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R.I. Cancels Labor Day Parade

Thanks to the pandemic, Rock Island has canceled this year's Labor Day parade.

City Manager Randy Tweet says based on the most recent guidance from the governor's office and the Illinois Department of Public Health, city leaders concluded they could not hold the parade, and insure the safety of participants and spectators.

And along with the parade, also canceled are the Citizen of the Year awards.

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.
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