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State house passes bill to honor Sgt. Doug Riney

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (HOI) -- -

Lawmakers in the Illinois House unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday designating Illinois Route 78 between Canton and Farmington the "Sergeant Douglas Riney Memorial Highway."

The graduate of Spoon River Valley High School was killed in action in Afghanistan last October.

His decorations include the purple heart and bronze star.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

The measure now moves to the Senate for review and approval.

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