Updated Cook County Data Sets: Annual Salaries and Lobbyist Data

328px-Seal_of_Cook_County,_Illinois.svgHere’s a quick update on some new data sets released by Cook County. The first set is the annual salaries and lobbyist data for Cook County.

Previously, Lobbyist Activity was one of two datasets from the Clerk’s office that had been updating automatically for the past couple years. At some point the Lobbyist Activity script broke and it started updating the dataset with blank rows. Josh Kalov brought the updating issue to the attention of the Clerk’s IT staff, the team had a call with the consultants about the update script. They ended up rewriting the script with SODA2 (Socrata’s API) and Kalov has been monitoring the dataset to see if it updates correctly. So far, the dataset has been updating normally.