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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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April 21, 2017

Of about 100 residents who made the Wednesday night meeting, just two were opposed to legalized pot.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

April 21, 2017

"More than one kid was like, 'Wow coach this is so nice, it makes us appreciate what we have.'" 

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

April 21, 2017

Leo and Soula Dianzikis are "proud" long-time owners of the neighborhood's favorite Italian beef joint.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

April 20, 2017

The six-story building will have 45 studios, 40 one-bedrooms and 20 two-bedrooms with 45 parking spaces.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 20, 2017

Restaurant runners up included Culver's, Tilted Kilt, Potbelly's and Giordano's.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

April 20, 2017

The winners created Care For Real's Pack the Car program, Free Little Libraries and Quest Theatre.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

April 20, 2017

The Howard-Rogers Lofts will contain 38 units with ground retail space, parking and storage.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

April 19, 2017

Data shows Chicago Police districts have an average of 330 assigned officers. Rogers Park has 272.