Deerfield was filled with engaging stories this year, and Deerfield Patch has been there to cover it all.
Here we recap the top 10 overall most read stories of the year. When one story category was immensely well read, the most popular story of that category was chosen.
Patch has listed the most read story and column, though there were many on each of these topics. The links for the top 10, listed in order, are as follows:
1. Deerfield Teens Charged in Highland Park Burglary
Deerfield residents Joseph J. Mahoney and Joshua S. Norris, both 17, were charged as adults for a burglary in the 3000 block of Parkside in Highland Park. Both Mahoney and Norris were charged with home invasion, residential burglary and possession of a stolen firearm, according to the Highland Park Police Department.
2. Charges Filed in Fatal Highland Park Crash
Carly Rousso, 18, Highland Park, was charged in the .
3. Is Mitt Romeny a Real Life Don Draper?
Betsy and Sal discuss the Presidential debates -- focusing on Republican candidate Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" remark -- in this column.
After the Union voted for a strike and the board called the vote scare tactics, more than 600 people came out to a board meeting as parents urged both sides to come together to settle their disagreements.
5. Woman Stopped Twice By Police in 10 Minutes
When Deerfield Police stopped Blair Worobow after police said she swerved from one lane of Deerfield Road to another Feb. 29, it was the second traffic stop within 10 minutes for the 22-year old Highland Park woman, according to Deerfield Police reports. Before the incident was over, Worobow was charged with Driving Under the Influence (Drugs) and improper lane usage, according to the report.
6. Deerfield Students Adjust to Prom Date Switch
Deerfield High School switches the date of prom to April 21 amid safety concerns over the G8 summit in Chicago.
7. Village Reacts to Rosebud Sign
When the Village Board of Trustees denied the request of Rosebud to keep a sign it erected in violation of Deerfield’s laws, there was no shortage of reaction.
8. Wonder Closes After Three Months
the Deerfield children’s superstore and activity center in Deerbrook Mall closed after three months of operation because of financial difficulties.
9. George's to Close
Deerfield restaurant fixture, George’s What’s Cooking, on Waukegan Road, was set to close due to the recession.
10. Deerbrook Owners Pull Plus on Renovation
Economic uncertainty was one of the reasons Deerbrook owner Gateway Fairview told the Deerfield Village Board of Trustees it would not continue its current redevelopment project of the shopping center.