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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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Four Things That Could Make Chicago Safer for Cyclists

Across Chicago, cars have crashed into cyclists in the bike lane more than 400 times between 2020-22, according to an investigation by... more

06 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
How ‘South Side’ Creators Stay True to Chicago on TV

Season three of “South Side” premieres Thursday on HBOMax. The comedy follows various characters — from workers at a rent-to-own... more

05 Dec 2022 · 23 minutes
Abortion Advocates Take Flight, Bye Bye Burke, and Deck the City Halls!

The filing deadline for the February municipal election was Monday. One name that won’t be on the ballot for the... more

02 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
What Makes Englewood So Good? We’ll Show You.

When City Cast Chicago first talked to Dion Dawson in 2021, he said, “Englewood was everything that I needed it... more

01 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
Fashion is Ageist. This Chi Company is Trying to Help

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently boasted that Chicago is the 4th best city in the U.S. for startups. The Chicago... more

30 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
When Polish People Came to Chicago, They Came to Jackowo

Chicago once had the second highest population of Polish people in the world outside of Warsaw, and many called Jackowo,... more

29 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
How Charlie Trotter Made Chicago a Culinary Capital

Chef Charlie Trotter opened his eponymous restaurant in Lincoln Park in 1987, pushing Chicago to a new culinary level. Some... more

28 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
Mexico vs. Poland World Cup Match Brings Chi Cultures Together

Mexico and Poland faced off Tuesday as part of the World Cup. Both countries have large populations in the Chicago... more

23 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
What Are Police District Councils and Why Are They Important?

In addition to mayor and alders, Chicago voters in February’s municipal election will elect civilian police district councils. Those are... more

22 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’ Is the Best Thanksgiving Movie

The City Cast Chicago team is ringing in the holiday week with another round of Re: VIEWS where we break... more

21 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
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