Frank Lloyd Wright Home for Sale, Velvet Rope Arson Charge: Big Stories in 2013

Patch recaps top news stories from May through December 2013.

William Winslow House, 515 Auvergne Pl., River Forest, Credit: Photo by Jim Tschetter
William Winslow House, 515 Auvergne Pl., River Forest, Credit: Photo by Jim Tschetter

As a new editor in the Oak Park and River Forest area, I've seen a few major stories play out since May. 

Here are, in order, the top news stories from the second half of 2013:

  1. Early Frank Lloyd Wright Home to Hit the Market at $2.4M
  2. Couple Has Sex While Driving on Eisenhower 
  3. Former Owner Faces Arson Charge for Velvet Rope Fire 
  4. Man Charged With Murdering Girlfriend, Leaving Body in Thatcher Woods 
  5. Bride Charged With Public Intoxication, Breach of Peace on Wedding Day 
  6. Family of Pregnant Murder Victim Speaks Out: Report
  7. Student Pushed Over OPRF Railing After Bullying Incident 
  8. Sex Offender Watch: A Map of Homes to Keep on Your Rader This Halloween 
  9. Oak Parker Wins $8.75M Lotto Jackpot, Shares Winnings With Uncle
  10. Oak Park Boy Fatally Shot
  11. Hamburger Mary's Looking to Open in Oak Park With Focus on In-House Brewing
  12. Wife Honors Husband by Discussing His Suicide, Helping Others 
  13. Siblings Charged in Oak Park Shooting 
  14. I-290 Crash Near Oak Park Kills 2, Injures 1 
  15. Oak Park Teen Pleads Guilty of Rape 
  16. Principal Helps Catch Streakers at OPRF Game
  17. Bellwood Man Charged in Oak Park Pedestrian's Death
  18. Thieves in Oak Park Continue to Target Kenilworth Ave. 
  19. Oak Park Shooting May be Gang-Related: Police 


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