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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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August 16, 2017

Ald. Michele Smith and the Sheffield Neighborhood Association are distributing the petition online.

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August 15, 2017

Jones College Prep junior Michael Mutz competes in the Cadet World Judo Championships this weekend.

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August 15, 2017

As renovation of the building continues, they're throwing open a Lakefront Green area this weekend.

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August 15, 2017

It includes a patio, an enclosed restaurant and an "oasis" with cabanas and sunbeds.

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August 14, 2017

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 20-year-old Jabari Feazell.

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August 14, 2017

The project will close down Lincoln Avenue next week for installation of the crane.

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August 12, 2017

Chicago's got free food, festivals, rare baby ducks — and the Swedish flag water tower is back.

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August 11, 2017

And NewCity holds an End of Summer Bash, while She's Crafty celebrates Beastie Boys rapper MCA.