Top Stories of 2014 on ABC7Chicago.com

The sad, the silly, the inspirational - and of course the mugshots - 2014 was a memorable year in news. Check out our lists of the most-read stories on ABC7Chicago.com

TOP 10 LOCAL NEWS STORIES

1. Gary mom gets 24-year sentence in infant pornography case


2. Edward Carthans, 81, slumped over wheel minutes before fatal Oak Lawn crash


3. 3 dead, at least 20 injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-94 near Michigan City

4. 2 people ejected from car in Addison crash


5. 7 charged in CTA Brown Line machete attack


6. Officials: 2 patients being monitored at Chicago hospitals for Ebola-like symptoms


7. Riverdale body ID'd as Amierah Roberson, 1, missing from Chicago's South Side

8. Lunar Eclipse 2014 Preview: Blood moon to be visible in US

9. Tiny bubbles: I-Team uncovers plastic microbeads in toothpaste


10. High waves closed lanes on Lake Shore Drive



TOP 10 NATIONAL STORIES

1. Police: 3-year-old hung up by feet, beaten, killed in Pa.


2. Soldier surprises son at Pa. graduation


3. Police: 5 children abused by 5 adults in Darby, Pa.


4. The dangers of purchasing black-market hair extensions


5. Friendship Ends in Murder When Teens Kill Best Friend


6. New, disturbing details in case of man accused of infecting toddler with HIV

7. The Bachelor Wedding Photos: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Say 'I Do'

8. Gym teacher accused of attempting to force student into a pool


9. Sisters give birth to 1st sons 22 hours apart at Pa. Hospital


10. Girl home alone armed with kitchen knife during burglary



TOP 10 STORIES THAT WENT VIRAL

1. How methamphetamine destroys your face and physical appearance


2. Same Woman Photoshopped To Be 'Beautiful' For Every Country


3. Red Bull pays out $13M in class action lawsuit, may owe you money


4. Biracial girl photoshopped to be 'beautiful' for every country


5. Paraplegic veteran surprises bride with wheelchair-free first dance


6. Mother takes gorgeous, inspirational photos of daughter overcoming health challenges


7. Your favorite Disney characters and the actors who voiced them


8. Expecting parents create 'bucket list' for unborn baby expected to have brief life


9. 29-year-old with terminal cancer explains decision to end her own life


10. Viral 'Bucket list baby' dies shortly after birth
TOP LOCAL STORIES BY MONTH IN 2014

JANUARY
3 dead, at least 20 injured in multi-vehicle crash on I-94 near Michigan City

FEBRUARY
Off-duty cop kills robbery suspect; 2 escape Pullman gas station

MARCH
Riverdale body ID'd as Amierah Roberson, 1, missing from Chicago's South Side

APRIL
Lunar Eclipse 2014 Preview: Blood moon to be visible in US

MAY
Willis Tower: Cracked Skydeck Ledge posed no danger, engineers say


JUNE
Gary mom gets 24-year sentence in infant pornography case


JULY
4 dead after crash in Bridgeview


AUGUST
Police warn of 'one-ring phone scam'


SEPTEMBER
7 charged in CTA Brown Line machete attack


OCTOBER
Edward Carthans, 81, slumped over wheel minutes before fatal Oak Lawn crash


NOVEMBER
2 people ejected from car in Addison crash


DECEMBER
2 wounded in CTA bus stop shooting at Western, Jackson
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