For better or worse, the one thing about being an online news source is knowing exactly which stories hit a nerve with our readers and those that barely made a ripple.
It will probably come as no surprise that many of the best-read stories on Yorkville Patch were those that had to do with police and fire or local schools.
Don't worry — if you're disheartened by the fact that so many sad stories made the cut, check back for our roundup of our favorite feel-good stories of the year. We'll also have a roundups of editor's picks, top business stories, best blog posts and more, so stay tuned!
10. Felony Charges Filed Against Woman Who Alleged Rape Tuesday
9. Photos: Yorkville After the Thunderstorm
8. Armed Robber Hits Yorkville Aldi
7. UPDATE: Firefighter Died of Attack From Her Own Dog
6. Police Investigating Fatal Accident on Kennedy Road
5. Police Find Man and Boy Dead in Yorkville Home
4. Police Impersonator Rape Did Not Happen: Sheriff
2. Sandwich Woman Sexually Assaulted at Gunpoint: Sheriff
1. Neighbor: Schmitt 'A Really Nice Guy;' Son 'A Cute Kid'