Sunday, March 31, 2013
A new AT&T survey says that more adults than teens are likely to text while driving. Do you think it's true in Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Joliet?
Hey Mom and Dad, and all the other adults out there: Do you text and drive? A new survey by AT&T Wireless indicates you do. Does the expression “Do as I say, not as I do” ring true here? Perhaps it should it be, “Drive as I say, not as I text.” With the National Safety Council attributing more than 100,000 crashes a year to texting and driving, and with 75 percent of teens saying texting and driving is common among their friends, perhaps many assumed the problem was associated most with these youthful drivers. But the AT&T Wireless survey indicates otherwise. According to the survey, 43 percent of teen drivers admitted to texting and driving. But there are far fewer teen drivers than adult drivers — and 49 percent of adult drivers admitted…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Ninety-seven percent of those surveyed said they would recommend the Oswegoland Aquatic Park to a friend.
It might be a little cold to think of swimming, but the Oswegoland Park District is already thinking ahead for next year’s swim season. The results below are taken from Oswegoland Park District records regarding visitors’ experiences at the Aquatic Park this past summer. A total of 581 surveys were received, from which the results were compiled. Total revenue for the 2012 swim season was $503,372.26 with the highest amount coming from admission for resident individuals with $177,838.00. The total expense for the 2012 swim season was $480,058.99 with the highest cost coming from salaries and wages with $287,125.25. Overall, the Oswegoland Aquatic Park posted a total revenue of $24,314.00.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Survey responses will be compiled by the National Center for School Leadership.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is from a letter sent out to parents regarding the recent District 308 survey from Superintendent Matthew Wendt and Board President Bill Walsh: Dear Parents: This school year is about strategically planning for the future. Our focus is to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiencies of departments, schools, programs, projects and structures. As part of our efforts to improve the school district, we are conducting a comprehensive parent survey. The purpose of this anonymous survey is to help the board and district leadership better understand parent perspectives. We want to personally encourage your participation. The results, including all open-ended responses, will be carefully reviewed and added to the …
A survey is being taken to get public input on whether drivers would like to see the median as an extra lane of traffic and whether they'd be willing to pay for the convenience.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is considering a "managed lane" of traffic on Interstate 55 -- possibly with a fee charged -- to help reduce congestion and create a more predictable commute to and from Chicago. IDOT's Managed Lane Project is studying the addition of a lane of traffic on I-55 in each direction that would begin at Interstate 355 and end at Interstate 90/94, aka the Dan Ryan Expressway. Although the proposed route would start at Bolingbrook, it would affect all commuters who pick up I-55 before that point, including drivers from Joliet, Romeoville, Plainfield, Shorewood and Channahon. The first step is a survey on IDOT's Web site seeking such information as how frequently the survey taker uses I-55 is to commute to …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The village is seeking input on which entertainment, contests and events the community liked the most so officials can start planning for next year.
Editor's note: The following is information from the village of Montgomery. What events did you like most at this year's Montgomery Fest? What would you like to see next year? The village is seeking input on which entertainment, contests and events the community liked the most so officials can start planning for next year. In Patch's Readers' Choice contest, Montgomery Fest won as the area's best festival, with 66 percent of the vote. The village's survey can be found here.