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 »

February 19, 2015

Bridgeport Construction To Wrap Up in April, City Says

Construction along Halsted Street has been a nightmare for business owners in Bridgeport since November.

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February 12, 2015

Families Invited to Armour Square 'Hearts and Crafts' Event

The South Side park plays host to the family-friendly Valentine's Day event. 

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February 10, 2015

Art Scholarships Pave Path for a 'Whole Other Life'

The Zhou B Art Center plays host to the Illinois High School Art Exhibition.

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February 10, 2015

Radio Extra: Maureen Sullivan Says She Won't 'Sell Out' the 11th Ward

Casey Cora profiles 11th Ward candidate Maureen Sullivan on DNAinfo Radio. 

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February 10, 2015

Maureen Sullivan: I Won't 'Sell Out' the 11th Ward

The proud Bridgeport resident believes her working-class credentials can connect with 11th Ward voters.

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February 9, 2015

Police Warn of Catalytic Converter Thefts in Armour Square

At least five incidents have been reported since Feb. 5, police say. 

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February 9, 2015

AUDIO: Ald. Jim Balcer Calls 911 After Plow Hits Canaryville Man

The alderman's quick thinking helped bring emergency responders to the scene of an accident.

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February 9, 2015

New Poll Shows Patrick Daley Thompson Has Lead In 11th Ward Race

The Daley relative and MWRD commissioner holds a strong lead over John Kozlar and Maureen Sullivan.