City government and urban affairs reporter and co-author of The Rundown newsletter

Bonilla joined IBJ in April 2021 after graduating from Northwestern University in March 2021. She’s reported for the Chicago Tribune, Voice of America and student publications in Evanston, Illinois, Washington, D.C., and Doha, Qatar. She lives in the Chatham Arch neighborhood and enjoys going to the park, reading, thrifting or trying new-to-her recipes and restaurants.

Quick facts:

Favorite podcasts: “La Brega” by WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios, “Curious City” by WBEZ Chicago

First job: Grocery store cashier

Most used tech gadget: Noise-canceling headphones