Casey Cora

Reporter/Producer @bycaseycora ccora@dnainfo.com

Casey Cora is a neighborhood reporter at DNAinfo Chicago, covering Bridgeport, Back of the Yards and Chinatown.

Born and raised in Joliet, Casey joined DNAinfo after two and a half years editing the Oak Park edition of Patch.com. Prior to that, he covered municipal beats on the Southwest Side, where politics was a contact sport, and covered breaking and community news for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida.

His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, SouthtownStar, St. Petersburg Times, Patch and the Huffington Post.

Fun fact: A crime brief he wrote about a woman stabbing her boyfriend’s puppet made it to Jay Leno’s “Headlines” segment.

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December 18, 2014

Mystery Signs on Morgan Street Question Bridgeport's Political Future

The tongue-in-cheek signs co-opt Bridgeport's nickname as "community of the future." 

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December 18, 2014

Jackalope Coffee to Host Holiday Pop-Up Shop Saturday

The coffeehouse has invited local vendors to sell their goods. 

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December 17, 2014

Attention, Kids: Free Toys at McKinley Park on Monday

Kids are invited to snag a free toy and pose for pics with Santa at the annual holiday outing. 

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December 17, 2014

Gunman Who Robbed Bridgeport Store Was a Regular Customer, Owner Says

VIDEO: The family run convenience store at 38th Street and Wallace Avenue was robbed at gunpoint. 

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December 16, 2014

Police Warn of Chinatown Armed Robberies

Bandits are targeting pedestrians in Chinatown, police said. 

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December 16, 2014

Spiegel Building Sale to Zhou Brothers Group OK'd By Judge

A group led by Bridgeport artists plans to turned the abandoned warehouse into a mixed-use development.

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December 16, 2014

Huge Holiday Brunch Buffet Planned for Polo Cafe

Chef Dave Samber is pulling out all the stops for Sunday's brunch at Polo Cafe.

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December 16, 2014

Discussion to Examine Supply Chains, AKA 'How Your Stuff Got Here'

Wednesday's talk in Bridgeport may have shoppers thinking twice about how they shop.