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.
August 15, 2017
It will now be up to Supt. Eddie Johnson and the Police Board to decide whether to fire the officers.
The total is on pace to eclipse the number of deaths last year, when 44 people were killed.
The draft policy will be the subject of three community meetings starting Thursday.
August 11, 2017
The city's attorneys asked a judge to act before a Sept. 5 deadline for a grant application.
The proposed Chicago Public Schools budget relies on $569 million the district does not have.
City officials Monday asked a judge to block an effort to limit federal grants to sanctuary cities.
Wages and benefits, health care savings are "key to the City of Chicago’s future,” the mayor said.
In 2016, the program covered nearly 128,000 free rides to students and their guardians, officials said.