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What Would You Improve in Naperville in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Naperville, 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.

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

North Central College recently announced plans to team up with the city of Naperville to replace a long-time downtown Naperville eyesore with a new park. Other major developments include the proposed Water Street Hotel as well as a new Super Wal-Mart.  

Throughout the year, some residents have brought up the idea of installing speed cameras to curb excessive speeding. So, what is on your Naperville wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog in Local Voices about why you love living here!

James L. Freeland January 01, 2013 at 09:46 PM
Linda, you are sooooo correct.
James L. Freeland January 01, 2013 at 09:52 PM
This topic is a very, very personal topic that does not belong in the political arena. For those who have a problem with this facility, I highly recommend you do not make use of its services. But do not force your personal views and beliefs on others.
James L. Freeland January 01, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Despisar - Apparently you and my family moved to Naperville at the same time -- and I concur with you. These events are icons to our great City.
bluebird January 01, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Actually....if you want to inmprove Naperville--incl "speeding problems," rhetoric on Patch posts, littering, violent crime, misdemeanors, and so forfth....the best solution may be to close down some of those bars on Jefferson and perhaps on Ogden. If you cannot bear the financial drain on the community by getting rid of all of them, then have them close down before midnight on all nights of the week.......If they want to stay open later than 11:30 PM or midnight, they can serve milk and diet soda and water with a lemon twist--and play WMBI and/or K-LOVE. Nope, I am not entirely kidding. I just don't think it will happen. Impact on traffic, crime, violation of various civil laws is of no value when something brings money to the city....got it !!!! And P.S. Mayor Pradel has done a great job for many years..........
Despiser of Obama January 02, 2013 at 12:19 AM
bluebird all communities with bars have the same problems , just not Naperville.

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