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Alex Parker

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Alex Parker is a news editor at DNAinfo Chicago.

He returns to Chicago after working as digital editor of the Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence, Kan., where he began his journalism career as a general assignment and education reporter. His all-time best assignment was traveling to the California desert to spend a week with the 1st Infantry Division, following soldiers as they trained for war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Previously, he covered public health for the Chi-Town Daily News, Cook County government for the Chicago Current, and the 2008 presidential election for MTV News. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader, RedEye, the Huffington Post, and more.

He graduated from Miami University, and pursued a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas. He lives in Lakeview.

Fun Fact: The greatest moment of Alex’s life — to date — was watching the Blackhawks win the 2010 Stanley Cup.

Uptown & Andersonville »

February 23, 2015

The man was shot in the 4600 block of North Malden Street.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 23, 2015

Its owner criticized the media and introduced new security measures to keep dogs safe.

Chicago »

February 22, 2015

Two males were shot in separate incidents, police said.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 21, 2015

A 17-year-old boy suffered a head injury when he lost control of his vehicle near McCormick Place.

Chicago »

February 20, 2015

Too much money in politics, a new maker-space, a winter beerfest and more.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 19, 2015

Earlier statements said the van was stolen when its driver was carjacked at a red light.

Chicago »

February 19, 2015

Two records set in 1936 were shattered by Thursday's cold.