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Ted Cox

Reporter/Producer @tedcoxchicago Contact

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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November 2, 2017

The bridal boutique, with headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif., plans an opening party Nov. 11.

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November 2, 2017

Protest organizers outside said they outnumbered supporters of the libertarian author inside.

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November 1, 2017

The original Goose Island staple was at 1800 N. Clybpurn Ave. was shuttered since early 2017.

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November 1, 2017

Elgin police charged 55-year-old Brian Peck with murder in the death of his 76-year-old mother, Gail.

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November 1, 2017

Gretchen Brinza was named the top Illinois STEM teacher for kindergarten through fifth grade.

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November 1, 2017

PHOTOS: GMan As Lost Lake, Parson's as Popeye's and more. 

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October 31, 2017

His appearance on the Lincoln Park campus follows heated events at other schools.

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October 31, 2017

The Lions might want to return their new weight room, as Coach DeFrancesco credits training outdoors.