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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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Migrant 'Base Camps,' Future of Tipping, and Soccer at Soldier Field

Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration is defending the decision to sign a one-year, nearly $30 million contract with controversial private security... more

22 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
'Do You Remember' Why It's Earth, Wind & Fire Day?

Today is Earth, Wind & Fire Day. Founded in Chicago by the late band leader Maurice White in 1969, the... more

21 Sep 2023 · 15 minutes
‘Young Love’ Is TV’s Newest Chicago Love Letter

Matthew Cherry’s short film “Hair Love” won an Oscar and became a New York Times bestselling children’s book. Now the... more

20 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Obama Center Housing Protections, Your Fav Chi Dates, Say Goodbye to Summer

Last week, Fifth Ward Ald. Desmon Yancy introduced the South Shore Housing Preservation Ordinance to City Council. The measure would... more

19 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
How Will Mayor Johnson Close Chicago’s Budget Gap?

Budget season has officially begun! Mayor Brandon Johnson released his first budget forecast last week, kicking off his first budget... more

18 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
New Migrant Shelter Plan, Riot Fest Weekend, and Celebrating Mexican Independence Day

Mayor Brandon Johnson has outlined a plan to relocate nearly 1,600 migrants and asylum-seekers from Chicago police stations to what... more

15 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Who Can Plan The Best Chicago Alphabet Dates?

In a twist on the “alphabet dating” TikTok trend, host Jacoby Cochran and City Cast marketing coordinator Jermaine Thomas faced... more

14 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
How One Pilsen Home Became a Butterfly Sanctuary

Been seeing more monarch butterflies lately? Now is the time when Illinois’ state insect migrates south toward Mexico. Along the... more

13 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
911 Response Times, Student Loan Questions, and Foxes vs. Plovers

Chicago Inspector General Deborah Witzburg reports police failed to accurately track 911 response times nearly half time. The lack of... more

12 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
What Do Local School Councils Do?

Next week, Chicago Public Schools will kick off election season for local school councils. The councils help drive big decisions... more

11 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
City Cast Chicago
Migrant 'Base Camps,' Future of Tipping, and Soccer at Soldier Field
City Cast Chicago