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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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.

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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.


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Opinion: Musings On #MerryChristmasStarbucks, And Bogus Internet Outrage

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


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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.



Study: Religion Makes Children More Judgmental, Less Generous

Does a religious upbringing actually make children less generous?


Lt. Joe Gliniewicz' flag-draped casked is brought into Antioch High School. (Credit: CBS)

Police Charity To Ask Joe Gliniewicz Family For Money Back

When Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz died on Sept. 1 a charitable organization that comes to the aid of families of police officers gave the family $15,000.


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Texts Reveal Joe Gliniewicz Stress Over Fox Lake Finances: ‘I Am Pretty Well F—–‘

As the investigation into the death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz expanded, detectives began to examine text messages that indicate the officer was taking money from the town’s Police Explorer training program.


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Starting As Mobile Delivery Service, Foxtrot Continues Expansion Into Physical Retail

With just over $1 million in seed money in its back pocket, an upscale online delivery service is continuing its expansion into traditional brick-and-mortar stores.



Intelligentsia Coffee Bought By Rival Peet’s

Twenty years after opening its first boutique coffee bar on the North Side, the owners of Intelligentsia Coffee have sold a majority stake in the company to rival Peets.


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Historic Former CPS Headquarters Getting A Nice Scrubbing

Stripping away years of urban grit, the historic building that was formerly the Chicago Public Schools headquarters is getting a much-needed bath.


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Sleeping In Chicago, President Obama Sets New American Record

When President Obama awoke in his Kenwood home on the South Side this morning, he set an American record.


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Buddy Guy To Headline Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tour

Buddy Guy is set to yet again be the centerpiece of a concert tour paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix.


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Woman Abducted In Chicago At Gunpoint

A California woman was abducted at gunpoint in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago on Thursday night, robbed and then abandoned in Northwest Indiana.



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