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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

Who Will Be Cook County's Next Top Prosecutor?

The Cook County State’s Attorney is the county’s top prosecutor, and the office has become one of the most scrutinized... more

22 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
How to Find Chicago's Secret Speakeasies and Restaurants

We talk a lot about Chicago’s world-renowned restaurant scene, but now it’s time to go underground. Adrian Kane and John... more

21 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
How Could Reparations Work in Chicago?

One tangible thing the city could do for Black Chicagoans during Black History Month? Make progress on reparations. Mayor Brandon... more

20 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Bring Chicago Home Ad Blitz, ShotSpotter Updates, and New COVID Guidelines

This week Mayor Brandon Johnson announced that Chicago will not renew a long-term contract with SoundThinking, the company behind Shot... more

16 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
How to Self-Care on Any Chicago Budget

Chicago musician and icon Common has been making the rounds talking about his new book “And Then We Rise: A... more

15 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
Chicago’s Best Lunar New Year Dumplings

As the city celebrates Lunar New Year with parades in Uptown and Chinatown this weekend, you’re likely to see a... more

14 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
ShotSpotter’s Future, Ballot Measures Explained, and Most Romantic Spots

The city’s contract with gunshot detection tech SoundThinking (aka ShotSpotter) is up at the end of the week. Will Mayor... more

13 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off in Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times recently launched their new Money Desk to help Chicagoans stay on the lookout for junk fees, sketchy... more

12 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
Children’s Hospital Outage, Dollar Store Dilemmas, and Sox Stadium Mockups

For over a week, Lurie Children’s Hospital has been without critical phone, email, and other communications networks as they deal... more

09 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
When Chicago Commercials Ruled the Ad World

Let’s be honest: Super Bowl Sunday is only partly about football. A lot of us are watching it just for... more

08 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
City Cast Chicago
Who Will Be Cook County's Next Top Prosecutor?
City Cast Chicago