Excerpts from the northwestherald.com:

A wealthy couple who rescinded a $60,000 donation offer to the village of Cary after trustees refused to accept the gift without knowing their identities has taken their money elsewhere. The couple plans to donate $35,000 to the Cary Fire Protection District to buy a new defibrillator.

After meeting resistance in an 11th-hour attempt to work with The Community Foundation for McHenry County to reveal their identities to a divided village board in exchange for a yes vote supporting the donation, the donors walked away.

The couple continued working with the Community Foundation for McHenry County and decided to make a donation to the fire district, which had planned to pay for the defibrillator before the donors approached with an offer in October.

Although a check has not been delivered to the fire protection district, the $35,000 donation fell in line with the coupleā€™s philanthropic philosophy.