John 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
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A hot dog was found severely beaten on a Chicago sidewalk, apparently because it was slathered in ketchup.
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.
The “grid” is unmistakable, the landmarks, and even newer, modern LED street lights all vividly captured … from space.
An illustration the serial killer’s “murder castle” has now become available in the form of a puzzle.
When viewing Becki Pikula’s time-lapse video, keep your eye on Diversey Harbor.
Sesame Street vs. Chicago Blackhawks in the 1970s.
The brother of reality TV star Kristin Cavallari has been found dead, less than a week after he was reported missing.
Today marks 10 years since a Southwest Airlines plane skidded off the runway at Midway Airport, slamming into an automobile and killing a child.
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.
Here is a timeline of events surrounding the fatal shootings of Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson by Chicago Police Officers.
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.
The winter storm looming off to the west of Chicago is one of those “it depends where you live” models.
Simply on the face of it, any toy designed to mimic poop is a bad idea as a Christmas gift.
The 2015 edition of the holiday windows at Macy’s–a delightful journey through our solar system–takes an unusual turn on Planet Earth.
Given the Chicago Cubs’ success this season, a smart Cubs fan might want to plan for next year, rather than simply wait for it.
In yet another sign that winter is upon us, downtown ice skating opens up again this weekend.
Tickets go on sale next Friday for the latest big name concert at Wrigley Field–James Taylor, with special guest Jackson Browne.
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.
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.
A box of Frangos is a seasonal gift staple in Chicago this time of year.
Josh Feuerstein, to his credit, certainly has the formula for manufacturing fake Internet outrage.
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.
Does a religious upbringing actually make children less generous?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stripping away years of urban grit, the historic building that was formerly the Chicago Public Schools headquarters is getting a much-needed bath.
When President Obama awoke in his Kenwood home on the South Side this morning, he set an American record.
Buddy Guy is set to yet again be the centerpiece of a concert tour paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix.