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Welcome To Elmhurst Patch

We want to hear from you.

Hi there, and welcome to Elmhurst Patch.

Patch is the definition of hyper-local news. We can get into the stories around town because we live here, dine here, visit the parks here, entertain ourselves here and raise our kids here.

If there's a rash of car burglaries in town, if a new restaurant is opening up or if there's a meeting in town you need to know about, you'll find it here.

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself (see the accompanying video) and let you know how you can use Patch to announce weddings, engagements, births, school achievements, job promotions and changes, volunteer opportunities and more. You can also share upcoming events, like benefits, concerts, bake sales or garage sales. When you upload something to the site, it looks very professional, and it's free!

All you need to do is enter an e-mail address to create a profile, click on one of the options under "Contribute" or "Volunteer" at the bottom of the home page, then upload away. 

We are always looking for news tips. All of our news stories are reported by professional journalists. Just send me an e-mail at karenc@patch.com, give me a call at (630) 433-1233 or click on the "News Tip" link on the home page and we'll look into it.

And whether you agree or disagree with an article, or you would just like to add your two cents, we welcome your comments. You will get a response, and it opens up a dialog anyone can add to. We subscribe to the philosophy that news doesn't come from us to you, it can be enriched by a conversation.

Our doors are always open, 24/7, so don't be shy!

We think you'll like Elmhurst Patch. And we won't be adding anything to your recycling bin.

Karen Chadra September 18, 2010 at 05:52 PM
Thanks Elaine! We have some fun things planned :)
Jim Court October 22, 2010 at 12:54 PM
Karen, A wonderful site that I inadvertently stumbled upon. I sincerely hope that you both succeed as well as being an independent voice that works for the citizens of Elmhurst while promoting all that is good about our community. Papers tend to seek out and ingratiate themselves to those in power and thus lose objectivity and independence. Like many communities, Elmhurst faces deep economic problems that must be dealt with. I look forward to your continued success. Sincerely, Jim Court Elmhurst, Illinois
Karen Chadra October 22, 2010 at 01:36 PM
Thanks Jim. I'm glad you found us! Our goal, first and foremost, is to be an independent voice for the community.
Jim Court February 26, 2011 at 01:43 PM
Karen. Although we sometimes have slightly different perspectives, I have come to admire all your efforts and the true benefit you bring to our community. Sincerely, Jim Court
Karen Chadra February 26, 2011 at 07:40 PM
Thank you, Jim. It would be a boring world if everyone agreed all the time. And, thank you for helping to spread the word about Patch!

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