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Ariel Cheung

Reporter/Producer @arielfab Contact

Ariel Cheung is a reporter/producer covering the West Loop, Near West Side and Pilsen for DNAinfo Chicago. She previously covered Lakeview, Wrigleyville and Avondale.

Prior to joining DNAinfo Chicago in February 2015, Ariel was the crime enterprise reporter for The Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis., where she wrote about crime trends, breaking news and criminal court around the Fox Valley. She has also worked for The Register-Mail in Galesburg, Ill., The Chicago Sun-Times and Dayton Daily News.

Ariel is from Toledo, Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati, where she developed a love for community-focused journalism as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper.

She lives in Uptown and enjoys theater, reading and all the typical vices of a 20-something (i.e. food, coffee and a great neighborhood bar). She is also a colossal nerd. 

Fun Fact: As a child, Ariel was in a three-episode television pilot involving a magician and his puppet pals. Her path to child stardom came to a crashing end soon after. 

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 19, 2017

Neighbors said Ald. Danny Solis (25th) has ignored their concerns.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 19, 2017

The eatery will open in the coming weeks at 1230 W. Taylor St., replacing Grub.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 18, 2017

The woman, who works for former Bull Joakim Noah's foundation, was robbed in the Sunday morning attack.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

October 18, 2017

The exhibit's opening reception will take place Wednesday.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 17, 2017

The doughnut shop will open next to its bakery at Lake and Elizabeth streets.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 17, 2017

The Dorin Foundation is giving $3 million for scholarships to UIC for Cook County residents.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 16, 2017

The neighborhood got nods for affordable Vietnamese, Mexican and English pub food.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 13, 2017

There's a big Buddha in Bridgeport, an Englewood bakery is taking off and Albany Park has a cool tunnel.