Alisa Hauser

Reporter/Producer @DNA_wpb ahauser@dnainfo.com

Alisa Hauser moved to Wicker Park in 2005 after living in Logan Square, Old Irving Park and Uptown. From 2009 until joining DNAinfo Chicago, and with the help of a core team, she ran an independent neighborhood blog, chicago-pipeline.

Though Alisa did not study journalism at Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio, she could not resist sending letters to the editor of the school newspaper. The habit landed her a four-year stint writing columns and features for the 'townie' newspaper, The Athens News. Alisa's byline has also appeared in the Lockport-Lemont Sun, Chicago Reader, Chicago Journal and other publications.

Fun fact: Alisa will never pass up a game of Words with Friends.

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September 29, 2014

Mugger Gropes Woman in Noble Square While Stealing Cash, iPhone: Police

Charges are pending against three men in the early Monday morning assault and robbery.

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September 29, 2014

After Teen Snatches Phone Off Restaurant Table, Manager Chases Him Down

The manager of The Carriage House in Wicker Park found the alleged thief hiding under a car.

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September 29, 2014

Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Have 'Ocean's Eleven' Security, Owners Say

The proposed Wicker Park dispensary is one of more than 200 applicants vying for 60 business licenses.

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September 29, 2014

Bucktown's Blighted Northern Gateway at Milwaukee, Western Ripe for Change

"It's a garbage dump now," Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said of the vacant loan title shop, up for sale.

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September 26, 2014

Midnight Circus Heads to West Town's Smith Park for Four Weekend Shows

Performances are scheduled for 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Smith Park.

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September 26, 2014

Scene in the Hood: Eye-Catching Reverse Rickshaw, Wicker Park Sunsets

A man who goes by Tandem Rodriguez built this bike to take his friends around Wicker Park.

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September 26, 2014

Heartbreak Bootcamp Trainers Team Up to Help Women Let Go

The five-week series, which includes 10 workouts and six seminars, is set to begin Oct. 18.

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September 25, 2014

Thief Steals Bike from First American Female Soldier To Lose Limb in Iraq

The Ukrainian Village resident's Trek has red and blue tires and is decorated with American flags.