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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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July 25, 2016

Ald. Richard Munoz was named chairman of the Police Accountability Subcommittee.

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July 25, 2016

Onahan had four fountains fail, but CPS said the water may have been turned off before testing.

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July 22, 2016

A series of public hearings begins Aug. 4 at the South Shore Cultural Center.

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July 22, 2016

"Clout much?" CTU protester yells, regarding governor's efforts to get his daughter into Payton in 2008.

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July 22, 2016

Ald. Brian Hopkins' proposal asked that Animal Control leave coyotes alone whenever possible.

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July 22, 2016

A subsequent vote to scuttle a referendum on city lobbying failed in the City Council as well.

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July 21, 2016

The investigation was sparked by accusations a city lawyer hid evidence in a police shooting case.

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July 21, 2016

"There are too many guns, too few values and not a sense of consequence," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.