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'Palatine Cares' fund to aid victims' families
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Published: 8/4/2009 5:03 PM | Updated: 8/4/2009 10:18 PM

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Originally published Jan. 11, 1993

A Palatine bank will establish a special fund to accommodate those who wish to offer financial assistance to the families of the seven Brown's Chicken & Pasta employees who were murdered Friday.

"There have been phone calls after phone calls from people in the community saying 'What can I do7 Can I give money? Can I provide food for the families7 Where can I go,?" said Palatine Village President Rita Mullins.

The Suburban National Bank of Palatine will set up the fund, tentatively named "Palatine Cares," said Robert Knapstem, vice president of business development. Donors can send offerings to the bank, 50 N. Brockway St.

"The bank volunteered to act as a conduit for any funds that people wished to contribute for the families involved," Knapstein said. "Suburban (National Bank) is willing to cooperate as much as we can because of our commitment to the community. We hurt as much as the rest of the community."