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  • Posted at March 12, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • General Assembly Workload 1989-2010

    With the beginning of the new legislative session, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the General Assembly's workload over the years. The bar graph below shows the number of bills introduced by the State House and the State Senate between 1989 and 2010. The accompanying line graph shows the percentage of each chamber's bills which made ...

    Posted at March 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Demographic Trends in Social Media

    Fascinating new study on demographic trends in social media usage from Advertising Age.  The Pew Research Center study, on which the article was based, can be downloaded as a PDF at the bottom of this post. Original Article:   Print - Pew Study: Blacks Over-Index On Twitter; Whites On Pinterest - Advertising Age. Consumers have ...

    Posted at February 21, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation Video

    Captioned Version   If you're interested in learning more, please go to the CIAF website.  

    Posted at February 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Hodas speaks to REALTOR PAC Conference

    "What the Heck Happened?!?" was the title of remarks Glenn Hodas recently offered to the board members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS' political action committee. The talk was part of the annual IAR statewide gathering in Peoria in late January.   The multi-media presentation examined last ...

    Posted at February 18, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Most Approve Ending Saturday Mail Delivery

    A new study finds that most Americans are willing to forgo Saturday mail delivery.   The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, indicates that ending Saturday delivery is bi-partisanly popular. ORIGINAL ARTICLE:  Most Approve of Ending Saturday Mail Delivery | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

    Posted at February 17, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Earned Media Trend: Print vs Electronic

    Check out this Washington Post article tracking the Administration's preference for electronic earned media opportunities over print (newspaper). Probably a trend that we'll see repeated. Original Article: Obama keeps newspaper reporters at arm’s length - The Washington Post. By Paul Farhi,

    Posted at February 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Chicago 2012 Presidential Results Map

    Chicago 2012 Map Concluding our seris of post-election analyses, today we present a map of Chicago, portraying 2012 presidential election results by ward. Like the other maps in this series, this map is interactive; mousing-over individual regions will generate ward-specific data pop ups. Ward boundaries reflect the ...

    Posted at January 29, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Illinois’ credit rating downgraded; worst in the nation

    Illinois’ credit rating downgraded; state drops to worst in the nation | WGN-TV.  

    Posted at January 28, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Suburban Comparison: 2012-2008

    Cook County Suburban Election Maps Continuing our series of election analyses, today we present maps of suburban Cook County townships. Comparing the 2012 and 2008 presidential elections, these maps are interactive, and mousing-over individual townships will reveal the township-specific data. Click here to see the suburban maps. For those of ...

    Posted at January 13, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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