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 »

January 30, 2015

Ex-Nine Inch Nails Drummer Records Plug For Maureen Sullivan in 11th Ward

The candidate picked up an endorsement from the British punk rocker who now lives in Bridgeport.  

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

January 30, 2015

Radio Extra: 10,000 Fake Parking Tickets Lead to Tears, Anger on South Side

Casey Cora discusses the 12th Ward political stunt on DNAinfo Radio. 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

January 30, 2015

ICYMI Podcast: Controversial Cows, Giardiniera Queen, Political Stunts

In Case You Missed It , DNAinfo's weekly podcast, highlights some of this week's neighborhood news.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

January 30, 2015

11th Ward Candidate John Kozlar: Ambition, Not Experience, is Key in Race

"We need a fresh approach to City Hall," t he 26-year-old law student said.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

January 29, 2015

Bridgeport Art Competition Deadline Is Saturday

The annual contest awards $3,000 in prizes to Chicago-area artists.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

January 29, 2015

10,000 Fake Parking Tickets Lead to Tears, Anger on South Side

The campaign stunt was paid for by supporters of Pete DeMay, a candidate for 12th Ward alderman. 

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

January 28, 2015

Rosebud Chefs Give Canaryville Kid Scholarship, Chicken Parm Pizza

The chefs encouraged "MasterChef Jr." contestant Philly Vazzana with knives, chef's gear and more.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

January 28, 2015

McGuane Park Baseball Signup To Be Held Saturday

The Bridgeport ballclub is accepting new players.