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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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July 29, 2015

Drones Face Airport Ban, Insurance Requirements, 12-Hour Curfew

Under the ban, drones also would be limited to flying no more than 400 feet off the ground.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

July 29, 2015

Fulton-Randolph Market District Granted Formal Status as City Landmark

The City Council approved the controversial measure Wednesday.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 29, 2015

Rahm Emanuel Warns Mayoral Hopeful Chief Keef: Watch Those Residency Rules

Rahm Emanuel knows all about residency requirements after he was challenged before his 2011 election.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 29, 2015

Cellphone Cases Shaped Like Guns Banned by City Council

The City Council called on the Police Department to explain a backlog in processing rape evidence kits.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 29, 2015

City Looks to Save $3.3M by Cutting Free Garbage Pickup for Landlords

The city axed free garbage pickup at about 1,800 buildings Wednesday.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 29, 2015

'Stop and Frisk' Ordinance Would Require More Chicago Police Records

Police would be required to give even people stopped and not arrested a receipt.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 28, 2015

Chicago's 'Stop and Frisk' Policy Needs Overhaul, Alderman Says

Ald. Joe Moreno was expected to submit the ordinance at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

July 28, 2015

Your Rush-Hour CTA Commute Could Be Getting More Crowded

Get ready for more CPS students during rush hour after many school start times are pushed back to 9 a.m.