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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October 31, 2014

Chicago Property Taxes Should Have Gone Up This Year, Ald. Pawar Says

The city needs to "bite the bullet" and deal with its pension crisis, Pawar said at budget town hall.

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October 31, 2014

Man Caught on Camera Stealing 50-pound Pumpkin from Roscoe Village Porch

A Roscoe Village homeowner caught a thief on camera stealing pumpkins off her porch two nights in a row.

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October 31, 2014

Megan Miller of Baker Miller Nominated for Rising Pastry Chef Award

Megan Miller is in the running for a Jean Banchet Award as Chicago's Rising Pastry Chef.

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October 31, 2014

Take a Two-Wheeled Tour Through the History of Albany Park

A bike tour of Albany Park will roll through the neighborhood's historical and architectural highlights.

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October 30, 2014

Tree Huggers Wanted: Clear the Clark Park Woods, Prep for Spring Planting

Help clear out dead trees and invasive species at Clark Park on Saturday.

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October 30, 2014

Chicago's First Community-Funded Mental Health Center Opens in Irving Park

Irving Park, Albany Park and North Park voted to tax themselves to preserve their mental health.

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October 29, 2014

Looking for a Haunted House in the 'Hood? Climb the Stairway to Insanity

St. Viator's Stairway to Insanity is one of a handful of haunted houses on the North Side.

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October 29, 2014

47th Ward Budget Town Halls Scheduled

Ald. Ameya Pawar will discuss the proposed 2015 budget at a pair of town hall meetings.