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!