Ill. residents join in National Day of Service
CHICAGO (AP) — People across Illinois will participate in a National Day of Service as President Barack Obama's inauguration activities kick off this weekend.
In Chicago, volunteers will gather at Navy Pier on Saturday to write letters and put together care packages for service members overseas. Other events are scheduled at food banks, homeless shelters and churches statewide.
The president and first lady Michelle Obama started the tradition of a National Day of Service the weekend before his 2009 swearing-in ceremony.
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