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


Challenges issued in municipal election

December 1, 2010

Five aldermanic candidates in the 46th Ward and two candidates in the 47th Ward were challenged in the 2011 municipal election
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201 miles to Springfield and other Bulldog news

November 30, 2010

Welles Park Bulldog More from the Statehouse. It’s been a busy day. Clout St: Illinois House approves police, fire pension reformsnewsblogs.chicagotribune.comPosted by Ray Long and Monique Garcia at 5:40 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — House lawmakers tonight voted to reduce pension benefits for future police and fire fighters throughout the state in a major overhaul of...
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UPDATED: Endangered missing person

November 30, 2010
UPDATED: Endangered missing person

********** UPDATE 101202 04:50A ********** Chicago Breaking News is reporting that Darya Lending has been found safe. ********** ********** ********** Darya Lending, 15, is being sought as an endangered missing person. She was last seen in Evanston at a family residence. She resides in the area of 4500 N Francisco. The Chicago Police Department...
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New paint for Roscoe Village bridge

November 30, 2010

Daniel X O’Neil noticed the new paint job at the east portal of Roscoe Village. Dan says in his blog, DerivativeWorks “it seems as if the old purple sign at 1800 W. Roscoe had been that way for decades.” To see the two signs, old and new, just follow the links above. O’Neil, a neighborhood...
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Charter One robbed by “Quick Change” bandit

November 30, 2010
Charter One robbed by “Quick Change” bandit

Fox News reports that the Oct. 7 robbery of the North Center Charter One is being credited by the FBI to the "Quick Change" bandit.
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Disrespect: Black Eyed Peas poster slapped over vets poster

November 29, 2010
Disrespect: Black Eyed Peas poster slapped over vets poster

An anti-war poster citing the song "God Bless America" posted on a Lincoln Square construction site was purposely covered over by a poster publicizing the launch of a Black Eyed Peas album
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TIFs drain 59¢ of every commercial property tax dollar in Ravenswood

November 28, 2010
TIFs drain 59¢ of every commercial property  tax dollar in Ravenswood

TIFs, which encompass most of the commercial property of Ravenswood, take 59¢ of every dollar of property tax revenue in their district.
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47th Ward candidate: Tom Jacks

November 24, 2010

Tom Jacks, candidate for the 47th Ward, discusses why he wants to be alderman. Nov.22, 2010.
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46th Ward candidate Janice Thomas

November 24, 2010

46th Ward aldermanic candidate Janice Thomas discusses why she should be elected alderman. Nov. 22, 2010.
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46th Ward candidate Marc Kaplan

November 24, 2010

46th Ward aldermanic candidate Marc Kaplan discusses why he should be elected. Nov 22, 2010.
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