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A community grieves

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:14 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:48 p.m. CDT
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(Luke Nozicka - lnozicka@shawmedia.com)
Students hug on Grayslake Central High School's football field after releasing green and white balloons into the air Tuesday in remembrance of Matt Reed, who drowned Monday at Third Lake. Reed was about to enter his junior year at the high school.
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(Luke Nozicka - lnozicka@shawmedia.com)
Grayslake Central High School students and other residents let go balloons on campus Tuesday in honor of junior Matt Reed, who was swimming with friends near a pontoon boat on Monday when he drowned.
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(Luke Nozicka - lnozicka@shawmedia.com)
Athletic Director Brian Moe hugs Jack Beckman, a friend of Matt Reed, who was an incoming junior at Grayslake Central High School. Reed drowned Monday at Third Lake.
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(Luke Nozicka - lnozicka@shawmedia.com)
Grayslake Central High School students hug and cry on the school's football field Tuesday after releasing balloons into the air in remembrance of Matt Reed, a student who drowned Monday at Third Lake.
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(Luke Nozicka - lnozicka@shawmedia.com)
Luke Nozicka - lnozicka@shawmedia.com A group of students gather at the center of the football field Tuesday after releasing balloons into the air to honor Matt Reed, a student who drowned Monday at Third Lake.

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