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Janet Rausa Fuller

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Janet is a Freelance Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com Chicago covering food and drink.

She comes to DNAinfo.com after 13 years at the Sun-Times, the last four as food editor. She joined the paper in 1998 as a sports editorial assistant. She was a features reporter and general assignment metro reporter, during which time she started a food news beat.

Janet has been nominated twice for a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award, for a 2007 story that used DNA testing to show mislabeling of fish at sushi restaurants and a 2011 series about a 57-year-old beginner home cook.

A Kansas native, Janet attended the University of Illinois at Chicago on a tennis scholarship and worked for three years at the American Bar Association before journalism came calling. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Irving Park neighborhood, dangerously close to Hot Doug's, Urban Belly and Kuma's.

Fun fact: In 1999, Janet ate nine Krispy Kremes in the car from Midway Airport to the Sun-Times. She worked the night shift that evening with no ill effects.


West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

January 27, 2016

The money will help fund renovation of the jail's kitchen, said Recipe For Change founder Bruno Abate.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

January 20, 2016

Owner Val Taylor has added seating in the former Bad Wolf Coffee space; tea will be served, too.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

January 15, 2016

Katharine Izard won a lifetime supply of Stan's Donuts; another winner will be named Saturday.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

December 21, 2015

The owner of Graham Elliot Bistro said "exciting announcements" are coming.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

December 10, 2015

The school is setting up a five-day shop in the pedway of the State Street mall.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

December 4, 2015

The Filipino food fest has added art, clothing and jewelry to its vendor lineup.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 26, 2015

We asked them for recipes for their signature holiday dishes, plus: what they eat for leftovers.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

November 19, 2015

Loba, Spanish for "she-wolf," is slated to open in early December, owner Val Ballado said.