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.


Chicago Suburbs Target For Super High-Speed Internet

Customers seeking super-fast Internet download speed are in for a treat, although a pricey one.

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Cardinal George Web Cover

Poignant Tribute To Cardinal George On Archdiocese Website

Within hours Cardinal George’s death, the Archdiocese of Chicago created a poignant and elegant tribute on its website.


Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling, right. (Getty Images)

A Time-Lapse Look At NHL Expansion

Even the casual hockey fan knows that the Chicago Blackhawks are part of the “Original Six.” What might be surprising is how long it took for the National Hockey League to evolve.

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The EF-4 tornado that hit Rochelle. (Credit: NIU)

Massive Fairdale Tornado Was One Of 11 In Illinois Last Week

Last Thursday’s severe weather created a total of 11 tornadoes in Illinois, including the rare EF-4 storm that destroyed much of two small towns west of Chicago.


An Edwardian Satinwood Pedestal Desk. (Credit: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers)

Public Can View Exhibit Of Oprah Winfrey Auction Items

Starting on Thursday, Oprah fans can get a glimpse of her things.


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Chicago Public Schools Target Of Federal Investigation

Chicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.


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‘Fire Weather Warning’ Issued For Chicago Area

While it may be more typical to see a storm warning this time of year, the National Weather Service on Wednesday issued a “fire weather warning.”


The clock on the corner of Washington and State got a fresh look on Tuesday. (CBS)

Iconic Clocks Outside Macy’s Get A Much-Needed Makeover

The iconic clocks outside the store formerly known as Marshall Field’s are getting a face lift.


A controlled burn got too close to some homes in Crystal Lake on Tuesday.  Minor damage reported. (CBS)

Controlled Burn Gets Too Close To Homes In Crystal Lake

Kenneth Caudle knows a thing or two about fire.


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Spotted In The Loop: Look! It’s Mr T!

Awww, Mr. T has a soft side.


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Now Fried Bacon Oreo Cookies Are A Thing

When it comes to trends, this thing involving bacon simply won’t go away.


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David Letterman Announces Star Guest Lineup For Final Shows

As David Letterman begins his final weeks hosting late night television, CBS has revealed an A list of guests.


Chicago Epic

WATCH: Chicago Has A New ‘Epic’ Tourism Campaign

Chicago has a new tourism campaign.


Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Chicago Aldermen: Five City Council Races Still Too Close To Call

Of the 18 runoff races for City Council, five of them remain too close to call.


Fairdale Street Damage_Ed Curran

Twister Kills 2, Injures 20; Governor Bruce Rauner Declares DeKalb, Ogle State Disaster Areas

After touring the damage left by powerful tornadoes that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared two counties disaster areas.


The EF-4 tornado that hit Rochelle. (Credit: NIU)

Storm Chaser Captures 90 Minutes Of Fury In Northern Illinois

For nearly 90 minutes, Walker Ashley followed the violent storms that pulverized northern Illinois on Thursday evening.



National Parks On A Public Transit Map

Imagine if you could take public transit to the National Parks.


A rendering of the interior of the Target Express in Streeterville, which will open in October. (Credit: Target)

Target Express Opening In Streeterville

Target has confirmed that it will open a TargetExpress store in Streeterville this October


Rod Blagojevich in prison in Colorado. (Credit: Radar Online)

Photo: Gray-Haired Rod Blagojevich Behind Bars In Colorado

Images of a gray-haired Rod Blagojevich in prison were leaked this week to the gossip site, Radar Online.


Severe Weather Definitions

Understanding Severe Thunderstorm Risk Categories From National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has modified the way it categorizes the anticipated risk of severe weather.