Month in Review: Your Top 20 Most-Read Articles in July

What stories did Downers Grove Patch readers spend the most time reading in July? Here's the top 20.

Ever wonder which articles Patch readers spend the most time reading? Well, today's your lucky day. Below is the list of the Top 20 most-read articles on Downers Grove Patch for the month of July.

Does anything on the list surprise you? Tell us in the comments.

And now, the list:


's landlord and owner of the Schaumburg location would like to re-open the Downers Grove location.


Downers Grove police reports, July 16-22


Women's clothing store to open its third location in downtown Downers Grove.


Check out some photos from the 4th of July parade.


Good news on an 8 year-old’s battle against Burkitt’s Lymphoma.


Downers Grove resident Christina Scoleri found being a cast member on 'Mob Wives Chicago' gave her an opportunity to find her footing while going through a divorce.


superintendent Mark McDonald releases statement on what it was like to work with teacher and baseball coach Mike Amrhein, who passed away on Thursday.


An institution in Downers Grove for 37 years, the future of Omega is uncertain.


Downers Grove police reports, July 9-11


Cocomero frozen yogurt hopes to open in little more than a month.


Downers Grove police department, July 26


Downers Grove police reports, June 11-30


Grace Lobbes, 52, was last seen near 63rd and Woodward around 11 p.m. on Monday, July 23.


The Downers Grove Police Department is investigating a series of residential burglaries and needs help identifying a possible suspect.


Downers Grove police reports, July 10-16


Funeral services private but memorials to benefit Amrhein's children can still be made.


Omega restaurant has been closed since Tuesday after its water was shut off for non-payment


Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach Mike Amrhein died Thursday.


Notice on door marks restaurant "unfit for human occupancy."


Jim Stavropoulos said he plans to open a new restaurant in Schaumburg, sue village of Downers Grove.

John Schofield August 02, 2012 at 02:29 PM
OMG, Patch is now resorting to meta-polls (polls about polls) to fill space and pretent to be hyper-local news. A new low!
Dan F. August 02, 2012 at 04:03 PM
The pandering Obama question post really let the air out of this blog. They brought in the views to show advertisers and lost their last shred of pretense about being local. It is only about the money.
Robert Bykowski August 02, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Robert Bykowski August 02, 2012 at 05:02 PM
That's unfair, Dan. When you look at any Patch site (though I can really only say for sure about DG Patch), over the course of the month, the content is still 95-98 percent local. As for the Obama poll, sometimes things come down to the local site level that individual editors don't have much say or control over. It's just one of those things. At least as far as I'm aware, there were no sinister conversations about the purpose of the Obama poll. And, to be honest, on DG Patch, the poll certainly didn't bring in a lot of page views, which I could've predicted. Wasn't my call, though, which is fine. I think the underlying topic of what contributes to or makes a small business a success is a decent topic, and I think that was the motivation for the poll. Of course, that's not really how the conversation turned out (which isn't surprising), but it was still worth trying, I'd say.


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