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Workers Memorial Day in Peoria

Apr 28, 2014

Central Illinois labor groups did the 25th annual Workers Memorial Day rally at the Labor Temple Monday. The rally usually starts with a march from the Labor Temple to the Workers Memorial Monument at city hall where the event takes place. Mike Everett is the President of the West Central Illinois Labor Council.

Tanya Koonce / WCBU

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