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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March 2, 2015

Middle Eastern Fast Casual Eatery Coming to Empty Shop By Reckless Records

"It has always been a dream of mine," said owner Rashid "Reza" Rashid, who grew up in Wicker Park.

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March 2, 2015

Ice Skating Rink in Wicker Park? Volunteers Sought for Next Winter

"Lots of people have said they want a rink; it needs community support and dedication," said Doug Wood.

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March 2, 2015

Altai Luxury Cashmere Coats From Shanghai Designer Now in Bucktown

The owners brought their father and father-in-law's designs from China to Damen Avenue.

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March 2, 2015

Water Main Break Floods Bucktown Family's Apartment: 'It's Devastating'

"It is devastating to come home and see everything ruined, but we are moving forward," a resident said.

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March 2, 2015

Moreno Gets Bulk of Absentee Votes, but Top Challenger Still Won't Concede

Moreno won over half of the absentee votes counted through Thursday and now has 51 percent of the vote.

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February 27, 2015

Water Main Break Closes Bucktown Corner, Workers Dig to Fix Pipe: PHOTOS

A boil order was issued for a stretch of Armitage between Damen, Wolcott avenues.

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February 27, 2015

Taco Bell Coming to Wicker Park, Not U.S. Taco, Company Says

The new restaurant will be at 1439 N. Milwaukee Ave, formerly home of Tobaccosville.

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February 26, 2015

Philanthropists Head to Wicker To Raise Cash for Renown Children's Choir

Set for 8 p.m. Saturday, the benefit concert has a goal of raising $30,000.