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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.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

August 15, 2017

It will now be up to Supt. Eddie Johnson and the Police Board to decide whether to fire the officers.

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

August 15, 2017

The total is on pace to eclipse the number of deaths last year, when 44 people were killed.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

August 15, 2017

The draft policy will be the subject of three community meetings starting Thursday.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

August 11, 2017

The city's attorneys asked a judge to act before a Sept. 5 deadline for a grant application.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

August 11, 2017

The proposed Chicago Public Schools budget relies on $569 million the district does not have.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

August 11, 2017

City officials Monday asked a judge to block an effort to limit federal grants to sanctuary cities.

Pullman & Roseland »

August 11, 2017

Wages and benefits, health care savings are "key to the City of Chicago’s future,” the mayor said.

Uptown & Andersonville »

August 11, 2017

In 2016, the program covered nearly 128,000 free rides to students and their guardians, officials said.