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Welcome to Naperville Patch

What Patch means for Naperville, and the city's residents, families and businesses.

You may have noticed that Patch sites are popping up throughout the United States. As of this week, more than 130 Patches are covering local news in various states.

But Naperville Patch is different, in a category all its own.

We're No. 1, you might even say.

With a rapidly growing population currently near the 145,000 mark, Naperville is the biggest city yet to have its own Patch. That's why instead of having just one editor manage the site, we have two, and a cadre of local writers eager to tell Naperville's stories.

We are excited to be a part of Naperville and look forward to building a strong online community just for you.

You may be wondering: What is Patch? Patch is much more than an online newspaper. It's your local hub of news, events, announcements and volunteer opportunities. Not only is it a place where you can go to find out what is happening in the community, it's a place where you can find information on a variety of local businesses and organizations.

We are professional journalists with years of experience covering community news, and we look forward to writing about Naperville and its residents. Naperville Patch belongs to you, the community. It should reflect your interests, stories, events, fundraisers and all the dynamics that make this city great.

We are here to support you whether that means reporting on city council meetings or publishing photos from the Girl Scouts' car wash. Our goal is to provide the news you want to read, so we will share stories about locals, volunteers, businesses, schools and their students, as well as local government. We will provide you with restaurant reviews, arts and entertainment coverage as well as special local columns.

As you read this you become a stakeholder in Naperville.Patch.com. It's imperative that we hear from you, whether in story comments, through e-mails, contacts through our online tip form, or just saying "hello" when you see us working in the community.

We want your feedback and we hope that you guide us on this journey through your community.

Casey Cora September 08, 2010 at 01:45 PM
Looking good! Go get 'em!
Melissa Sersland (Editor) September 08, 2010 at 02:01 PM
Congratulations! The site looks great!
Mary Ann Lopez September 08, 2010 at 02:08 PM
Thanks Casey & Melissa!
Lorraine Swanson (Editor) September 08, 2010 at 02:54 PM
Wow! Eavesdropping, cornhole, indie bookstores (with a future appearance by Jamie Lee Curtis, no less), the Comedy Shrine, emergency preparedness -- and it's only going to get better! Great job, ladies. The site looks great. Congrats.
Russ Fletcher September 08, 2010 at 03:05 PM
Congratulations on your launch! Great to see Carrie again. It has been wonderful to meet you, Mary. Best wishes for success!
Brian Feldt September 08, 2010 at 03:23 PM
Congrats on the launch! Site looks good and the video is awesome!
john cary September 08, 2010 at 03:58 PM
Great work.... Congratulations!
Carrie Frillman September 08, 2010 at 07:53 PM
Thanks Russ! It's a small world, huh? :) Hope all is well.
Mary Ann Lopez September 09, 2010 at 12:33 PM
Thanks Brian!
Mary Ann Lopez September 09, 2010 at 12:33 PM
Thanks John!
Caroline Evans September 10, 2010 at 08:44 PM
Nice work, you two. Keep it up!
Elaine Johnson September 11, 2010 at 04:57 AM
Great video! I'll be sending all my Naperville friends and family to the site.
Tim Frillman September 12, 2010 at 03:08 AM
Very cool sis! love the new site. I know you will keep Naperville hungry for great news.
Diane Ferris October 30, 2010 at 07:02 PM
I'm looking at this site everyday. I love that it's catching on

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