Alisa Hauser

Reporter/Producer @DNA_wpb ahauser@dnainfo.com

Alisa Hauser moved to Wicker Park in 2005 after living in Logan Square, Old Irving Park and Uptown. From 2009 until joining DNAinfo Chicago, and with the help of a core team, she ran an independent neighborhood blog, chicago-pipeline.

Though Alisa did not study journalism at Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio, she could not resist sending letters to the editor of the school newspaper. The habit landed her a four-year stint writing columns and features for the 'townie' newspaper, The Athens News. Alisa's byline has also appeared in the Lockport-Lemont Sun, Chicago Reader, Chicago Journal and other publications.

Fun fact: Alisa will never pass up a game of Words with Friends.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 24, 2016

Carrie Meghie of Ukrainian Village has helped over 1,000 families of sick kids pay for pricey parking.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 24, 2016

Normally $1.80 each or $19 for one dozen, the birthday deal includes shirts for early bird customers.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 24, 2016

The free group, which meets from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, aims to make 15 "yarn bombs" by Oct. 1.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 23, 2016

All but two of the apartments in the 30-unit building have outdoor terraces, a spokeswoman said.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 23, 2016

The $8 "Pastramindy" is made with thick-cut pastrami, mustard and pickles on a marble rye bun.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 23, 2016

Pippen, 50, a six-time NBA champion, will be signing photos, basketballs and other merchandise.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 22, 2016

If everything goes as planned, Vinny D's will open in March at 1709 W. Division St., co-owner said.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 22, 2016

Ten shuffleboard courts, cocktails, "breezy music" and food trucks are part of the plan, co-owner said.