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What Would You Do To Improve Elmhurst in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Elmhurst, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Elmhurst to make it an even better place to live?

That's not to say Elmhurst isn't a great town. People who grew up here tend to come back and raise their kids. We have the Prairie Path running right through town, lots of great bars and restaurants, a first-class hospital, college and museums, and a St. Patrick's Day Parade that draws tens of thousands of people. But there's always room for improvement.

In addition to the common call for lower taxes, we've heard suggestions for more shelters in parks and a police officer in every school. Would you like to see more parking in town? How about bringing back Elmfest? And what should be done with Hahn Street?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog in Local Voices about what you'd like to see in 2013. Or, just share why you love living in Elmhurst.

Darlene Heslop January 03, 2013 at 08:07 PM
very nicely stated, karen...people read...they just don't comment here...
Jim Court January 03, 2013 at 08:46 PM
proactive people respond. Yes, people respond to lite journalism. Reality TV has a huge following. The financial cliff articlevwas absolutely dominated by Naperville residents. I stand by all that I said.
Karen Chadra January 03, 2013 at 08:57 PM
Jim, if you have concerns about the site or the way it's run, please feel free to email me at Karenc@Patch.com and I'd be happy to speak with you about our approach and how we make editorial decisions. I stand by the site and the news and information we make available here. That said, we always welcome and appreciate feedback from our users.
Jim Court January 03, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Karen I like you. I do not think journalism has to be politically correct and never offer an opinion. What are editorials for?
Jim Court January 04, 2013 at 01:04 AM
I once again wrote a long response and it did not show up. You win, I am done writing on a page that does not work consistently. How would you like to write a long column and then have whatever you write disappear. If this was a service oriented business and they did not show up repeatedly, would you embrace their company. It is obviously a software or programming problem that no one is willing to look into. Look at my ideas. Everyone of them. Would not the community be a better place if they were implemented? Maybe I should do a food review, talk about exercise, or discuss the Kardashians. I would get a much better response. Oh darn, Jersey Shore is over. Why don't you critique my ideas? Why doesn't a city official comment and explore them? I was never addressing you directly. Popular does equal substance. Maybe it is all that AOL seeks. The National Enquirer is not what I read. This is not a "put-down" of anybody. I have a history of swimming upstream. It is very frustrating. Perhaps you should read Please Understand Me by David Keirsey. I am an ENF/TP/J. A rare personality style. DuPage seems to be ESTJ territory. They just love the War on Drugs. I see it as a complete failure. Stupid me.

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