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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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May 27, 2017

There's loads to do this weekend, indoors and out, across Chicago's neighborhoods.

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May 26, 2017

The Peruvian restaurant opened in 2015 and earned a pair of Bib Gourmand awards from Michelin.

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May 26, 2017

Owner Alvin Klein is 81 years old and ready to retire. He'll fill his last prescription Friday.

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May 25, 2017

The Thai restaurant's Western Avenue location has been closed since May 16 for health violations.

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May 25, 2017

The Lawrence Avenue store is one of hundreds being closed nationwide.

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May 25, 2017

Owners announced the shop will open in the coming months and serve Stumptown Coffee.

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May 25, 2017

Ald. Deb Mell (33rd) shared the infrastructure projects selected from constituents' recommendations.

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May 24, 2017

Contracts have been awarded for work on the Ravenswood Station and 11 bridges, Metra announced.