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 »

December 17, 2014

South Loop's East-West University Praised for Low Student Debt

Only a City University of New York campus graduated students with less debt, according to a study.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

December 16, 2014

March From Police HQ to City Hall Backs Reparations for Burge Victims

Protesters called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's support, a hearing and a vote in favor of reparations.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

December 15, 2014

Chewies for Chuy Rally Behind Garcia for Mayor, of Course

And it can't be said that the "Star Wars" Chewbacca voters have a bad feeling about this.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

December 12, 2014

Mather Tech Teacher Wins $10K for School as More CPS Kids Learn to Code

Brenda Remess won the high school $10,000 through full commitment to an "Hour of Code" contest.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

December 11, 2014

Rats Fleeing Razed Buildings Should Be Rounded Up Beforehand, Alderman Says

Ald. Jason Ervin proposed that rat control should be part of the permit process for construction.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

December 11, 2014

Potholes, Parking, Flight Patterns Targeted by Fioretti in New Resolutions

Ald. Bob Fioretti's Progressive Reform Caucus colleagues lined up behind him on the matters.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

December 10, 2014

Cabbies Get Relief From City in Competition With Ride Sharing

The City Council moved to grant taxi drivers lower lease rates and lowered fines.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

December 9, 2014

Candidate For Alderman Says She'll Fill Your Potholes On Demand

Yet Bita Buenrostro's civic service could conceivably put her in hot water with the city.