What a year 2014 has been for news. For the last few days we’ve been counting down the 20 most-read stories of the year as determined by how many times readers clicked on a headline.

Here are your top five stories from the year:

5. JC Penney closing store at Regency Mall

4. Holiday Train visiting Sturtevant

3. Dog shot during stand-off

2. Westboro Baptist schedules Racine picket events

1. Thousands of books removed from school shelves

Year in Review: Top Stories from 2014 6 – 10
Year in Review: Top Stories from 2014 11 – 15
Year in Review: Top Stories from 2014 16 – 20