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.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

January 26, 2015

Best Doughnuts in Chicago: Check Out the Winners and Photos from Donut Fest

Firecakes and West Town Bakery took home the top prizes at Sunday's second annual Donut Fest.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

January 26, 2015

Ravenswood Community Council Hosting Tax Seminar for Small Businesses

The lunch-and-learn seminar is aimed at helping small business owners figure out their taxes.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

January 26, 2015

And the Hottest Place to Eat in Chicago Is ... Pi-Hi Cafe?

Yelp's list of the top 100 places to eat in 2015 includes just one Chicago entrant — Pi-Hi Cafe.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

January 23, 2015

Meet the Farmers at Northcenter Neighborhood Association's Annual CSA Night

Learn more about community supported agriculture from the farmers themselves at the annual event.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

January 23, 2015

Four Moon Turns 16, Celebrates With Rare Beers and Sloppy Joes

Four Moon Tavern celebrates its 16th anniversary Sunday with rare beers, food specials and a raffle.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

January 22, 2015

Radio Extra: Templestowe's Got a Rip Snorter of Party for Australia Day

Patty Wetli offers some background into Australia Day, and where you can celebrate on DNAinfo Radio.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

January 22, 2015

Taco In A Bag Restaurant Coming to Lincoln Square

Competitive eating champs Pat Bertoletti and Tim Brown are bringing Taco In A Bag to Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

January 22, 2015

Begyle Teams With Whole Foods, Brews Special Beers for New Stores

Begyle's Streeterville Pale Ale will debut with Whole Foods new Streeterville store, more to follow.