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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.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

August 31, 2015

Lincoln Square Lanes Needs to Be Demolished After Massive Overnight Fire

Fire consumed the 100-year-old building. The bowling alley and Matty K's hardware are a total loss.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

August 31, 2015

Garden in the City: Miracle Ear of Popcorn Ripens, Will It Go Pow or Pfft?

Is DNAinfo's resident urban gardener poised to become the next Orville Redenbacher?

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 28, 2015

5 Things To Do Outside Today: Ferris Bueller Outside, Rogers Pork, Cicadas

Plus, the three-day Chicago Food + Wine Festival kicks off Friday.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

August 28, 2015

Weekend Picks: Go for Bocce Gold, Last Call for Mayhem, Get a Brain Freeze

Don't let summer slip away without a fight. Get out and enjoy the last weekend in August.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

August 28, 2015

Beer on Tap, Pizza on Wheels as Begyle Hosts Chicago Pizza Boss

Look for the red, white and green when Begyle Brewing hosts the Chicago Pizza Boss food truck Friday.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

August 28, 2015

Are You a Human SpellCheck? Sign Up for Book Cellar's Adult Spelling Bee

Why should middle-schoolers get all the glory? Take part in the Book Cellar's annual adult bee.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

August 27, 2015

What We're Reading: Will Chicago's 'Lime Line' Ever Really Happen?

Also: A couple hosts a weed bar at their Oregon wedding and headless women on book covers.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

August 27, 2015

Eat a Six-Pound Taco In A Bag in Four Minutes, Win $5,000

Taco In A Bag introduces the Kickapoo Joy Juice Taco Trough challenge, with $5,000 up for grabs.