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McHenry County Sheriff's deputy's funeral procession to travel from Woodstock through Crystal Lake

Law enforcement vehicles set to travel on Route 31, Rakow, Algonquin roads

A post-funeral procession of law enforcement and emergency vehicles in honor of fallen McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner is set to close roads Wednesday across a wide stretch of McHenry County.
A post-funeral procession of law enforcement and emergency vehicles in honor of fallen McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner is set to close roads Wednesday across a wide stretch of McHenry County.

A post-funeral procession of law enforcement and emergency vehicles is set to close roads Wednesday across a wide stretch of McHenry County.

The procession, set to start immediately after the 10 a.m. funeral for fallen McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner, will leave Woodstock North High School about
12:30 p.m.

“We highly encourage the public to line the official procession route on Wednesday to show their support and honor Deputy Keltner,” the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said.

The procession route will:

• Leave Woodstock High School north (right) on Raffel Road

• Turn west (left) on Charles Road

• Turn south (left) on Route 47

• Turn southeast (left) on Route 14

• Turn south (right) on Route 31

• Turn west (right) on James R. Rakow Road

• James R. Rakow Road turns into Randall Road

• Turn west (right) on Algonquin Road

• Turn south (left) on Ruth Road

• Turn south (left) on Dundee Road

• End at DeFiore Funeral Home

Crystal Lake police sent out a notice including the road closures.

To facilitate the procession’s travel through Crystal Lake and provide for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and bystanders wishing to pay their respects, the Crystal Lake Police Department will greatly limit access along the route during the procession, according to the notice.

Specifically, those traveling in or through Crystal Lake between
12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday should avoid trying to:

• Cross Route 14 or travel east on Route 14

• Travel south on Route 31 from Route 14

• Cross Rakow Road or travel west on Rakow Road from Route 31 to Algonquin Road

The times are estimated. The procession is not expected to last two hours; however, the exact time of the procession’s entry into Crystal Lake remains flexible dependent upon road and weather conditions, as well as logistical reasons, Crystal Lake police said.

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