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Linze Rice

Reporter/Producer @linzerice Contact

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.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

October 31, 2017

Two homes in the 1500 block of West Hood Avenue got into the Halloween spirit this year.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

October 30, 2017

Loyola and Green Briar Parks are holding afterschool parties Tuesday.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

October 30, 2017

Melissa Stone and her partner Chase McClure said they were "stunned" by the incident Friday in Chicago.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 27, 2017

PHOTOS: The DNAinfo Chicago team "dressed up" the office like our neighborhoods. 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 26, 2017

Intersex advocates protested outside Lurie Children's Hospital Thursday, Intersex Awareness Day.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

October 26, 2017

The crime was classified as an aggravated assault and was being looked into by Loyola's Title IX team.

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

October 24, 2017

You can eat it, drink it, smell it and even groom with it — but do you really want to?

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

October 24, 2017

The updated brunch pub and supper club is now complete with its new liquor license, acquired last week.