The suburbs suffered terrible spring floods, especially along the Des Plaines and Fox rivers. Bombs go off as the Boston Marathon finishes. The suspects in the bombing are chased in a frantic manhunt, and then they're finally stopped. The suburbs wait for the rising rivers to recede. And a Texas factory suffers a deadly explosion.
That was just one week in 2013's Daily Herald front-page news.
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But there was more. Like the Chicago Blackhawks again winning the Stanley Cup.
Winning the final series was huge news around here, but it didn't happen before a thrilling Game 1 that took three overtimes for the Blackhawks to finally beat the Boston Bruins right at midnight. We squeezed news of that win into all our editions.
Other news that we found worthy of taking up most of our front page included the ordination of a new pope, the state legislature's approval of same-sex marriage, that legislature's passing of pension reform, and the death of Nelson Mandela.