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.

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September 30, 2014

Former Nick's Uptown OK'd as Landmark by Council Committee

The Zoing Committee also backed landmark status for the Wholesale Furniture Exposition Building.

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September 26, 2014

Food Trucks Rally at Daley Plaza as Part of City Campaign on Social Media

Ten food trucks joined taxis and livery services in celebrating the city's initiatives on social media.

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September 24, 2014

Rahm Passes on Karen Lewis' Call for Marijuana Legalization

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said added tax revenue is no excuse for "promoting recreational smoking of pot."

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September 24, 2014

Emanuel on Obama College Prep: 'I Made a Mistake'

Mayor says he now hopes to name a library after the president.

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September 21, 2014

'David Bowie Is' an Artistic Commodity at Museum of Contemporary Art

The River North musuem becomes the only U.S. exhibitor of "David Bowie Is."

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September 18, 2014

Obama's Name Dropped from Planned CPS High School

The mayor's office said the proposed school on the Near North Side would no longer be named after Obama.

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September 17, 2014

Mother of Roshad McIntosh Leads Protest Over Son's Killing by Police

As in Ferguson, Mo., protesters sought the name of the officer who shot and killed the teenager.

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September 16, 2014

Rahm Tells Jimmy Fallon Time To Pay Up and Bring 'Tonight Show' to Chicago

Jimmy Fallon promised to bring his show to Chicago if students exceeded their reading challenge.