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Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

Now streaming: real-time quality of the Chicago River

February 25, 2019

Nature lovers and others enjoying the Chicago River this spring will be able to use their cell phones to tell how clean — or dirty — the water is under a new program designed to access data on what s...

The Health Outreach Bus tours different locations six days a week to provide basic medical needs for those who may not have access to health care. 

Shelters heat up while Chicago cools down

February 19, 2018

After cold spells and heavy snowfall, Chicagoans bundled up and headed indoors to avoid the winter freeze, but not everyone had a warm place to call home.Chicago experienced nine straight days of snow F...

2012 Iowa Caucuses

By Sara Mays

January 9, 2012

Presidential candidate hopefuls took Iowa by storm to kick off the race to the Presidential nomination. After numerous appearances and speeches to the residents of Iowa, it was left up to the people on Caucus night to decide their fate. Mitt Romney won the Caucus with 24.6%, while Rick Santorum came in at a close and surprising second at 24.5%. Michele Bachmann came in last with 5% which caused her to drop out of the race ...

Tracking quality of life data for Chicago’s MetroPulse

By Darryl Holliday

November 22, 2010

A new website making its debut in Chicagoland will monitor the pulse of northeastern Illinois through analyses of quality of life data and policy indicators.MetroPulse, a collaboration between the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Chicago Community Trust, was launched on Nov. 17. The site will attempt to compile data from a variety of sources—including the U.S. Census, various city departments and the Woodstock Inst...

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