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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 Park & Old Town »

May 2, 2016

Grant Achatz's Lincoln Park restaurant took home the huge award Monday night.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 2, 2016

The Cherry Circle Room, which was designed by the firm Land and Sea Dept., took home the award.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 2, 2016

The "foodie Oscars" were handed out Monday night at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

May 2, 2016

More hidden beauty has been uncovered, and the new theaters and restaurant are taking shape.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 29, 2016

DNAinfo Broadcast Editor Matt Bubala talks about some of today's top stories.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

April 29, 2016

It's nesting season for geese. Has a family made its home on a rooftop in Lincoln Square?

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

April 29, 2016

Free coffee and treats such as cotton candy, readings and discounts are part of the unified effort.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

April 29, 2016

New Police Supt. Eddie Johnson fielded questions at a 33rd Ward town hall meeting.