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Memorial Day Parade, multi-sport race to cause temporary street closures in Geneva

American Legion's annual Memorial Day parade set May 28

GENEVA – Geneva residents should plan accordingly for two Memorial Day weekend events that will temporarily close streets on the city’s west side and downtown, officials announced in a news release.

The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness race will be held on the hospital campus and surrounding roadways from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 27. The American Legion Fox River Geneva Post 75 will host its annual Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. May 28, stepping off at the Metra Station on Third and Crescent streets.

The following streets will be shut down to traffic during the Delnor Multi-Sport Madness event:

• Williamsburg Avenue west of Randall Road

• Fisher Drive north of Heartland Drive to Bricher Road

• Bricher west of the Geneva Commons to Peck Road

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital’s campus, 300 Randall Road, Geneva, will be accessible from Keslinger Road.

The Fisher Farms subdivision, west of Fisher Drive, will be open at Keslinger Road, and at Heartland and Prairieview Drives, the release stated.

Geneva police and race officials will assist residents living east of Fisher Drive, north of Williamsburg, in leaving or entering their streets.

Traffic control will attempt to limit the inconvenience as much as possible, but motorists should expect some delays while runners and bicyclists are on the roadway, the release stated.

The annual Memorial Day Parade will feature the color guard, local veterans, city officials, Boy and Girl Scouts, the Geneva High School Marching Band, military re-enactor units and Geneva police and fire vehicles, the release stated.

The procession will travel north on Third Street to the West Side Cemetery at Third and Stevens streets, where a Memorial Day ceremony will be held.

Third Street will be closed during the parade as will the intersection of State and Third streets. While the parade is short in duration, motorists are encouraged to use Route 31 as an alternate route, the release stated.

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