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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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March 23, 2017

The pioneering Thai fine dining restaurant is back after briefly closing to refresh its look and taste.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 23, 2017

Two proposed mixed-use developments will be the topic of a community open house Thursday night.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 23, 2017

The Book Cellar's owner worries that Amazon's Lakeview store will further erode sales at her indie shop.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 22, 2017

Barley's Angels' pairing event is so popular, even the founders can't get a seat.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 22, 2017

Changes are afoot, including a new McDonald's, Ald. Pat O'Connor said.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 21, 2017

The vintage furnishings' store opened a second location focused on home decor for youngsters.

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March 21, 2017

"I hate communal seating. It's the restaurant equivalent of riding the public bus," one patron griped.