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Linze Rice

Reporter/Producer @linzerice lrice@dnainfo.com

Linze Rice is a neighborhood reporter and photographer covering Chicago's Far North Side for DNAinfo.com. 

Before taking over the Rogers Park/Edgewater beat, Linze was a general assignment reporter with DNAinfo, covering everything from breaking crime, to mayoral press conferences, to seeing the new bleachers first unveiled at Wrigley Field. Linze was also the editor at the American Chamber of Commerce Resources, a writing and social media consultant for Curiosity.com, a law industry copywriter, and a counselor at a women's inpatient drug and alcohol recovery center. 

Linze has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a minor in Women's Studies and Spanish, and was awarded an LGBT Ally award in 2012 from Northern Illinois University.

Linze is from a tiny corn-fed village in DeKalb County called Kingston, where she grew up with her parents and two younger siblings. Linze's dad is a hog farmer, so there were many pigs present throughout her upbringing as well. 

In her free time, Linze likes to enjoy Chicago's beaches, incredible architecture, and eat as much as possible. She lives in Edgewater (formerly Uptown and the Loop) with her writer husband, two cats, and pitbull named Bruce Wayne. 

Fun fact: When she was six, Linze went up on stage with Wynonna Judd during a concert (and has the pictures to prove it) and was also seen on TV dancing during a taped performance of Deana Carter with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. She met them after the show in the parking lot thanks to her eccentric mother.

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July 21, 2017

Most asphalt manufacturing plants close before the construction season ends, Ald. Joe Moore (49th) said.

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July 21, 2017

Does it count as drinking if the biscuits are made from American wheat ale and the gravy a porter?

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July 20, 2017

The 16,000-square-foot library and three floors of housing is due for completion in December 2018.

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July 20, 2017

The focus will be on a 1.3 mile stretch from Sacramento to Winchester avenues.

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July 19, 2017

Rev. Michael Garanzini served as president for 14 years before becoming chancellor in 2015.

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July 18, 2017

A national search is underway to replace longtime administrators Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro.

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July 18, 2017

The home at 7430 N. Paulina St. home is known as the "Witch's Hat" house for its tiny perched cupola.

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July 18, 2017

"It didn't seem to work for us like we thought," the bakery said of closing its $650,000 campaign.