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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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December 2, 2016

What do you get a polar bear as a gift? How about a paper mache cake filled with fish, meat and eggs?

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December 2, 2016

"It can always use a shot in the arm," said Jen Littleton of B.L.U.E.S. "It's a tough business."

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December 2, 2016

A 252-unit apartment complex is planned for the old site of the stable and Noble Horse Theatre.

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December 1, 2016

The commission signed off on razing a "squat" Lincoln Park cottage neighbors considered an "eyesore."

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December 1, 2016

"There is more work to be done," said Public Health Commissioner Julie Morita.

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December 1, 2016

Hundreds of high-schoolers will "live" a day with a disability and educate others on proper etiquette.

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December 1, 2016

For the first time, the entire grounds of Lincoln Park Zoo will be open for the annual winter beer fest.

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November 30, 2016

"The Last Speakeasy" celebrates what is now the 83rd anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.