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Patrick Butler

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Butler is a lifelong Chicagoan.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Patrick Butler on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Hidden history of Ravenswood & Lake View /
ISBN: 1609498674 OCLC: 824658122

Hidden history of Ravenswood and Lake View
ISBN: 9781614238706 OCLC: 945981016

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.