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 24, 2014

Bridgeport 'Clean and Green' Effort Aims to Boost Public Health

Neighbors say the pickup of trash can reduce stress and increase a sense of community.

Back of the Yards & Brighton Park »

April 24, 2014

Back of the Yards Police Checkpoint to Target Drunken Drivers Friday Night

Officers will be stopping cars and checking for impaired divers and other safety violations.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 23, 2014

School Budget Information Sessions Set for LSCs, Parents, Public

CPS is hosting informational sessions on school budgeting for newly elected local school councils.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

April 22, 2014

Art Collective's 'Non Opera' Is a New Take on Traditional Performance

The arts group will bring song, dance and spectacle to the Bridgeport Art Center.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

April 21, 2014

Canaryville 'Clean and Green' Takes Place Tuesday

Volunteers are asked to pitch in and pick up at the ballpark before Opening Day.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

April 21, 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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

April 21, 2014

Gang Graffiti at Canaryville Parish Troubles Church Leaders

Vandals tagged the front doors of the Union Avenue United Methodist Church.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

April 21, 2014

Bridgeport, McKinley Park Playgrounds Slated for Upgrades

The city's renovation plan includes a handful of local parks.