12/31/2010 09:55 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ten Biggest Chicago News Stories Of 2010 (PHOTOS)

There is never a dull year in Chicago, and 2010 was no different. The year (which went by very fast!) brought heartbreak, happiness and major changes that will affect the city forever.

Check out our picks for the ten biggest news stories of the year. And don't forget to check out our cultural roundups! The Best Restaurants of 2010, Shopping and Style in 2010, the Best Local Albums of 2010 and the Best Local Theater of the year.

Did we miss a big story? Let us know in the comments.