Joseph Thomas Manning — 10-pound, 7-ounce son of Kyle Manning and Katie Ruder of Bloomington, born Jan. 11, 2017. Grandparents: Joan Ruder and Ivan Ruder, Metamora, and Lori Manning and Thomas Manning, Dallas, Texas. Great-grandfather: Joseph Krumholz, Metamora. He is named for his maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Krumholz, and paternal grandfather.
Ezra Paul Whitworth — 7-pound, 7-ounce son of Alex and Alicia Whitworth of Bloomington, born Jan. 17, 2017. Sibling: Norah June, 2. Grandparents: Karen Collins, Bloomington; the late Paul Collins; and RJ and Kathy Whitworth, Normal. Great-grandparents: Linda Hendricks, Shirley, and Chuck and Dorothy Shoemaker, Normal. He is middle-named for his late maternal grandfather.
Declan Michael Kurtenbach — 8-pound, 11-ounce son of Erik and Scotch Kurtenbach of Chatsworth, born Feb. 6, 2017. Siblings: Tenley Mae Kurtenbach, 7; Hawken McClain Kurtenbach, 4. Grandparents: Ira and Gail McClain, Bloomington, and Ken and Kathy Kurtenbach, Chatsworth. Great-grandmothers: Caroline McClain, New Madison, Ohio; Mary Lou Lund, Madison, Wis.
Cooper Hayes Uphoff — 8-pound, 4-ounce son of Nick and Allison Uphoff of El Paso, born Jan. 19, 2017. Siblings: Millie Elizabeth, 6; Lucy Ann, 3. Grandparents: Bob and Susan Prochnow, El Paso, and Rich and Ruth Ann Uphoff, El Paso. His first name is his paternal grandmother's maiden name; his middle name is his maternal grandmother's maiden name.
Dylan James Rockett — 7-pound, 6-ounce son of Kevin and Katy Rockett of Winfield, born Jan. 21, 2017. Sibling: Sienna Elizabeth, 2. Grandparents: Maureen and Neal Roach, Downs; Pam Merna, Merna; the late Mike Merna; Evey Aiuppa, Warrenville; and Diane and Denny Rockett, West Chicago.