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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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.

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August 28, 2014

Le Dress Boutique on Division to Close After Monthlong 'Au Revoir' Sale

A desire to focus on family, and the fact there were no buyers for the shop, prompted the closure.

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August 27, 2014

'Evolving Wicker Park' Portrait Exhibit Spotlights People, Changing Places

Photography show for Andrew Miller, who captured double rainbow, opens Friday at Bru Cafe's art gallery.

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August 27, 2014

Moreno Challengers Get Earful as They Seek Spot on Ballot in 1st Ward

Attorneys Anne Shaw and Andrew Hamilton plan to run against 1st Ward Ald. Joe Moreno next February.

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August 27, 2014

Big Star Expansion Offers Greenery, More Patio Space

Big Star's new sister eatery Dove's Luncheonette is scheduled to open next month.