Family tries to focus on 'love and the Golden Rule'

December 9, 2012 7:56:13 AM PST
A year ago, Britt Steinhoff of Island Lake was busy getting ready to celebrate the holidays with her 10-year-old twin sons.

This year, she is trying to rebuild her life with one of her sons and striving for justice in the crash that killed her other boy.

The twins' father, who was driving the boys when their car was hit by another driver near Wauconda, pleaded guilty to having marijuana in his system and got probation. The driver of the other vehicle was charged with reckless homicide.

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