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Illinois Sunshine

Illinois Sunshine

Search, browse and download over 20 years of searchable campaign finance records in Illinois.

Chicago's Million Dollar Blocks

Chicago's Million Dollar Blocks

An interactive map showing spending on incarceration for every block in the City of Chicago.

LargeLots.org

LargeLots.org

We worked with LISC Chicago, Teamwork Englewood and the City of Chicago to make purchasing of vacant land easier for residents.


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Custom tools to dramatically reduce the time and cost of preparing data. Browse our work »


Entity-Focused Data System

Entity-Focused Data System

A data system to continually link information about political figures, campaign filings, contracts and lobbyist disclosures to drive investigations.

Geomancer

Geomancer

A free and open source tool for journalists to easily mash up data based on shared geography.

Plenar.io

Plenar.io

We worked with researchers and policy students to build a new platform to explore and build with open data through space and time.


Blog

Introducing: Illinois Sunshine by Derek Eder

Introducing: Illinois Sunshine

Aug 07, 2015 by Derek Eder , Sarah Brune (ICPR)

We teamed up with the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform to build Illinois Sunshine, a tool for browsing candidates, political committees, donations to campaigns and expenditures by campaigns in Illinois going back to 1994. Campaign finance data in Illinois has never been more accessible.

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