The Declaration of Independence states that we have the right to pursue happiness. An article about how communities make us happy discusses different ways of measuring how our communities make us happy: through architectural beauty, environmental sustainability, education, good government, healthy food, transportation, etc.
On this 4th of July it is interesting to reflect on whether or not our local community has facilitated our pursuit (and capture?) of happiness. Is Normal a happy community?
Happy 4th of July! :)