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How to Register for the Residential Electronics Collection

How to Register for the Residential Electronics Collection

LIHEAP Program Dates Announced

LIHEAP Program Dates Announced

Three Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments Approved

The CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees approved three amendments to the FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in September 2018.

Three Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments Approved

Nine Champaign County Residents Receive Scholarships from the RPC

Nine Champaign County Residents Receive Scholarships from the RPC

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits RPC’s Workforce Development Program and Youth Assessment Center

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits RPC’s Workforce Development Program and Youth Assessment Center

Regional Labor Force Survey Underway

Regional Labor Force Survey Underway

HSTP Region 8 August Newsletter

Where do the gubernatorial candidates stand on transportation issues? Pritzker says he would fund transportation improvements primarily by changing Illinois’ income tax system. Incumbent Governor Rauner announced an $11 billion infrastructure plan on May 29 that aims to repair and upgrade the state’s roads and bridges.

HSTP Region 8 August Newsletter

RPC Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Assist Young Adults from High-Crime and High-Poverty Areas

RPC Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Assist Young Adults from High-Crime and High-Poverty Areas

RPC Funded to Study Kickapoo Rail Trail Extension

RPC Funded to Study Kickapoo Rail Trail Extension

Champaign-Urbana Becoming Safer, Healthier, and More Connected, While Economy Also Continues to Improve

Champaign-Urbana Becoming Safer, Healthier, and More Connected, While Economy Also Continues to Improve

Public Outreach Phase for Long Range Transportation Plan Begins

Public Outreach Phase for Long Range Transportation Plan Begins

RPC Staff Help Area High School Students Say “YES” to Summer Employment

RPC Staff Help Area High School Students Say “YES” to Summer Employment

Let Us Know Your Thoughts on RPC Programs at Upcoming Public Meetings

Let Us Know Your Thoughts on RPC Programs at Upcoming Public Meetings

Weaver Park & East Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study – Public Open House #2

Another public open house concerning the Weaver Park & East Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail (KRT) Connectivity Study will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Champaign County Highway Department.

Weaver Park & East Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study – Public Open House #2

Food Systems and Planning

Food Systems and Planning

National Small Business Week to Feature Presentation on RPC’s Financing Programs

National Small Business Week to Feature Presentation on RPC’s Financing Programs

Urbana Head Start Receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Designation

Urbana Head Start Receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Designation

Champaign Woman to Be Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield

Champaign Woman to Be Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield

Susana Mendoza, Carol Ammons, and Scott Bennett Visit Urbana Head Start

Susana Mendoza, Carol Ammons, and Scott Bennett Visit Urbana Head Start

RPC Partners with Carle to Recruit Candidates for Unique Jobs Program

RPC Partners with Carle to Recruit Candidates for Unique Jobs Program

RPC’s Dalitso Sulamoyo Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Prayer Breakfast

RPC’s Dalitso Sulamoyo Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Prayer Breakfast

Health Data: Sources, Limitations, and Applications

At this time of year, New Year’s resolutions may be on your mind. After the holidays, with their parties, breaks in routine for travel, and ubiquitous seasonal food and drink, health can be a common theme in people’s goals for the new year. So how is health measured at the population scale? What data sources are available?

Health Data: Sources, Limitations, and Applications

Regional Dashboard Data Updates

A new dataset, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, was released for public use by the U.S. Census Bureau on December 7, 2017. All Regional Dashboard items sourced from 5-Year ACS Estimates have been updated to reflect the recent data release.

Regional Dashboard Data Updates

Top Five Tips for Interpreting Maps

Map use is a life skill. Being able to read a road or transit map with minimal panic turns out to be really helpful. So to help you with interpreting both navigational and thematic maps like a pro, we’ve curated our top five cartographic tips.

Top Five Tips for Interpreting Maps

RPC Wins National Award for Fourth Time Since 2005

RPC Wins National Award for Fourth Time Since 2005

Understanding Housing in Champaign County

This month on the blog, we take a look at the housing stock of Champaign County and its municipalities, with a focus on housing tenure and comparative costs based on housing tenure.

Understanding Housing in Champaign County

Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study Public Input

The Urbana KRT Connectivity Study Public Workshop #1 Results Report was completed in October 2017.

Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study Public Input

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits Urbana Head Start

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits Urbana Head Start

National Community Planning Month

October is National Community Planning Month, an opportunity for planners to share the work they do with the communities they work for. Events take place nationally as well as locally: the American Planning Association publishes its annual list of Great Places in America, examples of excellent planning across the country (which included West Urbana in […]

National Community Planning Month

Student Enrollment Data: Comparing Sources

As students of all ages return to local classrooms, we return to education for September’s blog post. If you’ve spent any time exploring the available indicators and Regional Dashboard datasets, you’ll have noticed that there are many related to education in both sections, and that both sections include school enrollment data – from two different […]

Student Enrollment Data: Comparing Sources

Safe Routes to School Maps Updated for 2017-18 School Year

Safe Routes to School Maps Updated for 2017-18 School Year

Mobile App Developed in Urbana Aims to Improve Bicycle Network in Champaign County and Around the State of Illinois

Mobile App Developed in Urbana Aims to Improve Bicycle Network in Champaign County and Around the State of Illinois

Data Literacy: Navigating Sources for Employment Data

The August post of our data blog compares and contrasts different sources of employment and unemployment data to make finding your best data source easier.

Data Literacy: Navigating Sources for Employment Data

Measuring Tourism: The Economic and Amenities Impact on Champaign County

The July post of our data blog analyzes data from Visit Champaign County and the U.S. Census Bureau to look at tourism’s local economic impact and how great tourism is for residents, as well.

Measuring Tourism: The Economic and Amenities Impact on Champaign County

New Youth Assessment Center Coordinator Brings 20 Years of Law Enforcement Experience to the Position

Jonathan Westfield, a 1989 graduate of the University of Illinois with more than two decades of law enforcement experience, has been named as the new coordinator of the Youth Assessment Center (YAC) in Champaign.

New Youth Assessment Center Coordinator Brings 20 Years of Law Enforcement Experience to the Position

Urbana Man Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield as Part of RPC’s No Limits Program

Urbana Man Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield as Part of RPC’s No Limits Program

New Head Start Facility in Urbana Hosts Open House

New Head Start Facility in Urbana Hosts Open House

Bike Month: Celebrating and Educating

The May post of our data blog helps you find statistics on commuting by bike, as well as information about the BikeMoves Illinois app and upcoming Bike Month events in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Bike Month: Celebrating and Educating

Project Aims to Make Sidewalks in Champaign-Urbana Area Safer and More Accessible for All Pedestrians

Project Aims to Make Sidewalks in Champaign-Urbana Area Safer and More Accessible for All Pedestrians

Data Literacy: Testing for Statistically Significant Difference Between Estimates

The April post of our data blog presents an easy method of testing the difference between estimates for statistical significance.

Data Literacy: Testing for Statistically Significant Difference Between Estimates

Urbana Pedestrian Plan Spring 2017 Public Input

CCRPC will be hosting eight public input opportunities over four weeks this spring to gather public input on walking in Urbana.

Urbana Pedestrian Plan Spring 2017 Public Input

Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment approved

Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment approved
October 5, 2018

Historical Census Data: Champaign County Since 1900

In August, CCRPC staff expanded the Total Population: Champaign County Municipalities and Total Population: Champaign County Townships datasets to include not just Decennial Census data since 1960, but going all the way back to 1900 in most cases. One of the major population trends of the early 20th century was urbanization, the migration of people […]

September 7, 2018

Education, Employment, and Earnings in Champaign County and East Central Illinois

Home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign County is known for its educational resources. Previous blog entries on education have mainly focused on students: a university population’s effect on median age, median income, and poverty rate in September 2016, and comparing different sources of student enrollment data in September 2017. This year we’re […]

August 3, 2018

Data Literacy: Preparing for Census 2020

It may still seem a long way off, but preparations for the 2020 Decennial Census are already underway. The vast majority of data on our indicators and Regional Dashboard pages are from other Census products or non-Census sources, and while we’ve discussed how best to use and interpret these, we’ve spent very little time talking […]

July 31, 2018

HSTP Region 8 August Newsletter

Where do the gubernatorial candidates stand on transportation issues? Pritzker says he would fund transportation improvements primarily by changing Illinois’ income tax system. Incumbent Governor Rauner announced an $11 billion infrastructure plan on May 29 that aims to repair and upgrade the state’s roads and bridges.

July 13, 2018

Solar Counts: Measuring a Local, Renewable Resource

Solar power is an up-and-coming renewable resource, with the potential to provide sustainable energy in our region as well as nationally and globally. The cost of solar at the household level, previously a major barrier to adoption, has decreased substantially in recent years, and opportunities have increased for both homeowners and renters to cover some […]