John Dodge

john dodge bio photo small for wp bio John DodgeJohn Dodge is the Executive Producer of CBS Chicago’s website. (You are here now! Thanks for joining us.)

Mr. Dodge has been a journalist a good long while, long enough to be called a “veteran.”

Before arriving at CBS, Mr. Dodge held various editorial positions at the Chicago Sun-Times.

He likes to write about things that he finds interesting.

He hopes you feel the same way.

He also likes Twitter: @dodgerman

Come and play with him, but play nice.

Annette Eichorst (Credit: Plainfield Police)

Boy Scout Troop Treasurer Accused Of Swiping $17,000

Annette Eichorst, 50, of Plainfield, if facing multiple theft charges surrounding missing funds from Troop 19’s bank account.

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Tiger Woods Shoots Worst Ever 82, Joins Hackers Everywhere

If Tiger Woods played TPC every day like he did on Friday, he would be a 6 handicap.

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Protestors march against a strip club in Stone Park. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Nuns Allege Prostitution At Stone Park Strip Club

Inside the walls of a west suburban “gentlemen’s club” men and women engage in the practice of “high friction, full physical contact,” according to a lawsuit filed by a group of nuns who live next door.


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Mike Pence Kills Plans For Controversial Website

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has terminated plans to create a new website that critics said would amount to a faux news service funded by taxpayers.


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Opinion: Mike Pence Fails Political Crisis Management Test

UPDATE: Shortly after this column was published, Gov. Pence issued a memo, killing the JustIN website. By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — When news broke that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s administration was about to launch […]


CBS 2 Executive Producer John Dodge offers up his #uglyselfie. (Credit: John Dodge's phone)

The #UglySelfie Challenge: Do It And Feel Good About Yourself

I work in a business in which I am surrounded by beautiful people.



The Cubitat: Cutting Small Living Down To Size

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — Small space living has become “a thing” as people look to pare down their belongings and their footprint. In Toronto, a design team has developed a “plug and play,” […]


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New Year’s Diet Tip: Tequila

As January wanes into a memory, those New Year’s resolutions to lose weight can be easily forgotten.


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Photo Evidence: The Practice Of ‘Dibs’ Is Out Of Control

It doesn’t matter if you live in the pro dibs or anti-dibs camp. This is wrong!



If You Love Giardiniera, You Must Read This

When it comes to food, Chicago has its traditions.


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Zagat Top Restaurants In Chicago

The foodies have spoken: Zagat has released its top 50 restaurants in Chicago for 2014.


The new fan atrium, which will include a retail store.

Bulls, Blackhawks To Build New Office Space Near United Center

Employees of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks will be moving into a new, state-of-the art office space near the United Center.


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‘Doomsday Clock': World Steps Closer To Annihilation

The world just inched a bit closer to total annihilation.


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Chicago Public Schools: Makeup Days For January Closings

There is no such thing as a free snow/cold day.


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Lockdown At Highland, Indiana Schools Lifted

A phone threat from a number in Dallas has forced authorities to place the schools in Highland, Ind., on lock down.


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How John Fox’s Record Compares With NFL Veteran Coaches

John Fox is the Chicago Bears most-wanted man, if you believe all of the media reports.


Former Congressman Joe Walsh takes part in a Tea Party protest against the IRS.

Commentary: The Danger Behind Joe Walsh’s ‘Satirical’ Call To ‘Behead’ Liberal Journalists

One-term wingnut former congressman Joe Walsh is standing by a recent posting on Twitter in which he called for the beheadings of news executives who have refused to show cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad.


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Rare Chicago: Images Of 1950s By Photographer Robert Frank

In the middle 1950s Robert Frank criss-crossed the United States capture images of American life.



Chipotle Carnitas Crisis: Pork Not On Menu After Dispute With Supplier

The Chipotle carnitas crisis has hit Chicago area stores.