Meet the new team that will run the Patch network serving the Southland Patch communities. We'll still bring you coverage of what's going on in town and continue to be the place where you can share conversation, photos, events and more with the community.
But instead of just one editor, you’ll have a team of professionals, including Local Editor Ben Feldheim, Police Editor Nick Swedberg and Community Editor Ryan Fitzpatrick.
For Palos news tips and additional questions, contact Local Editor Ben Feldheim by email or phone at 708.288.3267.
What really makes a Patch special is the way it captures and amplifies a community’s voice—your voice. There are plenty of ways to 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): Ryan Fitzpatrick (708-768-7048); Nick Swedberg (630-666-8863); Ben Feldheim (708-288-3267).
- While you’re at it, follow us on Facebook
- Join Patch, sign up for a free user account
Personal Note from Local Editor Ben Feldheim
For those of you who've read Orland Park Patch, I'm the guy in the fedora at the top of the screen. I don't usually wear that hat out, because it tends to blow away.
Nick Swedberg will still be on hand for police-related stories, but consider me your go-to person for information about Palos government, schools, features and events. While I'll also still be covering the same topics in Orland, I look forward to getting to know the neighbors to the north and east as well.
As Community Editor Ryan Fitzpatrick put it, "rather than maintain a one-person juggling act, we're specializing our individual roles to help deliver a better, more consistent product to our readers."
With that in mind, don't hesitate to get in touch with me as I get to know the community. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at 708-288-3267.