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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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Episodes

Are Mayoral Candidates Talking Enough About Education?

Each week leading up to the municipal election on Feb. 28, City Cast Chicago is digging into where mayoral and... more

31 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Who Will Lead Chicago's Largest Police Union?

The Fraternal Order of Police has been endorsing candidates and spending money in February’s municipal elections. But the union is... more

30 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Kevin Pang's 'Proof': The World's Best Italian Beef

Today, we're bringing you a podcast by our friends over at America’s Test Kitchen called "Proof." Each episode, host Kevin... more

28 Jan 2023 · 52 minutes
Cop Academy Opens, Kenwood Fire Raises Questions, and We Love Books!

This week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot cut the ribbon on a controversial police and firefighter training facility on the West Side.... more

27 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Going Deep on the Italian Beef

After the success of “The Bear,” Chicago’s Italian beef sandwich is having a moment. Longtime food critic Kevin Pang has... more

26 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
How to Enjoy Chi’s Sober-Curious Scene

Dry January is a time of year to help us explore our relationships with alcohol. But Adriana Gaspar and Héctor... more

25 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
From Madigan Name Drop to Wave of New Alders — Your Politics Roundup

The Chicago Tribune reported Friday that Congressman and mayoral candidate Jesús “Chuy” García is referenced in court filings in former... more

24 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
How Latinos Fought the Machine for a Political Voice

Chicago’s Latinx population makes up the city’s second largest demographic, with the largest groups being of Mexican and Puerto Rican... more

23 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
More Transit Problems, Big Bears Moves, and Taylor Swift Parties

The Regional Transit Authority, which coordinates financing for CTA, Metra, and Pace, is predicting a $730 million budget gap beginning in... more

20 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Why Visit Lakeview? 'Real People Live Here’

Some people go to Lakeview for the bars, others go for the Cubs — everyone's got a different take on... more

19 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
City Cast Chicago
Are Mayoral Candidates Talking Enough About Education?
City Cast Chicago