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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

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‘Smart Suitcase': Zipperless Bags With GPS Tracking

The suitcase is getting smarter.


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Tales From The Lunch Lines: Teens Launch Food Fight On Twitter #thanksmichelleobama

Students across the nation have united in a crusade, drawing a line in the lunch room over what they are being served in the school cafeteria.



The ‘Voice Of The CTA’ Is A Cheesehead

The cover of the CTA voice-over guy has been blown, and it has been learned he is an interloper from north of the border, according to a published report in DNA Info.


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Tribune’s Blair Kamin vs. Donald Trump: The Duel On Twitter

Watching two grown men in a social media hissy fit over a building sign is actually a lot more amusing than one might think.


Cars sit in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive after accidents and drifting snow stranded the drivers during a blizzard on Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2014 Buffalo Snow Is Worse Than 3 Historic Chicago Storms–Combined

The amount of snow that has already fallen on top of Buffalo, New York is more than fell in the top three Chicago snowstorms–combined.



Cheap Book Offers Good Advice, Shot At Famousness

Writer and travel fiend Ryan Estrada is launching the latest “Poorcraft” graphic novel and is offering random strangers a spot in the newest book, “Poorcraft: Wish You Were Here.”


President Lincoln at Gettysburg.

Lincoln Delivered Gettsyburg Address 151 Years Ago Today

On this date in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln wasn’t even the featured speaker as thousands gathered to venerate the fallen soliders at Gettysburg.



The Most-Stolen Cars In Illinois, United States

The minivan is a hot car in Illinois.


Sergio Oliva.  (David Nystrom/Chicago Tribune photo)

Old School Photo: Chicago Cop, Bodybuilder Sergio Oliva

More than a decade after he became the only man to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Mr. Olympia competition, Chicago Police Officer Sergio Oliva muscles still appeared as if they could rip his uniform clean off.


Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

List Of Chicago’s Nine Archbishops

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — Blase Cupich is the ninth archbishop in the Chicago archdiocese. After serving as archbishop for a year or two here, Cupich is expected be elevated to cardinal, joining six […]


The Nope conceals your web camera. (Credit; Kickstarter)

Simple Device Can Shield You From Web Cam Snoops

A local entrepreneur has developed a simple and elegant way to protect your privacy while using your computer.



Take A High-Speed CTA Blue Line Ride Between Forest Park And O’Hare

Feel what it’s like to ride the CTA’s Blue Line between Forest Park and O’Hare from the perspective of the train’s operator.


Dylan's Candy Bar opening in Chicago.

Dylan’s Candy Bar ‘Holiday Opening’ Tuesday On Michigan Avenue

Dylan’s Candy Bar is opening a Chicago version of its popular New York candy emporium on Tuesday.


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50 Shades Of Grey Official Trailer: Oh, Sooooo Hot!

When it was suggested that I “critique” the new official trailer for “50 Shades Of Grey,” (by a woman, of course), I vowed not to use any double entendres.


It's been a trying season for the Bears. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL Launches ‘Counseling Centers’ For Bears Fans

In an ongoing effort to improve community outreach to under-served cities, the National Football Leauge is launching a first-of-its-kind counseling center to help Bears fans cope in the event of another blowout loss.


Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is pursued by Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bears Fans: Relatively ‘Cheap’ Seats Available For Home Games

While many Bears fans have written off the team this season, diehards who want to see a game live can pick up some seats for a relatively good price.


Gov. Pat Quinn refused to concede the election Tuesday night, saying he wants all votes counted. (CBS)

Quinn Coy On Plans To Run For Another Public Office

Just more than a week removed from his election defeat, Gov. Pat Quinn was asked about whether he has plans to run for another public office.


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Jay Cutler ‘Blames The Punter’ And Fans Go Crazy

The following story sent the knuckle-dragging, meatball faction of Bears’ fandom into apocalyptic rage.


The CTA has rebuilt 10 miles of the Red Line, from 95th Street to Chinatown. (CBS)

Video Shows High-Speed Ride Along CTA Red Line

For the first time, the CTA is offering front-seat views of its rail lines.


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Chicago From Above: Stunning Views Of Iconic Cityscapes

For more than 100 years, Chicago has manufactured its own scenic views.