Free Coffee, Adult Texting 11-Year-Old: Burr Ridge Patch's Top Stories of 2011

A look back at the 10 most read stories on Burr Ridge Patch for the past year.

Here's a look at the top 10 stories as selected by Burr Ridge Patch readers through page views:

10. (April 5, 2011)

Patch brought you live updates of the April 5 election results as they came in for the , , , , , , , and elections.

9. (Nov. 4, 2011)

The tragic murder of a 14-year-old Indian Head Park teen was a case that Patch followed around the clock in order to bring readers updates on the case. Patch was on the scene when police announced the arrest of the man they say committed the crime.

8. (Oct. 28, 2011)

At a press conference announcing charges against John L. Wilson for the murder of 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin, investigators gave details of the circumstances leading up to the Lyons Township High School freshman's death.

7. (Feb. 14, 2011)

Patch has been following the case against John G. Gilbert, charged in connection with the 2009 murder of Jason Dragos at in Burr Ridge. This story told readers about a civil suit filed by Dragos' widow against Gilbert.

6. (Oct. 27, 2011)

Patch gave live updates as information became available the night police discovered the body of a 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin, who had been killed in her own home.

5. (July 16, 2011)

A column that takes a look at the stigma attached to presecription medications and victims of the mentally ill. The column was inspired by a Diane Sawyer interview with Jaycee Lee Dugard the previous week, who talked about being kidnapped, raped and held captive for 18 years.

4. (Sept. 28, 2011)

3. (Nov. 2, 2011)

2. —A brief item about a police report filed by a resident. (Nov. 10, 2011)

1. —Evidence of the power of coffee in the morning, this story, which offered an interactive map showing readers locations where they could pick up a free cup of joe, received the highest page views of any story on the site all year. (Nov. 29, 2011)


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