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.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

July 23, 2014

Bike Thief Thwarted by Online Community of Cycling Vigilantes

When a cyclists' wheels go missing, Chicago's huge online bike community jumps into action.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 23, 2014

Chicago Police 'Pig Out' in Burger-Eating Contest for Fundraiser

Teams from several Chicago Police Department districts will be eating for a cause.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 23, 2014

'Wizard of Oz' Turns 75, After School Matters Celebrates with Cake Contest

The Palmer House hotel will host a "Wizard of Oz"-themed cake decorating contest for teens.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 22, 2014

RideScout App Founded by Army Vets Chosen as First 'Bunker' Tenant

The 1871 incubator offshoot "The Bunker" announced Tuesday that the app team would be its first tenant.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 22, 2014

Le Pain Quotidien Opens Gold Coast Location Next Tuesday

The Belgian bakery-restaurant hybrid recently moved in at 10 E. Delaware Pl.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 22, 2014

Streeterville Resident's 100th Birthday Celebrates Nearly 40 Years Downtown

A lot has changed since James Braxton first moved to McClurg Court Center in 1977.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 22, 2014

Tavern Owner's 'Dream' Restaurant a Nightmare for Residents, Neighbors Say

River North neighbors, Nouveau Tavern faced off over over noise, litter complaints at CAPS meeting.  

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 21, 2014

Send Segways to Bike Lanes, Says New Ordinance Proposed by Ald. Reilly

The Downtown alderman aims to kick Segways off the sidewalks on Randolph Street.