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Ted Cox

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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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October 20, 2017

Kobe was 16, but had been ill and experiencing discomfort, according to Lincoln Park Zoo.

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October 20, 2017

It's on to the state playoffs for the Lincoln Park Lions, seeded sixth statewide in Class 7A.

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October 20, 2017

Grant Achatz's Alinea remained one of two three-star Michelin restaurants in Chicago.

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October 20, 2017

Ald. Michele Smith said a spot at Clark and Belden is a "nest for rodents" that needs some concrete.

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October 20, 2017

The old brewpub at 1800 N. Clybourn Ave. has been streamlined, with the actual brewery expanded.

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October 20, 2017

Hit up Teacher Bartender Night at Tobacco Road, or see George Takei's "Allegiance" at Victory Gardens.

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October 19, 2017

No, it's not Amazon's new second headquarters just yet, Chicago.

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October 18, 2017

The policy discriminates against youth, poor people and the homeless, to name a few, the alderman said.