Last night was my alma mater’s Homecoming Dance.
A neighbor was taking two young ladies from Crystal Lake Central High School to have their pictures taken shortly before I finished walking part of my Algonquin 7 precinct Saturday.
This afternoon, while walking down the east leg of Riverside Drive in County Club Additions, a 420-some home subdivision between the south shore of Crystal Lake and the Crystal Lake Country Club, I discovered two damaged Jeeps.
I was told a car came from the direction of the Country Club about 3 AM, left the street on the right, plowing through shrubbery into a Jeep parked at the end of driveway near the neighbor’s garage.
The 17-year old boy then backed his Jeep into another Jeep nearer the street.
The two male occupants then abandoned their (parents?) car and ran away.
They were captured is what I was told.
Do you think the youths had attended the CLCHS Homecoming festivities?
What do you think will be their punishment—not from juvenile court—but from their parents?
I imagine car insurance rates will increase a good bit.
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I also learned that the city had required the first homeowner to remove an ash tree infested by the emerald ash borer. It was just the right time to be able to identify ash trees in the neighborhood. Some were dropping their crunchy leaves. Others were still displaying their bright yellow little leaves.
Maybe others in the neighborhood are having their ash trees treated with insecticide, but, if not, the ash tree you see behind our home at Gate 11 will soon be the only one alive in the neighborhood. Wayne White is my Master Arborist. He has an ad on McHenry County Blog with a link to his web site.