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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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April 28, 2017

The Peruvian chicken restaurant opens Sunday at 2460 N. Clark St.

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April 28, 2017

The Publican pastry chef Dana Cree will be bringing the ice cream.

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April 28, 2017

Giordano Dance Chicago intends to renovate the building at 1754 N. Clark St.

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April 28, 2017

"Most of the guys who are hanging out ... don't even live in the neighborhood," Ald. Burnett said.

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April 28, 2017

"We'll talk about the fines," said Hugh Howard, attorney for owner Joseph Younes.

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April 27, 2017

Former Bear Rashied Davis and chef Tony Priolo lead the benefit for Saturday Place.

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April 26, 2017

Lavey excelled as an actor and directed the company to some of its greatest triumphs from 1995-2015.

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April 25, 2017

"Give me all the money," the criminal told employee Emtiyaz Wahra.