Saturday, December 31, 2011
Today Patch reveals the top two most read stories in 2011.
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 No. 9 and 10. Wednesday Patch reported on No. 7 and 8 while Thursday revealed No. 5 and 6. Friday No. 3 and 4 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 cover up of the death of Navy Seaman Kyle Antonacci 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 …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized proof.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your north suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Debbie Donushi, who provided this winning caption to last week's comic: "Bad News ... his job has been outsourced ..."
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Homeowners will pay less than 1 percent more taxes next year.
An increase of 1.9 percent to the Deerfield Public Schools District 109 portion of the 2011 property tax levy was unanimously approved by the School Board after a public hearing Monday. The hike will mean an increased property tax payment for Deerfield home owners of less than 1 percent according Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Greg Himebaugh. “They will pay .98 percent more,” he said referring to the taxpayers. Before the regular business of the meeting, Board President Ellen London opened a public hearing to give people a chance to speak on the subject of the levy. London explained the hearing was not required but the Board felt transparency on the issue was important. Though there were no objections from the …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Cornerback talks about fundraiser to aid ill children set for Oct. 17 at Northbrook restaurant.
Bears cornerback Charles Tillman knows how to handle a football. Handling a plate of steak is a different matter. “You don't have to be gentle with a football,” he said of the difference. Tillman will be putting his skills to the test Oct. 17 when he and eight other Bears players wait tables at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Northbrook. The four-course dinner includes an appetizer reception and a silent auction to benefit The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation. The charity provides DVD players and portable computers and game systems to chronically and critically ill children at Chicago-area hospitals to help them pass the time. It also offers special activities for the children and their families, including Bears tickets and tours of …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Victim's family expresses anger and sadness.
In handing down two life sentences to convicted killer Marni Yang Friday, Judge Christopher Stride said the case stood out in his 20 years of experience in criminal courts. It wasn’t unusual because of the amount of media attention that surrounded the killing because the victim, Rhoni Reuter, was pregnant with the unborn child of former Chicago Bears player Shaun Gayle. It was, he told Yang, becauase of “the methodical, meticulous and maniacal manner in which you committed this crime." Yang received two concurrent life sentences — one for Reuter’s death and one for the death of her unborn child — nearly five years after she plotted to kill Reuter in her Deerfield condominium. Yang, who had been romantically involved with Gayle, saw Reuter …
Friday, April 1, 2011
The Deerfield resident passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.
Former Notre Dame All-American and Ex-Chicago Bear Jim Seymour passed away on Tuesday at the age of 64. According to NBC Sports the Deerfield resident died at a Highland Park Hospital after a battle with brain cancer. The article states, “When he graduated in 1969, Seymour qualified as Notre Dame’s all-time leading career receiver – with 138 catches for 2,113 yards and 16 touchdowns in his three-year varsity career from 1966-68. He was listed on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for 2011.” Seymour joined forces with quarterback Terry Hanratty and were nicknamed “Mr. Fling and Mr. Cling.” The legendary duo was featured on the cover of Time Magazine and helped secure the Irish a national championship in 1966. According to the New …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
High profile murder case gets underway in Lake County.
More than three years after Rhoni Reuter was shot and killed in Deerfield, the woman accused in her death is set to stand trial. According to the Lake County state's attorney, Marni Yang will appear before Judge Christopher Stride on March 1 to face charges of first-degree murder and intentional homicide of an unborn child. After years of investigations, that trial date was set Friday. Yang allegedly gunned down Reuter, 41, in 2007 at the victim's Deerfield condo. Reuter, who was shot several times, was the longtime girlfriend of former Chicago Bears defensive back Shaun Gayle and was pregnant with his baby at the time of the slaying. Yang was arrested about two years later after being linked to Gayle. An NBC Dateline report claims she …