July 07, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Violence Reduction Data Portal Visualizations Replaced by Violence Reduction Dashboard

To complement the new violence reduction datasets on the City of Chicago Data Portal, the Mayor’s Office also launched a violence reduction dashboard featuring violence and victimization data and visualizations. It shows daily updated data and trends related to violence, victimization demographics, equity, and the City’s violence reduction strategy.

This produced the situation of two competing versions of visuals out there for these datasets. To streamline the user experience and reduce confusion, we have decided to host all visuals for these datasets within the VR dashboard.

As a result, we will be removing all visualizations based on these datasets from the Data Portal, while retaining all the underlying data within the datasets. For clarity, no published data are being removed. The views involved are purely visualizations of those data and, in fact, any public user can create the same views or similar ones customized to their specific needs.

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June 28, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Vacant and Abandoned Buildings Violations Corrections

We recently discovered some data issues with the Vacant and Abandoned Buildings – Violations dataset and have addressed / are addressing them, as follows.

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June 23, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

COVID-19 Emergency Department Visits Reporting Change

Starting with the 6/23/2021 update, the COVID-Like Illness (CLI) Emergency Department Visits dataset will be updated with additional columns reflecting ED visits where a COVID-19 diagnosis is made. The new columns will be the following.

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June 10, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

COVID-19 Dataset Update Frequency Change

Starting today (6/10/2021), COVID-19 case, test, and vaccination datasets will only be updated Monday through Friday, excluding City holidays. This is a change from the past when they were updated daily, including weekends and holidays.

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June 09, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

COVID-19 Vaccination New Age Groups

As of today (6/9/2021), an update is being made to add additional age group breakdowns to the following COVID-19 datasets.

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May 26, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Energy Benchmarking Correction

We have reloaded the 2019 Data Reported in 2020 data in the Chicago Energy Benchmarking dataset due to errors discovered in the original data.

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May 10, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Removing Age from Sex Offenders dataset

At some point over time – and we actually do not know when, why, or how – the data source value for the AGE column in the Sex Offenders dataset was removed such that the column in the dataset is blank for all records. However, the BIRTH DATE column, which conveys fundamentally the same information, is still populated.

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May 04, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

COVID-19 Daily Testing - By Person Becoming Historical-Only

As of May 7, 2021 we will no longer update the COVID-19 Daily Testing – By Person dataset. All data currently in the dataset will remain, but new data will not be added.

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April 16, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

COVID-19 Vaccination New Ethnic Groups

As of 4/21/2021, an update will be made to add two additional race/ethnicity breakdowns to the dataset COVID-19 Daily Vaccinations – Chicago Residents.

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March 17, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Removing Precinct from Sidewalk Cafe Permits dataset

Due to an upcoming change in the source system, we will be removing two columns from the Sidewalk Cafe Permits dataset:

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