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Huntley Police Department rallies to support officer whose 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer

Members of the Huntley Police Department are rallying to support the family of a fellow officer whose 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. The Huntley Police Department said Friday that Officer Brock Larkin’s 13-year-old daughter, Ky, was diagnosed with Germinoma. Germinoma is a rare form of brain cancer that also […]

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Johnsburg woman recognized at Chicago Bulls game after winning battle against breast cancer

A Johnsburg woman was given free tickets to the Chicago Bulls game and was recognized on the court Friday evening to celebrate her successful fight against breast cancer. Michele Vanderveer joined the Chicago Bulls at the United Center as they took on the Toronto Raptors. Vanderveer, who is a breast cancer survivor and Advocate Health […]

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Funeral held for firefighter from Crystal Lake who died following battle with terminal cancer

A funeral was held Saturday for a 34-year-old firefighter and Crystal Lake resident who died last weekend following a battle with terminal cancer. The Itasca Fire Protection District said firefighter Frank Nunez died last Sunday after a “long and courageous battle with cancer.” The fire department asked surrounding fire departments to join in paying respects […]

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Funeral arrangements set for firefighter from Crystal Lake who died following battle with terminal cancer

Funeral arrangements are set for later this week for a 34-year-old firefighter and Crystal Lake resident who died last weekend following a battle with terminal cancer. The Itasca Fire Department said firefighter Frank Nunez died on Sunday after a “long and courageous battle with cancer.” The fire department asked surrounding fire departments to join in […]

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Parade of fire trucks drive by Crystal Lake home of firefighter nearing end of battle with terminal cancer

Multiple fire trucks on Thursday paraded past the Crystal Lake home of a 34-year-old firefighter as a show of support as the man nears the end of a battle with terminal cancer. Frank Nunez, 34, of Crystal Lake, began saying his final goodbyes earlier this week from his hospital room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in […]

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34-year-old Crystal Lake man, firefighter says final goodbyes after battle with terminal cancer

A 34-year-old firefighter is saying his final goodbyes and has been transported back to his Crystal Lake home on hospice care following a battle with a rare terminal cancer. Frank Nunez, 34, of Crystal Lake, spent recent days saying his final goodbyes from a hospital room at¬†Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Nunez, who began experiencing […]

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‘We are incredibly saddened’: Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 Diesel dies of cancer

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the passing of canine Diesel, who died of cancer on Saturday, just days before his eighth birthday. Lake County Sheriff’s Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said Diesel was recently diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. The cancer was already in an advanced stage, Covelli said. Diesel, badge number 2614, passed […]