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The statue Aurormatriarch Marie Wilkinsoutside AurorPublic Library's downtown branch was bundled up for winter with blue knitted shawl this week

The statue of Aurora matriarch Marie Wilkinson outside of the Aurora Public Library's downtown branch was bundled up for winter with a blue knitted shawl this week, a gift from an unknown patron. | Frank Patterson~FOR SUN-TIMES MEDIA

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Updated: December 19, 2012 12:39PM



As the cold weather settled in this week, a good Samaritan came forward for the statue of Aurora matriarch Marie Wilkinson outside of the Aurora Public Library’s downtown branch.

A blue, knitted shawl, a gift from an unknown patron, was placed around the shoulders of the statue in front of the library on Benton Street at Stolp Avenue.

The statue of Wilkinson seated on a bench was placed at the library in 2008, as a tribute to the longtime Aurora community and civil rights activist.



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