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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February 18, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

COVID-19 Vaccination Race-Ethnicity Data

As of today (2/18/2021) an update is being made to add race-ethnicity data to the Chicago resident vaccination dataset: COVID-19 Daily Vaccinations – Chicago Residents. This change has added 18 columns to the dataset – six categories each for:

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February 08, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

COVID-19 Antigen Tests

Starting with today’s (2/8/2021) update, COVID-19 case and test datasets will include antigen tests in addition to the molecular (PCR) tests that have been reported until now. Both antigen and PCR tests are used to determine if a person has an active infection, meaning they have COVID-19 infection at the time they are tested. This change has been made because the use of antigen tests has increased over time. This change will affect historical daily or weekly counts from the addition of antigen positive cases and antigen tests. Datasets that will see past values increase because of this change are:

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January 05, 2021 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

COVID-19 by ZIP Code Row ID Change

Starting with today’s update, the content of the Row ID column in the COVID-19 Cases, Tests, and Deaths by ZIP Code dataset will change. It incorporates the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention MMWR Week. Since these weeks repeat from year to year, the Row ID values would eventually have duplicates. The new values also incorporate the year so will be permanently unique.

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