Coronavirus

Full coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo/CDC)

Census Shift

How Illinois has changed its census strategy. (Photo/Brody Ford)

Abandoned Vehicles

Where can you find the thousands of abandoned vehicles in Chicago? (Photo/Giovanni Velez)

The Red Line Project: Read more about the site.

CTA Crime Maps: Search maps of various crimes near CTA lines and stations.
Chicago Marathon 2013: Full coverage of the 2013 race. (Photo/Brianna Kelly)
Chicago Stumbler: The Tumblr blog features some of the city's worst sidewalks. Story
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First Stop: Coronavirus and COVID-19

Data: Virus Overwhelming Illinois, Chicago

City and state approaching peak for coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths. Data show minorities, nursing homes and prisoners among the hardest hit. Full coverage

Photo: National Institutes of Health

BLM March Photo

Second Stop: George Floyd Protests

Data: Over 1,900 Black People Killed by Cops Since 2013 in Metros

Mapping Police Violence data show Chicago, Houston, New York and St. Louis have the highest number of Black people killed by police. A study by the organization also showed that 99% of officers are not charged with crimes in those shootings.  

Photo: Protests in Minneapolis. (Wikimedia Commons)

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Third Stop: Census 2020

Avoiding the Undercount: New Census Strategies in Illinois

At least 439 Illinois organizations or government entities have received grants for Census 2020. Instead of hiring many short-term workers as the census traditionally has, Illinois committed $29 million of state money to existing community orgs to engage in census outreach.  

Photo: Brody Ford

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Fourth Stop: Election 2020

Homeless Struggle with Voter Registration

Many homeless people cannot register in person, which leaves them with the option of registering by mail. But when registering by mail, identification is required in order to be counted. 


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