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The Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run returns to Grundy County this weekend.

The 17th annual Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run is taking place on Saturday, June 15.

Lineup begins at 6 a.m. and the ride from the Grundy County Fairgrounds to the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall in Marseilles takes off at 10:30 a.m. with a dedication ceremony slated for 1 p.m.

The Freedom Run Festival is planned for after the ceremonies along Main Street in Marseilles, but some rules have been approved by the Marseilles City Council.

At the last meeting, Commissioner Gary Lewey said only 12-ounce cans of alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the street, no coolers or glass containers, and no dogs with the exception of service dogs.

Lewey added that gun owners with concealed carry permits aren’t allowed to have firearms at the festival.

The Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run first commenced in 2003 as the organizations signature fundraising event.

The event has continuously attracted thousands of participants from across the state and country each year.