Articles By Patty Wetli

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

No Air Conditioning? No Sweat: Pro Tips On How To Keep Cool Without AC

Chill your sheets in the fridge, run your AC in short blasts ... and avoid cuddling.

It’s CTA Vs. NJ Transit In Bracket Battle For Transit Supremacy — Do The East Coast-ers Have A Chance? Fuhgeddaboudit

Sixteen transit agencies entered the inaugural Transit Bracket Challenge. Only two are still standing — Chicago needs your votes to win.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Is Your Garden A Champ? Entries Open For Chicago Gardening Awards — Pretty Plants Not Necessarily Required

How a garden benefits the environment and community is as important as how it looks when it comes to the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards, now open for entries.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Lincoln Square’s Western Avenue Brown Line Plaza Would Get Colorful Overhaul Under Proposed ‘Master Plan’

The transformation of Lincoln Square's most visible public spaces are among the big ticket improvements proposed in a just-released master plan.

Wondering Why Your Streetlights Have Been On During The Day? It’s All Part Of The City’s Switch To LED

Large swaths of the city are being illuminated 24/7. Here's why that's a smart idea.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Urban Agriculture Community Planting Seeds For More Fruitful Relationship With New Mayor, City Council

Advocates for Urban Agriculture plans to deploy Ward Ambassadors to press the new administration for long overdue changes to the city's urban agriculture policies.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago’s Alisha Elenz In The Running For Rising Star Chef As James Beard Finalists Announced

Chicago restaurants and chefs have been nominated in nearly every category of the "Oscars of the food industry."

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

No Such Thing As St. Patty’s Day, Not This Year, Not Ever

"Paddy is derived from the Irish, Pádraig: the source of those mysterious, emerald double-Ds," one source said.