Restore the Glory, a project to fix up a 1929 Plymouth that looks like the Arlington Heights Police Department's first squad car, has a new fan.
The Arlington Heights Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association wants to restore Squad No. 100, which is used in parades and at events.
To help with the rather large bill, The Peoples' Bank of Arlington Heights is making its Traveling Bank fundraising tool available this month for the project. The Traveling Bank is a special collection box in the lobby of the bank, 1104 South Arlington Heights Road.
Rusting parts of the car include the floor boards, fenders and running boards. With a total cost topping $24,000, the restoration may need to be done in two phases.
Officer Doug Hajek drives the car in parades, and residents have been known to give him a push to get the old beauty started.
The bank has revived the traveling bank, a fundraising concept that was used in the village during World War II.
Visit the academy alumni website at www.AHCPAAA.org.
Details on the bank can be found at www.travelingbank.net.