SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers in the state House unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday designating Illinois Route 78 between Canton and Farmington the Sgt. Douglas Riney Memorial Highway.

Riney, a graduate of Spoon River Valley High School, was killed in action in Afghanistan last October. His decorations include the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He is survived by family members including his wife, Kylie, and children Elea and James. 

The measure, House Joint Resolution 43, now moves to the Senate for review and approval.