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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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Five New iPhone Features With iOS 8

As usual, Apple’s latest iPhone–which goes on sale on Friday–is in big demand, but current iPhone customers can take advantage of some nice features in the company’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8.



Happy Birthday Emoticon! :-) Turns 32 Years Old This Week

Today, everybody knows that combination of a colon, dash and parentheses is a smiley face.


Garrett Popcorn

Deal Of The Day: Garrett’s Popcorn For 65 Cents

On Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., customers can pick up a bag of Garrett Mix (carmel and cheese popcorn) for just 65 cents.


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Chicago ‘Best Drinking City’ In U.S., According To G.Q. Magazine

Welcome to the City Of Big Drinkers.


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Holiday Worker Outlook Improving; Kohl’s To Hire Nearly 70,000

Kohl’s Department Stores plans to hire nearly 70,000 people to help during the busy holiday season and one expert predicts a good year for those seeking part-time work.


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Art Institute Named Best Museum On Planet Earth By TripAdvisor

The Art Institute Of Chicago: Best. Damn. Museum. Period.


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Illinois Drivers Despised By Its Neighbors, Study Finds

There appears to be a border war between drivers in Wisconsin and Illinois.


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Good Morning: Beautiful Sunrise Over Lake Michigan

It just might be the best way to start the day.


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Free McDonald’s Coffee Offer Begins Today, Through September 29

Free + coffee = Where do we get some of that, right NOW?


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Stevenson High School Adds Police After Vague Threat On Facebook

Administrators at Stevenson High School have added additional police on campus following a vague threat that was posted on Facebook.


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Chicago Winter Forecast Could Be Wild In 2014-15

Meteorologists don’t take much stock in predictions from the Farmer’s Almanac, which is calling for a frigid winter season, but there are more scientific signs that Chicago would see a wild one in 2014-15.


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How We Got Here: iPhone Videos Chronicle Our Everyday Lives

Each year is a journey, sometimes memorable, often mundane.


Apple Launch iTunes Music Store In London

The Death Of the iPod: Music Player That Changed The World Is Gone

Lost in all the buzz over Apple’s new “wearable device” and bigger, badder phones, was the death of the device that was the patriarch of the company’s portable digital revolution.


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Bush’s Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Tweets Events Of Sept. 11

In a dramatic retelling of the events of Sept. 11 from the perspective of a White House insider, President Bush’s press secretary on Thursday used a format unavailable at the time: Social media.


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Look To Your Left, Look Right: One Of Them Probably Picks Their Nose

If you find yourself at a party this weekend, we have some trivia that might be either amusing or offensive, depending on your audience.


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Kenilworth Among Richest Towns In America; Winnetka Among Smartest

Growing up on the fringes of the North Shore, we always felt like we were the kids with our nose pressed against the window of a candy store filled with money.


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Tamara Holder Blames ‘Anti-Testicular Police’ For Ruining Ray Rice’s Career

A Fox News commentator blasted the “anti-testicular police” for destroying the football career of wife-beater Ray Rice.


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Scrub-A-Dub-Dub, When Are You In The Tub?

How often do we shower or take a bath?


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Reversible USB Cord Guarantees A Connection Every Time

When it comes to plugging in a USB cable, one has a 50-50 shot at getting it right.


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Where Do We Pee? A YouGov Survey Has The Answers

If you are like most Americans you have done it some place other than the where you are supposed to go.