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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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Casino Back on Track, Great Graffiti Battle, and Crappy Cake Art

After securing construction funding, prepping demolition, and releasing yet another set of mockups, Bally’s Casino officials say plans for Chicago’s... more

19 Jul 2024 · 36 minutes
Can You Imagine Chicago Without Millennium Park?

This week Millennium Park celebrated 20 years since its opening in 2004. The city is hosting a weekend full of... more

18 Jul 2024 · 24 minutes
Real Chicago Pizza Has Thin Crust

Pizza Hut recently launched a square-cut, thin-crust pizza that it’s marketing as “Chicago’s best kept secret.” And since the chain’s... more

17 Jul 2024 · 24 minutes
Loretto Fraud Scheme, Summer Storm Fallout, and RNC Begins

The Republican National Convention is underway in Milwaukee, just a few days after a suspected assassination attempt on former President... more

16 Jul 2024 · 23 minutes
Chicago Apartment Hunting 101

It’s prime moving season, and Chicago’s rental market remains competitive with median rent hovering around $2,000. Earlier this spring, we... more

15 Jul 2024 · 30 minutes
Mourning Weekend Shootings, Fighting Gentrification, and More Kayaking Fans

As Chicago mourns following Fourth of July weekend shootings, WTTW’s Joanna Hernandez and Block Club’s Maxwell Evans tell us about... more

12 Jul 2024 · 33 minutes
Why Everyone Should Go to an Open Mic

We often have people in our inbox who want to get involved in the city’s vibrant arts scene. They’ve got... more

11 Jul 2024 · 27 minutes
Is the Chicago Hot Dog Actually Good?

The Vienna Beef warehouse made a cameo in “The Bear,” next Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, and we are... more

10 Jul 2024 · 30 minutes
Another Rainy NASCAR Weekend. Plus, Where to Find a Date in Chicago

NASCAR’s street race was held over the weekend in Grant Park. Between small music crowds, Sunday rain delays, and road... more

09 Jul 2024 · 26 minutes
Can Families Get Financial Help After Gun Violence?

Mayor Brandon Johnson recently expanded financial assistance for families impacted by gun violence, including for funeral expenses. Meanwhile, a state... more

08 Jul 2024 · 29 minutes
City Cast Chicago
Casino Back on Track, Great Graffiti Battle, and Crappy Cake Art
City Cast Chicago