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


Daily Beast: Rahm Considering Bid for 1600 Pennsylvania

February 15, 2013

Rumors that neighbor and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t be satisfied working on LaSalle Street and living on Hermitage have been swirling around since the former Congressman asked Robert Halpin to vacate his residence. The Daily Beast claims Emanuel had discussions with potential donors while rounding up money for a planned 2015 run for...
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Four Local Schools Remain On Close List

February 13, 2013
ChicagoCPS

Four neighborhood schools remain threatened with closure. CPS released a list of 129 city schools it says are still under consideration for closure.
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Black Ensemble Theater (Vid)

February 13, 2013

Our neighborhood’s very own Black Ensemble Theater was featured on Fox. Take a look     Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News
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Madigan Faces Fracking Test

February 13, 2013

Rumors that the neighborhood resident Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will run for governor continue to circulate. A key test for Madigan is balancing her role in talks over hydralic fracking. The discussions about the use of the controversial extraction method will pit two traditional Democratic constituencies against each other, according to Crain’s Chicago...
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Steans Addresses Marriage Equality to Hispanics

February 12, 2013

Illinois Senator Heather Steans appearance with Extra Newspaper discusses why marriage equality is important to Hispanics.
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Lane Aquaponics Program

February 12, 2013

Lane Tech’s Aquaponics program may be teaching the next generation of farmers, but this time the farms will be in the city. Chicago Farm & Table quotes Lane STEM Coordinator Cristen Lain as saying Lane has the best STEM program in the city, in part due to facilities such as the aquaponics lab.  ...
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Men’s High School BB Rankings

February 12, 2013

The rankings for the Red and Blue North high school basketball conferences were announced by LaneTechFan. Lake View came in second in the Blue North Conference with a 5-2 record. In the Red North Conference Lane came in sixth with a 5-4 record. Amundsen came in last in the conference, tying Schurz, both having...
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Edgewater Redevelopment Plans Revealed

February 9, 2013

A developer has revealed plans to build a new 13-story tower containing 214 units at the site of the Edgewater Medical Center, north of Andersonville. TIF would be used to raze the site of the current hospital, according to a report in Curbed Chicago. Curbed reports neighbors expressed opposition to the plan.   Read more at...
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Sustainable Journalism? Who Cares?

February 8, 2013
EB

Our community has been hit by yet another loss in the area of communications. EveryBlock abruptly shut-down on Thursday morning. There was no way to save discussions or create a news tool from the ashes. There was no time. The corporate overseers at NBC pulled the plug and it is dead. This comes on...
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Everyblock Closes

February 7, 2013
EveryBlock

Everyblock announced it is closing this morning.   Read the post Read more from Poynter    
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