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Josh is a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. He comes to DNAinfo.com after serving as an intern at the Chicago Sun-Times and as a weekend news reporter and sports reporter at KHQA7 in Downstate Quincy.

Josh grew up in Tinley Park and attended Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox. The coaches wanted him to play football and wrestle, but he opted for basketball. It worked out as he got a scholarship to play basketball at Culver-Stockton. The college is known for having the longest losing streak in college football — and for the basketball team making a run in 2013 NAIA National Basketball Tournament. But that was after Josh left the team.

It was at Culver-Stockton that he discovered his passion for journalism. While serving as Editor in Chief of the Megaphone, the college newspaper, Josh won an award for in-depth reporting. He also won the Emily Helsabeck Award for Oral Interpretation and the Mahan Prizes in Creative Writing-Journalism Awards. Josh was also active at KCSW, the student-run radio station where he broadcast basketball games during the 2013 regular season and the national tournament run.

Fun Fact: Josh played chess as a youngster and claims to have beaten a grandmaster in a simulcast match. The grandmaster insisted Josh cheated.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 2, 2017

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama also made an appearance Wednesday night.

Uptown & Andersonville »

November 1, 2017

Tenants had complained that work was too extensive to continue with them living there.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

November 1, 2017

The Edgewater Craft Cocktail Crawl will be held from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 9.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 31, 2017

While he wants to see the tiny homes "in all 50 wards," the program's first site is aimed at Englewood.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 31, 2017

The cemetery at 4001 N. Clark St. has been allowing cyclists on its grounds since late June.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 30, 2017

Construction of the plaza, which will also fix stormwater problems in the area, is currently underway.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 30, 2017

J.J. Peppers Food Store, 4800 N. Sheridan Road, closed Friday.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 27, 2017

The restaurant offers jollof rice, beef khebabs, gizzards, fried yams, jerk chicken, fufu and oxtail.