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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April 24, 2014

Green Metropolis Fair to Highlight Healthy Living, Sustainable Practices

The fair will feature a number of programs including kid-friendly activities like cockroach races.

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April 23, 2014

Peterson Elementary Soaks Up the Sun; Solar Panels Unveiled on Earth Day

One of the city's greenest schools is now even more environmentally friendly.

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April 22, 2014

Cubs Remote Parking Lot Violating Zoning Rules, City Says

The team will continue to operate the controversial lot while applying for the proper permit.  

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April 22, 2014

River Park Boathouse Construction Gets Underway

The boathouse is the third of four planned along the Chicago River and should be completed by fall.

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April 22, 2014

Bell Addition a 'Testament' to Parents' Passion, Mayor Says

Mayor Emanuel was on hand to celebrate the completion of Bell Elementary's $10 million addition.

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April 18, 2014

Easter Egg Hunts Abound in the Neighborhood This Weekend

It's a busy weekend for the Easter Bunny, with several hunts at area parks and community centers.

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April 18, 2014

Bike Tour of Irving Park to Highlight Architectural Gems

Saturday's ride will cover 16 miles and more than 100 years of neighborhood history.

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April 17, 2014

Eugene Field Park Adds Land Where Flood-Damaged Homes Once Stood

The property will increase "passive space" at Eugene Field, the Park District said.