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 22, 2014

Get Your Jam On Tuesday With Free Events at Independence and Hamlin Parks

Enjoy a free concert in Independence Park or a Wheel Jam performance at Hamlin Park.

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July 22, 2014

Can't Decide What to Bring on Vacation? Deco Stylists Will Help You Pack

Debbie Kahn and Emily Simon also do house calls, including a "closest purge" for those who need it.

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July 21, 2014

International Peace Run Relay to Pass Through Roscoe Village Monday

The Peace Run's North American team will stop at Audubon School Monday evening.

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July 21, 2014

Magic Inc. Family Feud Reignites Over Honorary Street Sign

Family of the late Frances Marshall cried foul as her name is left off a sign honoring her husband, Jay.

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July 18, 2014

Lincoln Square Is Going to the Dogs During PAWS' Angels With Tails Event

Shops in Lincoln Square will have dogs and cats available for adoption during Sunday's PAWS event.

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July 17, 2014

Sola's New Late Night Menu Thinks Outside the Burrito Box

Sola's new late night menu serves up Asian-Hawaiian cuisine into the wee hours of the morning.

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July 17, 2014

Journeyman Distillery Releases Two New Whiskeys at Fountainhead

Fountainhead's "Kisses and Corsets" event will feature the release of two new Journeyman whiskeys.

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July 17, 2014

Garden in the City: What Your Family's Tree Says About Your Family Tree

DNAinfo.com's resident urban gardener looks at the power of plants to transmit family history.