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Freedom Run moved from Marseilles

Posted by wlpo on June 20, 2015

The Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run isn’t cancelled, but the usual sight of motorcycles roaring into Marseilles won’t happen Saturday.

Due to flooding concerns in Marseilles, this year’s motorcycle run will still leave out from the Grundy County Fairgrounds at 10:30 but instead of heading to Marseilles for a ceremony and day’s worth of activities, the bikes will head back to Morris around noon for a ceremony. The ceremony in Morris includes the reading of 53 new names that were etched onto the Memorial Wall in Marseilles Friday.

Once the ceremony is finished, the gold star families will be taken to Marseilles to visit the Wall.

Due to the heavy motorcycle traffic expected, southbound Illinois 47 at Illinois 52 and westbound 52 at 47 will be closed from 10 until 2 Saturday by the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.

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