As the year draws to a close, Patch remembers ten of the many inspiring stories that took place in Frankfort during 2012.
Check out our top 10 feel good stories of the year below.
As 11 p.m. approached, Harry D'Ercole requested the handful of remaining customers and the staff—past and present—to gather in the lounge of his restaurant, Enrico's Italian Dining, on Wednesday, Aug. 15 ... to read more, click here.
Justin Obriecht thought he had it all.
Rain dampened most of the Frankfort Fall Festival's official opening day, but the actions of an unknown Good Samaritan provided a bright spot for a very thankful festival visitor ... to read more, click here.
The crowd cheered and hollered for their favorite teachers at Lincoln-Way North on Sunday afternoon as Summit Hill School District 161 teachers strapped on their dancing shoes for a good cause ... to read more, click here.
About a half hour Saturday, May 19, before the first Patrick Mizwicki 5K Run/Walk began, the crowd of participants gathered on Breidert Green packed the grassy common area in downtown Frankfort. It was a sight that even Terry Cleeland didn't expect ... to read more, click here.
Alex Joss is a bright and happy 13-year-old, enthused about his life ... to read more, click here.
The first time Bernard Queneau rolled through Frankfort along the Lincoln Highway, he did it as a passenger, sitting on a wood bench in an old REO Speed Wagon, accompanied by three other fellow Eagle Scouts ... to read more, click here.
About five years ago, Carl Allegretti was spending most of his days at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital. His oldest son, Joey, had been diagnosed with leukemia and was going through treatments at the medical center ... to read more, click here.
Cheryl Stang, New Lenox, will be one of some 45,000 registered runners in the 35th annual Chicago Marathon. The 26.2-mile race through downtown Chicago is expected to draw an estimated 1.7 million spectators from around the world ... to read more, click here.
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