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This guide includes useful resources for exploring Chicago-related topics. These are only a starting point. For further resources in various disciplines try relevant research guides at https://libguides.colum.edu
Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to delivering reliable, nonpartisan and essential coverage of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods. Block Club Chicago was created by former DNAinfo Chicago editors following the shutdown of DNAinfo and Gothamist in November of 2017.
City of Chicago site containing facts and figures on Chicago business, housing, employment, health care, weather, and many other topics. For neighborhood data from the 2000 Census, look on this site under Community Areas.
These fire insurance maps not only provide a snapshot of an Illinois city or town during a certain time period, but may also provide detailed information for individual buildings. Maps also provide street names, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.
A mapping and data visualization application that lets users create interactive maps, charts, and reports. It includes demographics (population, age, race, income, employment, education, etc.), housing, consumer spending, and detailed business profiles. Users have access to SimmonsLOCAL consumer behavior data and Claritas PRIZM consumer lifestyle data.
To save your work in SimplyAnalytics, create an account. You may use as a guest but none of your project work will be saved. Limited to 10 simultaneous users.