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Contest winner gets to ride in Prairie State’s fire truck

Willow School student Liz Riley points to the name she gave Prairie State College's fire truck, "Brave Pioneer." (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Willow School first grader Liz Riley got the ride of her life on Thursday.

She came to school on a fire truck!

Liz won a contest to name the fire truck purchased by Prairie State College for its fire science academy and her prize was a special ride to school. Her classmates stood out on the lawn as the truck pulled up, and they cheered her when she stepped . . .

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