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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December 18, 2014

Winter Brew in Lincoln Square Tickets Go on Sale Dec. 29

The annual craft beer festival is set for Jan. 31, with tickets on sale Dec. 29.

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December 18, 2014

Cellphone Store Burglaries in Irving Park Prompt Community Alert

Cellphone stores have been targeted in a string of recent burglaries, police said.

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December 18, 2014

Eris Cider House Draws Overall Support, a Few Sour Apples Over Parking

"This community is starved for a place ... like this," Ald. John Arena said of the cider house/brew pub.

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December 17, 2014

The Dalai Lama Sat Here, And You Could Too When You Visit Ludwig Interiors

Ludwig Interiors sure knows how to create an eye-catching window display.

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December 16, 2014

Nighthawk Bar and Coffee Shop Assures Albany Park It's Still Coming Soon

The Nighthawk took to Facebook to assure Albany Park residents the bar/coffee shop is still a go.

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December 16, 2014

Emergency Sewer Repair on Lawrence at Albany to Last Through Next Week

Traffic is being detoured off Lawrence Avenue after a sewer collapse at the intersection of Albany.

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December 16, 2014

Santa Is Stopping by Tano's Pizzeria to Raise Dough for Boys and Girls Club

Get your photo taken with Santa at Tano's, with proceeds going to the Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club.

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December 15, 2014

Fountainhead, Begyle Team Up on Eight Beery Nights of Hanukkah

Fountainhead and Begyle brewed eight variations of Chaunukah Porter, one tapped each night of Hanukkah.