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Chris Hagan

Chris Hagan

Digital Producer

Chris Hagan is a Web Producer and Data Reporter for WBEZ. He writes for the WBEZ Data Blog and produces enterprise work that uses civic data to tell stories about Chicago. Prior to joining WBEZ in 2014, Chris worked as a storyteller for Oregon State University's College of Business and as a reporter and videographer for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon.

Chris has a B.S. in journalism from the University of Oregon. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Recent Stories

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Chicago’s Binge-Drinking Capital

A recent study from the CDC found Lake View has some of the highest rates of binge drinking in the country.

Morning Shift

Some Serious Flaws In Chicago’s Winter Overnight Parking Ban

Beginning December 1, for the next four months, cars can be towed if they are parked on certain main thoroughfares between 3 and 7 A.M.

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Clinton Won More Chicago Voters Than Obama, But In Different Wards

Clinton saw more votes on the North Side than Obama, but she took in fewer votes on the South and West sides.

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Killing The Curse: A Look Back At Game 7

The nail-biting game opens a new era for the city's "lovable losers."

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Once Favorites, Cubs Down To 30 Percent Chance To Win World Series

After spending most of the season as the best team in baseball, the Cubs found a way to make themselves the underdog again.

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The World Series And Mortality

Cubs fans finally have the prospect of seeing at least one World Series win in their lifetime. But, with a losing streak at 108 years, the team is getting close to not having anyone left who was alive for that last win.

The Cubs' Improbable But Not Impossible Quest To Become World Series Champions

WBEZ stats guru Chris Hagan has created a page where you can run a single playoff simulation to determine the North Sider’s actually chances of winning it all. Or, press a single button and have the computer run 1,000 simulations to see if the Cubs’ chances get any better.

Morning Shift

The Cubs' Improbable But Not Impossible Quest To Become World Series Champions

WBEZ stats guru Chris Hagan has created a page where you can run a single playoff simulation to determine the North Sider’s actually chances of winning it all. Or, press a single button and have the computer run 1,000 simulations to see if the Cubs’ chances get any better.

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A Series Of Possibilities

The Cubs will likely be favored in every series they play on the way to the World Series. But their toughest opponent this October might just be probability. Let's do the math.

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Good News For Some In Chicago’s New Income Numbers

While new Census figures show incomes rising nationally and in Chicago, the city's black households aren't sharing in the gains.

Curious City

Searching for Chicago’s Most Family-Packed Neighborhoods

A prospective Chicago parent wants to know where he could be within door-knocking distance of other families with kids. So we mapped them.

Curious City

Journey To The Heart Of Chicago

It smells like garbage and gym shoes, but, surprisingly, the city’s geographic center says a lot about Chicago’s soul.

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It’s Official: Beach Season In Chicago Begins Now

More than seven million people will swim in the city's pools and beaches this summer. But some worry about the water quality.

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Should Chicago Be Celebrating Demolitions?

The City of Chicago is demolishing buildings on the South and West Sides at a high rate. Where does it leave those communities?

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Cook County Shows Large Population Drop

More people left Cook County and the Chicago metro area in the past year than any other, according to new Census data.

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Building Up and Tearing Down

Even as demand for homes has grown, some Chicago neighborhoods haven’t added much housing or population.

Morning Shift

Got problems? Send in the data scientists.

Scientists are tackling difficult questions and coming up with innovative solutions for everything from education to energy, police misconduct to legislative plagiarism. And they’re doing it by crunching numbers. They’re called Data Scientists. They take a ton of information, and create algorithms that predict what’ll happen in the future, based on how things went down in the past. But just having the info isn’t enough to solve problems. The scientists and their numbers must be paired up with an individual or a group that can put this knowledge to good use.That’s where The Data Science for Social Good fellowship at the University of Chicago comes in. It’s the brainchild of former Obama for America Chief Scientist Rayid Ghani. Now in its third year, the fellowship connects aspiring data scientists from around the country with governments and nonprofits. One project last year crunched data to show where kids in Chicago might be at risk for lead poisoning. Here to tell us more about the fellowship are Program Director Rayid Ghani and technical mentor Joe Walsh.

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Emanuel backed by tech’s most powerful players

The heads of some of America’s biggest technology companies — including Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk — give money to Rahm Emanuel’s campaigns.

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