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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. 

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November 2, 2017

It's not the first time an FBI vehicle has been targeted in the West Loop this year.

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November 2, 2017

The Resurrection Project spent two months purging its waiting list, which reopened Wednesday.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

November 2, 2017

Fridays are about to get a lot more exciting at the West Loop restaurant.

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November 1, 2017

Neighbors will meet to discussed the proposed hotel Nov. 14.

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November 1, 2017

The activists posted a statement on Facebook to better explain their position.

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October 31, 2017

New anti-gentrification graffiti, including a "YT ppl outta Pilsen" tag, spotted at Dusek's and S.K.Y. 

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October 31, 2017

The heated first meeting over a new community center still made progress toward its goal.

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October 30, 2017

The two-woman robbery team struck on Harrison Street, police say.