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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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Mass Shooting Vigil, Pride Parade Shrinks, and Sky Tickets Skyrocket

The Back of the Yards neighborhood is still recovering from a mass shooting that took place over the weekend. WTTW’s... more

19 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
What Are Chicago’s Biggest Mysteries?

Is the Jane Addams museum haunted? How did Chance the Snapper end up in the Humboldt Park Lagoon? And why... more

18 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
Is Chicago a Wine City?

We’ve gifted it to someone, maybe gone to a tasting, or seen a vineyard before, but how much do we... more

17 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Protest Blocks O’Hare Traffic, CTA Wishes, and Bad Day Advice

Pro-Palestinian protesters blocked traffic on I-190 to O’Hare airport Monday morning. Host Jacoby Cochran and executive producer Simone Alicea talk... more

16 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Is Illinois About to Give You Free Cash?

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill to create a statewide guaranteed income program that would provide $1,000 monthly payments to... more

15 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
Did Cops Lie About Fatal Traffic Stop? Plus, New Obama Center Ruling

Earlier this week, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability released body cam footage, numerous bystander videos, and 911 calls related... more

12 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
The Unwritten Rules of Riding the CTA

New CTA schedules dropped over the weekend, but riders probably won’t see much difference. That’s despite promises in February from... more

11 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
Are Chicago Food Halls Worth It?

Food halls with multiple vendors have proliferated around Chicago the past several years. But to be honest, no one on... more

10 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
O’Hare Expansion, Cicada Takeover, and Parking Problems

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is hoping to keep the expansion of O’Hare Airport on track. Host Jacoby Cochran and executive... more

09 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
How an Indiana Lawsuit Against Gunmakers Impacts Chicago

Last month, the city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against gun manufacturer Glock, arguing that the company has done nothing... more

08 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
City Cast Chicago
Mass Shooting Vigil, Pride Parade Shrinks, and Sky Tickets Skyrocket
City Cast Chicago