Ron Rana
SEP 01, 2021

The Press Box

The Press Box is a monthly virtual chat among The Daily Line reporters and guest journalists from...
JUL 19, 2021

Sam Toia on how to revive Chicago’s restaurant industry

Sam Toia is an extremely visible presence around city government, whether he’s standing alongside...
JUL 16, 2021

The CloutCast

The CloutCast is a Chicago-based podcast from The Daily Line about policy and politics in Chicago...
JAN 11, 2021

Redistricting: Cause and Effect

The start of 2021 officially kicks off the beginning of a months-long redistricting process that ...
JAN 17, 2021

Reflecting on the lame duck

The 101st General Assembly of the Illinois legislature wrapped up last week, after passing a comp...
FEB 01, 2021

Lightfoot and Preckwinkle’s Springfield agendas

February 1, 2021 Now that the Illinois General Assembly’s regular session is underway, lobbyists ...
FEB 14, 2021

How Chicago’s racial makeup affects remapping.

February 14, 2021 Aldermen and city officials are already in disagreement over how the boundaries...
FEB 28, 2021

Corporate loopholes or tax incentives

February 28, 2021 On Feb. 17, Gov. JB Pritzker released his proposed $41.6 billion budget for Fis...
MAR 14, 2021

What’s next for Chicago’s hospitality industry?

March 14, 2021 Arguably no sector of the Chicagoland economy was hit harder by the COVID-19 pande...
MAR 28, 2021

Incoming Cook County Public Defender Sharone Mitchell Jr.

March 28, 2021 April 1 marks a changing of the guard at the Cook County Public Defender’s office ...
APR 11, 2021

The effort to end prison gerrymandering in Illinois

April 11, 2021 In January, when Illinois lawmakers approved a comprehensive measure to overhaul c...
APR 25, 2021

Civilian oversight of CPD: The Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance

April 25, 2021 Advocates behind the Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance are urging...
MAY 09, 2021

The Debate Over an Elected School Board in Chicago

May 9, 2021 A bill to give voters a say in the governance of Chicago Public Schools will likely l...
MAY 23, 2021

Michael Shakman on the legacy of patronage in Chicago

May 23, 2021 In 1969, an idealistic young lawyer named Michael Shakman filed a lawsuit with the g...
JUN 06, 2021

Ethics reform and the Illinois legislature

June 6, 2021 For months, Illinois’ top elected officials, including Gov. JB Pritzker, House Speak...
JUN 21, 2021

The growing call for environmental justice in Chicago

Hilco. General Iron. MAT Asphalt. You've likely heard about high profile clashes between industry...