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.

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Gas Prices Plunge As BP Refinery Goes Back Online

Repairs at BP’s Whiting, Ind., refinery sent gas prices plunging last week across Chicago and nationwide, the biggest single-week drop this year.

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On Ashley Madison, Men Were Reportedly Seeking An Affair With Nobody

Whatever the thousands of Chicago users of Ashley Madison were seeking, it didn’t turn out to be sex.

08/28/2015

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2015 A Record Year For Tornadoes In Chicago Area

The Chicago area has set a record for the most tornadoes in a single year, according to National Weather Service data.

08/28/2015

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After Alleging Sex Harassment, Suburban Firefighter Suspended

The first female firefighter ever hired in Country Club Hills has been suspended–a move that she says is just the latest retaliation for her lawsuit aimed at ending years of alleged sexual harassment.

08/27/2015

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The Best High Schools In Illinois

Of the best 500 high schools in the United States, 30 of them are in Illinois, according to the latest analysis by Newsweek magazine.

08/25/2015

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Sexual Double Standard Starts In Early Adolescence, Study Finds

Adolescent girls who have sex are more likely to lose friends, while the opposite occurs with boys, according to a new study that finds gender double standards begin at the earliest phases of sexual maturity.

08/25/2015

Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks to reporters outside his home in Washington, D.C., after he was released from a halfway house to begin three months of home confinement. (Credit: CBS)

On Home Confinement, Jackson Jr. Allowed To Visit Ailing Grandmother

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who is serving the remainder of his federal prison sentence on home confinement, visited his ailing grandmother in a South Carolina hospital.

08/24/2015

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Ashley Madison Hack Data Reveals Lots Of Chicago Accounts

Confidential Ashley Madison data, allegedly dropped into the Internet this week, seems to reveal that the website is very popular in Chicago.

08/20/2015

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Ashley Madison Hack: What Do We Really Know?

If actual user data from Ashley Madison mirrors the allegedly stolen data that was posted on the Internet this week, then some Chicagoans might have cause for concern.

08/19/2015

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BauBax Jacket: Chicago-Based Kickstarter Project Sets Records

A local Kickstarter project is setting records in the world of crowdfunding.

08/14/2015

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Report: Apple Looking At New Michigan Avenue Location

Apple is looking to move its flagship Michigan Avenue retail store, according to a published report.

08/12/2015

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Woman Uses Fitbit During Sex: Here Are The Results

It just might become one of the most viral fever graphs in the history of the Internet.

08/11/2015

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What Will Happen To Patrick Kane’s Day With The Stanley Cup?

Patrick Kane’s day with the Stanley Cup was supposed to be this weekend, according to media reports.

08/07/2015

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Northbound Interstate 65 Closed Near Lafayette Due To Bridge Concern

Authorities have closed northbound Interstate 65 near Lafayette after engineers on Friday discovered a potential problem with the bridge support.

08/07/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Patrick Kane Investigation: What Do We Know?

Police in Patrick Kane’s hometown confirmed on Friday that they are conducting an investigation into an incident that occurred at the hockey star’s home in suburban Buffalo.

08/07/2015

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PHOTOS: Arlington Park Fire, 30 Years Ago Today

It was 30 years ago today that Arlington Park Racecourse erupted in flames.

07/31/2015

William Perry Super Bowl ring. (Credit: Heritage Auctions)

William Perry Super Bowl Ring Sells For Super Price

Chicago football icon William Perry’s Super Bowl ring sold for a super-sized price at auction on Thursday night.

07/31/2015

Funky fashion and lots of mud, here's a photo recap of Lollapalooza. Find more photos at B96 Chicago! (Photo by Randall Starr/ B96 Chicago)

The Worst Weekends For Heavy Teen Drinking In Chicago

Excessive teen drinking spikes around the city’s major music festivals, with Lollapalooza being by far the heaviest, according to a study by Lurie Children’s Hospital.

07/29/2015

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