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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

October 30, 2014

Massage Parlor on Archer Avenue Shut Down By City

City officials revoked the license of an Archer Avenue massage business.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

October 29, 2014

Bridgeport Parents Throwing Murder Mystery Party to Fund Son's Sports Trip

Billy LePretre is one of 12 kids from across the country selected for a national baseball tournament.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

October 29, 2014

Dia De Los Muertos Dinner to Be Held Saturday at Nana

Patrons are invited to bring mementos of their late loved ones to the restaurant's four-course feast.

Midway, Chicago Lawn & Ashburn »

October 29, 2014

St. Rene Goupil and St. Turibius Closing, Archdiocese Says

Two Southwest Side Catholic schools are closing as part of "restructuring," church officials said.

Chicago »

October 29, 2014

Radio Extra: Parents Worried Over Common Core Tests Find Ally in CPS Brass

A group of parents concerned about common-core testing is hosting seminars to explain their opposition.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

October 29, 2014

Grassroots Group's Seminars Aim to Delay New CPS Tests

The rollout of a new standardized test is getting rushed, critics say. 

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

October 28, 2014

Cinema Buffs to Show Avant Garde Horror Flicks on 16-mm Film

The roster of films favors "existential terror over cheap thrills and grotesque monsters."

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

October 28, 2014

You Can Help Clean Up the 11th Ward

The city's "clean and green" initiative is looking for volunteers.