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Patty Wetli

Reporter/Producer @Pattydnachicago pwetli@dnainfo.com

Patty Wetli is a reporter/producer covering Lincoln Square, North Center, Roscoe Village, Irving Park and Albany Park. A lifelong Midwesterner and Ohio transplant (Go Buckeyes!), she moved to Chicago to attend graduate school at Northwestern University, where she received a master’s degree in English while working full-time as a reporter/editor for a trade magazine that covered the telecom market.

After a detour into marketing communications for the Chicago Tribune, she dove into creative writing and completed a certificate program through the University of Chicago. Her work has been published in The Rumpus, Brevity and the Front Porch Journal, and she also contributes reviews to Booklist.

Patty has lived in Lincoln Square since 2001. She spent the past two years reporting on the neighborhood and surrounding area for the Center Square and Roscoe View Journals.

Fun Fact: Patty entered the Pillsbury Bake-Off with a recipe for Crescent Cookies – Pillsbury crescent rolls stuffed with Pillsbury cookie dough drizzled with Smucker’s ice cream topping. Shockingly, this did not earn her the million-dollar top prize.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 22, 2015

Listen to Friday's Top DNAinfo Radio Stories

DNAinfo Radio offers the story behind the story, told by the reporters in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 22, 2015

Get Fine Art for $20 at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative's Blow-out Sale

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative's $20 Cash 'n' Carry Sale kicks off Saturday.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 22, 2015

Close Out Craft Beer Week With SweetWater Brews on Fountainhead's Roof

Fountainhead is closing out Craft Beer Week with a rooftop party featuring SweetWater beers.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 22, 2015

Get First Dibs on Newest Jewelry at Nomadic Ant's Re-Opening Party

Nomadic Ant is throwing a re-opening party Friday, complete with mojitos and giveaways.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 22, 2015

Old Irving Park Has a Pigeon Poop Problem; Who's Gonna Fix It?

Neighbors have had it with the pigeon poop that blankets the walkways under Old Irving Park's viaducts.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 21, 2015

Listen to Thursday's Top DNAinfo Radio Stories

DNAinfo Radio offers the story behind the story, told by the reporters in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

May 21, 2015

Proposed North Side Charter Schools 'Not Remotely' Needed, Principals Say

Principals from Lake View, Amundsen, Senn, Sullivan and Mather high schools banded together.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 21, 2015

'Cutthroat Kitchen' Winner on Board at Ampersand as Wine Bar Opening Nears

Tim Havidic, winner of the Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen," will be Ampersand's chef de cuisine.