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Tanveer Ali

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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 »

October 21, 2017

The incidents include a shooting at a restaurant in Greektown.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 21, 2017

A fight broke out in a restaurant early Saturday morning, police said.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 21, 2017

Victoria Dollarson of Humboldt Park was arrested in connection with the Monday attack.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 20, 2017

You can be Svengoolie for Halloween, say goodbye to a beloved Wicker Park bar or hit up a cat circus.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 20, 2017

Enrollment in CPS has dropped by 5.3 percent over the last two years, data shows.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 20, 2017

Twenty-five Chicago restaurants got the coveted stars. Elske and Entente are new to the star list.

South Chicago & East Side »

October 20, 2017

Police issued an alert after four similar incidents this month.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 19, 2017

A recent study found that ride-share services are cutting transit use across the country.