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


Adam Robinson: New campaign video

October 7, 2010

Adam Robinson (R-Edgewater) has released a new campaign video in his race against Heather Steans (D-Lakewood- Balmoral) for the IL 7th Senate seat. To everyone’s credit, the campaign has focussed on issues. “I know things are tough… government hasn’t earned the right to a taxpayer bailout…” Robinson says. ” “If we raise taxes without...
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Sears lot development a go: Curbed Chicago

October 7, 2010
Sears lot development a go: Curbed Chicago

Curbed Chicago, a new site tracking the real estate industry, is predicting the Ravenswood Station development in the Sears Parking lot is a go. The site notes that the development appeared in Crain’s Construction Pipeline earlier in the week. It credits 47th Ward Ald Eugene Schulter with being able to muster the votes in...
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Charlies Ale House closes; Acre to open Oct 12

October 7, 2010
Charlies Ale House closes; Acre to open Oct 12

Zagat is reporting Charlies Ale House in Andersonville is closed for good. A new restaurant, Acre, under the old management company is scheduled to open October 12, according to the report at the location: 5308 N Clark St. “The owners promise to keep the same relaxed atmosphere of the old favorite, so expect more...
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Bar fight sends 1 to hospital; 1 to jail. UPDATE

October 7, 2010
Bar fight sends 1 to hospital; 1 to jail. UPDATE

A fight inside Carol's Pub on Clark Street left one man stabbed on Clark Street. A man is in custody this morning, according to media reports.
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Tips and traffic

October 6, 2010
Tips and traffic

The Rockwell Crossing Art & Craft Walk takes place Sat Oct 9 10A – 5P. Rockwell between Leland and Eastwood. Http://www.rcacwalk.com The NorthCenter neighborhood Association will be holding a plant swap Sat Oct 9 10A – 1P, 2037 W Bradley. The Berry Memorial United Methodist Church, 4754 N Leavitt will be holding a used...
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Schulter to formally kickoff Oct 21

October 5, 2010
Schulter to formally kickoff Oct 21

Ald. Eugene Schulter is kicking off his election campaign at Excalibur, a River North night club. The asking price for admission? $125 minimum.
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High School football: Week 6 standings

October 4, 2010
High School football: Week 6 standings

Lane remains the only Ravenswood neighborhood team that seems to have a chance to make the playoffs. With two games remaining in the public league season, Lane needs to take both games.
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The first frost is coming, let’s have some fun with it!

October 4, 2010

The neighborhood seems poised to experience the arrival of the first frost. Tonight as we cover the last of the summer vegetables shivering in the garden we can take a moment to consider a few facts about the phenomena of frost we are anticipating. There are a number of related weather terms that we...
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Your candidates: Contact info & main stream questions

October 4, 2010

Presenting a database of candidates in the 2010 general election. Search for candidates, contact information and information on the candidates here.
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Rahm enters race for mayor

October 4, 2010

Emanuel enters race for mayor. "I’m glad to be home."
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