Patch Editor Says Goodbye, Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove Patch Editor Cristel Mohrman says thank you and goodbye to Buffalo Grove.

Thank you, Buffalo Grove.

When I arrived on the scene in mid-2010, Patch was new to Illinois. No one around here had heard of the brand and it was up to me to spread the word in Buffalo Grove.

I was tasked with getting to know the workings of this town, connecting with its leaders and everyday citizens, and convincing them to let me share their stories through a new forum.

 “I guess we’ll see if people will go online for local news,” one person told me, with more than a hint of doubt in his voice, just before this site launched. I remember who that person was. He quickly became a loyal Patch fan, as did so many others.

Buffalo Grove, from the start you exceeded my expectations. You flocked to Patch’s Facebook and Twitter pages, you turned to this site as a trusted news source, you connected with your neighbors on Patch’s comment boards, and you shared your lives with me.

Thank you. 

There is so much more I’d like to say and so many more of your stories that I’d like to tell. There are so many changes in progress in the village, and I wish I could be the one to tell you how everything works out.

While I’m sad to say goodbye as your local editor, I look forward to seeing where life’s adventure takes me next. And, when we see each other around town, I’d love to hear where it’s taking you.


Cristel Mohrman 

P.S. Are you on LinkedIn? Let’s keep in touch!


Marcy Weinstein February 02, 2014 at 03:44 PM
Sorry to see you go... Appreciate recent your support of my daughter and her success. You did a beautiful job!
cdmarlowe February 02, 2014 at 03:45 PM
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Patch and all you have done to bring it into out lives. Thank you and best of luck. I hope to see your name pop up again soon!
Joseph M. Jason February 02, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Thanks for a great job. We wish you great success in your future endeavors.
Sharon February 03, 2014 at 07:24 AM
Thank YOU and best of luck.
My Comments 25 February 03, 2014 at 08:02 AM
Best of Luck Cristel. You really got to know the community and supported it. You will definitely be missed. Not sure I will continue to follow on the Patch - already seen some wrong communication going on. they don't know what they are losing. All the best, hope to see your name pop up soon.
Judy Yublosky February 03, 2014 at 08:14 AM
Thanks for all you did. You will most definitely be missed. Wish you luck in your future endeavors. See you around!!!
Felicia Goodman Ross February 03, 2014 at 08:15 AM
Thank you, Cristel, for your help in supporting our Taste of Judaism programs and getting the word out about things in Buffalo Grove. You changed me from being a Countryside reader to being a loyal Patch fan. Best of luck to you in your next endeavor- I know you'll succeed at whatever life throws your way next! Please stay in touch!
Adriane Johnson February 03, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Cristel, thank you for your outstanding work on the Patch! The BG community embraced the Patch and flocked to the Patch's Facebook and Twitter pages because of the timely stories and your fine work of making the Patch a trusted news source. Wishing you much success as you start your new journey. We are going to miss you!
Ed Muldoon February 03, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Thanks again, Cristal. But please still stop by our Farmers' Market on Sundays where all of your BG friends hang out.
Kim Sylvan February 03, 2014 at 09:54 AM
Cristel, All the best to you in your new journey! Thanks for your help in spreading the word about happenings in our school district. Kim Sylvan Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103
Kim Zinman February 03, 2014 at 01:19 PM
Thanks for your hard work in getting Patch up and running in BG! I remember sitting with you at Kilmer School talking about the goals of Patch, and your vision for its success. You certainly did an excellent job, and you will be missed!
bklos3 February 03, 2014 at 05:36 PM
Hi Cristel, As a BG resident, I am grateful for your coverage of our community and sorry to hear that you are leaving. Best of luck in future endeavors. I'm sure that you will do well. Bernie Klos
Joanne Johnson February 03, 2014 at 05:45 PM
Cristel, you will be missed! You didn't just cover Buffalo Grove news, you immersed yourself in our town. I wish you only the best.
Terra Patterson February 03, 2014 at 07:40 PM
You will be missed! Good luck in your future endevours!
John L February 05, 2014 at 12:25 PM
you have done a great job. You will be missed
Cristel Mohrman February 07, 2014 at 01:18 PM
Thank you all for your support, both now and then. It means so much to me!


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