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Births

Births Announced

Engel

Jeremy and Kim Engel are the parents of a child born Jan. 27 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Welch

Dakota Welch and Alexis Policky are the parents of a son born Jan. 29 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Mejia

Irving and Rosa (Moreno) Mejia of DePue are the parents of a son born Jan. 31 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Phoenix Louis Burrell

Clayton Burrell and Raven Miller of Peru are the parents of a son, Phoenix Louis, born Feb. 1 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. Maternal grandparent is Erick Miller of Tonica. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Donna Burrell of Spring Valley. Great-grandparents are Elaine Templeton of Spring Valley, and Edward Templeton and Mary Templeton.

Grady Alan Maggio

Eric and Olivia (Weeks) Maggio of Ladd are the parents of a son, Grady Alan, born Feb. 1 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Owen. Maternal grandparents are David and Monica Weeks of LaMoille. Paternal grandparents are Gregg and Diane Maggio of Dalzell. Great-grandparents are Marilyn Weeks of LaMoille, Joyce Mitchell of Arlington, and Phil and Mary Maggio of Dalzell.

Bohdi James Klein

Dan and Kelsey (Thompson) Klein of Cherry are the parents of a son, Bohdi James, born Feb. 4 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 18 1/2 inches in length. He was welcomed home by one brother, Jay, 1, and one sister, MaKenna, 3. Maternal grandparents are Melanie and John Thompson of Spring Valley. Paternal grandparents are Lisa and Jerry Klein of Cherry. Great-grandparents are Dan and Donna McDonald of Cherry, Ron and Dottie Malooley of Spring Valley, and Pat Thompson of Spring Valley.

Luciano Isaac Taylor

Caitlan Taylor of Princeton is the parent of a son, Luciano Isaac, born Feb. 5 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. He was welcomed home by two brothers, Richard Taylor Fink and Connor Robert Fink. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Julie Taylor of Princeton, Great-grandparents are Richard and Barb Schmitt of Tiskilwa. Luciano was born on his late Aunt Lucy’s birthday.

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