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Elgin celebrates many heritages at annual iFest

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Joseph Shimon of Pita Puff Mediterranean Grill and Cafe works the grill as he cooks up some chicken kebabs Saturday during the Elgin International Festival at Festival Park.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Manuel Aguilar of Elgin feasts on pupusa, a traditional Salvadoran dish, with his 6-month-old son, Manuel Jr., at Saturday's Elgin International Festival at Festival Park.

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Storms stopped a parade in Elgin Saturday, but the weather didn't keep a diverse cross section of the city from celebrating their heritage all afternoon and evening. Elgin's second annual International Festival kicked with the national anthem, pledge of allegiance and a prayer. "All of us in the United States come from somewhere," Ursula Borodzinska said. "Anyplace we live, it's important to know your history."
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    • Joseph Shimon of Pita Puff Mediterranean Grill and Cafe works the grill as he cooks up some chicken kebabs Saturday during the Elgin International Festival at Festival Park.
    • Manuel Aguilar of Elgin feasts on pupusa, a traditional Salvadoran dish, with his 6-month-old son, Manuel Jr., at Saturday’s Elgin International Festival at Festival Park.
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