Ted Cox

Reporter/Producer @tedcoxchicago tcox@dnainfo.com

Ted Cox circled the city working for Star Publications, the Daily Southtown and the Daily Herald before finally landing downtown to cover City Hall and politics for DNAinfo Chicago. He has lived in the city for 30 years and in the Chicago area from the age of 8.

An award-winning columnist, critic, news reporter and sportswriter, Cox has covered everything from tax-increment-financing districts, media ownership consolidation and the first Blagojevich trial to the Jordan-era Bulls, Steppenwolf Theatre and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

For 25 years, Cox wrote "The Sports Section" for the Chicago Reader; a collection of those columns, "1,001 Days in the Bleachers: A Quarter Century of Chicago Sports," will be published in March by Northwestern University Press. During that time, his straight gigs included writing "rip & read" broadcast news at United Press International; features copy editor, features writer and film critic at the Southtown; and TV/radio columnist at the Herald, where in the last two years he served as the paper's "man downtown," covering everything from Mayor Daley to Lollapalooza.

Cox has also written several children's book on sports and music figures such as Frank Thomas and Whitney Houston. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He believes that, the Bears to the contrary, politics is actually the city's most popular sport.

Fun fact: Cox has taken part in The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop poll of music critics since 1983.

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October 29, 2014

Dyett H.S. Protesters Disrupt Council Hearing, Call Out Ald. Burns

Ald. Will Burns urged protesters to submit their proposal to Chicago Public Schools.

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October 29, 2014

Wrigley Building, Fortnightly Club to Be Honored by Landmarks Illinois

The Wrigley Building was lauded for its rehab project, the Fornightly Club for its stewardship.

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October 28, 2014

Red-Light Cameras Reliable but 'Historically' Mismanaged, Officials Admit

Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld blamed shorter yellow lights on electrical fluctuations.

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October 27, 2014

Rahm Defends CTA Screening for Explosives, Saying, 'The World Is Different'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he expected the screenings to be done with "sensitivity."

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October 27, 2014

Rahm Says City Prepared if Ebola Patients Arrive in City

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city is ready to deal with potential Ebola patients at the airports.

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October 27, 2014

Rahm Celebrates Blue Cart Anniversary With New Recycling Deal

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new partnership with the nonprofit Carton Council.

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October 27, 2014

Anti-Rahm Website Judges Aldermen on 'People's Score'

TakeBackChicago.org rates aldermen from people's "champion" to mayor's "rubber stamp."

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October 24, 2014

Lack of Minority Firefighters a 'Problem,' But New Exam Could Help: City

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago testified before City Council budget hearings.