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.

A view from the International Space Station of Chicago, taken on April 5, 2016. (Credit: Twitter/Tim Kopra)

In Tweet From Space, Chicago Lights Up The Night

The “grid” is unmistakable, the landmarks, and even newer, modern LED street lights all vividly captured … from space.


An illustration of the H.H. Holmes murder castle. (Credit: Holly Carden/Kickstarter)

H.H. Holmes ‘Murder Castle’ Available In A Puzzle

An illustration the serial killer’s “murder castle” has now become available in the form of a puzzle.


Diversey Harbor

A 365-Day View Of Chicago In About A Minute

When viewing Becki Pikula’s time-lapse video, keep your eye on Diversey Harbor.


The Chicago Blackhawks take on Sesame Street in the 1970s. (Credit: Chicago Film Archives)

VIDEO: Sesame Street Takes On 1970s Chicago Blackhawks

Sesame Street vs. Chicago Blackhawks in the 1970s.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2015

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Kristin Cavallari’s Brother Found Dead

The brother of reality TV star Kristin Cavallari has been found dead, less than a week after he was reported missing.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2015

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Southwest Flight 1248 Crashed At Midway 10 Years Ago Today

Today marks 10 years since a Southwest Airlines plane skidded off the runway at Midway Airport, slamming into an automobile and killing a child.


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Super-Fast Google Fiber Internet, TV: Coming To Chicago?

The prospect of blindingly fast internet speeds for Chicago took a step toward reality on Tuesday as Google invited the city to consider adding the company’s fiber service.


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Timeline: The Shootings Of Laquan McDonald, Ronald Johnson

Here is a timeline of events surrounding the fatal shootings of Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson by Chicago Police Officers.


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CTA Map Inspired By Frank Lloyd Wright Design

Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence can be seen all over Chicago, but no place more than Oak Park, where the legendary American architect ran his business from his home.


Storm Movement

Chicago Snow Forecast: A Visual Look At The Storm

The winter storm looming off to the west of Chicago is one of those “it depends where you live” models.


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Something Called ‘Poo Dough’ On List Of Bad Christmas Toys

Simply on the face of it, any toy designed to mimic poop is a bad idea as a Christmas gift.


The Willis Tower and Stone Container Building appear in Manhattan in this year's Macy's window display on State Street. (CBS)

Macy’s State Street Windows: Chicago In Manhattan?

The 2015 edition of the holiday windows at Macy’s–a delightful journey through our solar system–takes an unusual turn on Planet Earth.


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Deal Alert! Cubs’ Playoff Apparel Markdown

Given the Chicago Cubs’ success this season, a smart Cubs fan might want to plan for next year, rather than simply wait for it.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2015

The skating rink at Maggie Daley Park. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

Ice Skating At Millennium Park Opens Friday, Maggie Daley Ribbon Opening Soon

In yet another sign that winter is upon us, downtown ice skating opens up again this weekend.


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James Taylor, Jackson Browne To Play Wrigley Field In June, 2016

Tickets go on sale next Friday for the latest big name concert at Wrigley Field–James Taylor, with special guest Jackson Browne.


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Report: Video Of Chicago Police Shooting ‘Shocks Conscience’

A judge could rule as soon as next week on whether to release a video of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a teenager 16 times.


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Former Farragut Star Michael Wright Found Dead In Brooklyn, Death Ruled Homicide

A former star basketball player at Farragut High School was found dead Tuesday in the back seat of his SUV in New York, according to published reports.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2015


Frango Mint PriceTrak™: Back By Popular Demand!

A box of Frangos is a seasonal gift staple in Chicago this time of year.


File Photo Of Starbucks Store Interior (AP Photo)

Opinion: Musings On #MerryChristmasStarbucks, And Bogus Internet Outrage

Josh Feuerstein, to his credit, certainly has the formula for manufacturing fake Internet outrage.


Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

Among His Peers, Fox Lake Cop Joe Gliniewicz Was A Bad Seed

Apparently so concerned about the behavior and performance of one of their fellow officers, members of the Fox Lake Police Department wrote an extraordinary anonymous letter to the mayor, detailing myriad misdeeds by Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.



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