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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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March 24, 2017

Recently honored by the company, she'll direct Jen Silverman's "The Roommate" at the end of next season.

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March 24, 2017

Lincoln Park principal, police commander promise closer look at situation, increased patrols at park.

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March 24, 2017

The zoo is expanding its emphasis from exotic animals to urban wildlife found in your own backyard.

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March 24, 2017

Get your Green City Market BBQ tickets, and time is short for the Alphawood AIDS Art exhibit.

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March 23, 2017

Illinois' richest bicyclist is paying big bucks to separate cyclists from runners on the lakefront.

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March 22, 2017

Neighborhood "voices not heard," Ald. Michele Smith says, rejecting a riverwalk as "token" open space.

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March 22, 2017

Riders who are either tricked or just confused have been victims of rapes and robberies, police said.

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March 21, 2017

The building at 555 W. Webster Ave. has been vacant since 2015.