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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October 22, 2014

Sunny Shoes Leaving Wicker Park After 24 Years, Storefront Up for Rent

The independently owned shoe store is closing Dec. 31, the shop's owner said.

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October 22, 2014

Big Digital Billboard Along Kennedy in Bucktown Installed

Ald. Scott Waguespack says the $873,562, two-sided board damages "the aesthetic of the city."

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October 22, 2014

SmallBar Division To Close in November, Owner To Sell Building and Bar

The Wicker Park bar, one of the city's best-known soccer hangouts, announced the news on Facebook.

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October 22, 2014

Northwest Tower: Hotel Pushed to Spring 2016, Underground Parking Nixed

The 12-story tower will offer 68 rooms, while two neighboring buildings will offer 25 shared rooms.

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October 22, 2014

Evil Olive Celebrates Revamp with Weekend of 'Evil Island'-Themed Revelry

New additions include a large LED wall, two sound systems and an 18-foot-long pirate ship.

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October 21, 2014

Zombies vs. Vampires Crawl Readies for Day-Long Adventure to 7 Wicker Bars

Scheduled for 2-10 p.m. Saturday, the crawl is promising to "wreak havoc" on the local bar scene.

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October 21, 2014

Scary Skate, Boo-Palooza, Trick-or-Treats Top Wicker Halloween Highlights

A Friday night skate party will be followed by Saturday's massive Boo-Palooza festival.

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October 20, 2014

Another Medical Marijuana Permit for Wicker Park Sought

Tami Marron, owner of a proposed North Ave. dispensary, will meet with a neighborhood group on Tuesday.