Similar rallies are also planned in Bloomington, Rockford, Peoria and DeKalb, but not in La Salle County, said Susana Moreno, a spokesperson for the Hispanic Partnership Council with the Youth Service Bureau of the Illinois Valley in Streator.
said local organizers will hold a prayer vigil at Holy Cross
Roman Catholic Church in Mendota in support of the May 1 marches.She
said the vigil, which would take place at the church from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, would offer local immigrants and their supporters an opportunity to express their solidarity with the marchers without placing their jobs or education in jeopardy.
"We wanted something that would let people know that this is not just limited to big cities, like Chicago, New York or L.A.," said Moreno
had not heard of any businesses attempting to coerce employees to stay away from the marches.