Posts tagged "data"

A long winding path for government transparency

About this time last year, Mick Dumke, a senior writer at the Chicago Reader, decided that he wasn’t going to bite his tongue any more. Dumke and I had privately been going back and forth about how to pry court records from the office of Dorothy Brown, the clerk of Cook County’s massive court system.... Read more »

The Chicago Reporter awarded two grants to bolster data, immigration reporting

The Chicago Reporter awarded two grants to bolster data, immigration reporting
We’re excited to announce that The Chicago Reporter has won two grants that will bolster our data-driven reporting and will give us the tools necessary to look at immigration policy in Mexico. The first grant we won was for $5,000 from IRE Data Journalism Fund, sponsored by Google Idea, best known for applying technological solutions... Read more »

Will tough primary fight push Clerk Brown to speed up needed court reforms?

Will tough primary fight push Clerk Brown to speed up needed court reforms?
Despite claims that her office is as up-to-date as Rod Blagojevich’s beaver-style hairdo, Dorothy Brown easily won the Democratic nomination for Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court on Tuesday night. She defeated her challenger, 22nd Ward Alderman Ricardo Muñoz, by grabbing nearly 67 percent of the vote. Although Brown won big, the road to... Read more »
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How segregated is this city? Chicago speaks

A recent study of segregation in Chicago by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, based on census data, found that while Chicago still has the dubious honor of being the most segregated major city in America, it also experienced one of the sharpest declines in spacial segregation. What do you think? We asked some Chicagoans... Read more »