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 27, 2015

5 Things to Do in Wicker Park This Weekend

Silver Room, Broken Cherry and K-Mart sales, and a massive boutique clearance are among the highlights.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 27, 2015

What We're Reading: Deconstructing Sexism, Racism and Trolls

From sexist shock jocks to racism in "Kimmy Schmidt," here are stories that caught our attention Friday.

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March 27, 2015

Pro Wrestler Colt Cabana is the Grappling Voice of Wicker Park

His podcast reaches 100,000 people per week.

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March 26, 2015

24-Hour Burger King Planned for Milwaukee Avenue To Open in May

The BK at 1215 N. Milwaukee Ave. will first be open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., but plans to extend hours.

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March 26, 2015

Another Ex-Challenger Endorses Hopkins in 2nd Ward Runoff

Niketopoulos said Hopkins' approach to engaging neighbors in development inspired the endorsement.

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March 26, 2015

West Town Fire Destroys Home, Repair Shop: 'The Garage Door Blew Off'

"The only thing left is the brick walls and concrete," building owner said.

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March 26, 2015

Wicker Ice Rink Planners, Book Shop Sisters Ask You To Weigh In (SURVEYS)

Scrabble meet-ups and children's book events are among the ideas floated for Volumes Bookscafe.

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March 25, 2015

'Liar, Liar Pants on Fire!' Pattison Under Breath to Hopkins in Face Off

"Nothing like a nice, quiet debate," a sarcastic moderator quipped at the end of a charged debate.