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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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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
Why Mayor Brandon Johnson Won't Grade His First Year

It has been one year since Brandon Johnson was inaugurated as Chicago’s 57th Mayor. Host Jacoby Cochran sits down with... more

13 May 2024 · 36 minutes
From City Cast Denver: Introducing ‘Lauren Boebert Can’t Lose’

Hey there! We are excited to share the trailer for a new special limited series from our friends and colleagues... more

11 May 2024 · 2 minutes
New DCFS Director, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and Happy Mother’s Day

After an eight-day pro-Palestinian protest at University of Chicago, police cleared the encampment on early Tuesday. Invisible Institute’s Trina Reynolds-Tyler... more

10 May 2024 · 27 minutes
How Footwork Rose from Chicago Concrete

Summer dance season is almost here. And if Taylor Bennett’s new single “2 Much” is any indication, Footwork is going... more

09 May 2024 · 20 minutes
The 3 Unwritten Rules of Chicago Farmers Markets

It’s farmers market season, and we’re here to talk about what you need to know to make the best of... more

08 May 2024 · 25 minutes
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How Illinois Got a Reservation After Nearly 200 Years
City Cast Chicago