It's one thing for Joliet Patch editors to choose what they believe to be the most-important stories of the year, but a more telling number might be those stories that received the highest readership.
According to our computer records, these 10 articles had the highest number of readers in 2012.** How many do you remember?
2. Troy Dem Officials' Home Used For Underage Sex Romp: Cops
4. Peterson Defense Rests Case After Testimony of Son
5. Joliet Man Arrested for Claiming He Had '10-Megaton Bomb' on Metra Train
6. State Rep. Candidate Ryan Alm Menaced at Gunpoint While Campaigning
7. Update: Man Killed in Wendy's Parking Lot Had Been Waiting for Employee
8. Funeral Scheduled for Alisha Bromfield
9. Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Jefferson Street
10. Police Say They Have No Motive in Targeted Murder of Recent College Grad
** Joliet Patch went live on May 31 so our top read stories are from the last six months of 2012.