Planetizen has announced the "winners" of their "Top 100 Public Spaces in the U.S. and Canada" campaign. Normal's Uptown Circle won the top place! It's interesting that the authors of the article make a point of stating that the findings are not "objective." If Central Park had won the top spot, would they have made that same point? Isn't it true that all online surveys/campaigns are not objective? They certainly don't use random sampling.
It's good to have some recognition and appreciation, even if winning the top spot was the result of local "passion" for the Circle. It's our Circle and we like it.