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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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 31, 2017

Annabel Edwards and Maya Seymore also won their conference and their IHSA sectional.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

October 30, 2017

The Cook County medical examiner said there is a scar on the neck of the deceased.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

October 30, 2017

Omar Magana of OPEN Center for the Arts turned student chimpanzee art into four sculptures.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

October 30, 2017

Ramos will bring along some "Hamilton" castmates and tickets to be auctioned for hurricane relief.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

October 30, 2017

Police say there have been three similar incidents.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

October 27, 2017

Kobe was 16, but had been ill and experiencing discomfort, according to Lincoln Park Zoo.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

October 27, 2017

Ald. Brian Hopkins reported North Avenue was closed on both sides of the bridge over the Chicago River.