The Cloutfiles

The CloutFiles are The Daily Line's definitive guide to the people and institutions that make Chicago government run. Building upon the former Cloutwiki, we've spent months working behind the scenes to update, catalogue and expand these dense, information-rich profiles with important background on the movers and shakers in Chicago and Illinois politics. Today’s launch includes extensive profiles of all 50 Chicago aldermen, plus all 19 City Council committees. In the coming weeks and months, we'll expand this repository to include city agencies and executive officials, as well as elected leaders and institutions at the Illinois and Cook County level.

City of Chicago

- City Executives

- City Council

- Committees

- Departments

In the works

  • Cook County Government
  • Illinois State Government
  • Political Parties

The CloutFiles are a living, growing project. In addition to adding new profiles we'll keep updating them as circumstances necessitate — and as we hear updates and feedback from you! If you read anything in a CloutFile that you think is inaccurate or missing important context, we want to hear from you. Visit the CloutFile feedback form to drop us a note. And if you'd like to support our endeavor to provide this valuable information at no charge, please visit here to make a contribution.


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