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‘Unprecedented’ Amount Of Data On City Workers, Budget And Police To Go Public With New Online Portal

The searchable database from Joe Ferguson's office will be available to the public next week.

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THE LOOP — The agency that investigates the city’s government is releasing a tool that will help everyday citizens look into their leaders, too.

The Office of the Inspector General is revamping its website. On Monday, it plans to relaunch the site with a new, searchable data portal that members of the public will be able to use.

The portal will include information on city workers, including Chicago Police officers.

It’s a “user-friendly, informational portal that is a data visualization tool,” said department spokeswoman Danielle Perry. The tool “will provide public access to unprecedented data on the city of Chicago’s budget, staffing and policing practices.”

The portal will be available on the Inspector General website.

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Inspector General Joe Ferguson