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Car parade shows 'love, support' for boy with cancer - Northwest Herald

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Bundled up in a blanket and sitting on his mom’s lap in an SUV on his driveway, four-year-old Cade Winters watched a parade of an estimated 1,000 cars and trucks pass by in his honor on Sunday.

According to his mom, Candace Winters, Cade’s reaction was “the cutest,” as he would giggle at the fire trucks and police cars as they went by.

“[He’d say] ‘Wow, mom, look a fire truck is coming!,” Candace Winters told the Northwest Herald. “He was just ... so excited by those.”

Candace Winters said hearing her son giggle warmed her soul.

Nature’s Scholars Enrichment Center organized the parade for Cade, as he used to be a student of theirs, until he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2018. He had to stop going after his illness progressed.

The center still kept up with Cade’s parents, however, and his mom would give them updates on how he was doing. Although at one point, Cade had gone into remission, his family recently got news that his mom called their worst nightmare – that the cancer had spread to his bones.

When the center checked it on Cade and were told that he was having a lot more pain, the staff suggested the car parade to cheer him up.

Speaking after the parade, Renee McCauley, co-owner of Nature’s Scholars Enrichment Center, said her “heart is full.”

The parade was set to start in the Johnsburg High School parking lot. McCauley said the front and back parking lot of the high school, and all of nearby Hiller Park, was filled.

“It was a truly, truly blessed day,” McCauley said. In addition to honoring Cade, the center also wanted to raise awareness of childhood cancer, and how it is underfunded and under-researched.

The Johnsburg Police Department, fire trucks from the McHenry Township Fire Protection District in Johnsburg, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the McHenry Conservation District, members of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, towing companies, tractors and, of course, people from Johnsburg and surrounding communities all came out to show their support for Cade. Cars were decorated with window paint, posters and balloons, saying “We love you Cade!” and “#Cadestrong.”

“It was just incredible,” McCauley said. “You could see that Cade was tired ... and so it was gut-wrenching to see how tired he is. But it was so heartwarming to see him again and to see the smiles and emotions on his family’s his face, [by] showing them that they are loved.”

Despite how tired he was, McCauley said his teacher who brought up the back of the parade still got to see Cade’s famous smile, reminiscent of the shy but cuddly student McCauley said he was.

“He had an amazing giggle and his smile was amazing, too,” McCauley said.

Both of Cade’s grandmothers and his grandpa, his aunt, uncle and two of his cousins were in attendance for the parade, and his dad, Chris and six-year-old brother, Rylan, who his mom said has been a “great support to Cade” also were there.

The family shed lots of tears, Candace Winters said, “overwhelming tears of joy and admiration” at the support being shown.

Although he was only at Nature’s Scholars for a couple of months, they still have been “amazing” to the Winters, Candace said.

The center has held fundraisers for him, and one of Cade’s teachers even shaved his head.

A bucket, set up at the high school on Sunday, let parade participants donate to help with the family’s medical bills.

“[Nature’s Scholars] have just been unreal in their love and support to us,” Candace Winters said.

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Mother and daughter find eagle hit by car, bird recovering at REGI - WMTV

CRIVITZ, Wis. (WBAY)-- A mother and daughter going to the grocery store Saturday for essentials ended up discovering an injured bald eagle near 141 near Crivitz.

Alysha Burczyk tells NBC15's sister station, WBAY, she saw something and made her mother, Sue, turn around.

What she saw ended up being a bald eagle, and although it was alert, the raptor was hurt, and laying next to the train tracks.

Alysha says she called many different places but after a long two hours, a volunteer with REGI (Raptor Education Group, Inc.) showed up to bring the bird back to Antigo.

REGI members say the bird, an adult male, is believed to have been hit by a vehicle.

Officials say the bird had some internal bleeding, and is still in critical condition since a lot of damage was done, but is alert.

The raptor is currently being fed by a tube and given medication to stop the bleeding, but officials say he is doing as well as it could be.

In addition, REGI members say the raptor has a weak leg, but so far, no broken or fractured bones have been found.

They went on to say it's currently a "wait and see" situation, and the bird is being kept in a warm, critical care area, and is being kept quiet in order for healing to begin.

Officials say they hope to release the eagle in the fall or later, as it all depends on how long it takes to recover from the injuries, as well as complete conditioning, since the bird won't be able to fly for quite some time.

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Metro to close front and rear cars of trains to riders to protect employees from COVID-19 - WJLA

Metro to close front and rear cars of trains to riders to protect employees from COVID-19  WJLA
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Car ignites inside Lansing garage - WILX-TV

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Indio police car hit by 'large object' on Interstate 10 same night CHP car, two others hit - Desert Sun

, Palm Springs Desert Sun Published 4:06 p.m. PT March 29, 2020 | Updated 4:07 p.m. PT March 29, 2020


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Indio police and California Highway Patrol units were among four vehicles damaged by someone throwing large objects at passing motorists Friday night on Interstate 10.

An Indio police officer was heading east around 11:45 p.m. after being in the west Coachella Valley for an investigation.

He was between Monterey Avenue and Cook Street when the left side of his car was struck by an object police spokesman Ben Guitron compared to a small manhole cover.

"He immediately stopped over and it appeared someone had chucked something at the vehicle," Guitron said. "It could've gone through the windshield or hit the officer."

The officer wasn't hurt, but there was visible damage to the left side of his car.

Indio police are looking for whoever throw a large object an damaged an Indio police car while an officer drove on Interstate 10 Friday, March 27, 2020.

Indio police are looking for whoever throw a large object an damaged an Indio police car while an officer drove on Interstate 10 Friday, March 27, 2020.

 (Photo: Indio Police Department)

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He called for help and CHP officers were already in the area investigating a similar incident involving one of their vehicles.

Two other vehicles were struck, including a big rig truck.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the series of events, but Indio police released no further details related to their officer's incident.

The department classified it as vandalism and assault on a police officer. No suspects have been identified, Guitron said.

They want anyone with information to call (760) 772-5300.

Desert Sun reporter Colin Atagi covers crime, public safety and road and highway safety. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow him at @tdscolinatagi. Support local news, subscribe to The Desert Sun.


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