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St. Charles East celebrates homecoming this week

ST. CHARLES – St. Charles East High School is celebrating homecoming this week with various activities, including a tie-dye day, a small games assembly and, Friday afternoon, a parade that will affect traffic downtown.

Set for 1 p.m. Friday, the parade will be held on Illinois Street between Sixth Street and Second Avenue in St. Charles.

According to the St. Charles Police Department, the following street closures will be in effect from 12:45 to about 1:45 p.m.:

• Illinois Street will be closed between Seventh Street and Third Avenue.

• Second Street, also known as Route 31, will close briefly as the parade crosses the roadway.

A detour route for Route 31 will be posted using West Main, Seventh and Prairie streets. Trucks using Route 31 will be detoured to Randall Road, police said.

Police said parking will be restricted along the detour and parade routes, as well as the staging area.

Restrictions will affect South Second and Third avenues; South Sixth Street between Main and Indiana streets; and Walnut Street between Seventh and Fifth streets.

Police urge motorists to use care and watch for pedestrians.

Police and emergency management personnel will provide traffic assistance at key intersections.

The parade is one of the last activities planned for East’s homecoming week, which began Sunday with students painting windows in downtown St. Charles.

The theme is Saints on Tour. Other events include class volleyball games today, penny day on Wednesday and a dance Saturday, according to the student council.

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