As the year draws to a close, Frankfort Patch revisits some of our most read stories of 2012. The articles below were among those that most captivated readers during the last year:
1. Local Culver’s Owner Finds Solace in Religion
Justin Obriecht thought he had it all.
"I had a good life,” said Obriecht recently at Hope Covenant Church. “I had enough money, I didn't have a lot of stress. Things were really good for me as an atheist" ... to read more, click here.
2. Woman Dead in Possible Domestic Incident (Updated)
One woman is dead and a person is in custody Wednesday in what was described as "a domestic case" in the Brookside Glen neighborhood ... to read more, click here.
3. Sex Offender Faces Charges for Coaching Kids at Park
A former boys and girls sports coach with a history of exposing himself to minors was charged with violating child sex offender laws for being in a public park to coach his teams, according to police ... to read more, click here.
4. Alsip Nursery Linked to Puppy Mill in Humane Society Report
A dozen Chicago-area pet stores—including Alsip Home and Nursery in Frankfort —have been listed in a puppy mill investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States ... to read more, click here.
5. Scenes From a Manhunt (Photo Gallery)
Cook County Sheriff's Police were investigating a possible lead in the 800 block of South Cedar Road in New Lenox. According to police, a New Lenox resident was identified as having shared a mutual friendship with one of the escaped convicts. A police officer, who refused to give his name, said the lead "didn't pan out" ... to read more, click here.
For the first time in its history, the Summit Hill School District 161 board of education approved the honorable dismissal of 22 teachers at its Wednesday meeting as part of an overall staff reduction in the district ... to read more, click here.
7. Armed Robbery on LaGrange Road
Frankfort police responded to an armed robbery at 7:12 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the 21100 block of S. La Grange Road, according to a release from the Frankfort Police Department ... to read more, click here.
8. UPDATED: Sheriff's Office Investigating Former L-W East Music Dept. Head
The longtime head of Lincoln-Way East High School's music department is being investigated by the Will County Sheriff's Office, a spokeswoman said Monday ... to read more, click here.
9. Cops: Frankfort Twp. Man Tried to Buy Sex With Child
Will County and Cook County sheriff's deputies arrested a Frankfort Township man Thursday, accusing him of trying to arrange an illicit meeting at a New Lenox motel with an undercover officer posing as a father willing to prostitute out his 6-year-old daughter ... to read more, click here.
10. Manhattan Man Dies After 3-Car Accident in New Lenox
A 26-year-old Manhattan man died Wednesday night following a three-car crash in New Lenox Township ... to read more, click here.
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