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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September 19, 2014

Baker Miller Opens Monday: We've Got Your Sneak Peek

The couple behind Bang Bang Pie Shop unveil their new enterprise on Monday.

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September 19, 2014

All Saints Episcopal Church's Renovations On Display During Open House

All Saints church is being restored inside and out. See the changes during Saturday's open house.

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September 18, 2014

Is Second Time the Charm for Ampersand? Wine Bar Now Sets Sights on Damen

Darren McGraw is trading Lawrence Avenue for Damen Avenue in his ongoing bid to open Ampersand Wine Bar.

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September 18, 2014

Zigge, Zagge, Zigge, Zagge, Hoi, Hoi, Hoi! We've Got Your Oktoberfest Guide

Lincoln Square and its surrounding neighborhoods are at the heart of Chicago's Oktoberfest celebrations.

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September 17, 2014

Suds 'n' Salads? Learn How to Pair Beer and Veggies at Upcoming Dinner

"Dinner in the Beer Garden" at River Valley Farmer's Table will spotlight beer and veggie pairings.

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September 17, 2014

Friends of Amundsen Mixer Aims to Spread School Spirit Among Adults

Friends of Amundsen is hosting a mixer on Thursday for neighbors to learn more about the school.

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September 16, 2014

Galter LifeCenter Will Help You Get Fit for Free Through Saturday

Galter LifeCenter is turning 23 and it's celebrating the milestone by offering free fitness classes.

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September 16, 2014

Schurz, Neighbors at Odds Over Athletic Field, Proposed Closing of Waveland

Plans for a proposed athletic field at Schurz High School would close a portion of Waveland Avenue.