I am a journalist from Chicago. I primarily cover issues at the intersection of public safety, health, environment, and social justice.

In 2022, I joined the Chicago Reader as news editor.

Before that, I was the South Side Weekly's politics section editor. Our June 10, 2020 issue, "Chicago Reacts to the Killing of George Floyd," won the 2020 Peter Lisagor award for Best Special News Section.

My work has appeared in Scientific American, Nature, Al Jazeera, The Trace, In These Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and elsewhere. 

Before I became a journalist, I did laboratory and field work in life-sciences research.

Twitter: @jimdaleywrites