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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October 21, 2014

Eat at Pockets Wednesday, Feed a Hungry Pet

Eat at Lincoln Ave. Pockets Wednesday night and half the cost of your order will go to pet food pantry.

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October 21, 2014

Waters School Scores Biggest Sports Victory to Date ... a New Gym Floor

Waters' new gym floor comes as the school builds up its sports programs.

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October 20, 2014

McPherson School's New Playground Officially Open, Mud Pit No More

McPherson Elementary's new playground replaces formerly flood-prone area.

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October 20, 2014

Where's the Best Place to Trick or Treat? Survey Says Roscoe Village

Zillow ranked Chicago's top 'hoods for trick or treating and Roscoe Village nabbed the No. 1 spot.

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October 20, 2014

Garden in the City: Native Plants OK, Wild Not, Says City's Top Weed Cop

Native plants might be low maintenance, but they're not no maintenance, says Street & San commish.

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October 18, 2014

What's Up With That Rooftop Airstream? Find Out During Open House Chicago

The rooftop Airstream is among the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood gems included in Open House Chicago.

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October 17, 2014

4 Places You Should Eat or Drink This Weekend

Craft beer, handpainted chocolates and sushi should be on your menu for this weekend.

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October 17, 2014

Mayfair Residents Oppose Proposed Mosque: 'This Is Purely a Zoning Issue'

A proposed mosque would exacerbate congestion on Elston Avenue, Mayfair residents say.