Lizzie Schiffman

Reporter/Producer @lizzieschiffman lschiffman@dnainfo.com

Lizzie Schiffman is a reporter/producer covering Downtown, the Gold Coast, the Loop, River North, the South Loop and Streeterville at DNAinfo Chicago.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Lizzie takes after her grandfather, who was editor of the Forest Park Review. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill school, where she edited an online newspaper and helped launch a print magazine between reporting stints in Washington, D.C. and New York.

Barring those brief eastward excursions, Lizzie has been rooted in Chicago, contributing to The Chicago Reporter and Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight, the now-defunct precursor to The Morning Shift, before joining The Huffington Post, where she was Associate Editor of the Chicago section.

Lizzie lives in Uptown with her boyfriend Patrick and their tabby cat, Scoop.

Fun Fact: Lizzie was a vegetarian for 8 years and a vegan for one before falling off the wagon for one late-night steak. It was worth it.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 1, 2014

Mrs. Green's Streeterville Opening 'Postponed,' Grocery Drought Continues

No new opening date is in sight for the grocery store replacing Fox and Obel, a spokesman said.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 1, 2014

10 Ways Lollapalooza Will Screw Up Your Weekend (If You Don't Have Tickets)

For Chicagoans and visitors not attending the festival, the Loop will be a vortex of inconvenience.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 31, 2014

Demoted Executive Allegedly Critically Wounds CEO, Kills Self

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie's family offered prayers after the attempted murder-suicide.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 31, 2014

'David Bowie Is' Tickets for MCA Exhibit on Sale Thursday

For the first time in its history, the museum is selling "timed tickets" that guests buy in advance.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 31, 2014

XXX Wings So Hot They're Served with a Waiver at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

DNAinfo Chicago staffers braved chicken wings made with habanero, ghost and scorpion peppers.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 30, 2014

Bella Bianca Bridal Couture Brings High Tech to Gold Coast Boutique

Touch-screen tablets and video conferencing help bring faraway friends and family into the boutique.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

July 30, 2014

Five Things To Do Outside Today: 'E.T.' in the Park, Rooftop Whiskey, Shop

Go the healthy route (veggies and mini golf) or the whiskey route. Either way, you'll be outside. 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 30, 2014

Pedicab Workshop at City Hall Helps Aspiring Riders Navigate New Laws

New rules of the road for the previously unregulated Downtown industry went into effect last month.