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Name:  Patrick Butler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

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Butler is a lifelong Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Butler has covered the North Side for the past thirty-five years, most of them as a reporter for the Lerner Newspapers. He currently writes for Inside Publications' Booster and News-Star. Butler served more than a dozen years as president of the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association and for several years anchored a cable TV news/feature magazine, North Side Neighbors.


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Titles At Your Library

Hidden History of Ravenswood and Lake View
ISBN: 1609498674

The History Press. 2013

It's easy to get caught up in the hidden history of Ravenswood and Lake View, like the Harm's Park picnic that lasted fifty-four years or the political gimmickry of the Cowboy Mayor" of Chicago. Who can resist a double take over folk like the "Father of Ravenswood," who kept Chicago from falling to the Confederacy, or the "North Side's Benedict Arnold," who was sent to the electric chair during World War II? If you want to visit the days when the Cubs were the Spuds or debate whether Ravenswood is an actual neighborhood or just a state of mind, do it with longtime North Side journalist Patrick Butler in this curio shop of forgotten people and places."