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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Stephen Colbert Scores Huge Ratings On Public Access Television

Perhaps fearing he was losing his edge, Stephen Colbert has decided he needs some practice before he takes over as host of “The Late Show” on CBS this fall.

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Study Breaks Down Where The Time Goes, Literally

Where does the time go?

07/01/2015

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Unusual Spectator As Neighborhood Kids Play Ball

Six-year-old Max Kent wound up to deliver the pitch, doing what many boys do on a summer day.

07/01/2015

Team USA's Julie Johnston, left, competes for the ball in the first half with Wang Shanshan of China in a Women's World Cup quarterfinal. The Americans won 1-0. (Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

Women’s World Cup Soccer Viewing Party To Be Held In Lincoln Park

U.S. Soccer will host a 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing party for the U.S. Women’s National Team semifinal match on Tuesday in Lincoln Park.

06/29/2015

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Coal City Tornado Strongest In Chicago Metro Area In 25 Years.

The tornado that tore through the town of Coal City on Monday evening was the strongest such storm to hit the Chicago metro area in 25 years.

06/24/2015

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Chicago Company Designs Turntable That Plays ‘Floating Records’

Recognizing a resurgence in popularity of vinyl records, a Chicago-based company has created an unusual turntable with a high-tech, modern design.

06/23/2015

An artist's rendering of the new Ferris wheel at Navy Pier. (Credit: Navy Pier)

New Ferris Wheel For Navy Pier In 2016

A larger, more modern Ferris Wheel will be built at Navy Pier, replacing the 20-year-old iconic attraction at the state’s most popular tourist destination.

06/23/2015

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Come On, Chicago Blackhawks Fans, Pick Up After Yourselves … Next Time

Walking down Wabash, the stench hung heavy in the aftermath.

06/18/2015

Tens of thousands of Blackhawks fans pack the stands and playing field at Soldier Field ahead of Thursday's victory rally for the Stanley Cup champions. (Credit: CBS)

VIDEO: Jonathan Toews: ‘We Play For The Best Fans In The World’

After three Stanley Cup titles and two Olympic gold medals, one can forgive Toews if he is at a loss for words.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

Patrick Kane celebrates the Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup title at Soldier Field. (CBS)

VIDEO: Kane To Fans: My Friend Has Something To Show You!

Patrick Kane stepped before the 70,000 fans at Thursday’s Stanley Cup rally at Soldier Field: “What’s up? Chicagoooooohh!”

06/18/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane celebrates by hoisting the Stanley Cup. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PHOTO: Patrick Kane’s ‘Twin’ Spotted At Soldier Field Blackhawks Rally

Patrick Kane has a twin!

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane celebrates by hoisting the Stanley Cup. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Patrick Kane Prepares For Third Stanley Cup Victory Parade

Chicago was celebrating the Blackhawks in a wild scene Thursday.

06/18/2015

The Blackhawks pose for a photo after winning the Stanley Cup following a 2-0 win against the Lightning in Game 6. (Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks Parade Route Expanded By City

The parade will now start at Washington and Racine.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2015

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VIDEO: Lots Of Work Ahead To Prep Soldier Field For Blackhawks Rally

The tickets sold out in minutes and now crews are working feverishly to get Solider Field ready for the Chicago Blackhawks rally on Thursday.

06/17/2015

Patrick Sharp with the Stanley Cup outside his Lakeview home. (Credit: CBS)

PHOTO: Patrick Sharp Hauls Stanley Cup Into His Home

Patrick Sharp greeted a very important guest at his home on Tuesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Blackhawks fans at the 2013 Stanley Cup victory parade. (Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks Parade Thursday In Loop, Rally At Soldier Field

Fans can celebrate the 2015 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday with a parade followed by a rally at Soldier Field.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Blackhawks stars Jonathan Toews, left, and Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Want To See A Grown Man Cry? Give Him Blackhawks Tickets, Of Course

Tough guys cry, too — especially when your girlfriend shows up with two center ice tickets to Game 6, courtesy of BMO Harris Bank.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks winning the 2015 Stanley Cup outside of Wrigley Field on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks Already Favored To Win Again In 2016

Who are the favorites to win the Cup in 2016?

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane celebrates by hoisting the Stanley Cup. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2015 Stanley Cup: At Peak, More Than 3 Million In Chicago Watched Blackhawks’ Victory

Just around the time that Patrick Kane drilled his one-timer past Ben Bishop on Monday night, effectively ensuring another Stanley Cup for the Blackhawks, a whopping 3.3 million viewers were watching in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

The Blackhawks celebrate after Patrick Sharp scored a goal in Game 5. (Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Final By The Numbers: Blackhawks Are Dominant When Scoring First

At least based on past performance, if the Chicago Blackhawks score first and are leading after the first period, there will be quite the celebration tonight.

06/15/2015

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