The below resources provide datasets and databases to search for numeric data pertaining to the state of Illinois. Some of the resources are restricted by counties and regions of Illinois, while others provide different types of data. All of the resources below contain free data downloadable from the internet.
|Name & Link||Description||Location||Data Type||Time|
|Cancer in Illinois||Data on cancer in Illinois by site (e.g., floor of mouth and pancreas), stage, year or five-year period, race and ethnicity, county, and zip code. Racial categories for counties other than Cook are limited to 'white' and 'black'. Data on ethnicity is provided only for Cook County and Illinois as a whole.||Illinois by county||Cancer data||1988-2012|
|Data.Illinois.gov | Open Illinois||A browse-able and searchable portal to public data generated by Illinois government agencies.||Illinois||Health, Housing, Labor, Medicaid, Municipality, Public Health, Public Safety, Recreation, Reference, Social/Healthcare|
|Illinois Department of Employment Security—Data Statistics||A clearinghouse of monthly, quarterly, and annual Illinois labor market data. Topics include job gains and losses, including mass layoffs; wages; employment projections; commuting; immigrant visas; and unemployment insurance.||State of Illinois||Market, Labor, Employment|
|City of Chicago | Data Portal||The City of Chicago’s Data Portal is dedicated to promoting access to government data and encouraging the development of creative tools to engage and serve Chicago's diverse community. Here you’ll find essential data presented in easy-to-use formats.||Chicago||Administration & Finance, Buildings, Community & Economic Development, Education, Environment & Sustainable Development, Ethics, Events, FOIA, Facilities & Geographic Boundaries, Health & Human Services, Historic Preservation, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, Sanitation, Service Requests, Transportation|
|CMAP Data Hub||CMAP is the comprehensive regional planning organization for the Chicago metropolitan area. Its data hub provides GIS boundary files as well as data about the demographic, economic, and physical characteristics of the area.||Chicago Metropolitian Area||Surveys, Demographic, Economic, etc.||Current|