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Heather Cherone

Reporter/Producer @HeatherCherone hcherone@dnainfo.com

Heather Cherone is a reporter/producer covering Chicago's City Hall.

Cherone joined DNAInfo from the Chicago Tribune, where she was part of the team that helped launch TribLocal in the south and west suburbs.

Cherone is also an adjunct professor of journalism at DePaul University.

Born and raised in Edgewater, Cherone graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

After college, Cherone moved to California, where she covered politics and local government for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Oakland Tribune.

Cherone and her husband, Michael, are the parents of two girls, Sophia and Julia.

Fun fact: A huge Chicago Bears fan, Cherone knows all the lyrics – and the dance moves – to the 1985 Bears Super Bowl Shuffle.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

June 23, 2017

Supt. Eddie Johnson said the bill should put repeat gun offenders on notice that they will go to prison.

Pullman & Roseland »

June 23, 2017

David Purnell was acquitted of all charges after being arrested Jan. 1, 2014.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

June 23, 2017

The zoning change is expected to pass the full City Council without debate, solidifying final approval.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

June 23, 2017

The move is designed to raise the standards for all CPS preschool students, officials said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

June 23, 2017

Andrew Velasquez III, an ex-police officer and federal official, replaces Jeff Redding, who was fired.

Midway, Chicago Lawn & Ashburn »

June 23, 2017

Donovan was on his way with his family to get Christmas haircuts in December 2013 when he was killed.

Midway, Chicago Lawn & Ashburn »

June 22, 2017

Parts of West Lawn, Ashburn and Garfield Ridge would be the first in the city to ban short-term rentals.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 22, 2017

The mayor and the governor have been at loggerheads over the Thompson Center for months.