Tech Shift: New website collects data on building permits
Over the past three months, there have been more than 8,000 building permits issued in Chicago for nearly $2 billion in construction. The city of Chicago posts all new permits on its data portal, but it’s difficult to see those patterns in the rows and rows of updates. That’s why Steve Vance created Licensed Chicago Contractors.com. The site collects data on building permits and makes it easy to see who’s building what and where. Steve joins us in studio along with WBEZ's Chris Hagan.