Patrick

Patrick grew up near LaFollette Park on the West Side. He contends that the very best Italian beef sandwiches are made on the West Side and has a strange love of the flat pizza from that part of the city. In total the Bulldog has won 11 awards, been a finalist for another award and been recognized for its community leading work. Patrick is proud of the work of the citizen journalists associated with the Bulldog. Patrick wrote for the Times of Northwest Indiana as a stringer covering Cook County Government, for the Chicago Tribune as a stringer on the Chicago Wolves and for ChicagoNow as a writer before starting The Dog. He wrote for four years for ChiTownDailyNews.org as a media commentator and spent about 20 years in operations at city newspapers, including nine years as owner of his own distribution company. Prior to that he spent about nine years in public relations. Patrick is the treasurer of the Chicago Headline Club/ Society of Professional Journalists and a board member of the Ravenswood Lake View Historical Association. He is a member of Working Journalists, a unit of the Chicago Newspaper Guild and of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. Patrick has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and Weber High School and St. Peter Canisius grammar school.

Web Site: http://www.wellesparkbulldog.com


Loyola Wins Battle of Champions 35-28 Over Mt Carmel

September 10, 2016

Mt. Carmel lost a rare home game 35-28 to Class 8A defending champion Loyola Academy
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Onoh! 3 TDs to Lead Von Stueben 41-18 Over Amundsen

August 30, 2016

Dominic Onoh leads Von Stueben with 3 TDs for first varsity football win of season over Amundsen
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Marist Defeats ND for 2nd Time; Advances

November 3, 2015
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Marist, proving tough in the clutch, won an 8A first round contest against Notre Dame (Niles) Friday, scoring a last minute game winning field goal and a final seconds touchdown in the first half. It was hard to lose in one game Notre Dame Coach Michael Hennessey said after the game. Notre Dame (#10, 8-2)...
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Deerfield Crushes Kenwood 6A Hopes [video]

November 3, 2015
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The Deerfield High School (#17, 6-3) Warriors dominated a confused Broncos, crushing the post season hopes of Kenwood (#4, 7-2) in a 49-6 beating. The home loss at Gately Stadium was the first for the Broncos this season. The Warriors got off to a fast start, scoring on a 64 yard drive that culminated in...
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UPDATE 1: Mt Carmel Drowns Glenbard North in Rainy 1st Round [video]

November 2, 2015
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It is difficult to defeat Mount Carmel (#16, 8-2) at home where they are 6-0 this season. It would be a long and humbling ride home for the Glenbard North Panthers (#17, 7-3) who were soundly defeated on a drizzly day on the industrial South Side 42-15. In the 7A First Round Match the...
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8 City teams Remain in Football Playoffs

November 1, 2015
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It was a harsh weekend, with many Chicago high school teams falling. Among the victors, Brother Rice (#5) defeated Bartlett (#28) 49-21. Brother Rice faces South Elgin (#12) in the second round 8A playoffs at home. Another city team, Marist (#23) had a hard fought win over Notre Dame- Niles (#10) Friday evening, winning...
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St Bens, Francis de Sales in Volleyball Sectional Semifinals

November 1, 2015
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St Francis de Sales High School (#1) sent Seton Academy (#3) and College Prep- Lombard (#9) home to reach the Sectional Semifinals. Played at Harvest Christian Academy, it will be a tiring drive for the South Siders. They face Schaumburg Christian High School (#4) at 6P. St Benedict High School (#2) defeated Providence- St....
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3 City Teams Make 2A Volleyball Sectionals

November 1, 2015
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Morgan Park Academy (#5) will face Wilmington (#5) in the 2A girls volleyball sectional at Bishop McNamara High School Tuesday. Morgan Park has defeated Richards (#3) and Southland College Prep (#7). A second match at the Kankakee school will see Number Nine ranked Catalyst Maria face Watseka (#2). Maria defeated CICS/ Ellison (#8), ACE...
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Tuesday 3A Girls Volleyball Showdown at de LaSalle

November 1, 2015
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Three city teams will compete for the 3A Sectional de LaSalle crown starting with a semi final showdown Tuesday. University High (3#) which has sent Cristo Rey Jesuit (#17) and North Lawndale (#6) home faces Queen of Peace High School (#2) in what is a promising clash at 7P Tuesday at de LaSalle High...
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Four City Teams Compete in 4A Girls Volleyball Sectional Semifinals Tuesday

November 1, 2015
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Whitney Young has survived tests against Lane, Lincoln Park and Riverside-Brookfield to face York High School (#1)  in the IHSA class 4A girls volleyball Riverside Sectional Semifinals. The game is set for play at Riverside-Brookfield High School Tuesday at 6P. Whitney Young was seeded number five in the Sectional. A Sectional Semifinal between Glenbard...
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