More details about Lt. Gliniewicz visitation, funeral
Thousands of mourners, including police officers from across the country, are expected to attend Monday's visitation and funeral for a veteran Fox Lake police officer who was gunned down this week.
Countless more will line streets in Fox Lake and Antioch to honor Lt. Charles Joseph "Joe" Gliniewicz as his funeral procession travels through those towns.
That procession could included well over 1,000 cars and stretch for four or five miles as it winds through northwestern Lake County, said detective Chris Covelli, a spokesman for the Lake County sheriff's office.
Gliniewicz, of Antioch, was killed early Tuesday after chasing three suspicious men in Fox Lake. Authorities continue searching for his killers.
The visitation and funeral will be at Antioch Community High School, 1133 Main St., Antioch. Police released more details about both events Friday.
A public visitation will begin at 9 a.m. in the school auditorium. That will pause at 11:30 a.m. so law enforcement officers can pay their respects. Public visitation will continue from noon to 1 p.m.
A service is scheduled for 1 p.m., also in the auditorium. The service is expected to last for about 30 minutes.
Between 3,000 and 5,000 people are expected to attend the visitation or funeral, according to police officers assisting the Gliniewicz family.
Because the school doesn't have enough parking spaces for that many mourners, remote lots will be set up, probably with shuttle bus service.
The school auditorium has seating for 425 people. Mourners also will be able to watch the funeral on closed-circuit television in other rooms at the school.
After the service, the procession will travel from the high school into Fox Lake and then back to Antioch. Interment will be at Hillside East Cemetery, which is near Deep Lake Road and Depot Street.
Starting at the high school, the procession will travel:
• South on Route 83.
• West on Route 173.
• South on Route 59.
• West on Grass Lake Road.
• South on State Park Road.
• South on Route 12.
• East on Grand Avenue.
• South on Rollins Road, as it curves.
• North on Devlin Road.
• North on Route 59.
• East on Route 173.
• North on Deep Lake Road
• West on Depot Street to the cemetery.
Police on Friday urged people to show their support along the funeral route rather than attending the visitation or funeral because of space limitations at the school.