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Ted Cox

Reporter/Producer @tedcoxchicago tcox@dnainfo.com

Ted Cox covers the Lincoln Park and Old Town neighborhoods for DNAinfo Chicago.

Ted circled the city working for Star Publications, the Daily Southtown and the Daily Herald before landing at 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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February 21, 2017

A "local legend" said the Wrigleys were worried about kidnapping with the death of the Lindbergh baby.

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February 20, 2017

The 120-year-old mansion was built for beer baron Joseph Theurer and is in "pristine" condition.

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February 20, 2017

Actors portraying Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln will stroll the museum on Presidents Day.

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February 20, 2017

This year's annual spring flower show features the work of local artist Michael Thompson.

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February 20, 2017

Located near St. Vincent de Paul, the restaurant will offer fish tacos during Lent.

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February 17, 2017

The 39th annual United Run for the Zoo includes a Safari Stampede obstacle course for kids.

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February 17, 2017

Anne Kostiner said her store is about striking a balance between computers and face-to-face interaction.

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February 16, 2017

Esteban is the first lay president in DePaul's history. He replaces the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider.