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.

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Kathleen O'Cull said 4.5 inches of snow had fallen in Northlake by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Lake Effect Snow Warning Issued For Chicago

Get ready for a second blast of snow on Thursday afternoon.


U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Schakowsky, A Jew, Decides To Skip Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress

Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a strong supporter of Israel, will be skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s politically sensitive address to a joint session of Congress.


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Large HIV Outbreak In Indiana Linked To Painkiller Abuse

An outbreak of HIV cases in far south east Indiana has been traced largely to addicts using a powerful painkiller.


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Snow In Forecast For Afternoon, Evening

Tuesday night’s election results gave Chicago six more weeks of political campaigning, and from the looks of the weather forecast the city might have a similar amount of winter left, as well.


Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Chicago Aldermen: Top Campaign War Chests

To get into this exclusive club, a worthy candidate needs about $300,000 in seed money.


The San Diego State women's golf team celebrates after sinking an impressive putt.

San Diego State University Incredible Golf Trick Shot Video

Never before in the centuries of golf history, has a seven putt on single hole been considered so impressive.


Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

What Are The Odds That Schools Will Close Thursday?

Welcome to the CBS Chicago School Closing Early Warning Center™.


Three generations of Dodges. This was the past picture taken with my dad before he died.

Why I Choose To Hustle Up The Hancock

Why would any sane individual race up 95 floors of a tall building? Here’s why.


Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Potential For Record-Setting Cold This Week

OK, parents, listen up.


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Griffith High School Appeals Suspension After Basketball Brawl

Just days after accepting a season-ending punishment for its involvement in a brawl during a boys basketball game, the School Town of Griffith is appealing the decision.


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On Kickstarter, A Phone Case That Prints Pictures

In the modern digital world, images are instant and pervasive. Yet, there is still something magical, even romantic, about holding an actual photograph.


Eric Strand, founder of School Street Posters.

For Alumni And Students, These College Posters Are Worth A Thousand Memories

School Street Posters sells beautiful maps of college campuses.


Jackie Robinson West player Brandon Green (in #14 jersey) and his mother, Venisa, (behind him) were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Michael Pfleger at a news conference to denounce the Little League ruling stripping JRW of its national title, for residency rule violations. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Opinion: Pfleger, Emanuel Should Be Ashamed In Wake Of JRW Scandal

There is nothing more depressing, more revolting than adults selfishly acting like martyrs and using children as symbolic human shields.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at a victory rally for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team on Aug. 27, 2014, after it had won the U.S. title in the Little League World Series, and was runner-up in the world championship. (Credit: CBS)

Rahm Emanuel Calls Little League Boss To Blast JRW Decision

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was so outraged with the decision by Little League International officials to strip Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West of its national title, that he personally called the organization’s leader.


From left to right: William "Dock" Walls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Robert Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Willie Wilson on stage at the DuSable Museum of African American History. (Credit: CBS)

Legal Marijuana In Chicago? The Mayoral Candidates Weigh In

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson didn’t exactly stick to the script when he was asked for his position on legalizing marijuana use.


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Brawl Ends Indiana Basketball Seasons For Hammond, Griffith

The boys basketball seasons for two Northwest Indiana schools have been canceled, following a beach-clearing brawl last weekend.


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Opinion: For Emperor Mike Pence, Learning Is Everything

Emperor Mike Pence, the Supreme Leader of the great state of Indiana, has impeccable timing when to comes to how he learns things.


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Mike Pence Orders Shorter Student Achievement Test In Indiana

After learning that kids would spend 12 hours taking the state assessment test this spring, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Monday ordered that the exam be drastically cut.


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Indiana School Chief Calls Special Meeting On Student Testing

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — Amid growing fears among educators about the state’s student assessment plans, Indiana’s state education Supt. Glenda Ritz on Monday called for a special meeting of the state board to […]


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Dibs Of The Day! Dinner For Four

Reservations are now being accepted–frozen curbside service!