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Ted Cox

Reporter/Producer @tedcoxchicago tcox@dnainfo.com

Ted Cox circled the city working for Star Publications, the Daily Southtown and the Daily Herald before finally landing downtown to cover City Hall and politics for 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 11, 2016

A tweak to a proposed ordinance earned committee approval, but a full council vote was delayed.

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February 10, 2016

The Inspector General will be able to investigate "breaches of ethics" but not government efficiency.

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February 10, 2016

Sponsor Ald. Anthony Beale is also chairman of the Transportation Committee.

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February 10, 2016

Aldermen said Chicago needs to "lead the way" against "discriminatory" taxes on female-hygiene products.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

February 10, 2016

The practice rink will be near the old Malcolm X College.

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February 10, 2016

The payment settles a discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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February 9, 2016

Ald. Brian Hopkins cited businesses in need like the Jazz Record Mart and the Double Door.