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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WATCH: Stephen Colbert Declares He Ain’t Afraid Of No Goat

Stephen Colbert spent 11 years in Chicago, suffering along with all of the other Cubs fans.

CBS Chicago–23 hours ago

Game 6 of the World Series was postponed Wednesday. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

How To Attend Games 1 AND 2 Of NLDS For Cost Of Game 3 In Chicago

Hop in the car and start driving, then plan on camping too.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2015

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Cubs’ Shot At World Series? Their Chances Are Rising

Riding Jake Arrieta’s masterful performance against Pittsburgh, the upstart Chicago Cubs have the second-best shot at winning the World Series, according to one rating system.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2015

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Southwest Offer On Overbooked Chicago-Pittsburgh Flight Met With ‘Howls Of Laughter’

Here’s a not-so-hypothetical exercise: You are on an overbooked, mid-afternooon Southwest flight to Pittsburgh, hours before the Cubs and Pirates play.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2015

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Top Chicago Cubs Questions, According To Google

When it comes to the Cubs, Chicago has a lot of questions.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Getty Images)

Some Sign Shenanigans In Pittsburgh: Go ‘Bucs’ Becomes Go ‘Cubs’

A sneaky Cook County sheriff’s deputy reportedly pulled of some shenanigans with a sign, changing a pro-Pittsburgh message into one favoring the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2015

The Stanley Cup Banner

Sneak Peek: The Blackhawks’ Latest Stanley Cup Banner

The Blackhawks raise their Stanley Cup banner Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2015

The Cubs celebrate after Chris Denorfia hit a walk-off homer against the Royals. (Getty Images)

Cubs vs. Pirates: One Of The Best Teams In Baseball Will Be Eliminated

“Elo” loves the Chicago Cubs.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2015

Bears receiver Marquess Wilson, left. (Getty Images)

Even With A Win, Chicago Bears Are What We Thought They Were

Four weeks into the season and the Chicago Bears are essentially where the experts thought they would be: a well-coached but overwhelmed franchise already looking toward the 2016 season.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2015

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Bears Rated As Most Likely To Snag Top Pick In 2016 NFL Draft

As the Bears front office began to swap players for picks on Monday, there was one glimmer of twisted optimism: The team is the front-runner for the No. 1 choice in the 2016 NFL Draft.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2015

Sunbathers enjoy what should be the summer's first 90-degree day at North Avenue Beach on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

September Likely To Be One Of Warmest On Record

Despite fall temperatures today, September is shaping up to be one of the warmest on record in Chicago and other major cities from the Upper Midwest to the East Coast.


Facebook Down

Facebook Crashes, Self-Centered Status Updates On Hold

CHICAGO (CBS) — There has been a disturbance in the force. Facebook is down. As of 2:30 p.m. Chicago time, users were met with an error message: “Sorry, something went wrong.” God weighed in … […]


Park Ridge Cemetery

Some Facts About Death In The United States

Your eventual demise is a certainty, so you might as well have the facts of death.


Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller, right, is called for pass interference on Cardinals receiver John Brown. (Getty Images)

Chicago Bears Least Likely NFL Team To Make Playoffs

If the preseason predictions and the first two weeks of the regular season aren’t enough evidence, a new analysis finds that the Chicago Bears have the worst chance of any NFL team to make the playoffs.


The Bean in Millennium Park during a snowstorm. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Unearthing The First-Ever Millennium Park ‘Bean’ Selfie?

Of all the zillions photos of reflections at The Bean, Roark Frankel’s images just might have been the first.


Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, left, and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The 2015 Chicago Bears Are Horrible: Analysis

Bears coach John Fox’s mantra of “understate and overproduce” will certainly be put to the test with the 2015 season opener just days away.


Stephen Colbert during the premiere episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Ratings A Hit In Chicago

Based on the overnight Nielsen ratings, Stephen Colbert is a big hit in Chicago–at least on opening night.


The view of the skyline from the new Northerly Island Park. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

Northerly Island Park, Touted As ‘Urban Oasis’, Officially Opens

The long, controversial transformation of Northerly Island from small airplane play lot for the rich and powerful to a public “urban oasis” along Lake Michigan culminated Friday with the official opening of Northerly Island Park.


Wind Storm

Globally, Chicago Ranks As One Of The Windiest

Astute scholars of Chicago lore will tell you that the city’s Windy City moniker has nothing to do with actual wind.


Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

No Words: In Memoriam For Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

CHICAGO (CBS) — No words were spoken. None were needed. Look into the eyes and you see their souls. Their pain. Their grief. Their anger. Their pride. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a 30-year veteran of the […]