A lot has happened in 2011 in Deerfield and Patch has been reviewing the highlights this week with a series of articles counting down the 10 most popular stories each day through today.
This series began Tuesday with . Wednesday Patch reported on while Thursday revealed. Friday were shown.
No. 1. Far and away the most read story of the year had little to do with Deerfield. It had everything to do with the at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
Former Deerfield Patch editor Natalie Kaplan’s six-part investigation was the year’s winner.
Antonacci’s death was originally considered a suicide but his family did not want to believe it. They started their own investigation. With Patch’s help, it began to look like the death was the murder of a NCIS informant and not a suicide.
Patch’s five part series detailing the , Antonacci’s of a friend, his work as an , the e to further the investigation and what was contributed to Kaplan’s outstanding journalism and the year’s top story.
No. 2. Patch coverage of the trial of Marni Yang for the 2007 murder of Deerfield resident Rhoni Reuter was a major story. Reuter was pregnant with the child of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle.
When Patch it became the No. 2 most popular story of the year.
We hope you have enjoyed our review of the year. We wish you a Happy New Year for 2012 and look forward to sharing everything happening in Deerfield in the coming year.