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What Are Deerfield’s Top 10 Stories of 2012?

Top topics include school issues, arrests and business closings.

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.

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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.

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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.

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steve shay December 31, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Number 11. After 55 years living happily in Deerfield and raising my sibs and me there, my beloved mother, Florence, 90, passed away on my birthday, 8/22/12. I love you Mom, and blessings to the others in Deerfield whose moms left us.
Steve Sadin December 31, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Steve, thanks for your comment. When I lost my mom and dad a few years back, it was your mother who found a home for some of their old, classic books. I remember the visit well when I went into her store with a few boxes of books and walked out with good feelings.
steve shay December 31, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Wow. I had no idea Steve. Thank you for sharing that, and a wonderful New Year to you, too :-)

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