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May 3, 2019

 

 
 

Through “My CD,” the Census Bureau provides comprehensive maps, data profiles and downloadable features for My Congressional District, My Tribal Area, American Community Survey, and County Business Patterns. Users can also share a link to the application on social media or generate an embed code to include the tool on their own website. My Congressional District provides access to selected statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau through the American Community Survey (ACS) and County Business Patterns (CBP). The ACS provides detailed demographic, social, economic, and housing statistics every year for the nation's communities. CBP provides annual statistics for businesses with paid employees at a detailed geography and industry level. My Congressional District is powered by ACS and CBP data through the Census Application Programming Interface (API).

 

 
 

NPR Illinois is hosting two podcast programs in summer 2019 at the NPR Illinois studios on the campus of University of Illinois at Springfield. One is aimed at middle school students and the other at high school students. These two programs are uniquely designed by NPR Illinois and Ann Strahle, associate professor in communication at UIS. Ann and NPR Illinois staff members will instruct the programs with support from college students and other public media professionals. Over the course of the week, the participants will learn everything about podcasting from start to finish and will create and record their own podcast. Equipment needed: Smartphone w/recording capabilities, headphones, lunch or lunch money/snacks, personal email. Cost is $300. The program is limited to 15 students. Click here for more information and to register.

 

 
 

Over one in ten households in the U.S. spends more than half their income on housing costs – a financial burden that is associated with increased food insecurity, child poverty and a greater proportion of people in fair or poor health – according to new research conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The annual collaboration, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, analyzes the factors that influence health, such as structural factors, access to and quality of health care, and personal health behaviors, as well as health outcomes for almost every county in the nation. This year’s analysis, which examines both location and race, has a particular emphasis on housing. The research reveals that in the most segregated counties nearly one in four black households spends more than half their income on housing, compared with one in 10 white households.

 

 
 

Join us on Thursday, May 16th at Noon (CST) as we host Christopher Boggs, Supervising Attorney, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, for a live webinar on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The webinar will provide an update on information and tools required to implement this policy at the local level and avoid violations. REGISTER HERE

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 16 (LGE Webinar) - Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

May 16 (Belleville) - Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference

May 22 (SEDAC Webinar) - Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Existing Buildings

June 5 (Springfield) - Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference

June 20, 2019 (Chicago) - Small Business Expo

July 14-17 (Columbia, MO) - Community Development Society Annual Conference

August 12-15 (Moline) - Midwest Community Development Institute