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Members of the Elgin, Ill., City Council. (People & Events).

Members of the Elgin, Ill., City Council have resumed opening their meetings with prayers. Invocations had been discontinued not because of separation of church and state but because the council could not find enough volunteers to lead them. Faculty and students at the evangelical Judson College have volunteered to lead the prayers.

"My spiritual background tells me that it's not a bad idea to call upon the presence of someone greater than we are to help us in our deliberations" Councilman John Walters told the Chicago Tribune.
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Publication:Church & State
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Geographic Code:1U3IL
Date:Jan 1, 2003
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