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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.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

April 24, 2015

Jesse Owens Inspires Art, Skateboarding Club Mural at Wells High School

"When you do art, you want to share it," said a teen artist that is excited to see his work displayed.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

April 23, 2015

Bucktown Hit-and-Run Causes 4-Car Smashup, Driver Flees

Two men and one woman were observed fleeing, but it's unclear if they were in the car, police said.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

April 23, 2015

Columbus' Curry, Fast-Casual Indian Dishes Under $9, Opens in Wicker Park

"It is a marriage of India and America in many ways and reflects our personal story," the co-owner said.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

April 23, 2015

Prime Land Empty for Decades Near Wicker Hub Could See 14 Rowhouses

Developers are seeking a zoning change to build the four-story, 3,083-square-foot homes.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

April 22, 2015

Mision Cristiana Church Soon Will Be Town Homes, 2 Single-Family Homes

Architect will try to preserve the church with a gut-rehab, redeveloper said.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

April 22, 2015

'Bum Bait' Signs Compare Homeless Chicagoans to Rats, Anger Wicker Parkers

"Full liquor bottles" are among the "homeless (or indigent vermin)" bait the offensive sign is touting.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

April 21, 2015

826CHI's 'My So-Called Prom' Fundraiser Set for May 9

A '90s-era costume contest, dancing and a photo booth are part of the tutoring group's fundraiser.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 21, 2015

Wheelchair-Friendly Cabbie Carves Busy Niche, Wins Medallion From City

Passenger: "We need more Davids out there, more drivers overall.  There is most definitely a shortage."