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


Nearly $1M OK’d to link North Shore Channel Bike Trail

February 3, 2013
Nearly $1M OK’d to link North Shore Channel Bike Trail

 The Chicago Deptartment of Transportation announced it has received $979,600 towards a bridge to link the east and west legs of the North Shore Channel trail. The trail jumps the river at Lincoln Avenue near the Lincoln Village shopping center. Cyclists and pedestrians on the trail had to exit the trail, cross Lincoln Ave...
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Lisa Madigan Considering Run For Gov

January 31, 2013

Progress Illinois notes Horner Park East neighbor and current Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is examining a run against Illinois Governor Pat Quinn in 2014. Others considering a run, according to the site, are Bill Daley, a brother of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.   Read more at Illinois Progress
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Bowen Snaps 3 Years of Lane Champs in CPS Wrestling

January 31, 2013

From Neil Hernandez, the go-to guy on all CPS sports, Bowen snapped a three year championship run by Lane Tech with wins in the CPS Wrestling Tournament.   Read More at Lane Tech Fan
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DanStock

January 31, 2013
DanStock

Lot’s of friends are pushing a fundraiser being organized to recognize Dan Stock, an Uptown Recording producer and musician suffering from melanoma. The community is coming together for Dan. His fight with cancer will be remembered and commemorated. The fundraiser is his idea and I expect we’ll see him make an appearance if he...
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Steans: Sea Change in Public Opinion on Civil Unions

January 31, 2013

On The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur talks to state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Ill., about the marriage equality bill she has co-sponsored and seems poised to pass in Illinois. “We passed civil unions here two years ago, and the nature of the conversations I’m having with my colleagues just two years later is really different....
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Talking About Community Journalism (vid)

January 25, 2013
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Bulldog Publisher Patrick Boylan and North Town News Magazine Host Avy Meyers talk about community support for local journalism efforts.
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FitzGerald Announcement Silences Chamber

January 24, 2013
Garrett FitzGerald guided Ribfest to become a prominent festival in Chicago. He is pictured with IL Congressman Mike Quigley at the 2012 festival.

Brad Ball, Associate Director of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce made the announcement at the monthly chamber lunch today that executive director Garrett FitzGerald had been diagnosed with an inoperable stage 4 brain tumor. The usual chatter in the room died, leaving silence. Garrett, he said, would be starting an aggressive treatment of radiation...
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Puns Fly as Pigeons Caper Eludes Reporters (vid)

January 18, 2013

The Pigeons of Broadway are continuing to interest downtown reporters as Ald. James Cappleman continues to refuse to discuss what he knows about the capture of the Uptown bird of nuisance. CBS attempted to coral Cappleman yesterday but reports Cappleman flew the coop. Not exactly, as you read the story and realize Cappleman was...
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Ravenswood Lincoln Ave Bars Score in Chicago Mag Article

January 17, 2013

15 neighborhood bars scored nods from Chicago Magazine in a ‘best of’ post. Clark Street, 7 locations, and Lincoln Avenue, six locations, took 13 of the spots in the top 100. That was more than Lincoln Park, 12 locations, or Wrigleyville, two locations. Dancen at 5114 N Lincoln for pub grub Hüettenbar at 4721...
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Mendoza Retained At McPherson

January 17, 2013
McPherson Elementary

Carmen Mendoza has been retained as principal of McPherson school
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