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Services set for 29-year-old Des Plaines alderman who died of stroke

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  • Joanna Sojka

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Daily Herald report

Funeral services have been set for 29-year-old Des Plaines Alderman Joanna Sojka, who died Aug. 18 of an apparent stroke.

A visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at St. Hubert Parish, 729 Grand Canyon St. in Hoffman Estates. It is followed by a Mass at 6 p.m.

A public moment of silence will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the beginning of the city council meeting. The Sojka family has been invited to attend.

Flags outside all city-owned buildings were flown at half-staff from Aug. 19 through sunset last Monday night. A book of condolences is available for the public to sign within the lobby of city hall, 1420 Miner St.

Sojka was elected 7th Ward alderman in April 2013.

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