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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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Another Wrongful Conviction Suit, Chicago Needs More Midwives, and 50 Years of Hip-Hop

Chicago has paid $178 million to resolve wrongful conviction lawsuits since 2019, according to WTTW. Now the city faces yet... more

29 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Why Fall Is Still Camping (and Glamping) Season

It’s the final day of our Fall Getaway Guide. This week we’ve pitched road trips in every direction and autumnal... more

28 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Hop Aboard Metra for Quick, Cheap Fall Day Trips

We’re back with the second day of our Fall Getaway Guide. Yesterday we gave you all the tips and tricks... more

27 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
There's a Perfect Fall Road Trip in Every Direction from Chicago

It’s officially fall, and the City Cast team is going road tripping! Host Jacoby Cochran, lead producer Simone Alicea, newsletter... more

26 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
Why Student Loan Repayments Scare The Hell Out of Us

Federal student loan payments start back up in October following a pandemic pause. This is a huge deal in Illinois... more

25 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
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
City Cast Chicago
Another Wrongful Conviction Suit, Chicago Needs More Midwives, and 50 Years of Hip-Hop
City Cast Chicago