John Dodge

john dodge bio photo small for wp bio John DodgeJohn Dodge is the Director of CBS Chicago’s website. (You are here now! Thanks for joining us.)

Mr. Dodge has been a journalist a good long while.

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.

Chicago Hot Dog Found Beaten, Slathered In Ketchup

A hot dog was found severely beaten on a Chicago sidewalk, apparently because it was slathered in ketchup.


“Hamilton” Chicago: Tickets Go On Sale June 21

If you want to see the Broadway smash play “Hamilton” in Chicago you had better be prepared to pay with some “Benjamins” or get very lucky.


In Tweet From Space, Chicago Lights Up The Night

The “grid” is unmistakable, the landmarks, and even newer, modern LED street lights all vividly captured … from space.


H.H. Holmes ‘Murder Castle’ Available In A Puzzle

An illustration the serial killer’s “murder castle” has now become available in the form of a puzzle.


A 365-Day View Of Chicago In About A Minute

When viewing Becki Pikula’s time-lapse video, keep your eye on Diversey Harbor.


VIDEO: Sesame Street Takes On 1970s Chicago Blackhawks

Sesame Street vs. Chicago Blackhawks in the 1970s.


Kristin Cavallari’s Brother Found Dead

The brother of reality TV star Kristin Cavallari has been found dead, less than a week after he was reported missing.


Southwest Flight 1248 Crashed At Midway 10 Years Ago Today

Today marks 10 years since a Southwest Airlines plane skidded off the runway at Midway Airport, slamming into an automobile and killing a child.


Super-Fast Google Fiber Internet, TV: Coming To Chicago?

The prospect of blindingly fast internet speeds for Chicago took a step toward reality on Tuesday as Google invited the city to consider adding the company’s fiber service.


Timeline: The Shootings Of Laquan McDonald, Ronald Johnson

Here is a timeline of events surrounding the fatal shootings of Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson by Chicago Police Officers.


CTA Map Inspired By Frank Lloyd Wright Design

Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence can be seen all over Chicago, but no place more than Oak Park, where the legendary American architect ran his business from his home.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Frango Mint PriceTrak™: Back By Popular Demand!

A box of Frangos is a seasonal gift staple in Chicago this time of year.


Opinion: Musings On #MerryChristmasStarbucks, And Bogus Internet Outrage

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


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.