The Google Map was an effort on our part to connect with you, dear readers, and get some feedback to include in a Sunday Storyteller.
The article -- "Why Play Matters" -- addressed play in the Fox Valley. It focused on changes in the places kids play and the activities kids growing up in the Elgin area have played over time.
It ran, with some of your responses, in our print and online editions Sunday, April 11.
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While you are always encouraged to connect with us via e-mail, phone, Facebook and Twitter, for this story we literally wanted you to show us where your favorite places to play were and mark them on a map we all could view and share.
We received six responses in our first attempt at sharing an interactive map with you. And it got more than 470 views. Not bad for a start!
We welcome your comments on how this experiment worked and would like to hear your suggestions for future use of interactive maps. Are there stories you think could be improved or expanded by including an interactive map? Is there something you'd like to encourage the community to plot together?
Let us know, and thanks for reading!