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New American FactFinder Website Live

On January 18, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau launched the new American FactFinder website (also known as FactFinder2). This new website will host American Community Survey, Economic Census, and P...

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Understanding the State Income Tax Increase

On January 12, 2011, the Illinois General Assembly approved Senate Bill 2505 , which includes an income tax increase. The bill includes temporary rate increases to the individual and corporate in...

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America COMPETES Act Reauthorized

On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, reauthorizing "various programs intended to strengthen research and education" related to science, te...

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New Interactive Map with ACS Data

The New York Times recently created an interactive map featuring local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey based on samples from 2005 to 2009. The map, which can zoom to any ...

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Setting Nutrient Standards for Illinois Waters

Establishing water quality standards for nutrients has major implications for the investments society makes in treating sewage and cleaning up rivers. The federal Clean Water Act requires that sta...

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Other Voices on the Property Tax System

A recent Policy Update examined the issues surrounding an income/property tax swap . On December 20, 2010, the Civic Federation released a position paper on Cook County's property tax system th...

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Introducing CMAP Policy Updates

Welcome to the CMAP Policy Updates blog, a new forum for staff to share research and analysis of data and federal, state, and local policy issues of the day. Policy Updates entries will largely ...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 12-04-09

December 4, 2009 CMAP Board meeting.   At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, the CMAP Board will meet.  Click here for Board meeting materials.  Neither of the coord...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 11-20-09

GO TO 2040 splash page.   We've redesigned the main GO TO 2040 page , which now has a graphic timeline of where we are in our planning process.  Above the timeline (yes, we know ...

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Weekly Update, 2/13/09

Recovery updates. I hope you are benefitting from our new web pages, Regional Response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan , and the related email updates. Late yesterday, the U.S....

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Weekly Update, 2/6/09

CMAP meetings. Just a reminder that the February CMAP Board meeting has been cancelled. The Programming Coordinating Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, and the W...

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SPECIAL Economic Recovery Update, 2/3/09

Bill status. All eyes are currently on the Senate, where it's possible that a vote won't happen until next week. The Senate's bill has $27 billion for road construction and repair. Sen. Dian...

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SPECIAL Economic Recovery Update, 1/27/09

About this weekly economic recovery update. As promised last Friday, this is the first CMAPweekly update devoted entirely to sharing information about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Pla...

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Weekly Update, 1/9/09

CMAP Board and committee meetings. The CMAP Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2009. Click here for the agenda and materials. Prior to the Board meeting, both Coordinat...

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Weekly Update, 1/2/09

MPO Policy Committee. The Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, January 8, 2009,at 10:00 a.m. Meeting materials can be found on the CMAP website at /mpo-policy-committee/minutes . EJ&a...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 9-21-07

Congestion report. On Tuesday, September 18, 2007, the Texas Transportation Institute released its new Urban Mobility Report ( http://mobility.tamu.edu/ ), based on analysis of congestion on ...

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