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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 »

May 24, 2016

Explosives will be used every other day during the months it will take to blast the tunnel's shafts.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 24, 2016

Among the survey's questions: Would residents support the permanent closure of Belle Plaine?

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 23, 2016

Stay the heck away from Belmont, Western and probably Addison while you're at it.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 23, 2016

If CPS follows through with 39 percent cuts, Lane could lose 50 faculty and staff, principal says.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 23, 2016

Tap takeovers, special releases and the Welles Park Beer Fest are highlights of Chicago Craft Beer Week.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 23, 2016

Three students in Lane's Academic Center were robbed Friday as they left school for the day.

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May 20, 2016

The new Lakeview restaurant is serving up crispy, spicy chicken.  

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May 20, 2016

Ravenswood's newest brewery has some old-school tricks up its sleeves.