- This article is part of a series counting down the top 10 most-read Kane County Connects stories of 2019.
Kane County Connects owes a debt of gratitude to all the folks who suggest stories or point out content that readers might find interesting and valuable.
Among the most frequent and valued contributors is Jake Zimmerman, superintendent of the Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission. Jake also happens to be a bit of a railroad buff, and he gets the credit for giving us a heads up about the July visit of the “Big Boy” steam train.
No 2: ‘Big Boy’ Steam Train’s Visit to Kane County Was Nothing Short of Epic
This story officially is the most-read of 2019, because we ran two articles on the topic, and they were the No. 2 and No. 4 most-read of 2019.
For the most part, Kane County Connects’ audience is, as one might expect, residents of Kane County. Every now and again, an article garners regional or even statewide interest.
In this case, there might have been some national interest. We know that because of e-mails we received from folks across the country who said they were coming to our neck of the woods to see the “Big Boy” steam train firsthand.
The initial story on Big Boy’s scheduled visit garnered 25,924 page views. The followup story on parking and other details drew another 20,006 page views.
2019 Top Stories Countdown
- Friday — No 10: Giant List of Fourth of July Events
- Monday — No. 9: Father Eagle Killed By Car
- Tuesday — No. 8: Kane County Gets Brunt of Winter Storm
- Wednesday — No. 7: Complete List of Halloween Trick or Treat Hours
- Thursday — No. 6: Kane County Sex Offender List
- Friday — No. 5: Walburgers Is Coming To St. Charles
- Saturday — No. 4: Stop Volcano Mulching!
- Sunday — No. 3: School Closings 2019
- TODAY — No. 2: ‘Big Boy’ Steam Train’s Epic Visit to Kane County
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