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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.

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September 30, 2016

The highly anticipated Parisian-style tearoom and bakery on Bryn Mawr is now open.

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September 30, 2016

Some mapping software hasn't caught up with the controversial diverter, but Waze is all over it.

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September 30, 2016

The fest will take over Lincoln Square Saturday and Sunday with food, entertainment, drinks and more.

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September 29, 2016

Park stewards have 1,000 plants they need help putting into the ground on Oct. 8.

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September 29, 2016

Nine housing units and three storefronts are rising up on a portion of Wintrust's parking lot.

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September 28, 2016

Saturday's event will send participants on a scavenger hunt of the neighborhood's historic sites.

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September 28, 2016

The muggers will face felony charges after robbing a woman Tuesday in Legion Park.