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Tanveer Ali is DNAinfo.com Chicago's data reporter and social media specialist.

Since moving to Chicago in 2009, Tanveer reported and produced multimedia work for a variety of outlets including WBEZ, Columbia Journalism Review, GOOD Magazine and the Chicago News Cooperative. He has also developed a number of web-based projects for Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Prior to moving to Chicago, his favorite city, Tanveer worked at The Detroit News, where he covered the suburbs in Michigan's largest county, while often lending a hand in the paper's broader breaking news coverage. He also was an intern at The Hartford Courant, covering suburban affairs before moving on to the night cops desk.

Tanveer studied history as an undergraduate at Columbia University in New York City and earned a master's degree in journalism specializing in interactive publishing from Medill.

Fun Fact: Tanveer will always order last at a restaurant. Always. He hates having the same dish as someone else at the table.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

November 2, 2017

The fatal shooting happened around 10 a.m. in the 3800 block of West Augusta Bouelvard, police said.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

November 2, 2017

The restrictions will be enforced two hours before each event and last until one hour after the event.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 2, 2017

We looked at the data behind thousands of cellphones reported stolen in Chicago since January 2016.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

October 31, 2017

Chicago Police confiscate nearly 7,000 guns a year. The report details where they are bought from.

Pullman & Roseland »

October 31, 2017

MAP: Vacant buildings can create blight and become a magnet for crime, officials said.

Midway, Chicago Lawn & Ashburn »

October 31, 2017

The incident occurred at 3:15 p.m. Monday, police said.

Pullman & Roseland »

October 31, 2017

A person was killed in Austin and another was wounded in West Pullman, police said. 

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

October 31, 2017

The shooting involved two cars in the 5300 block of West Monroe Street, police said.