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Most read news stories

1,646 views Commissioner’s cousin missing (posted June 19)

1,425 views Police say woman struck while lying in alley (posted May 27)

1,263 views Marani fuses Italian with Creole in new eatery (posted June 24)

1,013 views Former principal sues high schools for discrimination (posted Sept. 2)

910 views Rookie administrator awaits school board’s review (posted April 8)

881 views Judge imposes maximum sentence (posted July 15)

869 views $1M ticket purchased in Forest Park (posted Feb. 19)

861 views Trailblazer says father inspired her career path (posted Jan. 15)

851 views Out of business (posted May 6)

837 views Topless bar dances into federal court (posted Feb. 29)

Most read opinions

1,273 views That’s nice, but let’s not become Oak Park: Tom Holmes (posted July 15)

1,012 views The shame of Proviso’s high schools: Editorial (posted June 24)

918 views Living well in a bad economy: Tom Holmes (posted June 17)

867 views What I learned on my summer vacation: Stephanie Kuehnert (posted Aug. 5)

861 views A white boy’s memories of race: Tom Holmes (posted Feb. 5)


10 most common crimes

1. Retail theft, 211 incidents

2. Criminal property damage, 179 incidents

3. Burglary from vehicle, 154 incidents

4. Theft totaling less than $300,
113 incidents

5. Residential burglary, 90 incidents

6. Driving under the influence, 54 incidents

7. Theft totaling more than $300, 52 incidents

8. Vehicle theft, 52 incidents

9. Burglary, 25 incidents

10. Theft from vehicle, 19 incidents

Incident totals represent those
reported to police between Jan. 1 and Dec. 15, 2008.