Patch Flash: Sheriff’s Police Take Nearly 100 Animals from McHenry County Home
Chicagoland news to talk about: Ghost hunter says Lake County forest preserve is a hot spot for paranormal activity.
McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies doing a well-being check on a Bull Valley homeowner who had not been seen for weeks discovered her home was filled with 91 animals including a dead dog, cat and bird, according to reports. The home was filled with feces according to deputies’ reports. All animals were taken to animal control. The homeowner was located in Park Ridge and the investigation is ongoing.
Paranormal investigator Ursula Bielski told the Huffington Post that one of the most interesting haunted spots in Chicago is in Independence Grove forest preserve in Libertyville. According to legend, a girls school once stood on the site and a terrible tragedy occurred there. Clairvoyants say they've seen children screaming and laughing at the site. Bielski, author and founder of Chicago Hauntings, talked about what makes Chicago an optimal home for paranormal enthusiasts.
An Elgin man was arrested last week after he allegedly battered and told his daughter's volleyball coach that he would kill him and rape his family members. John Kasik, 61, was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct, plus felony telephone harassment related to incidents that occurred following Kasik's daughter's removal from the team during a playoff match, the Herald reports.
A Deerfield woman sued Barnes & Noble for invasion of privacy claiming her credit card information was stolen when shopped at the booksellers’ Deerfield store in August and September, according to a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Chicago. Susan Winstead filed the complaint for herself and “on behalf of others similarly situated” attempting to create a class action lawsuit against Barnes & Noble arising from compromised pin pads in 63 of the company’s stores throughout the United States, according to the complaint.
Those who knew Tom Boyle of Barrington would say he was a selfless man. He spent his life working in the military and police forces, working to protect and serve others. He was killed in June while working as a security contractor in Afghanistan. The day his wife Pauline was informed of his death, she mailed him a doll and a stuffed animal he had requested for a young girl that had touched his heart in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The box was lost for three months. Just last week, it was miraculously found again and finally delivered to its intended recipient: six-year-old Tamanah.