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


UPDATED: Pawar Talks About Ward Service Office

March 31, 2010
UPDATED: Pawar Talks About Ward Service Office

The Bulldog sat down earlier this week to talk to Ameya Pawar. Mr. Pawar recently announced he plans to run against 47th Ward Alderman Eugene Schulter in the 2011 city elections. We wrote Alderman Schulter by e-mail and talked to his staff requesting he respond to recent news, including the report by the Lake...
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Unique Eye: Sterno74

March 30, 2010
Unique Eye: Sterno74


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Waters Field House comes down; Dreams stay up

March 30, 2010
Waters Field House comes down; Dreams stay up

The Waters Elementary School Field House was demolished on Monday. The Field House, located in a garden at the south end of the property, had become a center for a community garden and an ecology program at the school. The school plans to replace the building with a much smaller structure, according to Pete...
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UPDATE: Montrose sewer project to reroute CTA, detour traffic, affect businesses

March 28, 2010
UPDATE: Montrose sewer project to reroute CTA, detour traffic, affect businesses

A sewer upgrade has closed Montrose Avenue at Paulina for seven weeks. During the construction CTA buses will reroute and traffic will detour around the construction. The closed road will affect twenty restaurants and numerous other businesses between Damen and Ashland Avenue as well as parents dropping off children at Ravenswood Elementary School and...
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Lost & Found: Snowflake George

March 27, 2010
Lost & Found: Snowflake George

My name is Snowflake George. I’m a stray living under a porch in the 2400 Cullom block. I like to purr and climb into people’s arms. I accompany them along the sidewalk and about their garden chores. I play nice with other kitties and know what a litter box is for. I am a...
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Are Brown Line trains smaller? No says CTA. More crowded? You decide

March 26, 2010
Are Brown Line trains smaller? No says CTA. More crowded? You decide

Traveling the Brown Line since the recent service reductions the Bulldog noticed that first the cars seemed to be much more crowded and second that the trains seemed to be running four-car trains off-peak. In the past, it seemed as though off-peak service often consisted of six and eight-car trains. The Bulldog put the...
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A bar, an infamous murder and ice cream

March 26, 2010
A bar, an infamous murder and ice cream

From drug store to currency exchange. From a favorite ice cream stop to an authentic Irish bar, O’Shaughnessy’s building has been a home to businesses in the Ravenswood community for 100 years. Or maybe more. Blogger LizG14 has written a love poem to O’Shaughnessy’s on “Tales, Taverns & Towns: Let’s Raise a Glass”. While...
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A Unique Eye by Sterno74

March 26, 2010
A Unique Eye by Sterno74


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Bulldog in FOIA dispute with CPS over LSC candidates

March 25, 2010
Bulldog in FOIA dispute with CPS over LSC candidates

The Welles Park Bulldog is seeking to force the Chicago Public Schools to release the nominating petitions of residents running for Local School Council in eleven schools, part of an effort by the on-line publication that pits privacy issues against the public’s right to know. In a March 12th letter by Bulldog attorney Terrance...
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Police alert about Ronan Park sexual assault

March 25, 2010
Police alert about Ronan Park sexual assault

Area 5 detectives have issued an alert following a sexual assault in Ronan Park, 3000 W Argyle St., Chicago, IL on March 22. According to police, the victim was approached while on Ronan Park property by a man with a handgun about 4:30 PM. The offender led her to a secluded area near the...
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