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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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January 17, 2017

An earlier deal to develop the church at 1754 N. Clark St. fell through.

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January 17, 2017

The taco outlet has moved into the former Pomp & Circumstance at 1400 N. Wells St.

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January 16, 2017

A multitude of topics, including the 1060 Project, were addressed at the Cubs Convention Saturday.

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January 16, 2017

The free, one-woman show delivers a message of non-violence on Martin Luther King Day.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

January 13, 2017

"Next year" is here after last year produced the first Cubs World Series victory in 108 seasons.

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January 13, 2017

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will celebrate its origins as the Chicago Academy of Sciences.

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January 13, 2017

It was a black-and-white Christmas at the zoo with the birth of a new colobus monkey.

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January 13, 2017

Now in its seventh year, it's the largest study of urban wildlife and has amassed 1 million photos.