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Memorial Day Events Aplenty Around Chicagoland

May 28, 2010

Memorial Day in Chicago

It’s Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember the sacrifices that service men and women have made for our country. There are tons of parades and ceremonies around the Chicago area in honor of this U.S. federal holiday, and we have all the details.

First, a couple reminders.

For all homeowners who display the American Flag: According to the Flag Code, it is proper etiquette to fly the flag at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day.

Click It or Ticket Campaign: Memorial Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times on Illinois roads. To keep streets safe, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police will be hosting safety belt enforcement zones throughout the state this weekend and those caught unbuckled will be fined.

Here is a list of communities hosting events this weekend:

*Alton: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Parade starting at Washington and College Avenues.

*Antioch: Monday, May 31; 10:30 a.m.; Service at the VFW Memorial Home, 75 West North Avenue.

*Arlington Heights: Monday, May 31; 9 a.m.; Parade starting at fire station, Sigwalt and Davis Street, State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will be marching.

*Aurora: Monday, May 31; noon; Parade starting at South River and Benton Streets.

*Barrington: Monday, May 31; 10:30 a.m.; Parade and Services from Cook, Park and Station Streets to Evergreen Cemetery.

*Berwyn: Sunday, May 30; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Ceremonies at Berwyn Health Department and City Hall; Parade at Oak Park Avenue; Refreshments at cemetery.

*Carpentersville: Sunday, May 30; 4 p.m.; Parade from Lincoln Ave. and Main St. to Carpenter Park.

*Cary: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Parade from Holy Cross Lutheran Church, First Street and Three Oaks Road to the Cary Veterans Park.

*Chicago: Saturday, May 29; noon; The Chicago Parade is one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the country. It starts at State St. and Lake St. and goes to Van Buren. Fireworks show slated at Navy Pier that evening.

*Crystal Lake: Monday, May 31; 11 a.m.; Parade and Memorial Service from Franklin to Williams to Woodstock to Union Cemetery.

*East & West Dundee: Sunday, May 30; 2 p.m. The Dundee Memorial Day parade will start at Van Buren St. in East Dundee and end at Grafelman Park on Fifth St. in West Dundee. Presentation to follow.

*Elmhurst: Monday, May 31; 9:30 a.m.; Parade from York & Third Streets to Wilder Park.

*Fox Lake: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Parade and Celebration from the American Legion to Clausen Park to Fox Lake Train Station.

*Fox River Grove: Monday, May 31; 8:30 a.m.; Parade from Algonquin Road School on Algonquin Road to South River Road to Lions Park.

*Genoa: Monday, May 31; 11 a.m.; Parade down Main Street to cemetery for a memorial service. Refreshments to be sold after at Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St.

*Hampshire: Monday, May 31; 10:30 a.m.; Parade down State Street to Seyller Park, where there will be a memorial ceremony.

*Itasca: Monday, May 31; 9:30 a.m.; Parade starting at Bryn Mawr and Catalpa; Memorial Service to follow with food and entertainment.

*Lake Villa: Monday, May 31; 1 p.m.; Parade from Palombi School on McKinley through downtown Lake Villa; ceremony to follow at the park.

*Lake Zurich: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Parade starting at the Lake Zurich the American Legion Post on Mohawk Trail.

*Libertyville: Monday, May 31; 9:30 a.m.; Parade from the downtown train station to Cook Park.

*Lindenhurst: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Sand Lake Road.

*Lisle: Monday, May 31; 11 a.m.; Parade starting at Lisle Junior High School, 5207 Center Ave.; Ceremony at the Lisle Village Hall building; Service at Lisle Cemetery; Community picnic at Lisle Station Park.

*Mundelein: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Parade from Village Hall to Memorial Park, where Mayor Kessler will speak.

*Naperville: Monday, May 31; 10:30 a.m.; Parade starting at Centennial Beach; Ceremony and concert to follow at the Community Concert Center.

*Northbrook: Sunday, May 30; 1 p.m.; Parade from Goddard School to Bradford Cemetery, where there will be a memorial program.

*Norwood Park: Monday, May 31; 11 a.m.; Parade from Onahan School, 6634 west Raven to Taft High School, 6545 W. Hurlbut.

*Palatine: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Parade starting at Hillside Cemetery, N. Smith St. and W. Cornell Ave.

*Park Ridge: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Parade starting from South Park at Talcott Road and Cumberland Avenue; Memorial Service following at the American Legion’s Veterans Monument in Hodges Park.

*River Forest: Monday, May 31; 11:30 a.m.; Parade starting at Constitution Park on Division St. and Ashland Ave.; Post-parade celebration at Keystone Park.

*Rolling Meadows: Saturday, May 29; 10 a.m.; Parade starting at Rolling Meadows Shopping Center, Kirchoff Rd. and Meadow Dr.

*Round Lake: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Parade and Ceremonies starting at American Legion Hall, 111 E. Main St.

*St. Charles: Monday, May 31; 9 a.m.; Parade from Immaculate Conception Church parking lot to the VFW Hall on South Saginaw Street where there will be a ceremony.

*Skokie: Monday, May 31; 11 a.m.; Observance ceremony at Krier Plaza, intersection of Lincoln Ave., Niles Center Rd. and Oakton St.

*South Elgin: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Ceremony at Panton Mill Park across from Village Hall.

*Wauconda: Monday, May 31; 9 a.m.; Parade starting at Wauconda High School, 555 N. Main St.; Congresswoman Melissa Bean will be marching.

*Waukegan: Monday, May 31; 10:30 a.m.; Parade starting at the corner of Genesee and Grand Ave.

*Westmont: Monday, May 31; Parade from Naperville Rd. to Cass Ave.; Memorial service at Veteran’s Memorial Park to follow.

*Wheaton: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Parade starting at American Legion Post in downtown Wheaton.

*Wilmette: Monday, May 31; 10:30 a.m.; Parade from Lake Avenue and Ridge Road to Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave., where a brief ceremony will be held.

*Winthrop Harbor: Monday, May 31; 11 a.m.; Parade from Pfeiffer’s Transmission, corner of State Line and Sheridan Rds. to Village Park.

*Woodstock: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Ceremony and Parade starting at the Park in the Square.

*Zion: Monday, May 31; 10 a.m.; Memorial Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, Shiloh Blvd. and Sheridan Rd.

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Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

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