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FOX LAKE — Members of the Ruenger family met Wednesday night at the Fox Lake Municipal Building to honor former Mayor Wayne Ruenger, who served the city for 22 years.

Ruenger was an alderman from 1970-72 before beginning an 18-year tenure as mayor, an office he held again from 1996-98. He died May 5. An autumn blaze maple was planted in his memory and a plaque was mounted to a stone beneath it.