Elise June Bertsche — 6-pound, 14-ounce daughter of Troy and Katie Bertsche of Flanagan, born June 16, 2016. Grandparents: Phil and Diane Spaniol, Streator; Steve and Julie Bertsche, Flanagan. Great-grandparents: Marcie and Ed Leskanich, Ancona; Pat and Gene Francis, Pontiac; June Bertsche, Flanagan. She is middle-named for her great-grandmother, June Bertsche.
Bennett Kay Miles — 8-pound son of Lucas and Cori Miles of Bloomington, born Sept. 26, 2016. Grandparents: Tim and Terri Johnson, Monticello, Ind.; Michael and Beth Miles, Jacksonville. Great-grandparents: Lyndell Surbeck, Jacksonville; Bill and Joann Johnson, Galesburg; Donna Keigher, Joliet.
James Phillip Heape — 8-pound, 6-ounce son of Melissa J. Lockwood and Scott P. Heape of Bloomington, born Aug. 25, 2016. Sibling: Lauren J. Heape, 4. Grandparents: Phyllis A. Lockwood, Bloomington; Jean L. Heape, Normal; Phillip and Carole Heape, DuQuoin. Great-grandparents: Clara Jo Yardley, Raymore, Mo. He is named after his late maternal grandfather, James S. Lockwood, and paternal grandfather, Phillip G. Heape.
Nicholas Lee Lester — 6-pound, 6-ounce son of Jason and Natalie Lester of Lake in the Hills, born Sept. 9, 2016. Sibling: Jameson Dee, 3. Grandparents: Gary and Lori Gauger, Fairbury; Ken and Kathy Lester, Lake in the Hills. Great-grandparents: Sandra Boggs and Bob Laskowski, both of Lake Zurich. He shares his middle-named with his maternal grandfather.