I am a journalist from Chicago. My work has appeared in South Side Weekly, Scientific American, Nature, Al Jazeera, The Trace, In These Times, and Smithsonian Magazine.

Currently, I am the news editor at the Chicago Reader.

Previously, I was the South Side Weekly's politics editor and interim managing editor. Our June 2020 issue, "Chicago Reacts to the Killing of George Floyd," won a Peter Lisagor award for best special news section. My investigation of how the Chicago police used the city's gun-violence prevention center and CPD's press office to surveil political protesters won the 2021 Lisagor for best in-depth reporting in a community newspaper.

Before becoming a journalist, I worked in kitchens, bookstores, bars, restaurants, retail shops, political campaigns, painting crews, lawns and gardens, science laboratories, and (briefly) a planetarium.

Twitter: @jimdaleywrites