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Superman Sam, Missing Deerfield Man Make Year’s Top 10 Story List

Patch begins its countdown of the ten most read stories of the year.

"Superman" Sam Sommer's fight against leukemia turned him into a super hoero. He died at 8 Dec. 14.
"Superman" Sam Sommer's fight against leukemia turned him into a super hoero. He died at 8 Dec. 14.

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.

7.         Deerfield’s Ronald Kite went missing in July and people responded with tips to the Deerfield Police Department. The search did not end well and that story will be featured later this week.

8.         Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) told a Chamber of Commerce gathering he had some misgivings about the roll out of the Affordable Care Act and Patch’s story made national news.

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.

10.       When a car and garbage truck collided near the intersection of Lake Cook and Waukegan Roads in October, the truck took down a utility pole and traffic was rerouted for hours..

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