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Bridget Doyle

TribLocal reporter
Hello! I'm Bridget Doyle, the Oak Park and River Forest reporter for the Chicago Tribune and TribLocal.

After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism, I was hired as a beat reporter for TribLocal. Since then, I've worked diligently to cover government, school, transportation and crime, along with making sure to seek out interesting feature stories. I've covered various beats for TribLocal, but I'm excited to start covering everything in Chicago's closest west suburbs.

I became interested in journalism in high school, and have not strayed from my decision since. I love that in telling stories, I can connect with residents as well as help them stay informed. I truly enjoy being out in the community and learning what's most important to the people that live there.

I currently live on Chicago's north side and I love exploring the city. I enjoy going to Chicago sporting events (Sox fan), trying new restaurants with friends and running by the lake with my dog, Oliver.

Please don't hesitate to call, email or tweet me with questions, comments or story ideas. I would love to hear from you!

Stories & Events

Terrence Karpowicz’s steel and polymer "Finish." (Village of Oak Park photo)

12 sculptures invade Oak Park for the summer

Public art in Oak Park just became a summertime activity. Earlier this month, Oak Park kicked off its first-ever sculpture walk, comprised of 12 larger-than-life … Read more ›

Crime and police

Four charged in heroin bust

By Bridget Doyle and Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune reporters A seven-month undercover investigation into heroin dealing on Chicago’s west side by Oak Park police and … Read more › 1 comment


Vandals splatter paint on Oak Park Catholic church

Vandals splattered red paint on the doors of Oak Park’s Ascension Catholic Church early Tuesday, the Rev. Lawrence McNally said. The vandalism follows two recent … Read more ›

Hemingway's boyhood home, located at 600 N. Kenilworth Ave., sold for $525,000 to an Oak Park family. (Bridget Doyle/Tribune)

Foundation sells Hemingway’s boyhood home

An Oak Park couple purchased Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home Tuesday and plan to restore the three-flat back to its original use as a single family … Read more ›

Traffic flows on the east bound Eisenhower Expressway from Austin Ave. towards the city. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune)

Oak Parkers speak out against widening Ike

Nearly a dozen Oak Park residents spoke out at a meeting Monday night encouraging the Illinois Department of Transportation to focus on public transit opportunities … Read more ›

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