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Melanie Santostefano
Social butterfly, book worm, news junkie and strategist, so I am told.
I began working in radio news writing and reporting in central Illinois at WSOY 1340 AM. Then it was on to radio in Chicago at Shadow Broadcasting/Metro Networks, again writing and reporting-news and/or traffic for a number of stations including WLS 890 AM, WBBM 780 AM, Sports Radio 670 The Score and 101.9 FM The Mix. I took a detour in marketing and public relations for a good while, but landed back in the news, with Patch.
Patch has answered the call from communities around the country who wanted their local news back. And Patch has delivered. We've become an important part of your town, by building strong relationships while learning what is important to you as members of this community. Whether it is a breaking news story, information about upcoming events, an announcement important to your life, or information about a local business-Patch is your local platform. Our goal is to become the leader in neighborhood content, conversations and commerce. It's because we care about what happens - right here in your town.  
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Breaking News
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The biggest stories as soon as they happen
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The biggest stories as soon as they happen
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The biggest stories as soon as they happen
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The biggest stories as soon as they happen
Opinions, by You!
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Patch wants you to feel free to weigh in on matters important to you. Everyone has aMore voice-we just want everyone else to be sure to know the voice is coming from you!
Opinions, by You!
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Patch wants you to feel free to weigh in on matters important to you. Everyone has aMore voice-we just want everyone else to be sure to know the voice is coming from you!
Top News
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"The most interesting posts every day from every group
Mom in Training
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I know I'm like a lot of Moms out there, every day is a lesson in the art ofMore being a Mom. I will be sharing my experiences as my little guy continues to grow-and surprise me-with things he does, and says, and how he matures in ways that amaze me.
Neighborhood Files
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Issues that pop up from time to time in and around town can be found in theMore Neighborhood Files.
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Melanie Santostefano reposted in Top News July 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Melanie Santostefano reposted in Top News July 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Melanie Santostefano reposted in Top News July 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Melanie Santostefano reposted in Top News July 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Melanie Santostefano posted in Police & Fire July 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Melanie Santostefano reposted in Top News July 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Melanie Santostefano reposted in Top News July 14, 2014 at 09:25 pm

Melanie Santostefano posted in Police & Fire July 14, 2014 at 09:25 pm

Melanie Santostefano reposted in Breaking News July 14, 2014 at 08:34 am

Melanie Santostefano posted in Police & Fire July 14, 2014 at 07:01 am