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 »

April 18, 2014

Areas With Most Shootings, Robberies to Get More Police on Bike Patrols

More officers will be moved from foot patrols to bikes in the warmer months, police said.

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April 18, 2014

Crome Gallery in Bridgeport Open to Artists

Bridgeport resident Nikki Crome has opened a new gallery at 31st and Morgan streets.

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April 17, 2014

PopKTV Karaoke Lounge Opens in Chinatown

The new Chinatown lounge features 11 swanky private rooms for karaoke parties.

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April 17, 2014

Bridgeport Landlord Workshop Draws Early Interest

A neighborhood civic group will help property owners navigate City Hall and deal with tenant issues.

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April 16, 2014

'Cousin Vinnie' Hickey Battling Leukemia

The Bridgeport comic's many friends are rallying to raise money after an unexpected diagnosis.

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April 15, 2014

Schnitzel King to Close

The meat-heavy food truck and South Side sandwich counter is closing.

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April 15, 2014

Tanoor Grill Moving to Archer Avenue

The carry-out restaurant will serve Mediterranean and Mexican food.

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April 14, 2014

Frankie 'Time Bomb' Scalise to Open Boxing Gym

The fighter is turning a vacant building on Halsted Street into a training center.