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City Cast Chicago
City Cast Chicago
City Cast

Chicago’s daily news podcast, fresh every weekday at 6 a.m. Host Jacoby Cochran brings you timely conversations with news and culture makers;... more

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Your Guide to March in Chicago

While you’re enjoying your extra day of February, we are looking forward to all of the things on our March... more

29 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
Why You Should Celebrate Chi’s B-Day With Onions

Next Monday, Chicago celebrates its 187th birthday, and we’re celebrating with onions instead of cake. That’s because the city’s name... more

28 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Bring Chicago Home Blocked, A Viral Ode to Chi, and Where Tears Meet Romance

On Friday, a Cook County judge invalidated the Bring Chicago Home referendum, which asks Chicagoans if the city should create... more

27 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
3 Primary Races More Exciting Than President

Do you recognize all of the offices that will be on your primary ballot in March? Obviously the president and... more

26 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Pritzker's Budget, Museums Remove Indigenous Artifacts, and City Cast 3-Peat

Governor JB Pritzker delivered his $53 billion budget proposal this week. Host Jacoby Cochran, freelance journalist Britt Julious, and Axios... more

23 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Who Will Be Cook County's Next Top Prosecutor?

The Cook County State’s Attorney is the county’s top prosecutor, and the office has become one of the most scrutinized... more

22 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
How to Find Chicago's Secret Speakeasies and Restaurants

We talk a lot about Chicago’s world-renowned restaurant scene, but now it’s time to go underground. Adrian Kane and John... more

21 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
How Could Reparations Work in Chicago?

One tangible thing the city could do for Black Chicagoans during Black History Month? Make progress on reparations. Mayor Brandon... more

20 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Bring Chicago Home Ad Blitz, ShotSpotter Updates, and New COVID Guidelines

This week Mayor Brandon Johnson announced that Chicago will not renew a long-term contract with SoundThinking, the company behind Shot... more

16 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
How to Self-Care on Any Chicago Budget

Chicago musician and icon Common has been making the rounds talking about his new book “And Then We Rise: A... more

15 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
City Cast Chicago
Your Guide to March in Chicago
City Cast Chicago