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 »

April 24, 2014

Max's Take Out Uses Local Startup LendSquare for Customer-Funded Loan

The River North startup connected the Loop eatery with its fans, who helped pay for new equipment.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 22, 2014

Brown Bag Seafood Co. to Open May 6: Sneak Peek Inside New Loop Eatery

Brown Bag Seafood Co.'s owner wanted to bring healthy seafood to more casual Chicago diners.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 21, 2014

Connors Park Argo Tea Not Publicly Accessible Enough, Residents Complain

When the company got its concessions contract, part of the deal was that indoor seating would be public.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 17, 2014

Fig and Olive to Open Olive Oil-Centric Restaurant, Retail on Gold Coast

The Oak Street spot is the first Chicago site for the restaurant, which has five coastal locations.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 16, 2014

Roosevelt Collection Announces New Restaurants, Gyms Coming This Summer

The South Loop mall has four new tenants in the works, including Mirai Sushi and Shred 415.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 16, 2014

Mrs. Green's, Replacing Fox & Obel, to Open in July, Serve Wine

The grocery chain's second location is behind schedule due to construction issues, a spokesman said.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 16, 2014

Bombay Wraps Bringing Fast-Casual Indian to Streeterville Next Month

The Loop restaurant's second location will open at 330 E. Ohio St. for lunch and dinner service.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 14, 2014

Ald. Fioretti Rips Rahm on Schools, Crime, Clinic Closures

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) said he plans to announce soon whether he'll run for mayor.