Group gathers to honor, remember Roger Walker

Group gathers to honor, remember Roger Walker

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Vivan Goodman blows bubbles during a ceremony Thursday in Decatur to honor and remember former Macon County Sheriff Roger Walker.

Organizers of the event, held near the sign designating a portion of Illinois 48  in Walker's honor, chose bubbles because of environmental concerns raised about the original plan for a balloon release. 

State lawmakers in 2017 voted to give the honor to Walker, the state's first elected black sheriff. Walker went on to serve as the director of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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