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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 »

December 9, 2016

Black Rock has been renamed the Rugby Club Pub under new owners.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

December 8, 2016

And thousands more, with their loud calls, flew over the city on Thursday.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

December 8, 2016

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Jahn Elementary. Bidding is open through Saturday afternoon.

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December 8, 2016

Businesses along Damen will stay open late on Thursday, offering deals, drinks and entertainment.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

December 8, 2016

The Davis Theater will make a grand opening splash with the latest flick in the "Star Wars" franchise.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

December 7, 2016

What do you get for someone who's already gotten the best gift of all — a World Series championship?

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

December 7, 2016

Boxes are recyclable, bubble wrap isn't — but Pinterest has reuse ideas.

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December 7, 2016

Mash closed suddenly a week ago. Owners aren't commenting.