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New Cook County Data: Wholesale Tobacco Dealers Registered with the Cook County Department of Revenue

In May, Cook County released data on businesses registered with Cook County Department of Revenue for eight tax types. A ...
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The 606 Advisory Council converts to Park Advisory Council

Last November we hosted an OpenGovChicago event on park district advisory councils. As OpenGovChicago founder Joe Germuska put it, this ...
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Youth Led Tech: Introduction to how the web works

As part of our Youth Led Tech Program, we're teaching youth digital skills. We've open sourced our curriculum in a ...
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Youth Led Tech Curriculum: Typing Club

As part of our Youth Led Tech Program, we're teaching various classes on digital skills. We've open sourced our curriculum through a ...

Digital Learning Environments: Association House in Humboldt Park

Note: this is part of a series of posts in our Connect Chicago program where we describe in detail digital ...
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Youth Led Tech: Using video to blog

As part of our Youth Led Tech Program, we're teaching various classes on digital skills. We've open sourced our curriculum through a ...
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Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks at Chi Hack Night

At this week's Chi Hack Night, Dr. Dan Cooper from Adler University and Cathy Deng from DataMade presented Chicago's Million ...

Join the Connect Chicago Network

Across Chicago, people are doing amazing things to boost digital skills and increase access to technology. They are teaching seniors to use ...

Akya Gossitt: My Path to Being An Instructor for Youth-Led Tech

My name is Akya Gossitt, I’m 29 years old, I’m an Assistant Instructor for Smart Chicago’s Youth Led Tech Program ...

Digital Learning Environments: Chicago Youth Centers ABC Polk Bros in North Lawndale

Note: this is part of a series of posts in our Connect Chicago program where we describe in detail digital ...
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Roseland Poem

Caleb left his phone on. Whew. “I didn’t say anything” The black eyes opened. They close. Their heads start shaking ...

THE ENGLEWOOD STORY

We like to have fun in the sun Everyday is a gift because its a blessing to live I love ...
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Found Poem (Odd Squad)

I have to there can be no surprises, empathetic disrupters. Are we writing this? For the girls? I want to ...

Private data and public health: How Chicago Health Atlas protects identities

Public health information is anonymous. In the day of the data breach, identity theft and wearable health trackers, data scientists ...

Parks take active health role at obesity conference

Health workers treating obesity in children are looking beyond what they see in clinics, to what's at play in Chicago ...

Doctors prescribe data sharing for health apps

Wearable tech developers are taking the pulse of medical professionals – a reading on how useful fitness monitors will be ...

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