A portion of Illinois 48 in Macon County will honor the late Sheriff Roger Walker, Jr.
According to the Greater Decatur Black Chamber of Commerce, signs honoring Walker will be placed along IL-48, between Elwin Road and East Mound Road in Macon County.
State Senator Andy Manar and State Representative Sue Scherer both sponsored bills in the respective chambers calling for the signs to be placed.
Walker, Jr. was the first African-American Sheriff in Illinois and died in 2012. The Chamber also announced it will host an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the signs in the near future.