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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Illinois Makes More Pot Arrests Than Any Other State: Analysis

While Illinois ranks nowhere near the top in terms of the number of marijuana users, the state makes more arrests, per capita, than any other state.

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Then And Now: The Wrigley Field Rooftops

With news this week that the Cubs’ owners have bought up six more rooftop properties, let’s take a look at that view back in a simpler time, before it became a high-priced commodity.

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Griffith Police Recommend Criminal Charges After Basketball Fight

Police have recommended that criminal charges be filed after an investigation into a well-publicized brawl at a boy’s basketball game at Griffith High School.


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Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana Passed By Illinois Lawmakers

A bill that would decriminalize possession of a limited amount of marijuana is now in the hands of Gov. Bruce Rauner.


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Then And Now: Sunbathing Along Lake Shore Drive

50 years ago, this strip of Lake Shore drive was a sun worshippers dream.


GM: Rollover airbags standard on all models by 2012

Air Bag Recall Expanded: Is Your Vehicle Affected?

A massive recall of potentially dangerous automobile airbags was drastically expanded on Tuesday and now covers nearly 34 million vehicles.


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Guess Who President Obama Is Not Following On Twitter

The president quickly followed all major professional Chicago sports teams, but one.


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PHOTOS: Ski Jumping At Wrigley, Soldier Fields

In one of the flattest cities in America, ski jumping was a thing.


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Another Gun Found In Carry-On Luggage At Midway

Transportation Security Administration screeners found a loaded loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson firearm Thursday


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Four Maps Help Tell Story Of Race In America

This series of maps tells a compelling story of race in this country.


Bill Murray spray paints Dave's desk on the first taping of the Late Show with David Letterman, August 30, 1993 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Alan Singer/CBS ©1993 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

Bill Murray Among Final David Letterman Guests

According to multiple entertainment media reports, Bill Murray will join David Letterman on Tuesday night’s show, the legendary talk show icon’s penultimate episode.


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New Logan Square Mural Sends “Greetings From” Chicago

Chicago’s skyline emerges, shadowy and gray, from the California stop on the CTA’s Blue Line. Below the elevated tracks, a colorful postcard offers riders a friendly greeting.


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Following City, Chicago Public Schools Credit Rating Junked

One day after the city of Chicago took a big hit to its credit rating, a leading bond-rating agency downgraded the Chicago Public Schools debt to “junk” status.


Kale Chips, shortly after being rescued.

Obese Beagle Drops A Whopping 20 Pounds, Looks For New Home

If there was a Biggest Loser, canine edition, Kale Chips the beagle would be the hero.


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Moody’s Downgrades Chicago Credit Rating To ‘Junk’ Bond Status

Citing the city’s underfunded pension crisis, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Chicago’s debt to junk bond status.


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Opinion: Who’s Grading The Kids’ Standardized Tests?

Every year, students across Indiana arrive in class to conduct what amounts to a performance evaluation of not only themselves, but their teachers and schools.


The Maggie Daley Park climbing wall. (Credit: City Of Chicago)

Climbing Walls At Maggie Daley Park Officially Open

The newest, biggest attraction at the wildly popular Maggie Daley Park officially opens on Tuesday.



Looking For A Great American Summer Road Trip?

Wildsam will select two Travel Fellows and pay for them to chronicle their American adventure this summer.


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Tree Pollen Counts Extremely High

If you are sniffling, sneezing, wheezing and feel as if your head is in a vice, you can blame those leaves emerging on the trees.


Police search for shell casings along the Dan Ryan.

Ambulance Hit By Gunshots On Dan Ryan, North Of U.S. Cellular

An ambulance transporting a patient was one of the two vehicles hit by gunshots on the Dan Ryan Expy. on Thursday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2015