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 28, 2014

Missed Out on Goose Island's Bourbon Beers? Bottles and Cans Has 'Em Sunday

Bottles & Cans will be raffling off chances to buy Goose Island's highly-coveted Bourbon County Stouts.

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November 28, 2014

Radio Extra: Lincoln Square Gift Guide, From Art to Booze

A look at the best gift ideas for the neighborhood. 

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November 28, 2014

Small Business Saturday Is Local Shops' Answer to Big Box Black Friday

Local businesses are pulling out all the stops in the battle for holiday shoppers' dollars.

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November 28, 2014

Late Late Craft Show Is Black Friday Alternative for Indie Shoppers

For shoppers who aren't into fighting off pre-dawn crowds at the mall, try the Late Late Craft Show.

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November 26, 2014

Black Friday Deals on Everything From Jewelry to Jeans at Local Shops

Skip the lines at big box stores and grab great deals on gifts and services at neighborhood shops.

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November 26, 2014

Beer Advent Calendar Will Get You Through the Holidays One Brew at a Time

Bottles & Cans is selling beer advent calendars sure to keep you in holiday spirits all month long.

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November 26, 2014

Nine Places To Celebrate Black Wednesday in Chicago

The night before Thanksgiving should be all about fun.

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November 26, 2014

Last Call for 'You, Me, Them, Everybody' Live Show at Hungry Brain

The interview show got its start at the Hungry Brain and is returning for one final live recording.