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What Would You Improve in Palatine in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Palatine, what would it be?

As 2013 approaches, millions of Americans will make New Year's resolutions to improve their lives - what could we do right here in Palatine to make it an even better place to live?

Many residents have suggested there are too many bars in downtown Palatine, that vacant spaces need to be filled with businesses that may not currently exist, and that areas of the village need to have a stronger law enforcement presence due to crime. 

What is on your Palatine wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013 that you think would improve our town?

Tell us in the comment section below or become a Local Voice, and talk about why you love living here, or what would make you love it even more!

Ellen December 31, 2012 at 03:57 AM
How about just one good size shade tree by one of the benches near the fountains outside of Mariano's? It's a nice place for bikers to stop for a break - except for when it's hot out. And, with all that water in the retention pond outside of Mariano's, couldn't they figure out how to water the sod once in while?
Jim December 31, 2012 at 04:27 AM
More gang enforcement to help stem the tide. Enforcement of speed limits in school zones. Enforcemnt of speed limits in subdivisions on through streets. Incentives for business to stay and expand in Palatine, along with seeking out new business to open in Palatine. Stop wasting village council time on triva matters as zoning for chickens. Put in a stoplight at Williams and Palatine for the Fire Dept before a terrible accident takes place.
Lisa Goranson December 31, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Ellen, I agree, a few shade trees by the retention pond by Marianos is a "must". It would make it more inviting to stay and linger after a bike ride or a nice walk up to Marianos.
Lisa Goranson December 31, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Neon bar signs cheapen our downtown. Theres simply too many of them.And the nice italian restaurant SHOULD BE OPEN FOR LUNCH.
Sandra Levin December 31, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Incentives for business to stay and expand in Palatine, along with seeking out new business to open in Palatine. Thank you Jim!

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