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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 »

July 2, 2015

Intrinsic Charter Drops Lincoln Square Proposal, Alderman Says

Ald. Pat O'Connor notified constituents that Intrinsic Charter is no long eyeing Lincoln Square site.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 2, 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. 

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

July 2, 2015

Baker Miller Bests City's New $10 Minimum Wage, Ups Pay to $14 Per Hour

Baker Miller went public with its wage hike to prove it can be done, says co-owner Dave Miller.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

July 2, 2015

Where's Waldo? All Over Lincoln Square During Book Cellar Scavenger Hunt

Kids can hunt down Waldo at shops around the Square for a chance to win books and other prizes.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 1, 2015

Listen to Wednesday'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 »

July 1, 2015

Garden in the City: Lettuce Might Not Be Mr. Right, But It's Mr. Right Now

DNAinfo's resident urban gardener says greens offer a quicker return on investment than other crops.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

July 1, 2015

'Say No to Intrinsic' Petition Opposes Charter School in Lincoln Square

The petition has gathered nearly 800 signatures against Intrinsic's proposal to open in Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

July 1, 2015

Lane Tech LSC Deadlocked on Principal Choice, CPS To Name Interim Leader

Lane's LSC failed to agree on a new principal, has 90 days to make a decision before CPS steps in.