaloudik: John Zaloudik and Lauren (Dierks) Mongan of Spring Valley are the parents of a daughter, Ninalee Terese, born Aug. 24 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 5 pounds and measured 17 1/2 inches in length. She was welcomed home by two brothers, Jacob Mongan, 6, and Noah Zaloudik, 1, and two sisters, Lacie Mongan and Rhianna Zaloudik, both 7. Maternal grandparents are Mary Fortier of Oglesby and Tim Dierks of Spring Valley. Paternal grandparents are Lee Zaloudik of Spring Valley and Marie Middleton of Clearwater, Fla. Great-grandparents are Shirley Fortier of Tinley Park and Lois Dierks of Clinton, Iowa.

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