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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 19, 2017

A trio of murals — two commissioned, one not — share a theme.

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September 19, 2017

The workshops will offer information on the renewal process, which must be completed by Oct. 5.

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September 18, 2017

A third woman reported she was groped by a man on a bike as she walked alone in Ravenswood, police said.

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September 18, 2017

The pub, closed since late 2015, was featured on Spike TV's "Back to the Bar."

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September 15, 2017

Goats are now the lawnmowers at O'Hare, Kris Bryant is sending fans thank-you notes and more.

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September 15, 2017

The incident happened Thursday afternoon at Palette Fragrances on Western Avenue, near Lawrence.

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September 15, 2017

"We need apartments," said Ald. Ameya Pawar, whose 47th ward has lost 4,000 rental units since 2000.