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Lauren Zumbach

Lauren Zumbach is a business reporter for Tribune, covering the retail and airline industries. She previously wrote about communities in the northern and southwest suburbs for the Lake County News-Sun and TribLocal. She also reported for the Peoria Journal Star before returning to Chicago as a Tribune intern in 2013. A Hinsdale native, she graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics.
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