Top 12 Stories of 2012 in Lincoln Square
From armed robbery to Election Night, here's a look back at the most-read stories of 2012.
In honor of the year that was 2012, here are the 12 most-read stories on Lincoln Square Patch:
- No Christkindl Market This Year in Lincoln Square: Citing minimal profits, St. Matthias Parish decided to cancel the Christkindl Market this year. Organizers said the festival could return, but not before making significant changes.
- Victim Applauds Police in Armed Robbery Arrest: When reported gang members attacked a young woman on Wilson Avenue, two police districts worked together and apprehended the culprits.
- 'This is Crazy, but do You Have Obama Tickets, Maybe?': On the eve of our president's re-election, tickets to his rally were selling for hundreds on Craigslist. One young woman said she was willing to sell her soul to be at McCormick Place on Election night.
- Lincoln Square Man Identified in Fatal Motorcycle Accident: A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Lincoln Square man in December. He was riding and struck a parked car near Welles Park. Read more: Motorcyclist Dies After Hitting Car on Montrose
- Mariano's, New Apartments to Create 500 Temporary and Permanent Jobs: Every story about a new Mariano's Fresh Market coming to Lawrence and Ravenswood hit the most-read list. With the development's approval in November, the grocery store, along with an L.A. Fitness and 150 new apartments. Read more: Mariano's Market Nears Approval for Ravenswood Location, Mariano's Construction Begins, January 2014 Opening Predicted, Construction on Mariano’s Could Start in Next 4 to 5 Weeks
- Crime is Up in South Lincoln Square, Actual Burglars Explain Why: Track a burglar's thoughts through this comical list of their reasoning for breaking into a house.
- Artist Creates Print to Help Unborn Baby with Spina Bifida: Lincoln Square artist Patrick Morrissey uses his paintings as responses to life’s relationships and experiences. But when close friends were put in a tight situation, Morrissey used his art not only to respond, but also to act,
- ‘Latin Kings' Call Lincoln Square Home, Police Respond: With several patches of gang activity in Lincoln Square, police from the 19th District tell residents how to avoid gang-related crime.
- 7 Cyber Monday Deals: An Online Shopping Guide: Shopping without leaving your home is becoming a larger empire every year. Cyber Monday sales almost topped Black Friday deals.
- Lincoln Square Couple to Open Game Store and Playing Space: Wanderers' Refuge opened in late October and gave Lincoln Square residents a new type of store. From board games to Magic cards, this shop and playing space is providing fun for everyone.
- 20 Cars, Light Pole Damaged in Lincoln Square Car Accident: Twenty cars and a light pole were damaged in November after a reckless driver ploughed through the Damen and Winnemac area. Police caught the man and issued him a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident.
- Thai Restaurant Fails Health Inspection; Brew Camp Passes: From rat droppings to dirty ice machines, the City of Chicago health inspections canvass area restaurants for sanitation violations.