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Amid the BBQs, Remember What Memorial Day is All About

May 27, 2012

During this Memorial Day weekend, Chicagoland Real Estate Forum wants to put out a special thank you to all those who have served and protected our country, while sending out a special wish to the families of all the heroes who have lost their lives as a result.

American Flag with star confettiFor special events going on around Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, click this Chicago real estate link.

Residents know that there’s much more to the Chicago area than just Chicago. We have compiled a list of a few observances and a ton of parades going on around the suburbs. Check your village’s website for more information.

All these observances are taking place on Monday, March 28, unless otherwise stated.

*Aurora: The parade leaves River and Benton Streets at noon, but there will be a pre-parade ceremony at 11:15 a.m. at 23 E. Galena Blvd.

*Arlington Heights: Village Hall, at Arlington Heights Road and Sigwalt, is where this town’s parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. and ends at Memorial Park, where there will be a Memorial Day ceremony.

*Barrington: A parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. at Cook and Main Streets and travel west to Evergreen Cemetery, where there will a service around 11 a.m.

*Bolingbrook: The town is hosting several memorial ceremonies and a carnival at Bolingbrook Village Hall, 375 W. Briarcliff Rd., all weekend and Monday.

*Deerfield: There will be a service at Veteran’s Memorial at Jewett Park Drive and Park Avenue at 9 a.m. After, a parade will travel to the Deerfield Cemetery.

*Elmhurst: Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at York Road and Third Street and ends at Wilder Park.

*Evanston: A Memorial Day ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Fountain Square-Veterans Memorial Day Plaza at Davis and Sherman Avenues.

*Fox River Grove: Parade steps off at 8:30 a.m. at Algonquin Road School, 975 Algonquin Road, and ends at Lions Park, where there will be a ceremony.

*Geneva: Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Geneva Metra Station and proceeds north to West Side Cemetery at Second and Stevens streets.

*Glencoe: This North Shore suburb’s service and parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Veteran’s Park on Greenwood Avenue and Hazel.

*Glenview: Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. on the corner of Grove and Depot streets and ends at the Veterans Memorial at Glenview Road and River Drive with a ceremony.

*Grayslake: Parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. at Grayslake Central High School on Lake Street and travels to Memorial Park, where there will be a ceremony.

*Hampshire: Meet at Hampshire Middle School, 560 S. State St., where the parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at Ralph Seyller East Park, where there will be a service.

*Hanover Park: Memorial Day service and groundbreaking for Veterans Memorial Plaza begins at 10 a.m. at the Village Hall, 2121 W. Lake St.

*Huntley: Parade steps off at 11 a.m. from Municipal Complex, 10987 Main St., and ends at American Legion Post 673, Coral and Woodstock streets, where there will be a service.

*Itasca: The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on Catalpa Street and Bryn Mawr to Walnut. A service at Usher Park, 200 S. Walnut St., to follow.

*Lockport: A parade begins at 10 a.m. at St. Dennis School and travels to Lockport City Hall.

*Lake Forest: A Memorial Day service is taking place at Market Square at 11 a.m.

*Lake Villa: Parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Polumbi Middle School, 131 McKinley Ave.

*Lake Zurich: The parade leaves Legion Post 964, 51 Lions Drive, at 10:30 a.m..

*Libertyville: Parade steps off 9:30 a.m. at the Libertyville Metra train station on Lake Street and travels to Cook Park for a ceremony.

*Lisle: Parade travels from Lisle Junior High School, 5207 Center Ave., to Village Hall, starting at 11 a.m. Ceremonies to follow.

*Mount Prospect: Parade at 9:30 a.m. at Emerson Street and Busse Avenue.

*Mundelein: Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Village Hall on Hawley Street to Memorial Park.

*Naperville: Parade at Jackson Avenue and West Street begins at 10:30 a.m. Ceremony to follow at Central Park at Benton and Court streets.

*Northbrook: Parade at 10:30 a.m. at Cherry and Western. Service at Village Green to follow.

*Palatine: There will be a 10 a.m. ceremony at Hillside Cemetery on Smith Street, then a parade at Cornell and Smith to the Veterans Memorial in Community Park.

*Plainfield: Parade to step off at 10:30 a.m. from Plainfield Central High School.

*St. Charles: Parade starts at Sixth and Main streets at 10 a.m. Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at 211 N. Riverside Ave.

*Sugar Grove: Parade at 8:45 a.m. from American Legion Post 1271, 65 First St.

*Wauconda: Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Wauconda Park District, 600 N. Main St., and ends at Wauconda Memorial Park, at Main Street and Route 176, for a ceremony.

*Waukegan: Parade steps off from Grand Avenue and Genesee Street starting at 10:30 a.m.

*Wilmette: Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Lake and Ridge and ends at Village Hall with a ceremony.

*Winnetka: This town’s parade starts at 10 a.m. at the corner of Glendale and Elm Streets. Ceremony at Village Green to follow.

*Wood Dale: Parade steps off at 11 a.m. at Wood Dale Junior High, 655 N. Wood Dale Road, and ends at the Veterans Memorial on Irving Park Road, where there will be a service.

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