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.

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August 29, 2014

Garden in the City: Carnage in the Stalks! The Rats Got My Corn

DNAinfo Chicago's resident urban gardener mourns the loss of her corn, devoured by rats.

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August 29, 2014

Ribfest Gets the Star Treatment on Food Network's 'Eating America'

Ribfest is featured on "Eating America With Anthony Anderson," airing Friday and Saturday.

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August 29, 2014

Divvy Coming to 40th Ward, Locations Near Parks a Top Priority

Ten Divvy stations will be installed in the 40th Ward by the spring.

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August 28, 2014

'Vintage Deutsch' Highlights Upscale German Culture

There's more to Germany than beer and brats, and DANK Haus will showcase fine wines and high fashion.

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August 28, 2014

Lincoln Square Restaurants to Go Whole Hog During Pork Fest

The fall edition of The Sunnyside of Lincoln Avenue block party celebrates pork in its many forms.

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August 28, 2014

Salam Owner Planning Changes at Metro Plaza Including Sale of Blanz Pantry

Plaza owner Hassib Blan is looking to shed one business and maybe open another at the Kedzie strip mall.

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August 28, 2014

It's Man Vs. Dictionary at Book Cellar's Adult Spelling Bee

Remember life before spell check? Then you might have a shot at winning the Book Cellar's Adult Bee.

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August 27, 2014

Get Tickets to Independence Park Beer Fest Before Price Hike Hits

Tix to the Independence Park Beer Fest, a fundraiser for a new playground, jump to $50 after Sept. 1.