Illinois Communities to Mark Second Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

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Communities across the state are preparing to mark the second anniversary of the September Eleventh terrorist attacks.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich has proclaimed Thursday to be Patriot Day.

WDWSAM/WHMSFM in Champaign plans a three-hour broadcast from New York on Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Blagojevich has instructed state offices to fly flags at half-staff. He's called for a minute of silence at 7:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center.

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has asked for houses of worship to ring bells.

In Urbana, one of 161 flags that flew over the Pentagon on the first anniversary of the attacks will be raised at the U.S. Army Reserve Center.

Aurora University plans a prayer vigil, and an exhibition of photographs taken at the World Trade Center ruins.