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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August 20, 2014

Lawrence Avenue Streetscape Heading Into Homestretch With Resurfacing

After more than a year of construction, the end is in sight on the Lawrence Avenue Streetscape.

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August 19, 2014

Rowdy Dallas Cowboys Fans 'Kicked to Curb' at Favorite Chicago Bar

America's team? Not at Brownstone in North Center, where Cowboys fans lost their home team privileges.

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August 18, 2014

Ravenswood Vacant Lot Attracts Picnickers in Bid to Transform Empty Space

Ravenswood competed in the city's place making challenge by throwing a picnic in a vacant lot.

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August 18, 2014

'Chicago PD' to Film in Lincoln Square, Watch for Parking Restrictions

The NBC crime drama will be filming in Lincoln Square on Tuesday, so watch where you park.

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August 15, 2014

Mini-Golf in Welles Park, Shakespearean Mayhem in Winnemac This Weekend

City Mini Golf is in its final days at Welles Park while Shakespeare's Motley Crew performs at Winnemac.

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August 15, 2014

Old Town School's Garage Sale Is Music to Thrifters' Ears

Everything in the school's music store will be on sale Saturday and Sunday.

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August 15, 2014

No Brown Line Service From Western to Kimball This Weekend

Rail service will be suspended between Western and Kimball and replaced by shuttle buses this weekend.

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August 15, 2014

Garden in the City: Time to Have 'The Talk' About Where Corn Comes From

Where do corn babies come from? DNAinfo's resident urban gardener has the scoop, and it's pretty cool.