Mason Johnson was born in Chicago and is a CBSChicago.com Web Content Producer.
Graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Creative Writing, Mason pens opinion pieces and helps manage the “Best Of” content.
Mason also manages the content for the classic-hits radio station, 104.3 K-HITS.
Mason tweets, though not sensibly.
Cook County, home to a city so infamous it has multiple nicknames inspired by its murder totals, has a smaller rate of gun deaths than many would expect.
When I find myself getting angry at other people while biking, driving or walking, I tell myself to chill out. Maybe you should do the same?
We act aghast in months where homicides spike in Chicago, but we shouldn’t be surprised. This has become the norm, and that should make everyone very, very angry.
“I have a suggestion for anyone who isn’t familiar with the complexities of sexual assault in America: shut up.”
Monarch Queen Elizabeth’s dominion may only extend to the United Kingdom and several commonwealths, but she now owns her very own condo in Chicago.
Do you know the word? According to this map, it should be Illinois’ official word. Here’s what it means…
The Oxygen network is debuting a new show called “Pretty. Strong.” It’s based on eight members of Chicago’s Legends Football League team, the Chicago Bliss.
“Chicago is all yours to discover, to explore — it’s whatever you want it to be. A quiet giant ablaze in light and color.”
Personally, I’m excited at the thought of them seeing some of my photos — my selfies are the bomb. I could understand if you’re not comfortable with this invasion of privacy though.
Believe it or not, there wasn’t previously an Illinois law making it illegal for pet owners to leave pets in extreme heat or cold.
You’re going to die a lot in Galak-Z: The Dimensional. Developer 17-BIT are so aware of this, they’ve made it a selling point of the game. In the end, it’s worth it — Galak-Z is really, really fun.
This oughta rankle a few feathers (particularly New York’s) — Chicago has been ranked the top spot for pizza in the U.S.
Want to know the breadth of inequality in Chicago? Just take a look at the childhood injury risks across the city’s different neighborhoods.
Opinion: Guy Leaving ‘No Tip’ Cards Because Of Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Is An Idiot And Here’s Why
Ladies and gentleman, we finally have a hero among us willing to go toe to toe against the evil forces known as the “minimum wage”! There’s only one problem… He doesn’t seem to understand how it works.
Have you noticed more digital signs popping up at Chicago Transit Authority train stops the last few years? They’re great for predicting the arrival of trains, but one Chicagoans thinks they could be even better.
“This is Marina City… Living towers with form suggesting the upward grace of growing branches and the airy, open form of a sunflower petal…”
For hardcore fans of the series, Batman: Arkham Knight delivers on nearly every front. For those of us capable of acknowledging its flaws, it’s both innovative and frustratingly half-baked.
In town for one night only, Invisible Arcade is something Chicago video game enthusiasts can’t miss, even among 4th of July festivities.
Binge watching your favorite Netflix shows in bed just got a little more expensive thanks to two rulings by the Chicago Department of Finance.
There are major problems with Batman: Arkham Knight, with fingers being pointed at a Chicago-based game developer.