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David Matthews

Reporter/Producer @DavidLMatthews Contact

David Matthews is a reporter/producer covering Downtown Chicago for DNAinfo, including the Loop, River North, the Gold Coast and Streeterville.

Dave comes to DNAinfo.com from Crain’s Chicago Business, where he covered real estate and broke news on everything from celebrity home purchases to the aftermath of Chicago’s foreclosure crisis. While at Crain’s, Dave received a Community Investment Award from the Woodstock Institute and a nomination for a Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club.

Previously, Dave worked for Suburban Life Publications in Chicago’s western suburbs and also contributed to The Pantagraph and Patch.com.

A Bloomington-Normal native, Dave graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He lives in Lakeview.

Fun fact: Dave shares Bulls season tickets with friends.

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October 31, 2017

Event parking zones near Soldier Field have been extended to prepare for Wintrust Arena.

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October 31, 2017

Nine Chicago restaurants are among the 100 most lucrative in the country, according to a new study.

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October 30, 2017

Fake Facebook events centered on the Bean are hilarious and possibly a sign we all need a vacation. 

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October 27, 2017

Chicago loves Christkindlmarket mugs. Here is each one going back to the first festival in '96.

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October 26, 2017

The new rooftop bar at the luxury Mag Mile hotel will join Shanghai Terrace.

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October 26, 2017

Chicago's top 10 tallest buildings have been the same since 2009. That's about to change. 

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October 25, 2017

The city will rule in two months on whether the River North bar can stay open.