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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 25, 2014

Museum Extends 'David Bowie Is...' Exhibit Hours

A high demand for the Bowie exhibit allows fans to roam MCA a few more hours before leaving the city.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 25, 2014

Downtown Gift Guide: Marina Tower Earrings, Tailgate Gear and More

Want to avoid Michigan Avenue crowds but still shop Downtown? Here are some options.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 24, 2014

Garcia, Fioretti Formally File to Challenge Rahm in Mayoral Election

Backers of an elected school board filed 50,000 signatures to put ward referendums on the ballot.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 24, 2014

City's First Medical Marijuana Farm One Step Closer to Operation

A strip club magnate got the OK for a pot farm special-use permit by the city's zoning board.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

November 24, 2014

Jefferson Park Medical Marijuana Clinic Approved Without Alderman's Support

City officials approved plans for a dispensary at 4758 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

November 23, 2014

Strip Club Owner's Medical Marijuana Dispensary OK'd By City

Six dispensaries approved, including in Avondale and Brighton Park, but Wicker Park permit denied.

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November 21, 2014

8 Stories You Might've Missed This Week

CHIRP Radio's big win, a MasterChef's Thanksgiving gift, Edgewater's "exploding" art scene and more.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 20, 2014

Should Sleepy Teens Get Later CPS High School Start Time?

The City Council Health Committee took up the issue of sleep deprivation among teenagers.