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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.

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May 27, 2015

In Battle Over Move of Noble Charter School, Opponents Win a Delay

The school board abruptly pulled the question off its agenda as complaints grow.

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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

After Bloody Weekend, Rahm Says Chicagoans Need to 'Secure Our Streets'

The mayor said stopping street violence "is not just the job of the Police Department."

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May 22, 2015

Latest Phase of Chicago Riverwalk to Open This Weekend

The new section includes a host of new options, including a tiki bar.

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May 22, 2015

Ald. Santiago Aims to Return Community Voice to City Council

Ald. Milly Santiago said education remains "very important," despite diminishing resources at CPS.

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May 21, 2015

Noble Move to Uptown 'Would Suck the Lifeblood' From Local Schools: Ald.

But supporters said move would offer more choice to families.

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May 20, 2015

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