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 »

February 28, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Starts Sunday at Mrs. Murphy, Doesn't Stop Til the 17th

It's 17 Days of St. Patrick at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, kicking off Sunday.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

February 27, 2015

This Rockstar Burger Has 4,520 Calories and Weighs 5 Pounds

Are you game for Rocks' mountain of meat? It has four half-pound patties, eight pieces of bacon, more.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

February 27, 2015

Deb Mell Might Avoid Runoff Now That She's 2 Votes Over 50 Percent Mark

Absentee ballots pushed Mell over the 50 percent of the vote needed to avoid a runoff.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 27, 2015

4 Neighborhood Places Where You Should Go Eat or Drink This Weekend

On your weekend menu: oysters, beer and, of course,  pizza . Also a HUGE burger.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

February 27, 2015

Aerial Dance, Robots, Magic and More at Peterson School's Community Event

Peterson Elementary's "Unity Through the Arts & Sciences" has something for everyone Friday night.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

February 27, 2015

Got Cabin Fever? Horner Park Neighbors Say Roller Derby's the Cure

The Horner Park West Neighborhood Association is hosting an outing to see the Chicago Red Hots Saturday.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

February 27, 2015

HQ Restaurant Wants To Be Irving Park's Date-Night Headquarters

HQ Howard Quintero restaurant celebrates its grand opening Friday.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

February 26, 2015

Germany's Biggest Blockbuster, 'Fack ju Gohte,' to Screen at DANK Haus

Germans flocked to "Fack ju Gohte." See what made this film a blockbuster at a free screening Friday.