STERLING, Ill. (AP) -- One man in northern Illinois says he's shoveling snow for free this winter to help out his neighbors.
Jacob Gale is 22-years-old and lives in Sterling. He spent all day yesterday shoveling more than two dozen driveways in Sterling and Rock Falls free of charge. He worked from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. and says "helping people is worth more than making money."
Gale says he posted on Facebook that he's happy to clear snow as long as people provide a shovel. He says some residents have offered him money but he's not interested in compensation. At most he says he'll take a cup of hot chocolate.
The 2011 Polo High School graduate usually works odd jobs with his parents.