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Jackie Kostek is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.com Chicago providing daily news video updates.

Jackie joined DNAinfo Chicago from Columbia Journalism School in New York City, where she earned a Master’s in journalism.

After graduation, she spent the summer road tripping with a group of nuns as an assistant producer for a Bill Moyers documentary.

Born and raised just outside of Minneapolis, Jackie graduated from the University of Kansas in 2009 (rock chalk Jayhawk!).

During college, she held an internship with a nightly news show in Sydney, Australia and worked as a director and producer for an on-campus sports show.

Jackie also spent two years teaching Head Start in Washington, D.C., as a Teach For America corps member. As a journalist, she has reported on hot button education issues: co-location, charter schools, school closings and high-stakes testing.

Fun fact: Jackie inherited a love for journalism and broadcast news from her great aunt Dorothy Soper, who hosted her own live cooking show and appeared frequently on the NBC nightly news in Los Angeles in the late ‘50s and ‘60s.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 6, 2014

Friends of the Society of Architectural Historians have raised nearly $36,000 since August.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 5, 2014

The colorful, flowery mural by artist Lynn Basa was completed in the Argyle station Tuesday.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 5, 2014

The project is in a preliminary construction phase that is scheduled to be completed by next spring.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 3, 2014

The popular Uptown Vietnamese restaurant was shut down temporarily last week for several violations.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 3, 2014

PHOTOS: From soup to sunrises, some stuff that was spotted on the North Side this week.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 31, 2014

The popular Vietnamese restaurant was cited for standing sewer in the kitchen, among other violations.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 31, 2014

Dancers from the Gus Giordano Dance School performed two flash mob dances Thursday afternoon.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 30, 2014

The Uptown Underground will be open for a mid-construction tour for investors on Saturday.