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Staff Report
5:00 am CDT July 11, 2019


Uproar over use of Confederate group for Fourth of July event

The Southwest Suburban Activists group issued on its Facebook page July 2 a call for the Village of Mokena to “not glorify the Confederacy” by allowing the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry to participate in firing of cannons during Mokena’s Fourth of July events.

Emily Biegel, the group’s director, said the use of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry was “inappropriate and insensitive” to members of the community.