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 »

August 2, 2015

It's National Coloring Book Day: Guess Who's Celebrating? Grown-Ups

Adults have taken up coloring in droves, and the trend is still gaining steam.

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July 31, 2015

Ultimate Beer/BBQ Pairing To Be Decided Saturday at Beer and BBQ Challenge

Fifteen teams will compete Saturday for best beer/barbecue pairing. The real winner: You.  

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

July 30, 2015

Garden in the City: There's Gold in Them Thar Bush Beans

DNAinfo.com Chicago's resident urban gardener says harvesting beans is like searching for treasure.

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July 30, 2015

Tour 165 Years of Chicago Houses in Five Minutes

From gothic revival to contemporary, Chicago's houses run a gamut of styles, just like its people.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

July 29, 2015

Opera That Isn't Snooty Or Expensive? Yep, And It's Coming to Ravenswood

Opera on Tap will perform Thursday through Saturday at Ravenswood Presbyterian Church.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

July 28, 2015

River Park Has a New Boathouse ... But No Boats

Nearly a year after the boathouse's official opening, there isn't a canoe or kayak in sight.

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July 28, 2015

Help Fill Kids' Backpacks During 47th Ward School Supply Drive

Donate paper, pencils and more to be distributed to needy students in the 47th Ward.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

July 27, 2015

5 Things To Do Outside Today: Stock Up On Summer Produce, Watch 'Anchorman'

Also: Free yoga near the lake and a stroll through some wildflowers.