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An Elgin man hunting squirrels in his backyard has run into problems with the law. A stray bullet reportedly shattered a patio door and wound up in a neighbor’s wall. The Sun-Times had the story.

This brought back memories. There was a man up the block back home who hunted squirrels. The neighbors acquiesced. It was a very shady suburban street and there were a lot of squirrels. I guess none of us supposed any but the squirrels paid a price for the man’s relentless activity. But years later, after growing up and moving far away, the squirrel hunter’s daughter reappeared in my life as occasional Reader contributor Susan DeGrane. She told me differently.