Let the bankers come with their foreclosure notices. Invite the building inspectors, too. At 100 years old, Agnes Albinger has lived on her 70-acre patch of farmland longer than most of those people have been alive.
She has seen two world wars come and go, survived the Depression -- in part by subsisting on minnow stew -- and raised 40 foster children. Now, she has become a rallying point in this rural community as she fights to keep her Monee farm.