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Goodbye: Local Editor Leaving Bolingbrook Patch

Local Editor Brian Feldt to leave position with Bolingbrook Patch effective Monday.

All good things come to an end. And my time here at Bolingbrook Patch is no exception.

It brings me great joy and sadness to announce I will be leaving my position as editor of Bolingbrook Patch to take up a similar position in St. Louis effective Monday.

This news brings me sadness for all the reasons you would expect. Over the last year and a half, I've encountered some of the most amazing people doing wonderful things across and beyond. The relationships I've made here will be treasured forever and I look forward to reading all the great news I'm sure will come out of Bolingbrook in the future—not to mention watching the Drew Peterson Lifetime movie that debuts Saturday night.

But at the same time, this news brings me tons of joy for the simple fact that I will be heading back to my hometown in St. Louis, where my family and friends await. 

From the moment we launched Bolingbrook Patch on Sept. 10, 2010, Bolingbrook news junkies and information devourers have embraced the site and made it their own—evident by the "the" that most folks attach to "The Patch".

But Bolingbrook's colors are also painted all over the site in so many different ways—the commenters with their (not always appropriate) insight; photos uploaded from various community members; our wonderful team of bloggers, columnists and freelancer writers; and the thousands of readers who head to Bolingbrook Patch to satisfy their information needs.

Without all of you reading this message, Bolingbrook Patch would not be what it is today. What is it? Well, I'm not totally sure, but I know I'm damn proud of it!

Now, Patch isn't leaving you in the dark here. , an excellent journalist who has been writing for Patch for sometime now, will be filling in on an interim basis while a permanent candidate is found. Erin, I believe, will do a great job holding the fort down. 

Rest assured, I'll be keeping track of Bolingbrook news. Having lived here this short period of time, I've already become invested thanks to the wonderful community officials and residents. 

But above all, I want to send out a massive thanks to everyone that I've worked with in Bolingbrook, in the Chicago Patch region and to you, the readers!

Best,

Brian

Cari Barcas January 20, 2012 at 09:15 PM
I almost teared up reading your post, Brian! I still can't believe your time here is ending. We will sorely miss you and your talent as a journalist in the Chicago suburbs, but our loss is most certainly St. Louis' gain. We won't be talking every day anymore, but we're glad to be keeping you as a coworker in the Patch family. Knock 'em dead, and don't forget your friends back here in the Bolingbrook area!
Bob Bajek January 20, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Brian, I really enjoyed working on the sports/features beat for you. I feel that I have improved myself as a journalist under your guidance. I wish you the best of luck in St. Louis. Bob
William Brinkman January 21, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Good luck, Brian!
Linda Ozbolt January 21, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Brian, You have done a great job at Bolingbrook Patch - and I'm sure the community will miss you tremendously. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you over the past year. Best of luck in your new endeavor!
Brian Feldt January 23, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Thanks for the kind words everybody! I've been very lucky to report on such a great town with such great people! I'll miss all of the readers, coworkers and commenters! I'll check in from time to time and stay in touch!

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