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Word cloud: Reader comments to News-Gazette article on minority firm contract

On Tuesday June 12  the News-Gazette posted this article "Minority firm wins contract for UC2B work

The contract was awarded through a different type of bid process and a St. Louis firm was the winner. 

Between Tuesday and Saturday, the article netted nearly 50 reader comments. 

Below is a word cloud on their comments. This word cloud counts the top 150 words used most often in these reader comments.

Black residents in Danville and public housing

The map below is a dot-density map that shows where black residents live in Danville in relation to public housing. 

A dot-density map means that one dot represents a number. This type of map helps better visualizing patterns.

Below, each blue dot represents five black residents. 

There are two maps. The location of black residents in 2000 and the location of black residents in 2010. 

Each yellow star represents a public housing project. 

Press play on the map below. Toggle between the two maps by hovering your cursor over the buttons on the left-hand side. To zoom in, use the "full screen" option on the right-hand side. Press "escape" on your keyboard to return to the main menu. 

Word cloud: Media coverage on local police use of force

Using, we created the word cloud below, which counts the number of times each word is used in the list of programs.

We combined texts recent news stories from local media outlets on Champaign Police's use of force (list of links below), including statements issued from the Illinois State Police and the police union.

This word cloud counts the top 150 words used most often in these texts.

The more often a word appears in these stories, the larger the word appears in the word cloud below. removes common words, such as "the", "and" , and "of" .

Percent of those living below poverty by state

The U.S. Census Bureau released new  national and state data Tuesday of income, poverty and health insurance coverge in 2010.

Health insurance coverage by state 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau released new  national and state data Tuesday of income, poverty and health insurance coverge in 2010.

The map below shows  the percentage of those with health insurance coverage and the percentage of those without health insurance coverage by state.

To get started, click on the "Click to Interact" box.

Toggle between the percentage of those with health insurance or those without health insurance using the drop-down box on the left hand side.

Hover over each state to see specific percentages.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey 2010


Unemployment rates: January 2009 - July 2011

Watch the video below for a quick visual look at changes in the unemployment rate across Illinois counties between January 2009 and July 2011.

(For our earlier version - January 2006 - October 2009 click here

Key: The higher the unemployment rate, the darker in color the county appears) 

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Owner-occupied vs. renter-occupied homes in Champaign-Urbana

Use the interactive graphic below to see changes in renter-occupied homes and owner-occupied homes by age group in Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Champaign County and Vermilion County.

To use: 

Click on the arrows next to "Bubble Size" to choose a housing characteristic, such as the number of owner-occupied homeowners in 2010 or the percent change in number of renters.

The graphic automatically displays all areas. Use the list on the left-hand side to eliminate areas.

Source: 2010 U.S. Census



Your neighborhood

Use this map below to see information about your neighborhood, including how much homes cost, the median income level and the average unemployment rate.

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