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 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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 11, 2014

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Reassembled After Gondolas Repaired, Repainted

The Ferris wheel is expected to reopen on April 22 after its first face-lift since it opened in 1995.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 10, 2014

OneEleven Loop Residential Tower Starts Pre-leasing Before July Opening

The 60-story tower at 111 W. Wacker Drive is the first new riverfront building in six years.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 9, 2014

$100 Gold-Plated Grilled Cheese Offered at Ritz-Carlton's Deca Restaurant

The "Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese" sandwich will be available the rest of the month.