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 »

October 24, 2014

St. Ben's Haunted House Returns From the Dead With All-New 'Fright Walk'

St. Ben's resurrects its popular haunted house with a Fright Walk designed by alum Harrison Ornelas.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

October 24, 2014

4 Places You Should Eat or Drink This Weekend

On your menu this weekend: deli sandwiches, sugar and pig's head.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

October 24, 2014

Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club 'Like a Dream,' Owner Says

Owner Manny Mejia earned his stripes at M.Henry and now he's working for himself.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

October 24, 2014

Lincoln Square Nominated for 'Great Place in America': Now Rock the Vote

Lincoln Square has been nominated as a Great Place in America, voting ends Wednesday.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

October 24, 2014

39th Ward Aldermanic Challengers To Take Part in Mayfair Music Club

Saturday's event includes a meet-and-greet with the candidates challenging Ald. Margaret Laurino.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

October 23, 2014

Last Call for Farmers Markets at Horner and Independence Parks

Horner Park closes out its farmers market Saturday and Independence Park holds its final market Sunday.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

October 23, 2014

Water Main Work To Bring Rockwell Street Into 21st Century

The water main under Rockwell Street is being replaced, with work expected to last through January.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

October 23, 2014

Got Mad Knife Skills? Enter Gene's Sausage Shop's Pumpkin Carving Contest

Show off your skills by entering Gene's inaugural pumpkin carving contest.