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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 »

April 28, 2015

Disney II Wants Your Votes for 45th Ward Menu Money

It's back to the polls as voters in the 45th Ward cast their ballots in participatory budgeting process.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

April 28, 2015

Giddings Fountain Beats Buckingham to the Punch and 'Switches on Summer'

Buckingham Fountain gets a huge celebration May 9, Lincoln Square's fountain flows without fanfare.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 27, 2015

Listen to Monday's Top DNAinfo Radio Stories

DNAinfo Radio offers the story behind the story, told by the reporters in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

April 27, 2015

What We're Reading: The Creepiest Bathroom Ever Is In Chicago's Burbs

Also: Old timey beauty trends that terrify us and the monster truck trend is all our fault.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

April 27, 2015

Sweet Senations Baker Sandy Hunter Is Poised for Food Network Stardom

Sandy Hunter of Ravenswood's Sweet Sensations stars in the Food Network's "Spring Baking Championship."

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

April 27, 2015

How the 100-Year-Old North Park Village Went From Loathed to Loved

North Park Village is celebrating its centennial, but this North Side gem almost wasn't built at all.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 27, 2015

We Went to Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Pop-Up So You Don't Have To

Paltrow's Goop pop-up shop opened Saturday in the Gold Coast, attracting curiosity-seekers.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

April 24, 2015

Listen to Friday's Top DNAinfo Radio Stories

DNAinfo Radio offers the story behind the story, told by the reporters in Chicago's neighborhoods.