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Torch Run in Illinois QC

the Torch Run in Moline Wednesday morning
Credit WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR
WVIK Quad Cities NPR

Deputies, officers, and troopers are running for a good cause Wednesday. They're participating in this year's Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for the Special Olympics.

The 46-mile run began at the Rock Island County courthouse, and will end Wednesday afternoon in downtown Galesburg.  

Runners are from police departments in Moline, East Moline, Rock Island, and Galesburg, plus the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department and the Illinois State Police. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.