Patch (Illinois)

AOL's fast-growing hyperlocal network

patch.illinois.pngIllinois has one of the larger collections of Patch sites-fifty-nine in all. Not surprisingly, the sites are most prevalent in the Chicago suburbs. The state also includes two universities contributing to coverage through the “PatchU” program: Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the Columbia College Chicago Journalism Department.

Read CJR’s full profile of the Patch network here.

Patch has launched more than 860 sites in twenty-two states plus the District of Columbia. For more information on the network’s activities on a state by state basis, click one of the following links:

California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin.

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AJ Hudson is a research assistant at CJR.