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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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February 8, 2016

Preliminary construction work has already begun, and now there's a date for the wrecking ball.

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February 8, 2016

Pawar ID'd $16.5 million in TIF surplus in the 47th Ward, and urges other flush aldermen to do the same.

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February 8, 2016

Ald. Pawar plans to OK senior housing in Ravenswood over objections the area is already too congested.

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February 5, 2016

Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry, will deliver NEIU's spring commencement speech.

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February 5, 2016

There are still some Christmas decorations lingering around Chicago.

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February 4, 2016

Jerry's is preparing to open in the heart of Lincoln Square by the end of the month. (PHOTOS) 

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February 4, 2016

Gurnee Donuts took top honors at Donut Fest. Buy the prize-winning pastries Sunday at Cafe Chien.