My, how time flies. It feels like just yesterday I was walking downtown, fresh from running around to various press offices in the Capitol, when I noticed that Rosemont Patch had been "born."
As I checked my phone for the thousandth time, I saw that the veil had been lifted and Rosemont Patch was live for all to see. It was the culmination of nearly two months of preparation, last-minute scrambling, and massive amounts of energy drinks (I know, I know).
Now, one year has passed since that day. Today Rosemont Patch turns 1.
I had lived in Rosemont for some time before taking a job with Patch, but this position has taught me more than I ever would have thought possible about this community and the people in it.
There's a strong spirit in Rosemont to make the neighborhood a better place, and it's fascinating to report on and watch residents tackle large issues like crime and blight.
Then there have been the regional issues, the ones I had been following before but now had an entirely new way of covering thanks to this site.
I've immensely enjoyed my job covering Rosemont, and hope to continue it into the foreseeable future. But (and come on, you knew there was a "but"...) I need your help. Take our poll below or post a comment telling me what I should be covering in year two. There are tons of things happening around the area every day, and I need to know what you want to read about. Or if there's a specific story you want me to follow up on, let me know.
As always, you can contact me with any specific feedback at 916-200-6496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's to another great year, Rosemont.
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