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A local non-profit is making going to jail fun.

 

The Vault in Clinton is hosting 'Jail and Bail', a fundraiser for the downtown teen center. Executive Director Michelle Witzke told Regional Radio News Wednesday morning on the WHOW Morning Show, this Saturday, local leaders and volunteers will be "arrested" on humorous charges and their "bail" will have to be raised before they can be released.

 

 

Organizers hope to have around 50 people arrested with an average bail set at $200 to raise around $10,000. Witzke indicates they still need about ten more individuals and hopes the community has some ideas who to "apprehend".

 

 

The goal for the $10,000 will be to continue to offer programs for the youth of the community. Witzke says with their lower-level now complete, they want to continue to give the youth things to do.

 

 

The event is Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm on the square in Clinton. Food will be available for purchase as a part of the event. For more information or to submit someone to be a "jailbird", you can contact Witzke at 309-212-7332 or email thevaultclinton.org.

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