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 Finance 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," is available through 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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 17, 2015

CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett to Take Leave in Face of Federal Probe

The feds are investigating a no-bid contract awarded to Byrd-Bennett's former employer.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

April 17, 2015

Logan Square's 'Twin Towers' Pass Unanimously at First City Hearing

The 11- and 12-story towers are one step closer to a City Council vote.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 15, 2015

Rahm Submits Measure to Create $5.5M Fund for Burge Torture Reparations

Chicago would become the first U.S. city to pay reparations for police violence.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 14, 2015

Burge Victims Tell of Torture at Hands of 'New-Wave Klan'

Anthony Holmes and Darrell Cannon were among the earliest victims of Cmdr. Jon Burge.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 14, 2015

Chicago Kids to Be Taught About Burge Torture as Part of Reparations Deal

The deal also calls for a $5.5 million reparations fund for victims of the notorious police commander.

Midway, Chicago Lawn & Ashburn »

April 13, 2015

Lawyer for Teen Killed By Police Says Dashcam Video Shows Teen Walking Away

A city committee approved a $5 million settlement in the case of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

April 13, 2015

North, South Siders Unite to Revive Lost CTA Bus Routes

Ald. Ameya Pawar said they're out to bring back the No. 11 Lincoln bus and the 31st Street line.

South Chicago & East Side »

April 11, 2015

Pope Chips Away at Garza's Lead With Latest Ballot Updates

The 10th Ward race got a little closer, but no leads changed hands after Saturday's count.