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 21, 2014

TOMS Shoes Aims to Open By Thanksgiving, on Hunt for Sales Reps, Baristas

The shop is taking over the shuttered Caribou Coffee and looking to partner with local pastry makers.

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September 19, 2014

West Town's Design Harvest Festival Among Top Weekend Happenings

A Buck-tober Pub Crawl and rib smokeout at Moonshine are also on tap for the Sept 19-21 weekend.

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September 18, 2014

Venerable Bucktown Pub Sold, Regulars Hope New Owners Keep Vibe Intact

The popular corner bar is a favorite spot for commuters on the way home from the Metra station.

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September 18, 2014

Trotter Protege Michael Taus to Open Restaurant at Former Prasino Spot

Taus said he has received a warm welcome from Wicker Park neighbors.

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September 18, 2014

Big Star's New Takeout Window Open, Features Communal Tables

The new takeout window is surrounded by plenty of seating for those that want to stay awhile.

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September 18, 2014

As Wife of Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Fights Cancer, School Steps Up To Help

The Near North Montessori School community is raising money for two "Light the Night Walk" teams.

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September 17, 2014

Sidewalk Ads for Umami Burger Upset Some, Impress Others in Wicker Park

Logos for the burger chain have appeared along several blocks of Milwaukee and Damen avenues.

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September 16, 2014

Chamber's Fall Dinner Crawl Sells Out of 'Fork' Route, Other Tickets Remain

A drop-off cooking class for children at The Kids' Table will take place during the crawl.