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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The sad, the silly, the inspirational - 2015 was a memorable year in news. Check out our lists of the most-read stories on


1. Chicago Weather: NWS confirms 9 tornadoes, including EF-3 near Coal City

2. Road trip for suburban woman ends in jailhouse death

3. Manhunt underway in Fox Lake after officer fatally shot

4. Tornadoes touch down, leave 1 dead in Fairdale, IL

5. CPD dash cam video shows police shooting Laquan McDonald

6. Police: Woman cut baby's throat with power saw in Little Village

7. I-290 wrong-way crash kills local musician Juan Carlos Salazar; inbound lanes reopen

8. Fox Lake manhunt ends, investigation continues after officer killed

9. Chicago Weather: Tornado touched down in Coal City, NWS says

10. Five injured after fire breaks out on 50th floor of Hancock Center


1. Teacher shares heartbreaking notes from young students

2. Women escape to backyard She Sheds

3. Why your iPhone can 'accept' or 'decline' some calls but only 'slide to answer' others

4. Adam Levine meets up with 10-year-old fan with down syndrome

5. Photographer, wife conspire to surprise husband with baby news during photo shoot

6. 46-bed, 26-bath home for sale in Texas, asking price of $3.5M

7. Young boys asked to slap a girl in social experiment

8. Scientists discover how crystal meth causes cells to age rapidly and die

9. Wife killed in head-on crash while pursuing her husband in another vehicle

10. Stunning photos reveal what it's like growing up with a hoarder parent

Top 10 Inspirational Stories of 2015

Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2015