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Chicago graduation rates lowered after errors found
Oct. 1, 2015
The official graduation numbers that Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted throughout his first term and his re-election campaign were wrong.
How strictly does Chicago enforce bike traffic laws?
Sep. 18, 2015
Just as the city’s encouraging more biking, it’s handing out more bike tickets.
Illinois test results plummet under new Common Core exams
Sep. 16, 2015
As expected, the percentage of Illinois schoolchildren deemed to be meeting standards has plunged in the state’s first year of Common Core testing.
Sensors help city track urban challenges
Sep. 15, 2015
The National Science Foundation is investing in a data project to make Chicago a “smarter,” fitter city.
The Chicago Cubs' World Series waiting game
Sep. 11, 2015
Cubs fans talk about wanting to see just one World Series win in their lifetime. With a losing streak at 107 years, the team is getting close to not having anyone left who was alive for that last win.
City health data gets a checkup
Sep. 4, 2015
In 2011 the city set health targets and promised timely updates on them. But four years later we don’t really know where we stand on important health measures.
Predicting police misconduct before it happens
Aug. 21, 2015
University of Chicago researchers are heeding the White House’s call to suss out whether data can improve officers’ interactions with the public.
Mapping a neighborhood’s potential
Aug. 13, 2015
Over the summer Chicago high school students collected and analyzed data on neighborhood assets on the city’s South and West Sides, observing their community as researchers helped the them understand it in a new way.
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