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Ariel Cheung

Reporter/Producer @arielfab acheung@dnainfo.com

Ariel Cheung is a reporter/producer covering Lakeview, Wrigleyville and Avondale for DNAinfo Chicago.

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.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park, Roscoe Village & North Center »

August 16, 2017

The protesters gathered outside a branch courthouse in North Center.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

August 15, 2017

The Nordic-inspired eatery joined one other Chicago restaurant on the list.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

August 15, 2017

One of the passersby shared his account of what happened on Facebook late Monday.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

August 15, 2017

The brewery is celebrating its grand opening with the Big Star Taco Truck and the freshest of beers.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

August 14, 2017

The Mediterranean restaurant has been a West Loop favorite since 2003.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

August 12, 2017

Entry into the music festival will be free, but proceeds from VIP tickets will go to charity.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 12, 2017

Chicago's got free food, festivals, rare baby ducks — and the Swedish flag water tower is back.