At least 3 ill at Vets Day ceremony in Tinley Park
By Mike Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org November 11, 2012 2:04PM
Paramedics attend to a Korean War veteran at the dedication ceremony of Gen. Patrick E. Rea Veterans Plaza at the 80th Avenue Metra station in Tinley Park, Illinois, Sunday, November 11, 2012. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media
Updated: November 11, 2012 3:51PM
At least three people fell ill during a Veterans Day ceremony Sunday in Tinley Park.
One elderly man, who is a member of Chapter 23 of the Korean War Veterans, which was taking part in the ceremony, was taken by paramedics to an area hospital after becoming ill. He was conscious when he was taken to a waiting ambulance. Information about his ailment and condition was not immediately available.
A young man who was part of a color guard unit was treated by paramedics but did not require hospitalization. He had reportedly been ill prior to Sunday’s ceremony, which included the dedication of the village’s Veterans Plaza, according to Village Manager Scott Niehaus. The teen is part of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Lincoln-Way North High School, which was participating in the dedication ceremony.
At least one other person who was taking part in the dedication also became ill, but did not require hospitalization.