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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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April 25, 2017

Lavey excelled as an actor and directed the company to some of its greatest triumphs from 1995-2015.

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April 25, 2017

"Give me all the money," the criminal told employee Emtiyaz Wahra.

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April 25, 2017

Police emphasized, "In each incident, the victims left their garage doors open or unlocked."

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April 25, 2017

The firefighter was treated for "a minor medical issue" at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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April 25, 2017

Nine members of Unite Here union were joined by residents in the action outside the Belden-Stratford.

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April 25, 2017

Natasha Lerner began with a few teen bands she knew, and now a concert is set for the Metro on May 12.

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April 24, 2017

Female Kobe set down the rules for male Siku, and zookeepers were encouraged.

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April 21, 2017

Pick up your local playlot or drop off old bills and electronics to celebrate Earth Day Saturday.