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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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What to Eat at Chicago’s Summer Festivals

It wouldn't be summer fest season if we didn't talk about some of Chicago's amazing food festivals. Host Jacoby Cochran... more

12 Jun 2024 · 24 minutes
Why Chicago is the Summer Festival Capital

While Chicagoans enjoy thousands of summer options every year, have you ever stopped and wondered just how much goes into... more

11 Jun 2024 · 28 minutes
The Ultimate Summertime Chi Fest Guide

Summer festival season is here! That’s why we’re bringing you a guide to the neighborhood fests you have to check... more

10 Jun 2024 · 30 minutes
Policing the DNC, Sky's Unfair Coverage, and Free Metra Rides

Earlier this week law enforcement officials including Chicago Police Department Superintendent Larry Snelling assured Chicagoans that CPD is prepared for... more

07 Jun 2024 · 35 minutes
Gays in Gospel, Godzilla's Birthday, and Summer Beach Reads

Summertime Chi is always busy. So we want to make sure we’re keeping you up to date on the best... more

06 Jun 2024 · 20 minutes
Chicago’s Best Rooftops, Patios, and Alfresco Dining

‘Tis the season for patios, rooftops, and other outdoor dining opportunities in Chicago. The Infatuation’s Adrian Kane and John Ringor... more

05 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
Reopening Mental Health Clinics, Reader's Weekly Return, and Remote Work...Downtown?

Last Thursday, Mayor Brandon Johnson announced that the Roseland Mental Health Clinic will reopen after 35 years. The city will... more

04 Jun 2024 · 26 minutes
Why Extreme Heat is Worse in Some Neighborhoods

As Summertime Chi heats up, some neighborhoods will be hotter than others. And with those higher temps come bigger risks... more

03 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
School Budget Cuts, Rebuilding Prisons, and Cicada Malört

Chicago Public Schools’ new funding formula moves away from enrollment-based funding to a needs-based approach that they say prioritizes the... more

31 May 2024 · 30 minutes
Your Guide to June in Chicago

If you're new here, welcome! We’ve put together a starter pack for you, with episodes and articles to welcome you... more

30 May 2024 · 28 minutes
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What to Eat at Chicago’s Summer Festivals
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