From the September 9, 2015, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1915: "Sometime Wednesday night in Sycamore, some person with what end in view cannot be imagined, drove an automobile over the curb on Somonauk street in which the Congregational church is located and also on the sidewalk along the block just west of the Great Western tracks on the north side of West State Street.
"The marks of the wheels on the walks and the turf alongside indicate the fellow was at least nearly sober, else he couldn't have driven so straight.
"No damage of consequence resulted."
Twasn't Me. --RoadDog