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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.

Pullman & Roseland »

November 2, 2017

Data shows that while more blacks and Latinos applied to the CPD, most new officers are white.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 2, 2017

Cochran was given CPR by 40th Ward Ald. Patrick O'Connor, taken to Northwestern hospital.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

November 2, 2017

The restrictions will be enforced two hours before each event and last until one hour after the event.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

November 2, 2017

The payment is required under the universally loathed 2008 deal, officials said.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

November 1, 2017

The 2018 budget for the six-week-old agency is more than $1 million short, Ald. Scott Waguespack said.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 1, 2017

Donated by Darlene Dorfler of Grayslake, the city's Christmas tree will be lit Nov. 17.

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

November 1, 2017

The ferals will just move the problem to another area, Charles Williams said, in response to alderman.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

November 1, 2017

Mayor Emanuel's office declined to comment on charges he is meddling in menu money spending.