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Domestic violence in the crosshairs at annual Bolingbrook rally, march

Published: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 10:20 a.m. CST
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Bolingbrook Deputy Mayor Leroy Brown (left) leads a Take Back the Night march to village hall on Thursday following a Citizens Against Abuse rally held at the DuPage Township Levy Center. Bill Ackerman -
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Anne Bielby carries a poster of photos of Rachel Mellon, of Bolingbrook, who went missing at age 13 on Jan. 31, 1996, as Bielby walks in a Take Back the Night march to Bolingbrook's village hall on Thursday. Bill Ackerman -
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Carolyn Khan (left, with microphone), of Bridges to a New Day, leads a "Citizens Against Abuse unite" chant. The Take Back the Night of Northern Will County rally was held at the DuPage Township Levy Center on Thursday night. Bill Ackerman -

BOLINGBROOK – Will County figuratively took back the night Thursday, as the annual Take Back the Night of Northern Will County stepped off in Bolingbrook.

Under the new name Citizens Against Abuse, the Will County group extended its mission to educate the community about domestic violence with the event, which included a rally and march.

The 15th annual event began with a rally at the DuPage Township Levy Center in Bolingbrook before a march to the Veterans Memorial in front of Bolingbrook Village Hall.  

Will County State Attorney James Glasgow was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the event, addressing the topic of new legislation in Illinois and its effect on women in domestic violence situations.  

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