The Huntley Farmside
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'I.j:::>VE»I2»S:j Is A Valentine Gift. See Gift Feature On Page 8 .. ^ See Page 8 For Details .. irtit EuntleD Jarmstk USPS 680-360 THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1991 VOLUME 30 - NUMBER 43 OFFICE PHONE 708-669-5621 SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 25c per copy Huntley's Troop Support Escalates By Tracey Schwartz This last week the Huntley support of American troops in Saudi Arabia continued to escalate. More and more citizens are seen wearing yellow ribbons, flying them on their car antennas and tying them to trees. Huntley Lioness tied yellow ribbons to the gazebo in the town square. In fact, yellow ribbons and U.S. flags are becoming hard to find in stores. Brookdale Graphics/Huntley Village Stationer reported that they sold out their U.S. flags and yellow ribbons within days of putting up their patriotic display. George Gow collected 2 boxes full of Valentines from several schools in the area to send to Saudi Arabia. The Valentines were made by students from Huntley Grade School, Tom Thumb Preschool in Carpentersville, and W.C. Petty School and Antioch Lower Grade School both in Antioch. Gow coordinated this effort with his daughter Lisa Urban and Huntley Grade Kindergarten Teach Stacie Boesch holds up poster made by Room Mom Deni Gamble. Kindergartner glues a yellow ribbon on poster. School Principal Kelly Baird. Gow is retired from the Illinois Air National Guard. Stacie Boesch's kinder¬ garten class at Huntley Grade School paid tribute to the troops as part of their lOOth Day of School celebration. Room Mom Deni Gamble made a Support Our Troops poster with caricatures of each classmate and 100 yellow ribbons framing the edges. Boesch talked with the children about Operation Desert Storm and asked them how they would feel if they were alone in foreign country. Many students said they would feel sad, some said scared and one boy said, "I could get runned over there." Boesch impressed upon the students that the soldiers need their concern so they feel less sad or scared. The students then Continued on page 13 Arrest Made In HFPD Solicitation Scam By Joyce Liput Fire Chief Dave Veath had been notified by citizens of Huntley that they were receiving calls asking for donations for Huntley's Fire Department. He assured everyone there was no HFPD collection going on, then he called Huntley's Police Chief Richard Rossi. With the assistance of a local business (that prefers to remain anonymous), they set up a "sting" operation. The businessman had received a call soliciting monies from a subject representing himself as collecting for HFPD through IFA (Illinois Firefighters Association). They even offered to send someone to pick up the money. After checking with Chief Veath to find out no such organization exists and HFPD would receive no benefit from the funds. Chief Rossi was notified. When the IFA subject called back arrangements were made for someone to collect the contribution the next day. On February 2, Chief Rossi went to the Huntley business and directed them to give $50 in cash and to photocopy the currency used. The subject arrived to collect the donation and was invited into the conference room where Chief Rossi waited. In front of him, the businessman asked the subject if he represented HFPD, to which he replied yes. He was then asked if the cash would all going to HFPD, to which he also replied yes. He was then given the $50 cash. As the subject left, Chief Rossi radioed to officers waiting outside, giving a description of the subject, and they made the arrest. The subject was charged with theft by deception and false impersonation of a government official (representative of Huntley Fire Protection District). After being read his rights, the subject agreed to answer questions. In his statement he said he had answered an ad for a job as a driver. The organization, Illinois Firefighters and Metro Police Association, hired him to pick up donation checks and even provided IFA identification. He was given a list of addresses where to make these pickups. One of these was in Huntley, where he was arrested. The State's Attorney's office is handling further investigation. Now calls soliciting funds for the police department are beginning to be reported in the area. Everyone in Huntley should be aware there is no collection taking place for either the Fire or Police Departments.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|