Environment: The Kane County Pimpernel

It was just another Friday morning in the handsome executive offices of a large East Chicago aluminum company. Sharon, the receptionist, glanced up from her switchboard to see "a nice-looking man, about 35, dressed in slacks, a lightweight jacket and sports shirt." He was carrying a bucket—but then, as Sharon explained, "people come in all the time with samples to analyze."

The visitor handed her an envelope. "Would you please see that the president gets this?" he asked. Then he stepped back and announced: "Here's a gift for all of you from the Aurora...

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