LoganSquarist wouldn’t be possible without the hard-working efforts of our dedicated staff. Hailing from all across the country, with a number of interests and professional aspirations, our team has one thing in common: a passion for Logan Square. Discover the people behind the scenes that bring you articles, events and more in our LoganSquarist Staff Highlight column.
What’s your role with LoganSquarist?
Where are you from originally?
I’m from Chicago and grew up in Logan Square (near Tony’s).
When did you join?
I joined LoganSquarist this January.
Do you write/report professionally?
Kinda-sorta. I do freelance SEO writing, which just means that I write company blog posts in an effort to increase their search engine rankings.
What made you interested in writing for LoganSquarist?
LoganSquarist was originally on my radar because I’d used the site to keep up with neighborhood happenings in the early days of the pandemic. I was excited about the chance to connect more with the neighborhood and to collaborate with local writers and photographers.
What is your favorite LoganSquarist article you wrote?
Hmm, I don’t think I have a favorite finished product necessarily, but I really enjoy making multimedia stories, so those are personal highlights.
What is your favorite restaurant in Logan Square?
L’Patron and Miko’s are family staples for sure.
What’s your favorite thing to do in the neighborhood?
Hanging out in Palmer Square and playing Frisbee and eating Italian ice and stuff is always a good time. There used to be this truly amazing climbing tree (like at least four kids could climb it at once!) that I miss a lot. I would also recommend keeping your eye out for stickers around the neighborhood because there are so many everywhere and they are just generally amazing.
What has been the best part about joining the team?
I’ve gotten to meet and talk with so many neighbors I’d have never otherwise met. People here are seriously organizing so many awesome things at all times, and it’s really been amazing to meet them and learn about what they’re up to. I’m constantly in awe.
Read more of Jaley’s articles here and send her tips on local stories!
Photo: Jaley Bruursema