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Asbestos Abatement LicenseesAsbestos, Environment, Licenseshttp://app.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/asbestos/public/proflookup.aspIllinois Department of Public Health tool for searching for licensed asbestos abatement professionals
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Licensed RoofersConstructionhttp://www.idfpr.com/licenselookup/rooferslookup.aspList of licensed roofers from Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
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Chicago Police ClearPath APICrimehttp://api1.chicagopolice.org/clearpath/documentationChicago Police Department (CPD) data on community concerns, crime, mugshots, most wanted and events.News: Smart Chicago blog post on ClearPath APIhttp://www.smartchicagocollaborative.org/using-the-new-clearpath-api-to-help-communities-interact-with-the-chicago-police-department/
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Chicago Tribune Crime APICrimehttps://github.com/newsapps/chicagocrime/blob/master/docs/api_docs.mdEvery crime reported by the Chicago Police Department since 2001. Provides daily summaries, incident-level and community area reports and classifications. Based on data published by the City of Chiacago.Crime in Chicagohttp://crime.chicagotribune.com/News: Announcing the Chicago Crime APIhttp://blog.apps.chicagotribune.com/2013/03/22/announcing-the-chicago-crime-api/
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RedEye Homicide TrackerCrimehttp://homicides.redeyechicago.com/The RedEye's tools for tracking a accounting for all homicides in Chicago since 2007
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Census ReporterDemographicshttp://censusreporter.orgSite designed to provide journalists with a simpler way to access 2000 and 2010 Census data so they can spend less time importing and managing the data and more time exploring and reporting the data.News: Knight funding expands IRE’s journalist-friendly Census sitehttp://www.niemanlab.org/2012/10/knight-funding-expands-ires-journalist-friendly-census-site/
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Source Water Assessment Program Factsheets Drinking Waterhttp://dataservices.epa.illinois.gov/swap/factsheet.aspxDescriptions of sources of drinking water and discussion of contamination and treatment
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Drinking Water WatchDrinking Waterhttp://163.191.83.31/dww/index.jspDetailed reports on drinking water systems and water quality measurements. Very interesting.
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Directory of Educational EntitiesEducationhttp://www.isbe.state.il.us/research/htmls/directories.htmList of all schools and school-like things known to State of Illinois
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City Colleges of Chicago Employee DirectoryEducationhttp://www.ccc.edu/Staff/Pages/default.aspxEmployees of the Chicago City Colleges
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Chicago Public School Position RosterEducationhttp://www.cps.edu/About_CPS/Financial_information/Pages/EmployeePositionFiles.aspxLists the names, job, titles, departments and salaries of all full-time CPS employees
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Educationhttp://www.csc.cps.k12.il.us/purchasing/index.php@tab=2&id=49.htm
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Educationhttps://sec1.isbe.net/sedsinquiry/
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Educationhttp://webprod.isbe.net/ELISInquiry/NormalPages/Educators.aspx
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Educationhttps://sec1.isbe.net/ecs/aspapps/IaamsSearch.asp
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Educationhttp://webapps.isbe.net/homelesschildliaison/default.aspx
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Educationhttp://webapps.isbe.net/educatordismissals/default.aspxheavy
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School Incident Reporting SystemEducationhttp://webapps.isbe.net/sirs/webreports.aspx
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Educationftp://ftpfinance.isbe.net/
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National Center for Education Statistics: Data & ToolsEducationhttp://nces.ed.gov/datatools/
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Illinois Board of Education FinancialEducation, Financialhttp://www.isbe.state.il.us/sfms/P/profile.htmSchool-District Budget Overview of Financial Information for Illinois School Districts
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Illinois Board of Education FinancialEducation, Financialftp://ftpfinance.isbe.net/SDB/School-District Budget Forms and documentation for Illinois School Districts
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Illinois Board of Education Nutrition ReportsEducation, Healthhttp://webapps.isbe.net/cnspmtrpts/asp/Default.aspFunding and Disbursement Services CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS PAYMENT REPORTS 1998-2014
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Chicago Public Schools Property LeasesEducation, Propertyhttp://propertyleases.cps.k12.il.us/
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Chicago Public School TiersEducation, schoolshttp://www.cpsoae.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=184188&id=0Chicago Public Schools selective enrollment tiers.
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Illinois Department of Emplyment Security ResourcesEmploymenthttp://www.ides.illinois.gov/page.aspx?item=3528Clearinghouse of Labor Market Information reports and data
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Swimming Facility SearchEnvironmenthttp://ehlicv5pub.illinois.gov/Clients/ILDOHENV/PUBLIC/Swimming_Verifications.aspxSearch for swimming facilities in Illinois
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Pest Control Business SearchEnvironment, Licenseshttp://ehlicv5pub.illinois.gov/Clients/ILDOHENV/PUBLIC/Pest_BusinessVerification.aspxAll active commercial structural pest control businesses licensed to perform structural pest control for hire and all non-commercial structural pest control businesses
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Plumber License SearchEnvironment, Licenseshttps://plumblicv5pub.dph.illinois.gov/Clients/ILDOHPlumb/Public/Verification/Plumber_License_Verification.aspxTool for finding current plumbers with an active license
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Child Abuse Neglect StatisticsFamily Serviceshttp://www.state.il.us/DCFS/docs/canstat.pdfFrom the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
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Title Insurance Company/Agent SearchFinancialhttp://www.idfpr.com/DFI/TitleInsur/TISearch.aspTitle Insurance Companies and Title Agents from Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
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Money Transmitters/Authorized Sellers SearchFinancialhttp://www.idfpr.com/dfi/TOMASearch/TOMASearch.aspMoney transmitters and their authorized sellers from Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
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Financial LicensesFinancialhttps://www.idfpr.com/dfi/LicenseeSearch/frmSearchLicensees.aspVarious types of financial service licensees from Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. Includes Payday loans!
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Banks, Pawnbrokers, and TrustsFinancialhttp://www.obrelookupclear.state.il.us/default.asp?Division=11&Profession=73&status=3Banks and Trusts, Mortgage Bankers, Pawnbrokers, and Thrifts from Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
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Illinois State Board of EducationFOIA, Educationhttp://www.isbe.net/foia/default.htmFOIA request logs by year
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OpenStreetMapGeographyhttp://openstreetmap.orgA wiki map, built on data submitted by volunteers and public data sources. The data is available and free to use through the OpenStreetMap API and bulk downloads.Homepagehttp://openstreetmap.orgChicagoland Downloadhttp://metro.teczno.com/#chicagoOpenStreetMap APIhttp://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API_v0.6
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Chicago Alderman Statements of Financial InterestGovernmenthttp://chicityclerk.com/council/sofi.phpInformation regarding the reporting individual’s financial interest which: entitles the owner to income in excess of $2,500, has a cost or present value in excess of $5,000, or represents more than 10% of corporation, partnership, sole partnership, firm, enterprise, franchise, organization, holding company, joint stock company, receivership, trust, or any legal entity organized form profit
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Cook County Board of CommissionersGovernmenthttps://cook-county.legistar.comMeetings, membership and legislation records for the Cook County Board of Commissioners
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Cook County Clerk Lobbyist SearchGovernmenthttp://lobbyist.cookcountyclerk.com/Public/SearchHome.aspxSearch for lobbyists by name, topic, compensation, and which legislators they are lobbying.
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Cook County Clerk Statements of Economic InterestGovernmenthttp://ethics.cookcountyclerk.com/publicsearch/Search Statements of Economic Interests (SEI) filed annually by over 22,000 government employees and elected officials in Cook County.
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Cook County Directory of Elected OfficialsGovernmenthttp://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/deo/Pages/default.aspxFind Elected Officials in Suburban Cook County
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Cook County Election ResultsGovernmenthttp://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/results/Pages/default.aspxElection results for suburban cook county
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City of Chicago Employee Statements of Financial InterestGovernmenthttps://webapps.cityofchicago.org/efis/search_statements.htmlStatements of Financial interest for City of Chicago Employees
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City of Chicago Bid Tabulation Governmenthttps://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/VCSearchWeb/org/cityofchicago/vcsearch/controller/bidTabs/begin.do?agencyId=cityCity of Chicago Bid, Contract and Vendor information search that can include name, number, and type. Dept of Finance, Dept of Procurement Services mentioned as possible sources.
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Health Care Worker RegistryHealthhttp://www.idph.state.il.us/nar/Lists individuals with a background check conducted pursuant to the Health Care Worker Background Check Act. It shows training information for certified nursing assistants (CNA) and other health care workers. Additionally, it displays administrative findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriations of property.
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Nursing Homes in IllinoisHealthhttp://www.idph.state.il.us/webapp/LTCApp/ltc.jspSearch for long term care facilities in Illinois
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Illinois Hospital Report CardHealthhttp://www.healthcarereportcard.illinois.gov/Access information on quality and safety data, nurse staffing, patient satisfaction and costs of services in hospitals and surgery centers
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General Nursing Home Information Healthhttp://www.idph.state.il.us/healthca/nursinghometestjava.htm
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Medicare Provider Charge DataHealthhttp://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/index.htmlInformation comparing what providers charge for the 100 most common inpatient services and 30 common outpatient services.
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Illinois Vital StatisticsHealthhttp://www.idph.state.il.us/health/statshome.htmVital Statistics for Illinois -- births, deaths, marriages, divorces, adoptions and abortions
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EMS Data ReportingHealthhttp://app.idph.state.il.us/emsrpt/Cool infosets (each with own query forms) including: trauma, traffic, hospital discharge, mortality. Each database also has a description of it limitations.
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Chicago Health Alert NetworkHealth infohttps://www.chicagohan.org/cdinfoInformation releases relating (up and coming) communicable diseases with procedures for health pros in the field.
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Database Guide - Illinois Center for Health StatsHeath statisticshttp://app.idph.state.il.us/oehsd/ddrg/public/genericdb/code/GenericList.aspMeta data of databases (that may or may not be readily available)
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Institute for Housing Studies Data PortalHousinghttp://www.housingstudies.org/dataportal/info/Data on housing trends for Chicago-area communities.Tutorial: Exploring Property Sales Datahttp://www.housingstudies.org/news/blog/exploring-property-sales-data-ihs-data-portal/Tutorial: Using Mortgage Datahttp://www.housingstudies.org/news/blog/using-mortgage-data-ihs-data-portal/
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Woodstock Institute Data PortalHousinghttp://www.woodstockinst.org/content/foreclosureData for the Chicago six county region on foreclosures, mortgage applications, housing, income and employment.Tutorial: Woodstock Institute Data Portal Traininghttp://www.woodstockinst.org/research/woodstock-institute-data-portal-training
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Great Lakes Environmental Research LaboratoryLakehttp://www.glerl.noaa.gov/data/Lots of information about the Great LakesIncredible visualisation of Great Lake currentshttp://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/currents/glcfs-currents-surf.html
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Great Lakes Observing SystemLakehttp://www.glos.us/Lots of information about the Great Lakes
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Illinois Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program Lakeshttp://dataservices.epa.illinois.gov/waBowSurfaceWater/anonymous/data.aspxThe Illinois EPA trains volunteers to measure, monitor, and report on the quality of Illinois lakes
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Federal RegisterLawhttps://www.federalregister.gov/developers/api/v1
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Licensed Lead ContractorsLeadhttp://app.idph.state.il.us/Envhealth/Lead/LeadProfessionalListing.aspLicensed Lead Contractors
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Chicago City Council legislation (CSV file)Legislationhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/councilmatic-chicago/councilmatic-data.zipEvery law, ordinance and resolution passed or proposed by Chicago City Council since Jan 1st, 2010. Used to power Chicago Councilmatic by Open City.Chicago Councilmatichttp://chicagocouncilmatic.org/Chicago City Clerk - Legislation Search https://chicago.legistar.com/Legislation.aspx
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State Licensed Professionals Medicalhttps://www.idfpr.com/LicenseLookUp/LicenseLookup.aspFrom Acupuncturists to Wholesale Drug Distributors from Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
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Physician ProfilesMedicalhttps://www.idfpr.com/applications/professionprofile/default.aspxAll the licensed doctors in Illinois. Includes details like what insurance they take, education, specialty, hospital affiliation and more!
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Socrata Open DataMunicipalhttps://opendata.socrata.com/browse?q=chicago&sortBy=relevance&utf8=%E2%9C%93One-off datasets uploaded by different groups to Socrata's catch-all data portal. Who knows what juicy data you'll find here!
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Chicago Tribune Boundary ServiceMunicipal geographyhttp://boundaries.tribapps.com/api/Restful interface to data about official geographic boundaries within Illinois. Data is retrieved from the API as JSON (optionally JSONP) with nested GeoJSON for describing the boundary shapes.Demo: You are herehttp://boundaries.tribapps.com/Steal this code: The Newsapps Boundary Service API!http://blog.apps.chicagotribune.com/2011/01/28/steal-this-code-the-newsapps-boundary-service-api/
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Open 311 APIMunicipal service requestshttp://dev.cityofchicago.org/docs/apiOpen311 is a form of technology that provides open channels of communication for issues that concern public space and public services. Primarily, Open311 refers to a standardized protocol for location-based collaborative issue-tracking.News: The Launch of Open311 in Chicagohttp://open311.org/2012/09/the-launch-of-open311-in-chicago/App: Service Trackerhttp://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/
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Chicago Works for You APIMunicipal service requestshttps://github.com/smartchicago/chicagoworksforyou/blob/development/doc/API.mdWard-by-ward views of service delivery in Chicago. Used to power Chicago Works for You by Smart Chicago.Chicago Works for Youhttp://chicagoworksforyou.com/
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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social ResearchMunicipal, academichttp://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies?geography[0]=ChicagoDatasets about from academic research projects in the Chicago area.Illinois datasetshttp://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies?geography[0]=Illinois
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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Of Greater ChicagoMunicipal, water, environmentalhttp://www.mwrd.org/irj/portal/anonymous?NavigationTarget=navurl://eed4d4ff6c5c1e5a096a638828df383fPDF reports of monthly water treatment plant operating data
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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Of Greater ChicagoMunicipal, water, environmentalhttp://www.mwrd.org/irj/portal/anonymous?NavigationTarget=navurl://a5611bcef89c3cc2abca008c0ea969dfCSO (combined sewer overflows) event synopsis reports
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City of Chicago payments of contractsPaymentshttp://www.citypayments.org/source/Links to City of Chicago payments of contracts
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Storm Water Runoff Permit ApplicationsPermitshttp://www.epa.state.il.us/water/permits/storm-water/noi.htmlConstruction sites larger than an acre and many industrial facilities have get a permit for the pollution caused by water running of a location. Interesting if you care about water quality or economic activity.
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Illinois EPA Bureau of Land DataPollutionhttp://epadata.epa.state.il.us/land/Dark things
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River Prairie GroupPollution, water, urban rivershttp://illinois.sierraclub.org/RPG/watermonitorproj.htmphosphate/phosphorus levels of specific branches of rivers in urban areas
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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Contract AnnouncementsProcurementhttp://apps.mwrd.org/ContractAnnouncements/List of contracts available for bidding
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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Directory of Certified Minority and/or Women Business EnterprisesProcurementhttp://apps.mwrd.org/searchvendor/List of MWRD vendors that are certified minority or woman owned.
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Licensed Electrical ContractorsProfessionshttp://webapps.cityofchicago.org/activeecWeb/List of Electrical Contractors licensed by City of Chicago
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Chicago Area River Flow InformationRivershttp://pages.ripco.net/~jwn/sewage.htmlflow rates of various rivers at specified gauging stations
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USGS National Water Information SystemRivershttp://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/dv/?site_no=05534500&PARAmeter_cd=00060discharge rate or mean height of chicago river at deerfield, il. available as a line graph.
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Friends of the Chicago RiverRivers, pollutionhttp://watershed.chicagoriver.org/search_waterchemistries/newdetailed chemical levels of chicago river at specified locations.
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Financial Reimbursement Information SystemSchoolshttp://webprod1.isbe.net/FRISInquiry/Illinois State Board of Education Reimbursement for Educational Services
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WBEZSchools, crime, municipal, Educationhttps://opendata.socrata.com/profile/WBEZ/p6ex-wt2fData sets collected from WBEZ investigative reports. Includes data from the CPD (crime) and CPS (schools).
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Illinois school report cardsSchools, Educationhttp://schools.chicagotribune.com/data-api.htmlEach year, the Illinois State Board of Education releases 'report cards,'' detailed analyses of the performance of public schools and school districts in Illinois, in accordance with state and federal law. The Chicago Tribune has made this data available via an API.2013 Illinois school report cardshttp://schools.chicagotribune.com/
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Chicago Public SchoolsSchools, Educationhttp://www.cps.edu/schooldata/Pages/SchoolData.aspxData aggregates by school as well as for the district as a whole including Accountability Reports, Assessment Reports, Demographics, Metrics and Surveys.School Locatorhttp://cps.edu/Schools/Find_a_school/Pages/SchoolLocator.aspxResearch requestshttp://www.cps.edu/Research/Pages/Research.aspx
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Center for Neighborhood TechnologySustainabilityhttp://apps.cnt.org/hackathon/Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, nearby public transit station locations, and selected sustainability-related demographics from the 2000 and 2010 census.CNT Appshttp://apps.cnt.org/Reinventing Chicago Hackathonhttp://www.cnt.org/calendar/reinventing-chicago/hackathon/
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Registered Chicago Taxpayer SearchTaxeshttp://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fin/provdrs/tax_division/svcs/registered_chicagotaxpayersearch.htmlAlphabetical listings of businesses registered with the City of Chicago Department of Finance to collect and remit the applicable taxes designated. The report includes the City of Chicago tax code that the business is registered to collect and remit. The tax codes are provided and the listing of each code and tax type is also provided on this website.
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Cook County Board of ReviewTaxeshttp://cookcountyboardofreview.com/html/decision.phpDecisions on Appeals on Tax Evaluations
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Chicago Transit Authority APITransithttp://www.transitchicago.com/developers/default.aspxAPI for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and trains.Docs: CTA Train Tracker APIhttp://www.transitchicago.com/developers/traintracker.aspxDocs: Bus Tracker APIhttp://www.transitchicago.com/developers/bustracker.aspx
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Divvy StationsTransithttp://divvybikes.com/stations/jsonList of stations and available bikes for Divvy, Chicago's bike share system.Divvy Data Documenthttp://j.mp/DivvyData
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CTA 'Unofficial' APITransithttp://harperreed.github.io/transitapi/In 2009, the Chicago Transit Authority released a couple webapps that allowed people to track bus locations and routes. Harper Reed created this unofficial API documentation based on them.Github repohttps://github.com/harperreed/transitapi/
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Drinking and waste water facilities and operatorsWaterhttp://dataservices.epa.illinois.gov/operatorcertification/Anonymous/Search.aspxListings of licensed drinking water and wastewater facilities and operators
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Illinois EPA Discharge Monitoring ReportWaterhttp://dataservices.epa.illinois.gov/dmrdata/dmrsearch.aspxWhat Illinois EPA facilities are putting into the water
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BeachguardWaterhttp://app.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/ilbeaches/public/BeachDetail.aspx?BeachID=360Should you go in the water? Historical water quality measurements.
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Water Well ContractorsWaterhttp://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/waterwells.htmLicensed Water Well contractors
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Chicago Area Waterways Ambient Water Quality Monitoring ProgramWaterhttp://www.mwrd.org/irj/portal/anonymous/WQMVarious data sets describing the historic water quality for waterways around Chicago
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Sewer Construction requirementsWater Managementhttp://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/water/provdrs/engineer/svcs/2009_sewer_constructionandstormwatermanagementrequirements.htmlThe Chicago Department of Water Management is constantly monitoring and testing the quality of Chicago’s drinking water. The safety and quality of Chicago’s tap water is our top priority.
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Water Quality Results and ReportsWater Qualityhttp://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/water/supp_info/water_quality_resultsandreports.htmlWater Quality Results and Reports including Consumer Confidence Reports, Drinking Water Watch, Comprehensive Chemical Analysis, City of Chicago Emerging Contaminant Study and Monitoring for Chromium-6
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http://www.pbcchicago.com/content/about/monthly_reports.asp
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