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 2, 2014

School's In! Chicago Students Head Back to Class (Photo Gallery)

More than 400,000 kids headed back to school Tuesday morning.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

September 2, 2014

Nick's Pit Stop in Bucktown Abruptly Shutters, May Relocate Nearby Soon

The restaurant could be moving a few doors north into the former Babylon eatery, neighbors said.

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September 2, 2014

SUV Crashes into Wicker Park Nail Salon

Pinky Nail Studio will be closed Monday, and maybe longer, after the incident.

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August 30, 2014

Vintage Charm Joins Damen Shopping District in Former Clothes Minded Spot

The shop is planning to open next week in Wicker Park and sells clothing, jewelry and home furnishings.

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August 29, 2014

Bordel Cabaret Opens Saturday Above Black Bull Tapas in Wicker Park

The Division Street hideaway will showcase local burlesque, flamenco and jazz artists on two stages.

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August 28, 2014

Silver Cloud Bar and Grill Closed for Now After Business Partners Split

Owner says after watching couples meet, marry and have kids, it's time to spend more time with her own.

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August 28, 2014

Bucktown's Cat and Mouse Game Store to Expand to West Loop

The new store is hoping to be able to offer drop-off gaming activities and club nights for children.

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August 28, 2014

Wicker Park Polish Alma Mater Sells for $5 Mil. in Seven-Lot Deal Near Hub

Shared office space, 36 apartments and new retail are coming to 1643-57 N. Milwaukee Ave.