Lorie Jamalpur of Chicago was among some two dozen protesters with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals picketing before the 7:30 p.m. show.
The closing act recognizes the circus’ 75th year.
Aerialist Carmen Rosales takes a moment to herself back stage before her performance.
Mouths were left hung open as several daring acts made their way to the circus ring.
Aerialist Girard Portugal really lets go of the bar in his head balancing trapeze act.
Armando Loyal’s elephants perform in the circus ring.
Ringmaster John Moss III greets people as they leave the big top.
The Kelly Miller Circus set up their tent at Elhert Park in Brookfield Monday. The circus, in its 75th year, has spent all of September in northern Illinois and performed two shows at Elhert Park.