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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.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

April 28, 2016

Graduation ceremonies for eighth-graders and high school seniors would proceed as scheduled.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 28, 2016

"We're more excited about being part of that community than anything," co-owner Mark Cecola said.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

April 27, 2016

CPS Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson also said she wouldn't comment on a disciplinary matter.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 27, 2016

Chicago Public Schools said it has no plans to end early, despite claims by the Chicago Teachers Union.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 26, 2016

Rent subsidies will be provided for 75 people suffering from chronic homelessness.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 26, 2016

But other restrictions, such as not placing dispensaries near schools or day cares, still would apply.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 22, 2016

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa also weighed in on Troy LaRaviere in a Facebook post.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 21, 2016

Besides, Helmut Jahn said, when the rich spend big money on a memorial, "they don't want to share."