April 28, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Additional 2019 Trips Added to Transportation Network Providers - Trips Dataset

Due to data processing errors, some Transportation Network Provider trips in the first nine months of 2019 were not reported to the City of Chicago and therefore not initially included in the Transportation Network Providers - Trips dataset. The errors have now been corrected. We have received the trips and added them to the dataset. The net increases per month are:

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April 07, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

TNP Trips Correction - November 2019 - Complete

There were data reporting errors in the November 2019 records in the Transportation Network Providers - Trips dataset. At this time, we are unaware of this issue extending beyond the Fare column in the time period 11/1/2019-11/7/2019. However, to be cautious, we have obtained complete replacements of potentially affected records for the entire month of November and will be using them to replace that entire month in the dataset. Please note that the Trip ID values associated with specific trips may change.

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April 02, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Update Timeline for Transportation Network Provider Datasets

Due to issues related to COVID-19, we anticipate delays in collecting and processing the January-March 2020 source data that will be used to populate our Transportation Network Provider datasets. Our current estimate is that we will be able to update the datasets by mid-May. If that changes, we will post an update here.

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March 31, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Street Sweeping Schedule 2020 Delayed

Users of the Street Sweeping Schedule - 2020 dataset, please note that the Department of Streets and Sanitation has made the following announcement:

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March 30, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

311 Service Requests - Street Lights - One Out - Historical Column Type Correction

We recently discovered that the historical-only 311 Service Requests - Street Lights - One Out - Historical dataset’s Location column was mistakenly configured as Text data type instead of the Location type that allows for mapping and other geographic functions.

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March 05, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

E-Scooter Community Area Number Correction

We recently discovered that, due to a technical bug, the Start Community Area Number and End Community Area Number values in the recently released E-Scooter Trips - 2019 Pilot dataset were incorrect. We apologize for the error and have corrected it.

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February 27, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Lobbyist Dataset Deduplication Corrections

We have discovered that, as a side-effect of revisions that registered lobbyists are permitted to make to their reported compensation, and that they actually do make fairly often, some of the Lobbyist Data datasets have what amount to duplicate records.

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February 11, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

Traffic Crash Datasets ID Change

We have made some modifications to our series of Traffic Crash datasets to address a potential privacy issue.

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February 11, 2020 / by Open Data Portal Team / In Open Data , Data Portal

TIF and Financial Incentive Dataset Releases and Changes

We are happy to announce that the City of Chicago has released a number of new datasets related to Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts and other forms of financial incentives to catalyze economic development. We have also made some changes to existing datasets.

New Datasets

Seven new datasets show individual Financial Incentive Projects – two relating to TIFs and five relating to other types of incentives. They are:

An eighth new dataset shows Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Investment Committee Decisions.

All eight datasets will initially be updated quarterly and we hope to be able to increase the frequency as enhancements to the source data systems permit.

While not directly part of this data release, we encourage those interested in TIFs to explore the Department of Planning and Development’s separate TIF portal.

Changes to Existing Datasets

The already-existing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Projects dataset has been changed in the following ways:

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