LT Gun Scare, $1.5M Theft Charge, Mariano's Coming: Year in Review

Patch recaps the most-read stories from the second half of 2013 on Western Springs Patch.

Credit: Joe Rossetti, LION Newspaper
Credit: Joe Rossetti, LION Newspaper

Assigned as Western Springs Patch's editor in late August, I've already seen a few pretty major stories play out. During my short time in town, there has been a gunshot scare at LT, a pair of two-burglary days in town, and a new Mariano's announced. 

Below I've listed the top three stories of each month I've been editor of Western Springs Patch, according to reader metrics. 

I hope you'll tell us in the comments which story you think was the biggest, and which stories I missed out on during the first seven months of 2013.


  1. Robert Healy Charged with $1.5 M Theft from Lyons Township Treasurer's Office
  2. Most Expensive Sale Recorded in Western Springs History
  3. Vie Owner Virant to Open New Hinsdale Restaurant


  1. Driver In Weekend Crash That Killed Hinsdale Man Charged
  2. Police: Unruly Walgreens Customer Cited For Disorderly Conduct
  3. LT Principal David Franson Leaving After 10 Years


  1. Defendent in Kelli O'Laughlin Murder Case Changes Mind Again
  2. 2 Western Springs Burglaries Reported Wednesday
  3. 'Nothing to Substantiate' Report of Gunshots at LT


  1. Woman Charged With Disorderly Conduct After Spreading Debris on Neighbor's Property
  2. Woman With Prostitution-Related Warrant Arrested
  3. 2 Western Springs Burglaries Reported on Same Day


  1. Mariano's to Replace Dominick's in Western Springs
  2. Hinsdale Woman Charged With DUI in Western Springs
  3. Steve Dahl Excited About Western Springs Mariano's
There are plenty of ways to keep up with the big Western Springs stories of 2014:

Editor's note: December's top three are according to numbers taken on Dec. 30.


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