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March 11, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, is pleased to announce an upcoming press event to be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 1:00 pm, at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois.

At that time, United States Attorney Wigginton, SWIC President Georgia Costello, Regional Superintendent of Schools Brad Harriman, and BJC Healthcare / St. Louis Children’s Hospital Representative Kel Ward will announce the culmination of efforts to produce a week-long program that will be open to children to teach and educate them to be aware of the dangers they may face in their daily activities (such as “stranger danger,” stray animals, pedestrian safety, and helmet use).

USA Wigginton noted that this event, which will be further explained at the press conference, is the result of his ongoing efforts to reach out to the community in ways which go beyond the typical role of a federal prosecutor. “I serve not only as a prosecutor for and representative of the United States of America, but also as an official deeply concerned with improving the quality of life for the people of Southern Illinois.” USA Wigginton said.

It should be noted that USA Wigginton was instrumental in bringing the representatives and the above-listed organizations together in order to host and promote the week-long event known as “Safety Street.”

Further details and information may be had by attending the press event next week at SWIC.



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