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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

Will Chicago Housing Authority Ever Deliver on Promises?

We at City Cast Chicago have spent a lot of time covering public housing, from the legacy of demolition, to... more

28 May 2024 · 25 minutes
ShotSpotter's Uncertain Future, Fish Rebrand Failing, and West Side Gardeners

Earlier this week, City Council voted 34-14 on an ordinance aimed at keeping ShotSpotter, an attempt to reverse Mayor Brandon... more

24 May 2024 · 32 minutes
How Sound Can Make You Feel Better

While National Mental Health Awareness Month is coming to an end, the Chicago Department of Public Health will be continuing... more

23 May 2024 · 20 minutes
Where To Find Chicago’s Best Frozen Desserts

The days are getting warmer, making this the perfect time to get yourself something sweet and cold. Host Jacoby Cochran... more

22 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Lawmakers' Spring Sprint, News Quiz, and Cicada Watch

It’s the last week of the spring session for Illinois lawmakers. Hundreds of bills have already passed but there are... more

21 May 2024 · 27 minutes
How Illinois Got a Reservation After Nearly 200 Years

For the first time in nearly two centuries, Illinois is home to federally recognized tribal land. The Prairie Band Potawatomi signed... more

20 May 2024 · 17 minutes
More Money for Chicago Schools, Police Oversight Tension, and Environmental Restoration

Earlier this week representatives from the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools were together in Springfield to lobby the... more

17 May 2024 · 41 minutes
How To Find Chicago’s Best Music Venues

Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Pink, Pearl Jam, and other icons will play Chicago’s biggest arenas and stadiums at hefty... more

16 May 2024 · 16 minutes
How to Eat Cicadas. Yes, We're Serious

For the first time in over 200 years, two broods of cicadas are emerging simultaneously. While we have answered what... more

15 May 2024 · 22 minutes
Trump Tower Tax Trouble, Mayor’s Grades, and a Cicada Costume

A former Loretto Hospital executive has been charged with helping to embezzle money from the West Side hospital during the... more

14 May 2024 · 33 minutes
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Will Chicago Housing Authority Ever Deliver on Promises?
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