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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November 21, 2014

Lincoln Square Events: Five Things to Do This Weekend

Weekend events range from a sketch comedy drinking game to an old-fashioned hoedown.

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November 21, 2014

Show of Hands Brings 60 Artisans Under One Roof for Pre-Holiday Shopping

Independent artists, designers and craftspeople will display their wares at Show of Hands this weekend.

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November 20, 2014

Delivery Drivers Robbed in Ravenswood Manor and Lakeview: Alert

Police issued a community alert for Ravenswood Manor and Lakeview after delivery drivers were robbed.

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November 20, 2014

Transit-Oriented Apartment-Retail-Office Development Coming to Montrose

Montrose Green will be the area's first official transit-oriented development.

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November 20, 2014

RoscoeBooks to Celebrate Grand Opening on Saturday

Chicago's newest independent bookstore, RoscoeBooks in Roscoe Village, opens its doors Saturday.

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November 20, 2014

TBT: Remember When Old Town School Was Lincoln Square's Library?

Lincoln Square's library once occupied the building that's now home to Old Town School of Folk Music.

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November 19, 2014

Water Department to Talk Cold Weather Tips at 33rd Ward Town Hall

Frozen pipes and flooded streets are likely to be topics at the 33rd Ward Water Department town hall.

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November 19, 2014

Chef Cleetus Takes Over Fountainhead's Taps With Beer Collaborations

Fountainhead's beer taps will be flowing Thursday with collaborations brewed by chef Cleetus Friedman.