Geoff Dougherty Profile

Member since: January 25, 2006

Occupation: Journalist

Age: 44


I launched ChiTownDailyNews.org in late 2005 after years of working for newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald.

My goal was to create a news organization focused intensely on Chicago - one that provides city residents with opportunities to report on and read the stories that affect their neighborhoods most.

As editor, I'm responsible for working with our volunteer neighborhood reporters to help them create great local coverage.

I'm also responsible for most of the site development, so I do a lot of Ruby on Rails coding.

In my (scare) spare time, I play guitar in a punk rock band called the Debauchers, and hang out with my girlfriend and our enormous dog, Leo.

Geoff Dougherty Articles

Emanuel: West Side to get 5 farmers markets

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Surveillance cam captures pic of Orange Line suspect

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

$86M CTA project will close Granville stop for six weeks

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Derrick Rose: No. 1 in more ways than one

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Santana tickets? At Ravinia, you'll have to wait

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Brit seeking record for fastest 'L' trip

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Witness: Jennifer Hudson’s brother dealt drugs

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Unemployment Down in All Illinois Metros

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Buddy Guy, Umphrey's McGee team up on new Chicago anthem

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Indian officials have questions for David Headley's estranged wife

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Archdiocese offers burial space for Cook County morgue bodies

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Soggy Ritz-Carlton recovers from water main break

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Doc: Mark Kirk is 'mentally sharp', improving

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Do Chicagoans have more fun?

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

Ex-Marine dies on Purple Line tracks

By Geoff Dougherty | Posted about 2 years in Chicago news

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