While many things will be restarting with Phase 3 of reopening in Illinois, one nice gesture appears to be coming to an end.

Dalzell, Granville, Princeton, Oglesby, and Sandwich Fire Departments all say they will stop doing the drive-by birthday parades at the end of May.  Firefighters say they are stopping the gesture because folks can start gathering in larger numbers. 

Granville firefighters say they’ve done more than 70 birthday parades in the past couple months.  The parades were for people as young as 2 and as old as 93. 

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