Chicago-Area Events Scheduled for Memorial Day

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Memorial Day events for Monday, May 26 scheduled for the Chicago area include:

  • 8 a.m. -- (NAPERVILLE) The Rev.d Thomas Milota will dedicate and bless the Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery “Mausoleum of the Holy Apostles” after a special Memorial Day Mass. 911 N. Ave., Naperville. Contact: Eric Holloway, (630) 668-3313.
  • 8 a.m. -- (CHICAGO) Annual Ridge Run 10K run, 5K run/walk and Youth Mile hosted by the Beverly Area Planning Association. Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr. Contact: (773) 233-3100.
  • 8:45 a.m. -- (ELGIN) Elgin Patriotic Memorial Assn. conducts memorial servies at several locations:
  • 8:45 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery, 1001 Villa St.; 9:15 a.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park, 30W730 U.S. 20; 9:45 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 270 N. Grove Ave.; and 11 a.m. at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd. Contact:
  • 9:30 a.m. -- (LIBERTYVILLE) U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider march in the village of Libertyville’s Memorial Day Parade and speak at a ceremony commemorating the holiday. Cook Park, 100 W. Church St., Libertyville. Contact: Christina Angarola, (312) 353-4623 or (312) 848-4484 (cell) or
  • 9:30 a.m. -- (MOUNT PROSPECT) Memorial Day Parade begins at Emerson and Busse, then goes south on Emerson to Lincoln to Lions Park for ceremony at Veterans Memorial Band Shell. Contact: Bob Fey, (847) 299-3510.
  • 9:30 a.m. -- (GRAYSLAKE) Memorial Day Parade kicks off from Grayslake Central High School (400 N. Lake St.) and travels south on Lake to Junior Avenue to Memorial Park for ceremony. Contact: (847) 223-8515.
  • 9:30 a.m. -- (LIBERTYVILLE) Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony starts from train station then south on MIlwaukee and west on Lake to Cook Park and Lakeside Cemetery for ceremony. Contact: (847) 362-2430.
  • 9:45 a.m. -- (PARK RIDGE) Governor Pat Quinn will march in the 2014 Park Ridge Memorial Day Parade. Intersection of Talcott and Cumberland. Contact: (312) 814-3458.
  • 10 a.m. -- (WHEELING) Memorial Day Parade starts at Sams Club (1055 McHenry Rd.) and goes south on McHenry to AMVETS Post 66 (700 McHenry Rd.). Contact: Sgt. Paul Hardt, (847) 459-2649.
  • 10 a.m. -- (HOFFMAN ESTATES) Village hosts Memorial Day ceremony. Veterans’ Memorial, 411 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates. Contact: Ashley Monroe,
  • 10 a.m. -- (WHEATON) Memorial Day parade hosted by American Legion Post 76 begins at Memorial Park (208 W. Union Ave.) and ends at Wheaton Cemetery. Contact: (630) 260-2000.
  • 10 a.m. -- (LINDENHURST) Memorial Day Ceremony with keynote by Col. Donald Martin, who 38 years in Korea. Veteran’s Memorial Park, 2301 E. Sand Lake Rd., Lindenhurst. Contact: (847) 356-8252.
  • 10 a.m. -- (ROUND LAKE) Memorial Day Parade begins on 363 N. Cedar Lake Rd. travels down Cedar Lake Road to Claredon for ceremony at American Legion. 111 E. Main St., Round Lake. Contact: (847) 740-0096.
  • 10 a.m. -- (WAUKEGAN) Memorial Day Parade begins at Genesee and Grand. Contact: (847) 599-2949 or (847) 309-6406.
  • 10 a.m. -- (LINCOLNSHIRE) Village Memorial Day Ceremony with keynote by Cmdr. Mike Thibodeau of Naval Station Great Lakes. Spring Lake Park, 49 Oxford Dr., Lincolnshire. Contact: (847) 913-2363.
  • 10 a.m. -- (LAKE ZURICH) Memorial Day Parade steps off from the Legion Hall (51 Lions Dr.) and proceeds to Veterans Monument (200 Mohawk Trail) for brief service. Contact: (847) 438-2632.
  • 10 a.m. -- (MUNDELEIN) Memorial Day Parade starts at Village Hall (440 E. Hawley) and proceeds west on Hawley to Greenview to Memorial Park for ceremony. Contact: (847) 949-3200.
  • 10:30 a.m. -- (PLAINFIELD) American Legion Post 13 hosts Memorial Day Parade. Starts at Jones Middle School, 15320 S. Wallin Dr., then goes east on Ottawa to Settler’s Park, Dyke and Ottawa, for ceremony. Contact: (815)436-9231 or
  • 10:30 a.m. -- (NILES) Cardinal George leads Mass for Memorial Day. Maryhill Catholic Cemetery, 8600 Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Contact: Susan Burritt, (312) 534-8233 or (Note: Auxiliary bishops and priests will lead ceremonies at 36 other cemeteries in Chicago and suburbs.)
  • 10:30 a.m. -- (NAPERVILLE) Memorial Day Parade kicks off at West Street and Jackson Avenue, then east to Washington Street, north to Benton Avenue and east around Central Park. Contact: Linda LaCloche, (630) 420-6034 or
  • 10:30 a.m. -- (NORTHBROOK) Memorial Day Parade and ceremony starts at Church and Cherry streets. Contact: (847) 878-2134.
  • 11 a.m. -- (CHICAGO) Norwood Park hero John Joyce is grand marshal at Memorial Day parade. Onaham School, 6634 W Raven St. Contact: Bea McDonough,
  • 11 a.m. -- (CHICAGO) National Veterans Art Museum opens new exhibit “Surrealism and War” with color guard ceremony (11 a.m.) and artist talks (2 p.m.). 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. Contact: Aaron Hughes, (217) 898-9083 or
  • 11 a.m -- (SKOKIE) Village hosts Memorial Day observance ceremony. Veterans Park, Lincoln at Cleveland, Skokie. Contact: Janelle Silva, (847) 933-8257 or
  • 11:30 a.m. -- (CHICAGO) Activists and veterans host a press conference and call for 12th Street Beach to be renamed after Manuel Perez Jr., a soldier who was killed in combat in World War II. Manuel Perez Jr. Plaza, 2600 S. Kolin Ave. Contact: Raul Montes, (847) 494-3127 or
  • 11:30 a.m. -- (AURORA) City hosts Memorial Day parade and ceremony. Ceremony 11:30 a.m. at Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl.; parade at noon starting at River and Benton streets, then east to Broadway, north to Downer and back to River. Contact: Dale Hazlewood, (630) 256-3370.
  • Noon -- (LOMBARD) Village hosts Memorial Day program. Veterans Memorial, Sunken Garden, Common Park, 498 E. St. Charles Rd., Lombard. Contact: (630) 629-2374.
  • Noon -- (GURNEE) Memorial Day Ceremony. Gurnee Memorial, outside police station, 100 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee. Contact: (847) 244-9282.
  • Noon -- (CHICAGO) 7th annual Lane Tech Century Foundation Memorial Day Carnival celebrates 106 years of Lane Tech College Prep High School. Thorugh May 26. Main parking lot, Western at Cornelia. Contact: (773) 534-5400.
  • 12:15 p.m. -- (CHICAGO) As part of his Memorial Day celebration, Gov. Pat Quinn will bring Challenger, a 26-year-old Bald Eagle, to U.S. Cellular Field where it will soar over the stadium during National Anthem. 333 W. 35th St. Contact: (312) 814-3158.
  • 1 p.m. -- (WHEATON) “A Time for Remembering” Memorial Day Event features open house, program, flag tribute, unveiling of commemorative bench created by Eagle Scout to honor fallen heroes from Wheaton North High and dedication of memorial to William Gahlberg. Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 119 N. West St., Wheaton. Contact: (630) 871-8387.
  • 1 p.m. -- (MOUNT PROSPECT) Memorial Day Weekend Carnival features food, rides, games, music and more. Mount Prospect Plaza, Rand and Central, Mount Prospect. Contact: (224) 764-0691.
  • 1 p.m. -- (LAKE VILLA) Memorial Day Parade begins at Palombi School (133 McKinley) and ends with ceremony at Lehmann Park. Contact: (847) 356-6100.
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