b. 1986, HK.

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Fast Facts :

  • Born on Christmas Eve

  • ‘Simpsons’ fanatic

  • Pit bull advocate

  • Raised on a pig farm

  • Has tattoo of Edgewater Beach Apartments

  • Aviation geek

  • Speaks some Spanish

  • Afraid of dolls

  • History nerd

  • Went on stage with Wynona Judd

  • Hates chocolate

  • Doesn’t fight on Twitter


Local journalist, business owner challenges social norms” —WGN Radio

Linze Rice is a writer, photographer and business woman born and raised in the Midwest. She is originally from Kingston, Illinois, a rural farming community of about 1,000 residents in northern DeKalb County, and has lived in Chicago since 2013. She earned her Associate of Arts degree from Kishwaukee College in 2010, and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, focusing on gender and women’s studies. Linze has worked as an editor, copywriter, photographer, content strategist and journalist, and has taught journalism at Loyola University.

She lives on Chicago’s Far North Side with her husband, cat and dog, Bruce.