Hoops removed from Bronco Billy

Ald. James Cappleman noted that the basketball hoops have been removed from Bronco Billy Park, 4437 N Magnolia, in the Uptown neighborhood.

“On advice from the police, in agreement with the Parks Department, the basketball hoops at the Bronco Billy Park have been removed,” Cappleman announced in his weekly letter to constituents today.

“The police recommended this change to help alleviate accelerated gang activity in the area,” Cappleman said. Cappleman said he was working to move the hoops activities to a program at a number of parks including Chase Park in Ravenswood.

Bronco Billy Park is a playlot park located just west of the Truman College campus.

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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. Patrick led The Bulldog to win seven journalism awards in 2011, including four awards to Patrick as a solo or a team member. He is very proud of The Dog's coverage of politics and schools in the neighborhood. 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 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. The two-flat he owns was built in 1912 and has never been featured, to his knowledge, in any major motion pictures despite having a way-cool garden. Patrick purchased the property in 1994 and "couldn't afford to buy it now." His daughter is a college student in California. He lives in the house with his wife, Jane, and two cats who often sit in on his phone interviews.

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