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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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June 28, 2017

Ald. Brian Hopkins called for 70 percent of development fees to be spent in the 760 acres of the area.

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June 28, 2017

Alexander Aurin was the only Illinois student chosen to take part in the exchange this year.

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June 28, 2017

Police added three new reports of the thefts and one attempted theft to three earlier this month.

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June 28, 2017

The school is getting air conditioning, a new weight room and a drama workshop along with repairs.

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June 27, 2017

Grigas was a photographer who also renovated some quirky buildings in Lincoln Park and Old Town.

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June 26, 2017

The band "blends reggae, hard rock, funk and blues."

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June 26, 2017

Pop's Italian Beef moved into My Fit Food's spot, changed "Eat Fit. Live Fit" sign to just "Eat. Live."

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June 26, 2017

The Sarajevo transplant plays host to a screening of "L'America" Monday night.