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 »

November 20, 2014

'The Cardboard Show' Fundraiser Returns to Project Onward

More than 100 artists have contributed unique cardboard works to the fundraiser.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

November 20, 2014

Bridgeport Shops Prep for 'Small Business Saturday'

Neighborhood stores are luring customers with special events and discounts.  

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

November 20, 2014

It's Almost Over: Work Concludes on Ashland Avenue in December

The headache-inducing construction project near Pershing Road is nearing completion.  

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

November 19, 2014

Patrick Daley Thompson Unveils Campaign Website, Video

The 11th Ward candidate unveiled a slickly produced campaign video. 

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

November 19, 2014

Vendor 'Mini Mart' and Special Beer Featured at Magazine Release Party

Small makers and manufacturers will be selling their wares at Co-Prosperity Sphere.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

November 18, 2014

Police Warn of Robberies Near CTA Red Line Sox 'L' Stop

The holdups have taken place outside the "L" platform near 33rd and 35th streets. 

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

November 18, 2014

Bridgeport Girl Scout Troop to Host Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Bridgeport and Chinatown girls are banding together to bring food to needy residents. 

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November 17, 2014

Radio Extra: When Wall Street Buys Homes, What Happens to the Neighborhood?

Many Chicagoans are now living among investor-owned rentals thanks to a nationwide bet by Wall Street.