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Patch Flash: Elgin Dad Arrested for Threatening Daughter's Volleyball Coach

More headlines: Barrington resident Tom Boyle was killed in Afghanistan in June, but his gift to an Afghan girl just arrived last week.


Elgin Man Arrested after Threatening Daughter's Volleyball Coach

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 Daily Herald reports. 

Barrington Man Killed in Afghanistan in June; His Gift to Afghan Girl Finally Arrives

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.

Libertyville Forest Haunted?

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. 

Nearly 100 Animals Discovered at Bull Valley Home

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. 

Deerfield Woman Sues Barnes & Noble

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.

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