Libraries could well be considered some of the earliest adopters of open data as they ditched card catalogues and rubber stamps for computerized records. So to bridge the print and digital worlds, we wanted to take a look at some of the data CPL has to offer.
The asthma hospitalization rate in Chicago remains significantly higher than the national average. While the origins of the disease remain elusive, mounting evidence has made its risk factors more clear, and Chicago has somewhat of a perfect storm for asthma problems.
Illinois' Firearm Owners Identification card program is supposed to keep guns away from felons and the mentally ill. But thousands of revoked FOID cards are unaccounted for, and their owners could still buy guns and ammunition.