Meet Some New Faces at Oak Forest Patch
Patch is evolving, and that means finding new ways to cover your community. Find out how we're doing that.
Meet the new team, running Patch in Tinley Park and Oak Forest. Same as the old team.
Patch continues to cover the community news that's important to you, providing a place where you can share conversation, photos, events and more with other readers. We're just improving how we do it.
Instead of one local editor (that's Joe Vince, who has recently returned from an extended medical leave), Patch has a team of journalists—including Police Editor Nick Swedberg, Community Editor Ryan Fitzpatrick and Associate Regional Editor Lauren Traut—contributing to the site.
Of course, it's the readers that are the key to Patch's success. We want to hear from you, whether it's by sharing your opinion on local issues or passing along story ideas that let us feature all the different parts of the Oak Forest community. These are just some of the ways you can participate:
- Start a blog in our Local Voices section
- Post an event to our calendar
- Spread the word through an announcement
- Reach out to us with thoughts and ideas (click the names for email links): Joe Vince (815-219-6961); Ryan Fitzpatrick (708-768-7048); Nick Swedberg (630-666-8863); Lauren Traut (708-382-0737).
- Follow us on Facebook
- Join for free!
While there might be some changes, Patch will still keep providing a place you can go to learn—and tell other readers—what's happening in your community.