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.

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August 29, 2014

McKinley Park's Lone Farmers Market Set for Saturday

The event is paired with a back-to-school health fair.

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August 29, 2014

Buy or Sell 'Any Old Thing' at Canaryville Flea Market

Vendors are invited to clear out their closets at the flea market sale.

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August 29, 2014

Ex-Daley Aide's 'Unsophisticated' Accounting Led to $90K Swindle: Attorney

Former mayoral aide Gene Lee shouldn't get sent to prison, his attorney and supporters argue.

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August 28, 2014

Peaceful Buddha Sculpture Headed to Palmisano Park

Bridgeport's Palmisano Park was chosen as host park for a citywide public art project.

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August 27, 2014

Oliver's Cafe to Close, But Owner Pledges to Open Again

Chef Oliver Valenzuela is taking a break from the Bridgeport restaurant for personal reasons.

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August 27, 2014

City Cops, Firemen to Square off in Charity Baseball Game

The ballgame at U.S. Cellular Field raises money for officers killed or injured in the line of duty.

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August 27, 2014

Veteran Tamale a Classic Chicago Story: Work on Ground Floor, Live Upstairs

Veteran Tamale in McKinley Park has been pleasing hungry crowds since 1947.

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August 26, 2014

Patrick Daley Thompson: Judge Me on 'Ideas and Platform,' Not Family Ties

A close relative of the Daley political dynasty is running for 11th ward alderman.