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Tragic Ends, Hate Fliers and Pole Dancing: Tinley Park's Top Stories in 2013

What headlines captured readers' attention? Find out as we list this year's top 10 most-viewed articles on Tinley Park Patch.

Tinley Park Patch's top stories for 2013: Ku Klux Klan fliers found (top left); former students honor D146 teacher Mark Reilly (top right); and the North American Pole Dance Competition at the Tinley Park Convention Center. | Credit: File Photos
Tinley Park Patch's top stories for 2013: Ku Klux Klan fliers found (top left); former students honor D146 teacher Mark Reilly (top right); and the North American Pole Dance Competition at the Tinley Park Convention Center. | Credit: File Photos
It's time to pull down the curtain on 2013.

But before we start running the opening credits for 2014, let's take one last look at the Tinley Park Patch stories people were talking about this year. The following are the site's most-viewed stories of 2013. In some cases, I've grouped articles that covered the same incident or topic together, placing the overall ranking in parentheses.

  1. Man Killed by Train Was District 146 Fifth-Grade Teacher, Nov. 15 (1); Teacher Train Death Ruled a Suicide, Nov. 16 (3); Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Metra Train, Nov. 15 (5); Former Students Hold Vigil for District 146 Teacher Mark Reilly, Nov. 18 (12)
  2. Baggies With Klan Fliers, Candy Canes Found in Tinley Park, Dec. 24 (2)
  3. Tinley Park Man Competes for Cash in Battle of the Bulbs, Nov. 26 (4)
  4. Army Dad's Return Grants Son's Christmas Wish, Dec. 20 (6)
  5. Tinley Park Man Fatally Shot in Argument in Store Parking Lot, March 21 (7); Markham Teen Charged With Murder in 7-Eleven Shooting, March 23 (11)
  6. Woman Killed in Collision Between Motorcycle, Semi on I-80, July 13 (8)
  7. Tinley Teen Photographed by Suspicious Man in SUV, Oct. 30 (9)
  8. Man Tried to Lure Kids at Bus Stop With Dandelions: Police, Oct. 28 (10)
  9. Take a Spin With This Weekend's Pole Dancing Competitors, Aug. 25 (13); Man Up: Pole Dancing Competition Has its 1st Male Champion, Aug. 26 (15)
  10. 12-Year-Old Girl Who Fought Abductors Hospitalized, June 6 (14)

YOUR TURN: Are these the Tinley Park stories and events you'll think about when you think of 2013? Tell us what other stories were big in '13 by sharing your suggestions in the comments section.

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