Take a look back at some of my favorite images on Patch from the past year, including cute kids, action moments and some great community togetherness moments.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll keep this part short. I was digging through the New Lenox Patch archives to find the 12 best photos of 2012. I had a hard time narrowing some images down. Some were great moments in time. Others carried such fantastic emotion. And others might not have been the best photo, but told an important story nonetheless. Two ways to stay connected:
The community of New Lenox had more than its share of losses this year. It's particularly hard when it's our children.
I'm fairly certain there's never been a Year in Review before for a category of stories that ended in the tragic loss of young lives in New Lenox alone. As a parent and community member, I'll attempt here to honor the lives of those we lost too young. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the children we lost in 2012 from this community. For some, the heartbreak will continue even in the courthouse, as the cases are heard and decisions are handed down. From a look at this lengthy list, it's obvious that these young lives had touched so many others. Some wrote eulogies in a song, and others dedicated baseball games or soccer tournaments. Still, the practical approach seemed to drive another needed and helpful outreach …