Alex Restrepo

WXRT Staff Writer

My favorite things to do all revolve around music in some way, mainly attending live music events in the Chicagoland area. Pizza is the most important food group in my diet, and a pack of Reese’s peanut butter cups is her kryptonite… [Read Alex’s Full Bio]

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