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 20, 2014

Flood Damages Landmark Charnley-Persky House Designed by Sullivan, Wright

Heavy storms Tuesday damaged the Gold Coast building, home to the Society of Architectural Historians.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 20, 2014

Hey Hazelnut Addicts: Eataly Chicago Expanded Its Nutella Bar Menu

Big news for fans of the chocolate hazelnut spread at the home of Eataly's first Nutella bar.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 20, 2014

Bash on Wabash Returns to South Loop for 11th Year

Live music, food and the bash's famous Sangria will all return to the neighborhood fest this weekend.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 20, 2014

Joffrey Ballet to Live Stream 'Swan Lake' Rehearsal Thursday

The ballet company will offer a digital sneak peek behind the scenes for the first time.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 19, 2014

Venetian Night Parade Finds New Home at Navy Pier Sept. 6

In a nod to this year's theme, vessels will be decorated to honor famous Broadway musicals.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 19, 2014

Bartender Named Chicago's 'Most Imaginative' Competes for Global Title

River North bartender Liz Pearce of The Drifter won regional honors with her spicy banana drink.

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August 18, 2014

Luftwerk-Designed Water Sculpture To Be Installed in Couch Place Alley

The latest place-making art piece from the Loop Alliance celebrates 20 years of sisterhood with Hamburg.

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August 18, 2014

Anti-Cruelty Society Waives Adoption Fees in Effort to Meet Contest Goal

The River North shelter has until Aug. 31 to reach their goal of 2,100 adoptions and win $100,000.