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Victim Details Violent Home Invasion, Forgives Perpetrators

This week's 'Good Reads' also includes a story about a dog rescue and some pumpkin smashing.

Karen Kaplan of Highland Park, formerly of Deerfield (second from left) with her children (from left) Noah Boton, Raquel Boton and Max Boton
Karen Kaplan of Highland Park, formerly of Deerfield (second from left) with her children (from left) Noah Boton, Raquel Boton and Max Boton

It’s the weekend, and that often means you want to take a break from the news of the day. Each week, we’ll compile a list of “good reads” from Patch sites around the area. They’re happy or compelling or otherwise interesting stories for your weekend reading pleasure.

Victim Details Violent Home Invasion, Forgives Perpetrators

Karen Kaplan’s Deerfield home was invaded by three men March 19. Rarely does a crime victim come forward to tell their story. Kaplan relates what happened to her and two of her three children in March. She talks of her feeling and the ultimate forgiveness of the perpetrators.

'We Never Thought We'd See Her Alive Again,' Owner of Rescued Hinsdale Dog Says

Sammie the Bernese Mountain Dog was swept away by a stream at KLM Park in Hinsdale and was found by Hinsdale police after she traveled through an underground drain pipe.

PHOTOS: Kids Smash, Bash and Roll Their Leftover Pumpkins

Participants competed to roll their pumpkins down the sledding hill, then smashed them into piles of compost to nourish spring plants.

Boystown Celebrates the Freedom to Marry

Residents and businesses across the area celebrated the Illinois Legislature passing a same-sex marriage bill on Tues.

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