Attorney Peter Francis Geraci Accepts Pro Bono Appointment in Moline, IL Continued..

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Attorney Jonathan Parker

After their interview with their new client, Peter and Jonathan headed north on the great River Road, heading towards their next destination. Here’s a picture of Jonathan, at the Port Byron Locks.  Port Byron is a small town just north of East Moline.

 

 

 

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Man on the Bicycle

Who knows why the giant statue of a man, in a full-sized bicycle, is there-but it is. Some things they just is.

 

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Tugfest, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune

Port Byron is also the home of “tug-fest”. “Tug-fest” is an annual contest where a rope is stretched across the Mississippi with a town in Illinois competing against a town in Iowa; and you know what happens?  The townsfolk try to pull each other into the old Main River.

 

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The Vulture

You know what this is. It’s roadkill!  If you look close, you can see the vulture help to keep Port Byron roads pristine.  The Mississippi River flyway is a wonderful place to observe nature and there are a lot of lookouts where you can see bald eagles and Golden Eagles on the river. Of course this vulture prefers to get its meet already cooked.

 

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Cooling Towers

Here’s a picture of the cooling towers of the Port Byron nuclear plant which is nowhere near Port Byron, but evidently Byron is a name that somebody in this part of Illinois likes a lot. As our intrepid barristers parameter relayed northward out of Port Byron they came across the Administrative Federal Penitentiary at Thomson Illinois; that is the prison with no prisoners.   Peter Geraci told Judge Castillo that he had no idea why anyone would build a federal prison in a town such as Thompson, between the great River Road in the swamps, and judge Castillo said that he didn’t know either. Anyway the prison is vacant, brand-new but vacant. It just seems like a strange place to build a prison-far from anywhere, but I suppose if anyone was able to get out of it, they would be easy to spot.  Since there is nothing much in any direction except corn…. And vultures.

 

 

 

Author: John Senese

John Senese is an independent journalist for SunnyTimeNews.com. John has a Master's of Science and has been working with nonprofits for the past two years. If you are interested in submitting a story to John Senese, you can email him at sen@geracilaw.com.