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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July 31, 2014

Stephen Colbert's Anti-Amazon Author to Appear at the Book Cellar

Edan Lepucki, promoted by Colbert in his war against Amazon, will appear Thursday at the Book Cellar.

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July 31, 2014

NEIU Expansion Plans Draw Protesters to University President's House

Protesters picketed outside the home of NEIU President Sharon Hahs, chanting "Stop eminent domain."

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July 30, 2014

Drink Beer, Eat Pizza and Party for a Good Cause in Albany Park

Albany Park Community Center's "Party With a Purpose" will raise money at Golden Crust Pizza.

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July 30, 2014

Pouring Beer at Ribfest Pays Dividends as Volunteers Receive Big Fat Checks

The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce handed out $20,000 in grants to Ribfest's volunteer organizations.

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July 29, 2014

100-Year-Old Model Homes in Ravenswood Manor Still Standing Strong

Ravenswood Manor's model homes, all more than 100 years old, were highlighted during a recent tour.

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July 28, 2014

Brewers and Pitmasters Compete for Bragging Rights in Beer and BBQ Showdown

The inaugural Beer & BBQ Challenge will pair brewers with pitmasters in an epic showdown.

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July 25, 2014

Northman Pop-Up Tickets Now on Sale for Preview Dinners

Tickets are on sale for pop-up dinners featuring a preview of The Northman's cider and menu offerings.

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July 25, 2014

Is a Greenway the Answer to Traffic Issues in Ravenswood Manor?

Neighbors will tour North Center's Berteau Greenway as an option for calming traffic in the Manor.