Earned Income Tax Credit Map for Voices for Illinois Children
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README.md

EITC Works

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps people who work but struggle to get by on low wages, while also reducing poverty, increasing tax fairness, and boosting local economies across the state. Doubling the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 10 to 20% of the federal EITC is one of the best investments Illinois can make.

This map allows Illinois residents to explore their legislative district and see how EITC effects them.

Running locally

git clone git@github.com:datamade/eitc-map.git
cd eitc-map

# to run locally
python -m SimpleHTTPServer

navigate to http://localhost:8000/

Web dependencies

We used the following open source tools:

Data

Our map was built using open data from Chicago and Cook County:

Team

  • Derek Eder - developer, content
  • Eric van Zanten - developer, GIS data merging

Errors / Bugs

If something is not behaving intuitively, it is a bug, and should be reported. Report it here: https://github.com/datamade/eitc-map/issues

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history.
  • Send a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2015 DataMade and Voices for Illinois Children. Released under the MIT License.