About CityNews

Chicago's Community Information Technology & Neighborhood Early Warning System.

CityNews is an interactive website that allows users to obtain data about properties in their community (News) and indicators about their community (City). In addition to the specific housing data, we now allow you to look at overall statistics in neighborhoods.

CityNews combines a database driven interface with an online interactive mapping component.

CityNews supports the information needs of community residents, neighborhood organizations, and others with respect to housing-related data. By providing access to up-to-date building and parcel data, and making it freely available in an easily searchable format at different geographic scales, CityNews makes the public data system more transparent and accessible. CityNews enables community organizations and city and county agencies to monitor real estate trends to more effectively counteract housing abandonment, gentrification, commercial decline and financial disinvestment in Chicago’s inner city communities.

There are two main sections of CityNews: the Parcel Search & Tabular Data Section, and the Interactive Mapping Component. You can switch between these two sections by clicking on the Property Search or Mapping button in the menu bar.


CityNews is made possible by the generous support of:
Previous Funders:
logo: Sara Lee Foundation logo: Polk Bros Foundation logo: Fannie Mae Foundation logo: Maremont Foundation logo: US-EPA