Dog Taken Through Pipe Rescued, Hinsdale Central Tops Suburban Rankings: November's Top Stories

Other big stories in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills last month detailed the coroner's report on Abbey Bott's death in Bloomington, IN, and a tremor that shook the western suburbs.

Sammie the Bernese Mountain Dog recovers after her Halloween rescue.
Sammie the Bernese Mountain Dog recovers after her Halloween rescue.
We're moving on from November to December, but we certainly won't forget some of the big stories from the last month.

In reverse order, here are the top 10 most-read local stories from November on Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch, according to our reader metrics.

Another Hinsdale Central Fight Results in Charges: Hinsdale police reports, Nov. 5-11. (Nov. 14)

9. D86 Board Agrees to Settle Dianne Barrett Lawsuit: Barrett's suit, which has been litigated since 2010, had twice been dismissed by DuPage County judges. (Nov. 5)

8. Employee Suspected of Stealing Up to $5K From Spa: Hinsdale police reports, Nov. 12-18. (Nov. 19)

7. D181 Student's Comment About Staff Member Gets Police Attention: An investigation is ongoing and police are releasing few details about the comment and the student and staff member involved. (Nov. 5)

6. Prasino Owner Plans to Open New Restaurant in Grant Square: Yia Yia's Pancake House and Restaurant is expected to open in Hinsdale in early 2014, according to owner Theo Maglaris. (Nov. 18)

5. Meth-Carrying Men Charged With Hinsdale Burglary: The men were found inside a home in the 300 block of South Washington Street on Nov. 20. (Nov. 26)

4. Tremor Reported in Hinsdale Monday Afternoon: Hinsdale police and the USGS both report that the shaking is believed to have been caused by a quarry blast. (Nov. 4)

3. Hinsdale Central Best High School in Chicago Suburbs, Data Says: The Chicago Sun-Times ranked Hinsdale Central No. 4 in the state according to Illinois Report Card data. (Nov. 1)

2. Abbey Bott Died of 'Accidental Overdose,' Coroner Says: The Indiana University freshman from Clarendon Hills was found dead in her dorm room in October. (Nov. 14)

1. 'We Never Thought We'd See Her Alive Again,' Owner of Rescued Hinsdale Dog Says: Sammie the Bernese Mountain Dog was swept away by a stream at KLM Park in Hinsdale and was found by Hinsdale police after she traveled through an underground drain pipe. (Nov. 4)


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