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Patricia Murphy MacMillan

Community Producer
My name is Patricia MacMillan, and I am the community producer for the TribLocal clusters of Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Warrenville, West Chicago and Winfield as well as Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Elburn/Maple Park and Elgin.

I am here to get the news out about these communities as well as help citizen contributors get their stories, photos and events featured online and in TribLocal’s weekly print edition that is delivered with the Chicago Tribune on Thursdays and as a standalone publication on Saturdays.

I love community journalism because I get to work with new people every day. I also love to write, read and trying new foods and restaurants – sushi is a personal favorite.

I also love spending time with my friends and family. I got married to my long-time boyfriend in October and am enjoying my new role as a wife to a great guy.

If you have a story idea or any questions while posting, call me at 312-731-6144, e-mail me at pmacmillan@tribune.com or find me on Twitter @TribLocalPatti.

If you have a concern about delivery, please email triblocaldelivery@tribune.com.

Stories & Events


Caterpillar officials say production continues at Joliet plant

Caterpillar Inc. officials showed reporters around its Joliet plant Friday, a move aimed at sending a message that it can produce parts without the about … Read more ›


Oak Park considers killing pigeons under Marion Street viaduct

Local officials are so riled by the pigeons in Oak Park’s downtown shopping district that they are weighing extreme measures to rid the roost under … Read more ›

Booking photo of Razel O. Gates (June 1, 2012)

Man accused of luring woman into car by saying he had a newspaper

Bond was set at $40,000 for a 32-year-old Joliet man accused of sexually assaulting a woman after luring her into his vehicle with the promise … Read more ›


Illinois lawmakers leave key pension reform issue unresolved

State lawmakers spent the final day of the spring session failing to act on the crucial issue of pension reform, instead approving a major gambling … Read more ›

House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, responds to criticism from House Minority Leader Tom Cross on the House Floor during budget debate Wednesday. (Michael Tercha / May 30, 2012)

Pension overhaul on track in Springfield

House lawmakers approved the latest version of a pension overhaul today as the clock ticks down toward a midnight adjournment deadline. The plan to fix … Read more ›

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  1. Yes, but I’m sure it will be back.

    Posted to A guide to sledding and outdoor ice skating - Glen Ellyn

  2. Go to http://tinyurl.com/2cspsmr to learn about this year’s Taste of Glen Ellyn on May 20.

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