Top 13 Stories of 2013 in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff

Here's a look back at some of the biggest stories of the year.

Here's a look back at some of the most widely read local stories this year, listed in no particular order. Click on each headline for complete details.

Authorities Identify Lake Forest Man Killed by Train
Lake Forest resident Michael Donohue was struck and killed by a Metra train near Fort Sheridan.

Former Lake Forest Priest Investigated for Sexual Misconduct
A former priest at The Church of St. Mary has been accused of sexual misconduct with a minor

Deer Path Inn Bought for $9.3 Million
The longtime hotel was recently purchased by an investment company.

Fire Destroys Lake Forest Mansion
Fire ravaged a 6,000-square-foot home in November. Weeks later, firefighters closed the investigation without determining what caused the blaze.

Lake Forest Native Shot at Los Angeles Airport
Lake Forest native Brian Ludmer was among the victims injured with a gunman opened fire in the Los Angeles International Airport in November. Supporters have raised more than $48,000 for his medical expenses.

Lincolnshire Man Struck, Killed by Metra Train in Lake Forest
Victor Tsirline, a surgeon at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, was struck and killed by a Metra train after driving around lowered railroad gates in November.

Market Square Sale Sparks Concern

A real estate investment firm purchased Lake Forest’s Market Square and sparked concern after a representative reportedly said rent prices are below market value.

What Should Replace Dominick's in Lake Bluff?
Dominick's made headlines this fall after parent company Safeway announced it would close all of its Chicagoland grocery stores. The Lake Bluff store's final day of business was Dec. 28.

Whole Foods Proposes Lake Forest Store
Whole Foods is looking to construct a new store at the southeast corner of Route 60 and Saunders Road in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest Man Among Richest in America
J. Christopher Reyes made Forbes’ list of the 400 richest people in the U.S.

Lake Forest Prepares for Tiger Woods' Arrival
Tiger Woods was among the professional golfers who competed in the BMW Championships at Lake Forest's Conway Farms Country Club in September.

Lake Forest Grad Pleads Guilty to Stealing $2.1 Million from Tiffany & Co.
Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun pleaded guilty to stealing and selling more than 165 pieces of jewelry.

Police: Staffer Sexually Abused Lake Forest Students
A former Lake Forest High School employee was charged with nine counts of sex related crimes today against two female students

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christinerrider December 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM
Can you please find good things to post? There must be more happy stories that should be shared!


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