Here's a look at the most read stories in May 2012.
1.) After teen's suspected overdose death in Oak Park, a grieving mother pleads for the end of heroin use.
2.) U.S. News & World Report releases the fourth edition of its ranking of high schools around the country.
3.) Getting around downtown during the NATO Summit.
4.) Woman robbed of purse while waiting for bus near Lake Street and William Street.
5.) 37th annual market season debuts Saturday. Here's at look at the vendors supplying this year's bounty.
6.) Laptops, TVs, cash and a hard drive among the haul in a series of residential burglaries.
7.) Local author John Binder's "There Goes the Neighbor Hood" tour reveals the checkered history of Oak Park and River Forest's mafia homes.
8.) Early-morning search turns up "suspicious person" suspected of breaking into cars.
9.) Charges filed after police discover the artist behind a series of vandalism incidents.
10.) Message scrawled in boys bathroom warned of disruption at school.