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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January 29, 2015

Developer Campaign Donations to 2nd Ward Candidates Liven Up Forum

The six candidates also shared details on their plans to better "neglected" ward.

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January 29, 2015

Failed Trader Joe's Site on Division Will Soon Be Apartment, Retail Complex

A onetime proposal to open a Trader Joe's at the corner of Honore and Division streets has been updated.

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January 28, 2015

5411 Empanadas Adds New Spots in Wicker Park, The Loop, Southport Corridor

Opening at 8 a.m., the second Wicker Park outpost will serve egg empanadas and Bow Truss Coffee.

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January 27, 2015

1st, 2nd Ward Candidates To Debate This Week

The 2nd Ward debate is scheduled for Tuesday; the 1st Ward forum is scheduled for Thursday.

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January 27, 2015

Fix the Trees in Your Sidewalk Cafe or No Permit This Year, Alderman Says

Restaurant owners will face prosecution if there is proof they've altered the trees in sidewalk cafes.

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January 27, 2015

'Meatballs of World' Eatery To Replace Azzurra EnoTavola in Wicker Park

Korean pork meatballs, which can be eaten over a salad or in a sandwich, are a menu highlight.

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January 26, 2015

Orange Bike Marketing Effort Creates Buzz in Wicker Park, Both Good and Bad

The bikes tout a new fitness center but some complain they are taking up spaces.

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January 26, 2015

AMK Kitchen Bar Bringing Upscale Diner Vibe to Bucktown

Next to Polonia Liquors, the storefront was once home to a popular Peruvian restaurant.