The Top Stories in Northbrook Last Week

The most read articles on Northbrook Patch from the week of Monday, Aug. 20.

According to the Cook County Department of Public Health, a Northbrook man in his 40s has been diagnosed with the virus. He was not hospitalized as of press time. According to the CDC, 2012 has seen the highest number of West Nile cases since the virus was first detected in the United States in 1999.

Jenny Stringer is the kind of person who will to run into the street to save an animal. She keeps a leash in her car at all times, just in case she spots a stray, and her three kids are growing up to be just as compassionate.

After months of nomination and polling, we've tallied the votes and reveal Northbrook's favorite businesses — as chosen by readers.

A new drive-through grocery store is slated to open on Lake Cook Rd. Customers will have the chance to order groceries online and pick them up that day. 

According to a recent report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the average Northbrook taxpayer donates about $4,419 or 4.4 percent of their annual income. Northbrook donated about $72.2 million based on comprehensive tax records from the Internal Revenue Service for 2008.

The town ranks 210, for total amount given, of the 11,522 towns measured by the organization. It ranks 4,694 in terms of percent of income donated. 

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