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 »

August 31, 2015

Dyett Hunger Strikers Enter Third Week, Call on Rahm to Move Up Hearing

Half of the 12 Dyett High School hunger strikers came to City Hall on the 15th day of their protest.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 28, 2015

Dyett Hunger Strikers Rebuffed in Seeking Meeting With Rahm at City Hall

The dozen Dyett High School protesters rejected new claims Dyett High School is not needed.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 27, 2015

Health Professionals Urge Rahm to Step In, End Dyett Hunger Strike

Yet the mayor hinted Thursday that the entire re-opening of Dyett could be in doubt.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

August 26, 2015

Long Lost Art From 1893 Columbian Exposition Found in Park District Storage

Hashimoto Gaho's Japanese painted sliding-door panels were thought to have been destroyed.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 26, 2015

Teachers, Parents Rail Against CPS Budget, Dyett Hunger Striker Collapses

Dyett High School hunger striker Jeanette Ramann collapsed leaving the Board of Education meeting.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

August 25, 2015

CPS Scholarship Program To Include Help With Tuition at UIC

The mayor announced an expansion of a program providing free tuition at City Colleges.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

August 25, 2015

Half Acre's Plan For Huge Brewery, Restaurant in Bowmanville Gets Approved

The new brewery and taproom will operate "in addition to and in unison with" the North Center location.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

August 24, 2015

Dyett Hunger Strike Enters Second Week: 'We're United. We're Strong'

The hunger strikers took their protests to Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy.