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Database: Search shootings, murders by ward

This searchable database contains the number of shootings and murders that occurred in the past 13 months beginning in June 2011 broken down by ward and notes how many of those crimes occurred within a quarter-mile of an alderman’s residence. Search by ward or use …

PSAE, ACT scores at Chicago Public Schools

Search to find Prairie State Achievement Exam and ACT scores for all Chicago Public Schools from 2001-12.

Illinois teacher salaries: How school districts compare

Search for pay levels according to teacher contracts with Illinois public school districts. Based on 2011-12 data.

Database: Search for Illinois teacher and administrator salaries

This searchable database contains job and salary information for teachers and administrators at every public school in Illinois from the 2010-11 school year, according to records kept by the Illinois State Board of Education. Either search by name or use the other filters for as broad or narrow a search as you would like.

Chicago Fire Department personnel getting disability pay

Search below for the names of Chicago Fire Department personnel collecting disability pay–and the amount received–as of November 2011, according to the Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago. …

2012 ISAT scores for Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Police officers getting disability pay

Search below for the names of Chicago Police officers collecting disabiity pay–and the amount received–as of Sept. 30, 2011, according to the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago. …

Chicago and Illinois home sales, prices

Historical home sales volumes and prices for Chicago, the Chicago area and the state of Illinois. …

Search for power outage data by town

Search here for data on power outages in your town.

Chicago principal, administrator salaries

How much does your principal--or other school administrator--earn? Search for salary information for administrators from Chicago Public School's CEO Ron Huberman to assistant principals to team leaders.

Salary search: How much are teachers paid?

This searchable database contains job and salary information for teachers and administrators at every public school in Illinois from the 2008-2009 school year, according to records kept by the Illinois State Board of Education. Either search by name or go down the line selecting each …

District teacher salary, test scores

To find out how your district compares in average teacher salary and test scores, select the appropriate dropdown boxes. District ranks were determined by the Sun-Times using actual scores from individual ISAT and PSAE tests taken by each student in each district. A less accurate …

How much cities would lose under Gov. Quinn's plan

Gov. Quinn is proposing cutting funding for local governments by at least $300 million. Quinn's push would decrease the amount of income tax proceeds the state shares with cities and counties. Now, the state doles out 10 cents of every dollar raised through the income …

Public university and City Colleges salary database

This searchable database contains salary information for teachers and administrators at every public university in Illinois and City Colleges of Chicago for the 2007-2008 school year, according to records kept by each school. In addition to searching by name, you can also look at all the salaries for a certain job title or department.

Public school funding

Salary search: How much are teachers paid?

This searchable database contains job and salary information for teachers and administrators at every public school in Illinois from the 2008-2009 school year, according to records kept by the Illinois State Board of Education. Either search by name or go down the line selecting each …

Illinois schools on 'financial watch'

Hired guns: Lobbyists for Illinois governmental bodies

Hired guns: Lobbyists for Illinois governmental bodies

How tough is your police department-

This searchable database has traffic stop information for 950 Illinois police agencies and is searchable by town or county. The data shows the number of stops made, the number of tickets issued and the percentage of those stopped who wound up getting tickets. Written or …

Pension bonanza for government workers, survivors

Want to retire with a fat pension- Get a government job in Illinois. Nearly 4,000 retired government workers have pensions that pay them at least $100,000. More than half have collected more than $1 million each since they retired. It costs more than $800 million …

Public university and City Colleges salary database

This searchable database contains salary information for teachers and administrators at every public university in Illinois and City Colleges of Chicago for the 2007-2008 school year, according to records kept by each school. In addition to searching by name, you can also look at all the salaries for a certain job title or department.

Salary search: What do Illinois teachers get paid-

This searchable database contains job and salary information for teachers and administrators at every public school in Illinois from the 2007-2008 school year, according to records kept by the Illinois State Board of Education. Salary reflects total compensation, including benefits, unused sick days and vacation. …

Salary search: What do your public officials get paid-

This searchable database contains job and salary information for 157,000 Illinois state, Cook County, city of Chicago and CTA employees. State university employees are not included. In addition to searching by name, you can also look at all the salaries for a certain job title …