6. “Superman” Sam Sommer died at 8 from leukemia but showed people throughout Deerfield, the North Shore and around the world what kind of a fighter he was after he was diagnosed with leukemia 18 months ago. Donations can still be made to the Sam Sommer Fund at Congregation Am Shalom.
9. After the Illinois General Assembly passed conceal carry legislation in June, home rule municipalities like Deerfield had a short amount of time to act if they wanted to legislate over assault weapons. Mayor Harriet Rosenthal wasted little time letting the Village Board know what she wanted, a spirited debate followed, and an ordinance was passed.
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