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 »

September 17, 2014

Tour the Bridgeport Art Center During 'Third Friday' Event

Artists will open their studios to the public at this monthly party.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

September 17, 2014

Union Organizer John Tominello to Run For 11th Ward Alderman

The Bridgeport resident, a retired court reporter, said he's a staunchly progressive Democrat.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

September 17, 2014

Broken Dishes Get New Life In Bridgeport Artist's Mosaics

Boutique party rental business Vintage Place Settings works with Lisa Tolbert to reuse the dishes.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

September 16, 2014

National Latino Education Institute Career Fair Set for Thursday

More than 40 employers will meet with prospective employees.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

September 16, 2014

'Money Maker' Speed Camera on Archer Staying Put

Speeding, crash data near camera site support keeping it in place, city said.

Back of the Yards & Brighton Park »

September 15, 2014

Back of the Yards Robberies Lead to Alert from Police

Two teens robbed a 16-year-old of his phone, and tried to rob another of his phone, police said.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

September 12, 2014

Feast of St. Gabriel Features Blues, BBQ

The school and parish communities are coming together to raise money for the church.  

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

September 12, 2014

Old Neighborhood Italian American Club Hosting Street Fest Saturday

The members-only club is inviting local families to an old-school street fest Saturday.