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Heather Cherone

Reporter/Producer @HeatherCherone Contact

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.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

October 23, 2017

Parking aides will use new hand-held computers to write tickets where the city get the most complaints.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

October 23, 2017

CPS said it saw lower attendance because of several reasons, including Cubs playoffs games last year.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood & Morgan Park »

October 23, 2017

Nearly 76 percent of the applicants are minorities, officials said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

October 21, 2017

The city settled the suit that claimed it failed to give residents enough time to challenge the tickets.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 20, 2017

Enrollment in CPS has dropped by 5.3 percent over the last two years, data shows.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

October 20, 2017

For the third straight year, Chicago gets named the rattiest city in the U.S.

South Chicago & East Side »

October 20, 2017

The city has raised phone taxes twice in the last three years.