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.

Runners start in the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon 2014: Five Things To Know

On Sunday, about 90,000 feet will begin a 26.2 mile journey though the streets of Chicago.


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On Howard Stern Show, Bill Murray Opens Door To Be Final ‘Late Show’ Guest

As David Letterman prepares for his final months of his “Late Show,” will his first-ever late night guest be his last guest?


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Chelsea Handler Chicago Stand-Up Show To Launch On Netflix Friday

Chelsea Handler’s much anticipated stand-up comedy special, taped at the Harris Theatre, debuts exclusively on Netflix on Friday.


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Steve Dahl Returning To Radio On WLS-AM: Report

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — After six years off the radio, broadcast legend Steve Dahl will be returning to the airwaves on WLS-AM 890. In an exclusive report on his media blog, Robert Feder [...]


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Overall Major Crime In Chicago Continues To Fall

In the first nine months, there have been 42,609 so-called “major crimes” reported in Chicago, marking a continued decline in criminal behavior.


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The Great Chicago Fire: Five Things To Know

Wednesday is the 143rd anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. Here are five things you need to know:


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Zubits: Tiny Magnets Make Shoelace Tying A Thing Of The Past

A typical person around the age of 50, based on conservative estimates has tied their shoes more than 50,000 times.


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Reports: Apple Plans To Reveal New iPads Later In October

Just after settling down from the iPhone 6, fans of Apple products can start hyperventilating over the next big development from the company.



The Chicago 77: History, Fun Facts About City’s Communities

Chicago is a city of 77 communities, with hundreds of neighborhoods. Debates about where neighborhoods begin and end are as old as the city itself.


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Bulls, Blackhawks Top Their Leagues In Attendance

This is a Bears town to be sure, but the Bulls and Blackhawks are the biggest attendance draws in their respective leagues.

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Attention CTA Riders: Mind Your Manners

When it comes to minding your manners on public transit, here are some important rules.


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The NFL Blackout Rule: A Brief Chicago History

Growing up watching the Bears in the 1970s, the pregame ritual often focused on whether there would actually be a game to watch.


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After Denials, Chicago Police Department Admits Purchase Of Cell-Phone Spying Devices

The Chicago Police department has finally acknowledged that it had purchased cell-phone interceptor devices back in 2008, raising serious privacy concerns among activists who question how they are being used.


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Most Expensive Hotel Suite: $45,000 A Night Ty Warner Penthouse

A stay in the Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons in New York City costs about 6,429 Beanie Babies.


President Obama boards Air Force One at O'Hare in 2011. (Credit:  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Land At Gary Airport, Not O’Hare, For Chicago Visit

When President Obama arrives on Wednesday evening, Air Force One will touch down at Gary airport, rather than the usual O’Hare International Airport.


An aerial view of the progress of Maggie Daley Park, The skating ribbon, at bottom, is nearing completion, (Credit: Chicago Park District)

Update On Maggie Daley Park: Key Attractions Taking Shape

As construction workers speed toward completion of the new Maggie Daley Park, it sure has come a long was from being used as a parking lot more than 60 years ago.



National Coffee Day: Where To Get Free Java, Deals

From free cups of Joe to discount deals, there is plenty to love about National Coffee Day.


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Forbes 400: The Richest People In The U.S.

Of the 400 richest people in the United States, 18 of them live in the Chicago area, according to Forbes Magazine.


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FAA Launches Review; Two Weeks Before Aurora Air Control Facility Repaired

Repairs may take another two weeks to fully restore operations the FAA air traffic control center in Aurora after a deliberately set fire crippled flight operations at O’Hare and Midway airports.


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The Public Radio: One Radio Station, Housed In A Jar

To help assuage the pangs of guilt when radio fans stray from their favorite station, a design duo as come up with a simple solution.