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updated: 7/7/2011 4:12 PM

Bank sets up fund for Ill. pair hurt in stabbings

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LEAF RIVER, Ill. -- A fund has been set up to help a northern Illinois water department worker who police say was stabbed by a man upset over water quality.

David Zellers and his wife Denise were attacked at their home in Leaf River on Sunday.

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Zellers works for the Leaf River Water Department.

Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn says 26-year-old Michael Mitchell called the couple Sunday afternoon to complain about water quality, then attacked them about four hours later.

Mitchell is charged with home invasion and two accounts of aggravated battery. It wasn't immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

WREX-TV reports that Forreston State Bank has set up a fund to help the Zellers cover medical bills during their recovery.

Both have been released from the hospital.

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