Top 10 Palatine News Stories, December 2012

It's been a busy month in news, in and around Palatine. Check out the top 10 stories in December (so far) on Palatine Patch.

1. We appear to have defied the end-of-the-world prediction date of December 21 on the Mayan calendar. 

End of the World Tomorrow? Hear From an Expert Tonight




2. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt in the accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 18. The pick-up driver was determined to be at fault. 

Palatine School Bus Crash Sends Four to Hospital


3. The father of a Palatine High School student died suddenly on Saturday, December 8, and students, the business community and non-profit organizations have worked together to help the family. 

Community Rallies to Support Palatine Family After Tragic Death


4. The business has been around for decades in Palatine, and the owners will likely need a miracle to keep it open past January. 

Brandt's Holds Out Hope to Stay Open


5. After years of remaining vacant, a new restaurant is coming to downtown Palatine in the building that house the former popular spot. 

New Restaurant Coming to Former Mia Cucina Location


6. An area nursing home was the setting where an elderly woman was determined to have a maggot infestation in her ear. 

Lawsuit: Maggots Infest Ear of Nursing Home Resident


7. The son of long-serving Village Councilman Greg Solberg, Mike Solberg, is battling a serious diagnosis, and the community got together to support him. 

Fundraiser for Local Firefighter Battling Stage 4 Cancer


8. & 9. David Bogenberger, a 2012 Palatine High School graduate died in his fraternity house on November 2. Now, his death has been determined to be hazing-related, and 22 people have been arrested. 

22 Arrest Warrants Issued: David Bogenberger Death


10. The tragedy, which occurred on Friday, December 14, has grippped the hearts of people across our country.

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